Strong south wind in winter?

January 22, 2023


Weather: Cloudy sometimes sunny
Ground Temperature: 25℃
Water Temperature: 21℃
Wind Direction: South southeast (9m/s)
Swell: 2m


Diving point (visibility)


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



Strong south wind in winter is rare.

And the ground temperature rose up to 25C, thanks to the tough wind 🙂

So we went to Manta City, but there was no manta…

A Green turtle was swimming around in the absence of mantas.

The wind is forecasted to turn north tomorrow, so we will head down to Kuroshima for mantas!



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

Enjoy “prime” quality diving!