Mantastic Ishigaki!

March 28, 2021

 

Weather:Cloudy sometimes sunny
Ground Temperature:27℃
Water Temperature:23℃
Wind Direction:South→South southwest (7→4m/s)
Swell: 1.5m

 

Diving point (visibility)

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☆ Kayama North, Kayama (20m)
☆ Yonara Channel, Kohama/Iriomote (28m)
☆ Nobaru Arch, Iriomote (23m)

 

 

Wind was blowing from the south all day.

Definitely the season has changed 🙂

It was cloudy, but never rained, and had sunshine sometimes.

To avoid the south wind, we cruised west to Iriomote area for three dives.

 

There are beautiful corals around Kayama island.

Check out this huge table coral!

 

There are tons of lively corals around the north side of Kayama island.

 

You see this Fire coral around Iriomote area.

They are beautiful, but don’t even think about touching it!

It is poisonous.

 

Upon request, we went to Yonara Channel for mantas.

Heard from other shops that there are lots of mantas today at the point, but saw none at the beginning…

After a while, two mantas came out, and circled around the area slowly.

 

….. I don’t need these Whip coral… 🙁

 

Two more came out from somewhere, and total of four mantas stayed with us for a while!

Mantastic!

 

Afternoon dive was at Nobaru Arch of Iriomote.

Found a Nimo yawning… had a big lunch?

 

We are starting OWD course tomorrow!

 

 

 

Prime Scuba Ishigaki
345-9, Maezato, Ishigaki, Okinawa 907-0002 Japan
www.primescuba-isg.com

Enjoy “prime” quality diving!