In search of manta ray

January 3, 2022


Weather: Cloudy
Ground Temperature: 24℃
Water Temperature: 23℃
Wind Direction: East northeast (6m/s)
Swell: 1.5m


Diving point (visibility)


☆ Slender Sweeper Reef, Taketomi Island (25m)
☆ Turtle Paradise, Kuroshima Island (30m)
☆ Manta Point, Panari (20m)




It’s the last day of the new year’s holiday many people will be returning to work tomorrow.

Upon request, we cruised down to Kuroshima Island today.

This Ribbon Eel is constantly found around this sand point.

Hope to see you every time this year!


We had two groups on the boat today.

One of the team saw these juvenile lionfish and yellow boxfish, but they were gone by the time the other team arrived…


Juvenile Emperor angelfish.

It looks very different from adult fish.


Found this Giant cuttlefish during our safety stop, and had to go down again to take a photo 🙂


One of the guests joined our cruise for the third day and had not seen any manta, so we went to Panari to find one.

And there you go!


It is the last visit to Prime Scuba for our repeater guest Jim, before returning to home country, so he had to come here to say goodbye to mantas, turtle and Giant cuttlefish 🙂

Hope to dive with you again in the future!


Looks like it will be a bit warmer day tomorrow.




Prime Scuba Ishigaki
345-9, Maezato, Ishigaki, Okinawa 907-0002 Japan

Enjoy “prime” quality diving!