Summer! Ocean! Discover Scuba Dives☆

The wind is weaker than I expected, a nice breeze blows over Ishigaki island☆

We departed from Kabira for Discover Scuba Dives(≧▽≦)
But before that, an explanation about diving and the gear we use.

We arrived at the dive site 10-15min later♪♪

We saw lots of beautiful scenery underwater, like this bouquet of corals! As expected in Kabira(*^▽^*)

Discover Scuba Dives☆

An east wind is blowing in Ishigaki island. Today, we went out for discover scuba dives at Yonehara and Yamabare(≧▽≦)

Unfortunately, one of our divers felt nervous and uncomfortable and decided to withdraw for this time(>_<)
Well underwater we saw many different marine animals ♪♪ In the blue underwater world, the crimson red of the Tomato anemonefish really stand out♪

A Lionfish had found a rock crack that fit it perfectly(≧▽≦) Its spectacular long fins and colors makes it popular with beginners and more experienced divers alike☆

Our other first-time diver had a good time swimming around underwater\(^o^)/

In Yamabare, the corals are growing bigger and bigger and are now fighting for space at this rock(*^▽^*)

Among them, a Green turtle had siesta♪

Slowly, slowly we approached it and could get really close☆☆

The wind will continue strong tomorrow((+_+)) But underwater it will be calm as usual, looking forward to it☆

A Long Awaited Meeting☆☆

The east wind was blowing strong as we departed for diving in Ishigaki island☆ The wind will continue to pick up throughout the week(;´・ω・)

Today we went for fun dives in Yonehara and Manta point(≧▽≦)

This time, we’ll start with the second dive♪
At Manta city we saw a Manta ray! Lately, we haven’t had much luck with the mantas but now they are back\(^o^)/
And not only that, the Manta was circling round and round the cleaning station for quite some time☆

In Kabira, the many corals are growing up♪♪

The Peacock mantis shrimp’s color really stand out♪♪ The eyes kind of look like Wall-E(^O^)

A squat shrimp proudly raising its tail above the head☆

This Seasnake was having a siesta and I could sneak close to take this picture♪ It looks very friendly up close(;^ω^)

A Giant Moray eel poked its head out from a hole and got a good relaxing scrub by small cleaner fishes(^O^)

Tomorrow we’re off for Discover scuba dives, looking forward to it☆

Diving with Green Turtles in Ishigaki☆

The wind has turned to east in Ishigaki island and will keep getting stronger from tomorrow(;´・ω・)
It is very hot in Ishigaki, but so is the Japanese mainland too(^O^)

On days like this, it feels good to be underwater♪♪

Our discover scuba divers♪ They were so relaxed on their first dive☆☆ We took lots of pictures with many different fishes(≧▽≦)

And also together with this Green turtle that was having siesta\(^o^)/

The Turtle was rocking back and forth on the stone where it’s usually relaxing♪ Maybe it was itching?(;・∀・)

We also saw small macro like this cute Nudibranch☆

And this flatworm that was swimming by before settling down\(^o^)/

Today we didn’t have any luck at Manta scramble((+_+))… (/ω\)
We’ll try again tomorrow! I’m sure they’ll be there(/・ω・)/

Summer Fun Dives ♪♪

The typhoon has passed and every day is getting warmer in Ishigaki island♪♪

It’s the best weather for diving☆ However, sadly our Manta ray’s doesn’t seem to agree(/ω\) They didn’t show up today either(;´・ω・)

At Yonehara there is the big hard coral garden,

and also the soft coral garden. We can find so many different sceneries here(≧▽≦)

The Sea goldies were swimming merrily today again♪♪

There is also landscape diving☆☆

On the slope a Scorpionfish was resting♪ It has a great camouflage, but is easily spotted when moving(;・∀・)

From under a rock this Mantis shrimp poked it’s head out.

A long Giant moray eel ☆

Tomorrow we’ll go out for Discover scuba dives and fun diving in Ishigaki~~