Fun Diving in Ishigaki, Corals♪ Scenery♪

A west wind is blowing over Ishigaki island and we had a little bit of swell today☆

We went diving in Yonehara, Manta point and Arakawa(≧▽≦)
As we circled around the corals, we had many exciting encounters☆ Like this Nudibranch♪ It’s colors really stand out underwater,  maybe it’s signaling that it’s poisonous (;・∀・)A tiny Bubble coral shrimp had found a home in this spot\(^o^)/

And here is an Anemone shrimp☆ This individual was quite big, we can find them in the middle of the Anemones sometimes (*^▽^*)

I was looking inside a rock when I noticed this Lionfish right above my head, too close!(;・∀・)

At the landscape dive point the tunnel was full of small fishes! Schools of Glass fish!  They looked magical as the light fell in from the roof, but there was also lots of Sea snakes inside. Our divers were a bit scared of them so we turned around and swam out (;^ω^)

The weather is excellent, the corals are beautiful and there are so many fishes swimming everywhere… but why are the Manta rays not showing up?((+_+)) I wonder where they are(;´・ω・)

Tomorrow, we’re off Fun diving in Kabira again!

Off to Manta point early in the morning!

♪The wind is blowing gently from the west and we had a little bit of swell in Ishigaki island today.

Because we haven’t had much luck with the Mantas the last few days we tried going there early in the morning (`・ω・´)
The ocean was glittering and underwater everything was lit beautifully♪♪ However, we waited and waited without any Manta rays showing up(/ω\)

So we tried another dive spot! Our faithful Green turtles♪♪ They do not disappoint(≧▽≦)

Today we saw three of them♪ In their usual spots sleeping lazily as always(*^▽^*)

Spotted garden eels poked their head up from the sandy soil♪ Today, there was a bit of a current and they swayed with it☆☆

We also saw many Ornate ghostpipe fishes☆☆ Around five of them I think, a festive decoration on the reef☆☆

Sea goldies♪♪ I see them almost every day, but that doesn’t stop them from being cute(*^▽^*)

This swim through is on the shallow part of the reef♪♪ It looks beautiful with the light coming from above☆

Today’s nudibranch was no stranger to us(;^ω^) This kind has been hanging around the same place everyday latley(;・∀・)

In Yonehara, the Anemone Partner shrimps are not as many this year. The type of coral they like has decreased, I hope they will come back\(゜ロ\)(/ロ゜)//

This little fellow we can still find a lot, it’s a Squat Shrimp♪♪
I’ll be praying for the Manta rays to come by tomorrow, we’ll go look for them again!
Looking forward to fun dives♪☆

Easy, Fun diving♪

The wind direction keeps changing, but it keeps being a gentle wind in Ishigaki island☆ Today we also had great conditions for diving♪♪


Unfortunately, the Manta rays didn’t agree with us and refused to show up((+_+)) I wonder where they are(/ω\)
Another dive shop has been seen chasing and touching them so maybe that’s why…(-_-メ)
Luckily this Hawksbill turtle showed up to the rescue☆☆ At least we could see something out of the ordinary(≧▽≦)

Inside a crack the Electric clam blinked back as we shone a light on it(*^▽^*)

We also saw many small shrimps, but today we also found this big Lobster(;^ω^)

This Anemone crab was also pretty big♪ Impressive claws!

I wonder which Nudibranch we see most often here, maybe this one below(;・∀・)

We also saw this one on the safety stop♪♪ It’s always an extra treat to find something during those three minutes(;^ω^)

Tomorrow we’re off fun diving in Ishigaki again♪

Beautiful Yonehara☆ Where did the Mantas go?!

A refreshing north breeze is blowing over Ishigaki island☆
Today we went out with both Discover scuba divers and Fun divers to Yonehara and Manta Point(≧▽≦)
The visibility was great at Yonehara and the small Sea goldies swam merrily around♪♪

Of course, we also took pictures with them☆☆

One of today’s discover scuba divers actually had a diving license and her friend had also dived a couple of times before(;^ω^) Every dive really makes a big difference in buoancy\(^o^)/

We floated over the coral garden♪♪

A big Crocodilefish (^O^) Its size and look really made it stand out(≧▽≦) Impressive encounter☆☆

We departed to Manta point in high spirits! But no Mantas appeared today(/ω\)

Tomorrow we have a boat full of Fun divers♪♪ Looking forward to see what we can find underwater☆

Green Turtles! Manta!! Fun Dives GOGOGO!!!

A north breeze is blowing over Ishigaki island, but it’s so weak we can depart from Kabira without any difficulty☆

Today we had a boat full of merry fun divers(≧▽≦) Underwater, the temperature was just right and we had some really good dives☆☆

Lot’s of small corals growing up at the dive site♪♪ I hope the water temperature won’t go up so much this year so that they can stay healthy(*^▽^*)

A Nudibranch♪

From the sandy soil those spotted garden eels were poking their heads up(≧▽≦)

On first dive, we saw two Green turtles having a siesta, on 2nd dive we saw a Manta at Manta city. It was circling round and round the whole dive(≧▽≦)

For the moment, no typhoon on the horizon and I’m looking forward to many days with gentle winds and sunny weather!