Mantas!

September 19, 2022

 

Weather: Sunny sometimes rainy
Ground Temperature: 30℃
Water Temperature: 26℃
Wind Direction: South southwest (4m/s)
Swell: 2.5m

 

Diving point (visibility)

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☆ Nagura Bay Coral Garden, Ishigaki Island (20m)
☆ Kabira Manta Point, Ishigaki Island (25m)
☆ Osaki Purple Queen Reef, Ishigaki Island (20m)

 

 

The strong wind is gone!

The condition totally changed, and it was very calm.

Now we can dive everywhere around Ishigaki 🙂

The first dive point of the day was Nagura Bay – the last visit here was around 10 days ago.

The juvenile Yellow boxfish was there!

Glad you survived the typhoon!

 

 

 

It is the first visit after the typhoon, and lots of the corals were destroyed, and some big rocks rolled over…

The corals of Nagura Bay used to be beautiful, but it will be gone for a while…

Well, that is nature.

 

The corals are not totally gone, and some survived through the high water temperature as well as the typhoon!

And you guys are the chosen one for the new world!

 

The second dive of the day…

There were some swells coming from the north, but the wind was blowing softly from the south.

The swells are a bit challenging, but we had to try – the Manta Point!

 

And it was a great decision!

One Manta was hovering over the cleaning station when we arrived!

 

The swells were challenging though.

It was quite difficult to anchor the boat…

 

The swells were strong even in the water, and we were moving left and right 4-5m!

But the Manta didn’t mind the swells♪

 

The afternoon dive was at Osaki.

There were over five turtles today!

 

The white sand area of the Garden eel was cleaned up by the typhoon.

That’s interesting.

 

The view of Osaki after the third dive…

 

It will be a small group diving with experts tomorrow.

 

 

 

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

Enjoy “prime” quality diving!