Fun Dives Before the Typhoon

Typhoon nr. 9 is approaching Ishigaki island and the boat engine is broken. Not a good time for us at Viking Scuba(;´・ω・)
However, we joined my Senpai’s boat and went diving today too! First dive at Yamabare and second at Manta point(≧▽≦) We saw both Manta rays and Green turtles today☆☆

Corals in Yamabare(*^▽^*) The don’t mind the typhoon at all!

We saw many different critters here♪♪ Like this Lobster☆ It hid away in a hole but was easily discovered from the long feelers sticking out(;・∀・)

Many different animals live inside Anemones. Below, an Anemone crab♪

A tiny Tomato Aneomonefish♪ The vivid colors makes good photos♪

From tomorrow, we will start preparations for the typhoon. It looks like the first big one for this year( ・`д・´)

Fun Dives with Manta Rays

Today, we joined my Senpai’s boat again and went out diving♪ The east wind has gotten a bit stronger but sea conditions are still good in Ishigaki island and Kabira area(≧▽≦)
We went out for fun dives in Yonehara and Manta point. The Manta rays were there today again!!!

It circled round and round the cleaning station(*^▽^*)

The visibility was also up in Yonehara and it was wonderful to float over the coral field☆

We also met many small critters like this Whip coral shrimp♪

A typhoon is getting closer, but tomorrow should also be good for diving!。

Mantas and Turtle on Discover Scuba Dives

The sea was calm despite the north wind yesterday(≧▽≦)
However, the Viking boat is on dry land for engine maintenence(T_T) So we joined another dive shop, thank you for the hospitality Senpai! m(__)m
Today we went for discover scuba dives at Yonehara and Manta point♪ It wasn’t their first dives so they could keep buoyancy very well☆

A Manta ray quickly appeared at the cleaning station\(゜ロ\)(/ロ゜)/
We saw another one swim by later☆

It circled round and round the rock♪It’s been some time since I’ve seen one this relaxed(≧▽≦)

Close to the cleaning station, we met a Green turtle☆

We also saw many other marine critters. Ishigaki island is really a great place for discover scuba dives(^O^) Below, a Banded boxer shrimp♪♪

A Lionfish♪

Tomorrow we’re going out for fun dives! I hope we can meet many different marine animals☆

Blue Sky while Diving, then Sudden Rain

A gentle wind was blowing and then… suddenly rain and thunder(;^ω^)
But that didn’t happen until we were back after our dives and it was sunny all morning on Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) Today we went out with discover scuba divers☆

Everybody managed to descend smoothly and enjoy diving! We found a couple of Anemonefishes♪♪

The coral filed in Yonehara♪ Lots of small Sea goldies and other fishes swam around us(*^▽^*)

Bouyancy looking good! \(^o^)/

An Anemone clownfish(≧▽≦)

Tomorrow we’re going out for discover scuba dives again♪It looks like a typhoon is forming in the south but here it’s still calm♪Looking forward to another day on the sea☆

No Manta Rays, but we Enjoyed Landscape Dives and Saw Many Small Critters

The sun is shining bright and hot all over Japan and Ishigaki(≧▽≦) We had a group of divers joining us from Hong Kong the last few days☆ We’ve been to Yonehara area, Arakawa area and Manta point♪ At the Arakawa swim-throughs, there were so many Glass fishes inside(`・ω・´)

Another landscape point in Kabira area♪♪

A young Midnight Snapper♪Now, it has a unique pattern and long fins, but when it becomes an adult… it will just be another grey fish in the ocean(;^ω^)

An Anemone partner shrimp.

We also saw this tiny Nudibranch make its way across the ocean floorす☆

It’s almost August already! I hope the Manta rays will start showing up more frequently(;^ω^)
Tomorrow we’re off for discover scuba dives☆