Mantas again!

September 20, 2022


Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 30℃
Water Temperature: 26℃
Wind Direction: North (7m/s)
Swell: 3.0m


Diving point (visibility)


☆ Yonara Channel, Kohama/Iriomote Island (30m)
☆ Slender Sweeper Reef, Taketomi Island (20m)
☆ Tokakin Reef, Taketomi Island (25m)



The sunny days continue in Ishigaki♪

But the north wind started to pick up from today.

The sunshine is still like summer, but the sea condition is like that of winter…

As all our guests were experienced divers, we went to yonara Channel for the first dive.

The condition of the entry point was very rough.



We were expecting some tidal current, but there was almost none…

It was supposed to be a drift dive, but we ended up swimming a lot!

But it was worth the long swim – we saw a Manta!


It’s coming!


It was big…


It swam away but was hovering over the next reef.


The water visibility was great!


After the drift dive of Yonara Channel, we came to Taketomi for two more dives.


Taketomi is a very flat Island.


The last dive of the day was Tokakin Reef.

Fusiliers seem to have increased in number!

We also found two medium-sized Dogtooth tunas.


The synchronized swimming of this many Fusiliers is amazing.


The wind is forecasted to shift Northeast tomorrow.

There will be wide selection of dive points available 🙂




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

Enjoy “prime” quality diving!