Silence before the storm…

September 2, 2022

 

Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 33℃
Water Temperature: 30℃
Wind Direction: North (4→8m/s)
Swell: 1.0m

 

Diving point (visibility)

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☆ Submarine, Taketomi Island (23m)
☆ Buddha Head, Taketomi Island (25m)

 

 

Typhoon Hinnamnor (#11) is now heading toward the Okinawa area, but the weather is still fine here in Ishigaki.

However the north wind is forecasted to pick up tomorrow, so we will do just two-morning dives, and bring the boat to the safe harbor.

 

Today we cruised down to the Taketomi area for two dives, and the water visibility was great!

Blue sky and blue water with calm sea – it is the silence before the storm…

 

 

Submarine of Taketomi is one of our favorite seascape points.

 

In addition to the submarine-like reef, there are many tunnels around the area.

 

The second dive was Buddha Head, one of the white sand areas of Taketomi Island.

The patch reefs were covered with tons of Luminous cardinalfish.

 

A juvenile Bicolor parrotfish.

It was only around 3cm long and was swimming like floating dust.

 

Blue striped cave goby.

Take a look at the walls of caves, and you often find them.

Bring a torch, and check out the stunningly beautiful body color.

 

Signalfin goby twitches its dorsal fin every time it moves.

 

The black dots around the edges of a Giant clam are light sensors, and it closes the clam when you cover them with your hand.

 

The north wind started to pick up after the second dive, so we came back to the port after the second dive.

 

We are sorry but we need to close the operation for a couple of days in preparation for the approach of the typhoon.

The current forecast is that we will be closed until September 5, as the typhoon is forecasted to stay around the area.

Please stay safe!

 

 

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

Enjoy “prime” quality diving!