Fun Dives and Discover Scuba Dives

This morning it was very heavy rain in Ishigaki island(゚Д゚;) However, it lucklily cleared up in time for our departure(≧▽≦)
We went out to Yonehara, Manta point and Arakawa♪ Lots of Sea goldies were swimming over the reef at Yonehara coral garden☆

We saw couple of different Nudibranchs☆

One of our divers completed his 100th dive today☆☆☆
Congratulations!!!(≧▽≦)

A Big bubble coral shrimp☆

At the landscape site in Arakawa there were big schools of Glass fishes swimming around the swim-throughs\(^o^)/

Sadly, no Manta today either. But we did get to see this small sleepy White tip reef shark♪I hope the Mantas will show up again soon(;´・ω・)

Looking forward to more dives tomorrow♪

Diving in Strong South Wind

Strong wind today on Ishigaki island, the breeze felt so nice! (≧▽≦)
We went out to Arakawa and Manta point which are both sheltered from south wind♪ A Green turtle swam by☆

And went straight back to its usual resting place☆

A juvenile Emperor Angelfish\(^o^)/

Coral forest☆

A scorpionfish♪♪

Sadly, the Manta rays didn’t show up today((+_+))
I hope we’ll have better luck tomorrow☆

Landscape Diving in Ishigaki

It was very hot today on Ishigaki island(;^ω^) We went out with fun divers to enjoy the rocky landscape in Arakawa and looked for Mantas at Manta point! I’m sad to say, they didn’t show up today again(/ω\) But a turtle was sleeping soundly on the soft corals(≧▽≦)

Inside the swim throughs there were many Glass fishes(`・ω・´)

There were also many Banded seasnakes inside, it might not be the best dive site if you are scared of snakes(;・∀・)

An Electric clam♪♪

And a Bubble coral shrimp☆

Tomorrow we’re off for more fun dives in Ishigaki(/・ω・)/ I hope the Manta rays will show up too…

Meeting the Sea Turtles

The weather was hot today in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦)
We went out with certified divers and discover scuba divers to meet the Green turtles\(^o^)/ We got to see several of them ☆

The corals were also doing well but I spotted a small Crown of thorns seastar!! Just when the corals have started to grow up beautifully again(; ・`д・´) I think I killed this one at least(;^ω^)

We also saw Nudibranch and many other small marine critters♪♪

Below, a colorful flatworm(*^▽^*)

Tomorrow we’re off for fun diving in Ishigaki again☆

Let’s Dive into the Calm Ocean

From now the weather forecast is gentle south wind everyday in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) The water temperature is up too☆ I hope it doesn’t get too warm(;・∀・)
We went out with both certified and discover scuba divers today☆ The Manta rays were… not there(/ω\) But we saw many other exciting animals in Kabira area♪♪

There were so many Green turtlesん☆ This one looked very relaxed(*^▽^*)
An Ishigaki Blenny had attached itself to one of the turtles♪

So many fishes swimming in and out of Yonehara coral garden(≧▽≦)

The table corals are growing up well♪♪ If they continue like this, they will cover the whole reef\(^o^)/

The little Sea squirts are always laughing ^_^

There are many Banded boxer shrimps this year♪♪

This Anemone crab had hidden itself well(`・ω・´)

I wonder what marine animals we will find tomorrow? Looking forward to another day of diving in Ishigaki☆