Poor condition with manta, or good condition with no manta?

May 19, 2022


Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 25℃
Water Temperature: 25℃
Wind Direction: East (6→8m/s)
Swell: 1.5m


Diving point (visibility)


☆ Nagura Bay Coral Garden, Ishigaki Island (15m)
☆ Osaki Purple Queen Reef, Ishigaki Island (15m)
☆ Kabira Manta Point, Ishigaki Island (18m)



The weather changes.

It was a great day yesterday, and it turned back to another rainy day.

It rained from the morning, and stayed rainy all day.

And the visibility was murky everywhere…

And the water dropped from 26C to around 24-25C 🙁


But the dives were great!

A manta came out during our afternoon dive to cheer us up 🙂


It swam toward us, and suddenly flipped the other way.



And our friendly sleepy-eye turtle was waiting for us as always 🙂


Many sea creatures have eggs around their tummy during this time of year.

This Yaeyama blenny is no exception.


The juvenile Longfin batfish is at its favorite place.


Naude’s rubble goby is always around, but hard to take a clean shot at it moves away very quickly.


So is a juvenile Chromis anadema.


A Hermit crab on fragile coral branches.

Why did you go up there?


It is forecasted to rain all day tomorrow…

But not in the water 🙂




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

Enjoy “prime” quality diving!