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“Japan was a Very Special Experience and the Beginning of My Love to Scuba Diving!”
Kabira Manta Point, Ishigaki (Olympus Stylus TG4)
from the guest of Ishigaki Island’s local dive shop Prime Scuba Ishigaki
"Me during one of my first dives!"
Photo taken by Mr. Chiwata from Prime Scuba
Beatrix Buchbauer from Münsing, Germany shared her experience in Japan! 🙂
“The first time I visited Japan was in 2016. I took a break from working in a IT company for about 3 months. It was clear from the beginning that I want to travel the 3 months in Japan. That was my original plan, but I ended up staying about 6 weeks just in the Okinawa area, because I fell immediately in love with Ishigaki and the whole region.
I didn’t travel to Ishigaki as certificated scuba diver – I just did a lot of snorkeling in Europe, Caribbean Sea and Egypt before. But in my hostel, I saw some pictures of manta rays and I wanted to try scuba diving. I asked my hostel manager and he told me that the staff of Prime Scuba speaks good English and they have a good reputation. So, I asked them if I could start the Open Water certification there.”
Giant cuttlefish at Taketomi Slender Sweeper Reef (Olympus Stylus TG4)
Ring eye hawkfish at Panari Manta Point Ishigaki (Olympus Stylus TG4)
“Staff of Prime Scuba were very kind and helpful, and I felt safe with them from the first minute. It was a pleasure to do the certification with Prime Scuba. The staff spoke good English and they explained everything and answered all the questions I had. The equipment was good and the boat comfortable. I was lucky and saw manta rays during my open water dives already. I did some additional fun dives afterwards, because I enjoyed it so much! ”
…Continue to PART 2