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Scuba diving & Snorkeling

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Ishigaki is a paradise for snorkeling and scuba diving.

a few meters away from the house is the Shiraho lagoon, with is well known blue coral reef, one of the biggest in the world.

There are coral reefs around the island some of them easily accessible swimming (in Yonehara for instance).

To discover more distant reefs, boat tours are available, with motor boats, sailing boats or canoe.

Certified divers can also enjoy scuba diving, beginners can try with introduction dives, or even get their PADI certification.


Ishigaki is a place where it is quite common to see Manta rays, while scuba diving or snorkeling. Reefs, even close to the beach , are lively and colorful.


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