Ishigaki's climate is semi-tropical and the ocean which surrounds the Yaeyama archipelago remains warm year-round. Popular for manta rays, the most reliable place to view these magnificent creatures is 'Manta Point' (also known as 'Manta Scramble') which is located just off Kabira's coast. Mantas make their way to this point to clean and feed on plankton, however, there are other sites where they are frequently spotted throughout the archipelago.
Coral is also in abundance. Indeed, in many cases expansive areas of coral are located so close to the shoreline. Shiraho is a town positioned on the south west coast of Ishigaki and the waters off its coast are famed for having one of the largest areas of blue coral in the world.
There are also a number of drop-offs and cave diving opportunities to be enjoyed on the island and it is often said that Ishigaki compares well with better known dive locations throughout Asia.
7 days, 3 days diving - 3 dives a day & 2 days of Island Tours
(Minimum group size: 6 divers)
Day 1 - Arrival
Day 2 - 3 dives (Manta Dive)
Day 3 - 3 dives
Day 4 - 3 dives
Day 5 - Island tour (Ishigaki Island - half day)
Day 6 - Island tour (Iriomote Island, Yubu Island & Taketomi Island - full day)
Day 7 - Departure
6 nights hotel, single accommodation, daily breakfast, tax, service charge at hotel, lunch only on diving day, nitrox, round trip transfers from airport to hotel, round trip transfers from hotel to dive site by van, boat, tank, weight belt, dive guide.
½ day tour Ishigaki Island Stalactite Cave entrance fee, Yaimamura entrance fee.
Full day tour to Iriomote Island, Yubu Island, Taketomi Island. ferry, Nakama River Mangrove cruise, Bus ride to Mihara, Water Buffalo Carriage Ride tour, Yubu Island botanical garden entrance fee & lunch, Ferry to Taketomi Island, Bus tour in Taketomi, Water Baffalo ride, bicycle rental.
International and domestic airfare, daily dinner, lunch on half day tour in
Ishigaki, dive equipment
Yonaguni Island Ruins trip can be combined upon request.
Rate may change any time without notice.
Diving and tour destination may change due to weather conditions.
***Additional diving or tour days may be arranged by request***
7 nights (3 days diving - 3 dives a day)
Marine sanctuary fees
Flights & Transfers
**RATES MAY CHANGE ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE**