We are Open Again!

It’s still rainy season in Ishigaki island, but it’s also very hot and sunny between the downpours(≧▽≦)

From June 1st we are welcoming divers again!
I think it will take a long time before life can go back to normal and we don’t know what the future will look like. We hope that people will come to visit this beautiful island and ocean again.

Some of you might be concerned about coming because of the coronavirus. This is understandable, we at Viking Scuba have new guidelines in place and will do our best to sanitize equipment and facilities so that you can dive with peace of mind.
If you are wondering about what procedures we have in place, just send us an email. Looking forward to go diving ^____^

Extension of closure

Summer really arrived to Ishigaki island now during Golden Week!

Ishigaki city has extended the emergency declaration, we will therefore continue to be closed until May 21st. Please, note that the period of closure might be extended for even longer depending on the situation in Ishigaki.。

To prevent the spread of the virus, it will probably be necessary for us to ask additional questions in regards to your reservation before we can accept. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.。

Notice of extended closure

This week, winter is back on Ishigaki island! Cold winds blow from the north. How are you all doing?

Coronavirus infections have been confirmed on Ishigaki island. To prevent the spread of the coronavirus we have decided to extend the temporary closure until May 6th. We might be closed for longer depending on how the situation develops.

I look forward to the day when we can all go diving again!
Feel free to contact us at any time, we are still answering emails as usual.

Temporary closure because of COVID-19

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Viking Scuba will be closed until the end of April.

An emergency declaration has been issued by Okinawa prefecture asking travelers to refrain from visiting the islands. Depending on the situation on Ishigaki island and the recommendations from authorities, we might close the shop for longer in order to minimize the spread of the virus.

We will spend our time preparing so that you can enjoy diving in Ishigaki island again once the crisis is over.
Stay safe and healthy! We hope to see you in the near future.

Diving with giant cuttlefishes

The weather was good and we departed for fun dives in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) We don’t have many guests these days but there’s nothing much to do about it(;^ω^) The diving here is still great☆
Many cuttlefishes had gathered today at the first dive site, but they weren’t laying eggs.

We also met a few green sea turtles. Sometimes if we spend too long with them there isn’t enough time to meet the cuttlefishes(;・∀・)

Many fishes seem to be relaxed in springtime♪♪ Even this lionfish looked sleepy.

We swam slowly over the coral garden.

Lots of stonefish in this area♪ This one was sticking its mouth out of the sand☆ Many divers sit down around here, I hope all guides are checking properly before sitting down (;^ω^)

This one squeezed itself between rocks, the texture is right but the color doesn’t match.

Today, we also saw the squat shrimps shaking their tiny tails♡ Their numbers here have been increasing recently, looks like they are having a party!

I love going diving! I hope it won’t be too long until next time… (;´・ω・)