Fun Dives in Nagura and Osaki

Today we were off with three divers on the boat(≧▽≦)

A southwest wind was blowing so there was some swell in Oskai area, but we saw many small marine animals and lots of healthy corals☆☆
This season we have seen many Robust ghost pipefish♪ They are very small, but today we saw a pair of them\(^o^)/

We are also seeing more and more nudibranch. I wonder what different kinds we can spot this winter( *´艸`)

Two shrimps were hiding in a bubble coral♬♬ The top one is a Bubble coral shrimp, and the bottom one is a Squat shrimp.

A close up of an Anemonefish… looking pretty terrifying ( ゚Д゚)

Thank you for today’s dives and another good day at sea\(^o^)/

Discover Scuba Dives in Nagura bay☆

The ocean calmed down quickly after the storm\(^o^)/ A good day for diving in Ishigaki island☆
Today’s discover scuba diver came all the way from France♪♪ She had been diving five times already so she swam very well underwater from the start\(^o^)/

A baby anemone fish♪ So soothing for the heart♪

Photogenic red fancoral☆ Lots of small shrimps and crabs lives on it, it’s a fun treasure hunt(≧▽≦)

Lots of banded sea snakes can be found in Nagura bay, this charming one came up behind our diver(;^ω^) However, many people dislike snakes(/ω\)

All dive sites have many healthy beautiful corals♪♪

I hope the wind will continue to be gentle from now on…\(^o^)/

Discover Scuba Dives among Corals☆

From this afternoon, the wind will start to get very strong according to the forecast. So let’s go diving before it starts!!

We went out on a sea that was much calmer than I expected and did two dives, one in Osaki and one in Nagura♪♪ On both dives, we saw many healthy and beautiful corals♪

Our first-time divers soon became comfortable underwater☆ Of course, we took pictures with Anemonefishes♪

The descent was easy and smooth using a line(≧▽≦)

I’m looking forward to see the corals getting bigger and bigger at these dive sites\(^o^)/

Lots of Exciting Marine Life on Today’s Dives!

We went out for two afternoon dives in Osaki area today♪♪

On our dives we saw many different critters, let me introduce some of them to you☆☆
First out is this small juvenile Ribbon eel, he will turn blue once he gets older. I wonder if he’ll still be staying in the same area by then(;^ω^)

Two different kinds of Gobies, White-ray shrimp goby and Black-ray shrimp goby♪
They are usually found in deeper areas and their cute appearance charm many divers☆

Around this time of the year, lots of Nudibranch also start to show up♪ We saw lots of them around today (≧▽≦)

Most of the Robust ghost pipefishes around here are quite small, but there has been a lot of them latley\(^o^)/

A Leafy scorpionfish was swaying like a leaf in the wind. Today’s individual sat right  in front of a Stonefish(/ω\)

I wonder if the Stonefish will eat it?(-_-) They are both the same kind of species so I think they should get along!

Relaxed Dives in Osaki☆

Today we went diving with a couple from France♪
One certified diver and one beginner diving together☆

Our first-time diver looked very comfortable underwater♪♪
We circled around corals and took pictures☆

Schools of Blue-green damsel fishes swam in and out of the corals♪♪
Those small fishes will quickly take cover inside the corals if a diver approaches and, as soon as you turn your back, they will soon come out again. It’s very fun to watch(≧▽≦)

In between the coral bommies, I found this tiny, tiny fellow hanging out on the sand. Less than 2cm big, it was a bit hard for my divers to see (;^ω^)

A bright red sea fan♪ The colors are really stunning☆

From now on we’ll go diving a lot in Osaki area♬ Looking forward to it☆