Both Fun Divers and Discover Scuba Divers Enjoying Ishigaki’s Ocean

The weather forecast has been off recently— instead of rain, we had a nice warm sunny day(≧▽≦)

Today we went to Yonehara and Manta Scramble♪
Yonehara really is the perfect Discover Scuba Diving site, it’s shallow with lots of pretty corals teeming with small tropical reef fishes (^O^) Although relatively shallow, experienced divers are not likely to be disappointed by the landscape and diversity of marine life☆☆

Today’s Discover Scuba Diver looked so comfortable in the water, license next?
Got a really good picture with the False Clown Anemonefish, a clear sky makes a difference even uderwater♪♪♪

At Manta Point… the Mantas failed to show up (/ω\) There’s still another week before the official season starts so I guess it’s a bit early yet. I wish they could always be there(≧▽≦)

Fun Diving with Mantas☆ Strong Winds

Even when the winds blow strong and unpredictable, underwater everything is peaceful as usual☆
Today we went to Yonehara and Manta City (≧▽≦)

I cloud spend all day happily watching the small schools of Sea Goldies,  Peach Anthias, and Blue Green Damselfishes in Yonehara♪
With the water temperature up to 27°C it is really comfortable diving right now☆

As I mentioned, the wind was a bit strong and changed to the east but we still made it to Manta City! The boat was rocking quite a bit on the way there and our guests got seasick (/ω\) But we hurriedly jumped in and underwater they soon felt better☆

A Manta was circling above one of the cleaning stations (≧▽≦)
Just as I thought the Manta was done with a few turns and about to swim away again, it came back and continued circling♪ We got to spend plenty of time watching it in amazement☆

From tomorrow, it looks like the winds might turn north again (-_-;)

Fun Diving in Yonehara and Manta Point

The rain season has started in Ishigaki but the weather is still good☆

Today we went Fun Diving in Yonehara and Manta Point\(^o^)/
The visibility was awesome today again♪♪ and the water temperature has risen to a comfortable 27°C☆
But most importantly, the Mantas showed up(≧▽≦)

We had two relaxed dives, I found an unusually colored Blenny! Out of the hole, it looked like it might have been a Yaeyama Blenny☆ Also found two Caramel Nudibranches mating♪
At one point a very big Seasnake swam right toward our guest, but he kept cool! The snake was really big so it wouldn’t be strange if he felt a bit scared.

Carefree Yonehara Diving☆

Amazing visibility at Yonehara today (≧▽≦)
Our Russian guest floated over the coral garden for the first dive♪♪ A kind of Anemone Shrimp shuffled shyly away from the camera♪ As usual, lot’s of small reef fishes swam busily around and time went by in a flash (^O^)

I’m sorry to say we didn’t encounter any Mantas today, but we got to see lots of other fun things!

The water temperature has risen suddenly, it feels pleasant but I really hope that we will avoid any coral bleaching this year.

“Amazing” first dive☆

Ishigaki has been blessed with wonderful weather this year’s Golden week☆
Today we had two English teatchers joing us for diving, one Fun Diver and one first time Discover Scuba diver!

Of course, everybody is a bit nervous as they go on their first dive. But after a while, you’ll get used to the equipment and start seeing all the exciting things underwater (^O^) We took some pictures with clown fish♪ and saw a really huge pufferfish♪ also, got a front picture of that Leafy Scorpionfish. It’s so thin isn’t it (´-ω-`)

We did the second dive at manta point, recently the Mantas haven’t been around… and they didn’t show up today either (/ω\)
We are waiting anxiously for them to come back and hang around like usual for the summer and autumn☆