Wind, wind, go away…

September 17, 2022

 

Weather: Cloudy sometimes rainy and sunny
Ground Temperature: 30℃
Water Temperature: 26℃
Wind Direction: North northwest (7→10m/s)
Swell: 2.5m

 

Diving point (visibility)

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☆ Sakuraguchi, Ishigaki Island (12m)
☆ Shark Hole, Taketomi Island (20m)
☆ Buddha Head, Taketomi Island (15m)

 

 

 

Now that was a windy day.

The wind blew strongly due to typhoon #14, although it is far away.

To make things worse, it was blowing from the northwest, which is rare and not good for Ishigaki.

It was a rough ride to the dive points, and the conditions at the dive points were not easy.

Looks like this wind from typhoon #14 will stay for a while 🙁

 

So we went down south, to the south of Ishigaki as well as Taketomi.

An Anemonefish was blowing fresh water to its eggs.

Stay safe in the rough condition!

 

 

Nembrotha milleri.

Now, how likely is it that you find each other in the middle of this big sea?

 

Blue green chromis all over the place! Wow!

 

Patch reefs around the white sand are mostly covered by Luminous cardinalfish.

 

We met this huge Longface emperor – probably over 60cm long.

It was sticking its mouth into the sand to look for some things to eat.

 

A rare moment when a juvenile Black-and-gold chromis noticed me taking a shot…

 

Yaeyama blenny

“I hate typhoons…”

 

Red spotted coral crab was swinging its arms and saying Hi!

 

It will be another windy day tomorrow…

 

 

 

 

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

Enjoy “prime” quality diving!