Fun Diving in Strong Wind☆

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`)

Discover Scuba Dives in Osaki Area☆

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^)/

Merry boat of Fun- and Discover Scuba Divers☆

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(≧▽≦)

Easy Going Fun Dives☆

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

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Fun Diving in Osaki☆

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(≧▽≦)