South wind!

August 1, 2022


Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 28℃
Water Temperature: 30℃
Wind Direction: Southwest→South (2→4m/s)
Swell: 2.0m


Diving point (visibility)


☆ Nagura Bay Coral Garden, Ishigaki Island (18m)
☆ Osaki Purple Queen Reef, Ishigaki Island (20m)
☆ Kabira Manta Point, Ishigaki Island (18m)



Are we back to the rainy season?

It rained all day – unlike tropical squall.

As the wind turned south, we cruised north along the west coast of Ishigaki.

Our guests today were heavy repeaters – they are here almost every month!



Fish paradise of Nagura Bay…


Corals, fish, and divers – it is quite difficult to put them all together in one shot 🙂


What are they looking at?


It was Sexy shrimp, near the Nimo house.


Spotfin lionfish – we saw probably around 5 of them today.


This crab was probably around 20cm big.

Can you come out??


Sometimes we find parasites on a fish – mostly butterflyfish.

It sucks up the body fluid of the fish…


Divers watching Garden eels.

Garden eels are also watching them 🙂


We went to Kabira Manta Point for the afternoon dive.

We visited from one cleaning station to another but found no manta…


Encounter rate this summer has been unusually low.

Are they in quarantine?


We miss them so much…




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

Enjoy “prime” quality diving!