Happy new year! 2020 has arrived and I hope it will be another year with many good dives!
The year got off to a good start, it was really warm and sunny in Ishigaki island today(≧▽≦) We did three dives in Osaki and Nagura area☆☆ This giant cuttlefish came to greet us＼(^o^)／ I hope we will see many of them this spring as the mating season approaches.
A sleepy green sea turtle♪ There was so many turtles in Osaki today, most of them chilling on the rocks(^O^)
This whitetip reef shark was hiding under a coral bommie☆ I haven’t seen them at this site lately but today this one was back(｀・ω・´) Hopefully, it will stay around for a while.
The corals in Nagura♡ So many different species in such a small area!
There were many robust ghost pipefishes around too. Below, two of them had formed a pair♪
This flatworm was crawling over the corals(≧▽≦) Then it fell down while we were watching(;・∀・)
A tiiiiiiny nudibranch(*^▽^*)
A blue spiny lobster juvenile♪♪
An anemone shrimp.
Anemone partner shrimps, many of them were busy cleaning other fishes(;^ω^)
Tomorrow, we’re off for more fun dives!!