So Many Turtles

I thought the north wind would be stronger today, but it seems to have calmed down instead (;^ω^)
Today we went for fun dives in Osaki and Nagura(≧▽≦) On the third dive, we saw as many as five Green turtles♪

Close-up!

The visibility had gone down a lot in Nagura bay(/ω\) But the corals were looking well(≧▽≦)

A tiny Giant cuttlefish swam up to us for shelter escaping another diver chasing after it… I’m glad to help(;^ω^)

A Mantis shrimp hiding in the san♪

A pair of tiny Nudibranch(*^▽^*)

And a flatworm with the most striking pattern♪

Between the corals we could see these small Harlequin filefish ♡

I can find this shrimp on a lot of dive sites, but this one stands out against the green☆

I hope we can meet many more critters tomorrow!
Because of the big typhoon approaching mainland Japan, some of our guests sadly had their flights from Tokyo canceled already(>_<)

Turtles Competing Over Best Place to Rest

The wind is getting stronger because of the typhoon nearby Ishigaki island(;´・ω・) Luckily, it’s not coming here! Today, we went out for fun divesin Osaki and Nagura area☆ In Osaki, we saw the Green turtles(≧▽≦)
These two turtles were heading for the same crack in the rock

The proud winner resting♪♪

And the looser hanging its head… (;・∀・) I hope this turtle will cheer up again soon!

You could feel the swell underwater too but visibility was great♡ Lots of small fishes swam in and out of the corals☆

A flounder hiding in the sand♪

A big Nudibranch made its way across the seafloor(^O^) Looking forward to seeing lots of more nudibranch and other critters this winter season!

Looking forward to more dives tomorrow☆