As the weather forecast said, we had so strong wind today((+_+))
The swell was also high in Osaki area, and sand was whirling up(/ω＼)
However, we went to a bit deeper diving point and there we had good visibility, no wave motion and great diving(≧▽≦) Today, we saw a giant cuttlefish♪♪ It’s still early in the season, but from now winter we’ll see more and more of them☆
We also saw a Tomato anemonefish♪ There are lots of them around(^ω^)
And this is a Golden Moray! We come across them in this area now and again every year♪
A banded sea-snake was also there, many people don’t like them(;^ω^) But I find them quite cute♪
Hiding♪♪ Many small fishes stay in between corals☆
It looks like wind will change direction tomorrow, but it’s also getting stronger(-_-メ)
Still looking forward to diving as always( *´艸｀)
Today we went out with three discover scuba divers to Osaki area☆
There were so many boats anchored in there(;^ω^)
But visibility was still very good, around 20m(≧▽≦) We swam round and round the corals underwater♪♪ Many healthy corals growing bigger and bigger☆
Unfortunately, one of our three divers couldn’t make the dive((+_+))
But we took pictures underwater with anemone fishes!
Tomorrow’s weather doesn’t look too good with strong winds… but underwater should be fine＼(^o^)／
Today we went out with two merry fun divers and one discover scuba diver to enjoy Ishigaki’s ocean(≧▽≦)
First-time divers are usually a bit nervous and today was no different, but as we got underwater she had lots of fun swimming around＼(^o^)／
Below, a teeny, tiny anemonefish baby☆
As they grow up, they are still very cute♪ But they also get some visible teeth (;^ω^)
There seem to be a lot of Robust ghost pipefish around this year, some staff from another shop must have made a leaf “nest” for them because there were lots of leafs in one patch(;^ω^)
The Moorish idol is a popular fish because of its shape and color☆ It also got a character in the film Finding Nemo♪♪
Tomorrow, I have some other things to take care of so a day off from the ocean!
Looking forward to doing more discover scuba dives on the day after(≧▽≦)
We did another day of diving in Osaki area♪♪ Today’s divers had been to Ishigaki about two and a half years ago and decided to come back for more fun(≧▽≦)
It’s been a long time since I saw the Black-ray shrimp goby and the White ray shrimp goby(2nd picture)☆
There are lots of them around this year(^ω^) Or maybe they are making nest in places that are easily found, either way, I’m happy to see them☆
At anthias reef, we enjoyed swimming around the corals and all the small reef fishes then, suddenly, a White-mouth moray poked its head out of a whole.
There are also lots of garden eels around this year, I’m happy because they are popular among divers and now there’s a better chance of seeing them＼(^o^)／
The finger corals are growing longer and longer, looking like a large ball♪♪
Our divers said they usually go diving once a year, thank you for coming with us this time!
Please, come see us more often☆ Next time I hope we can show you the Manta rays(”ω”)ノ
Today we went diving in Osaki area! An east wind is blowing, but the north side of the island still has high waves and swell((+_+))
Our divers visited Ishigaki last year around the same time♪♪ We welcomed them back to the island☆
Visibility was great and we had a good time swimming over the corals.
There are lots of different corals and it’s an amazing feeling to swim between the coral walls.
We have a spot where we usually can see many Batfishes, but there’s not many there now. I wonder if they will return as winter comes(?^ω^)
We also saw a Robust Ghostpipe fish again today♪♪It was swimming in the middle of nowhere☆ I wonder if it might have been moving places…
Tomorrow we’re off for more fun dives! Looking forward to it(≧▽≦)