Landscape Diving in Ishigaki

It was very hot today on Ishigaki island(;^ω^) We went out with fun divers to enjoy the rocky landscape in Arakawa and looked for Mantas at Manta point! I’m sad to say, they didn’t show up today again(/ω\) But a turtle was sleeping soundly on the soft corals(≧▽≦)

Inside the swim throughs there were many Glass fishes(`・ω・´)

There were also many Banded seasnakes inside, it might not be the best dive site if you are scared of snakes(;・∀・)

An Electric clam♪♪

And a Bubble coral shrimp☆

Tomorrow we’re off for more fun dives in Ishigaki(/・ω・)/ I hope the Manta rays will show up too…

Meeting the Sea Turtles

The weather was hot today in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦)
We went out with certified divers and discover scuba divers to meet the Green turtles\(^o^)/ We got to see several of them ☆

The corals were also doing well but I spotted a small Crown of thorns seastar!! Just when the corals have started to grow up beautifully again(; ・`д・´) I think I killed this one at least(;^ω^)

We also saw Nudibranch and many other small marine critters♪♪

Below, a colorful flatworm(*^▽^*)

Tomorrow we’re off for fun diving in Ishigaki again☆

Let’s Dive into the Calm Ocean

From now the weather forecast is gentle south wind everyday in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) The water temperature is up too☆ I hope it doesn’t get too warm(;・∀・)
We went out with both certified and discover scuba divers today☆ The Manta rays were… not there(/ω\) But we saw many other exciting animals in Kabira area♪♪

There were so many Green turtlesん☆ This one looked very relaxed(*^▽^*)
An Ishigaki Blenny had attached itself to one of the turtles♪

So many fishes swimming in and out of Yonehara coral garden(≧▽≦)

The table corals are growing up well♪♪ If they continue like this, they will cover the whole reef\(^o^)/

The little Sea squirts are always laughing ^_^

There are many Banded boxer shrimps this year♪♪

This Anemone crab had hidden itself well(`・ω・´)

I wonder what marine animals we will find tomorrow? Looking forward to another day of diving in Ishigaki☆

Great Visibility and Manta Rays

Summer has come to Ishigaki island, it’s hot!(≧▽≦) Today we went out with both certified and beginner divers☆ Yonehara had great visibility today♪

It was hard to tell today’s discover scuba diver apart from a certified, he swam very well(;^ω^)

A whip shrimp on a whip coral.

For the second dive we went to Manta point! There was a manta ray circling the cleaning station today\(^o^)/

Looking forward to another day of diving tomorrow☆