Turtles, corals and Barracuda!

August 3, 2022

 

Weather: Sunny sometimes rainy
Ground Temperature: 32℃
Water Temperature: 30℃
Wind Direction: South southeast (4→6m/s)
Swell: 1.5m

 

Diving point (visibility)

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☆ Osaki Purple Queen Reef, Ishigaki Island (18m)
☆ Kabira Manta Point, Ishigaki Island (18m)
☆ Yarabu Corner, Ishigaki Island (15m)

 

 

There were some clouds in the sky, but it was great weather 🙂

Some big clouds covered us around noon and had a little bit of squall, but it was nice for a change.

 

One of our guest joined for our DSD programs two days in a row.

Looking forward to having you back next summer for our certification course, just like what your mother did!

 

 

A juvenile Broadbarred firefish, around 3cm in size.

It looks much the same as adults, but I like juveniles 🙂

 

A Purple queen.

It looks really beautiful with its fins wide open, but it is nearly impossible to take a good shot!

 

“Are you taking a shot? Wait, I’m not ready!”

 

At Kabira Manta Point, we anchored our boat at a different reef compared to the usual place, hoping some change would improve our luck.

The result? Well, it didn’t work…

Maybe the water temperature is getting too high for Mantas?

 

The afternoon dive was at Yarabu Corner, located on the far west corner of Ishigaki.

There was some nice current, and a school of Barracuda was waiting for us.

 

There were tons of Yellowback fusiliers.

Only if the water was clearer…

 

Arthur and Chloe, junior divers, joined our cruise for four days!

Thank you for diving with us, and hope you had a nice piece of memory for summer!

 

Looking forward to having you back!

 

What is this thing in the hole?

 

It is a Devilfish!

It is not aggressive and will not attack you, but its fins have deadly poison, and you need to be very careful not to touch it.

 

 

 

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

Enjoy “prime” quality diving!