Like a Summer’s Day

Almost no wind as we departed today♪It’s just before the rainy season, but it already feels like summer in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦)Today we went out with two discover scuba divers☆

The coral field in Yonehara was lively as always, I feel so calm swimming over it(´-ω-`)

Even for first-time divers, there are many good spots on the reef! Like this Anemone with Clown anemone fishes☆

At first, it was a bit scary for them to breathe underwater but once underwater they were both good swimmers☆ We took pictures together with the Anemone fishes♪

We went out to Manta point today too♪♪ Unfortunately, no manta rays showed up today(/ω\) We will try again tomorrow…

Fun Dives Departing from Kabira Bay

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.

Lots of Manta rays! Amazing Discover Scuba Dives

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(≧▽≦)

Calm winds over Ishigaki island

The wind has taken a quick turn south and the sea was calm as we departed from Sakieda, Ishigaki today(≧▽≦)
We went for three dives in Osaki and Nagura area\(^o^)/

A Green turtle was taking a nap at his usual place ☆☆ We saw three of them today(^O^)

A shark was resting under a rock♪♪

White-ray shrimp gobies☆

A tiny Pipehorse clinging to a piece of straw(;^ω^)

We also saw many different shrimps☆ Theesa are both different kinds of Anemone shrimps♪

Below, a bubble coral shrimp.

And this tiny shrimp blended perfectly in with the sea fan(;^ω^)

The wind is turning from south to north and back again(;´・ω・) At least it’s not very strong for now(;^ω^)

Turtles! Corals! Amazing corals

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♪

A Lionfish.

Tomorrow we have Discover scuba dives♪♪ Looking forward to introducing the underwater world!