A cloudy sky as we departed this morning, and later rain! However, the wind blows from the south again over Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) We had a relaxing time diving in Yonehara, Manta point and Arakawa today☆☆ The visibility was great in the morning(^O^)
No Manta rays today(T_T) I was really hoping we could meet them today again(;^ω^) But we saw a turtle that was sleeping soundly on top fo the soft corals(;・∀・)
Third dive at a landscape site♪♪ We swam slowly in and out of all the swimthroughs☆
A tiny Scorpionfish♪♪Look at the big eyes✨
An anemonecrab was buisily reaching his arms out for food.
This kind of Nudibranch is quite common around here♪
A Frost nudibranch.
Tomorrow we’re off for fun dives again☆ The weather forecast doesn’t look the best(;´･ω･) At least the wind shouldn’t be very strong.
Almost no wind at all over Ishigaki island today(≧▽≦) We went out for Discover scuba dives, first dive at Osaki and then around the cape to Manta point☆☆ Today’s first time divers were very good swimmers underwater once they got over their nervosity ＼(^o^)／
There were many divers around Osaki today but we got to see a cuttlefish anyway☆
We also admired the corals and all the small fishes swimming in and around them♪Our divers were surprised to see so many fishes everywhere(*’ω’*)
Second dive at Manta point! Today we hit the jackpot at Manta Scramble♪♪♪ As soon as we went in, we saw the manta rays circling one of the cleaning stations(/・ω・)/ And not only one, we saw many of them!
In total, there was four of them circling! Today’s guests were super lucky(｀・ω・´)
We stayed still and got a really close look at their dance♪♪
Tomorrow, the wind will continue to be calm but maybe a bit more cloudy(;´･ω･) Looking forward to depart from Kabira bay again(≧▽≦)
A calm east wind over Ishigaki island today(≧▽≦) We departed from Sakieda♪ to dive in Osaki and Nagura☆ In Osaki, the visibility was a bit bad(;´･ω･) but we saw many different animals on the dive☆ Below is a Green turtle! We saw four of them today☆ This one got some hitchhikers attached…(;^ω^)
Another one swam slowly over the reef♪♪
Lots of Giant cuttlefishes☆ This one is in the middle of laying her eggs(/・ω・)/
And this male is guarding her fiercly(;・∀・)
In Nagura bay, we saw many different corals☆ The visibility was also on top＼(^o^)／
A small Pipehorse was clinging to a straw on the sandy bottom(;´･ω･)
And a… crab?(;・∀・) A fluffy little fellow☆
An Anemone shrimp with eggs♪
Tomorrow we have Discover scuba dives♪♪ Looking forward to introducing the underwater world!