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.

Landscape Diving in Ishigaki

Another hot day in Ishigaki! It’s like the summer is here already(≧▽≦)
We went diving today at a landscape site and at Manta point! Unfortunately, the visibility wasn’t the best because of the heavy rains some days ago but we could still enjoy the landscape☆

A Honeycomb moray had squeezed itself in tightly into a hole, I wonder if it’s really comfy? (;・∀・)

Today we saw lots of Nudibranchs♪ This Frost nudibranch was the best shot today! (*’ω’*)

Second dive at Manta point! Yesterday, we saw Manta rays here! Today… they didn’t bother to show up (T_T) Maybe they sensed our high hopes (´-ω-`) But we got to meet this Green turtle♪

Tomorrow we’re off for fun dives and discover scuba dives☆

Back in Kabira, Ishigaki Landscape Dives

It’s warm as a summer’s day in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦)
Today, we departed from Kabira for two dives♪♪ First, we went landscape diving♪ There were no Glass fishes there yet but the tunnels were a lot of fun(^O^)

At this dive site we often see many Nudibranch(`・ω・´) This one is a real cupcake☆

Then this blue beauty♪

And a Frost nudibranch.

I wonder what this one was waiting for… it seemed frozen in this shape(;^ω^)

We also went to Manta point! We had a amazing dive here yesterday with lots of Manta rays, today there was nobody(/ω\)

Well, nothing to do about it. Tomorrow the wind will turn to north again. Looking forward to more dives☆

Diving in Kabira Again!

It’s only February but it already feels like summer in Ishigaki island (;^ω^) The wind is blowing strongly from the south so we departed from Kabira to dive in Yonehara and Arakawa area☆
Below, the coral garden in Yonehara♪♪ The corals in Nagura are really beautiful too, but the visibility in Yonehara makes them extra spectacular(^O^)

A school of Sea goldies☆

We went looking for the cuttlefishes today but couldn’t find any (/ω\) However, we met many other fascinating fishes ♡ These Clown anemonefish eggs will hatch soon♪ Sooo many eyes!

A Whip coral shrimp☆ This shrimp was pretty big, almost as wide as the coral(;・∀・)

A Spider crab♪ They can often be found on ropes, but this one was sitting on a rock☆

It’s been a long time since we could go landscape diving here☆ The visibility was excellent and we had lots of fun swimming through the tunnels\(^o^)/

We also found many different kinds of Nudibranches on this dive♪

Tomorrow’s weather forecast is another day with warm south winds☆ Looking forward to dive!

The Calm Before the Storm♪ Diving with Mantas and Turtles☆

The swell had gone down again and the ocean was eerily flat today in Ishigaki island(/・ω・)/
From tomorrow, the north wind will get very strong according to the weather forecast. That’s why we moved around the boat to Sakeida for tomorrow’s dives(^O^)

Today we could still enjoy diving with the Manta rays(≧▽≦) We could see them very close☆

The ocean was so flat we could even go to Yamabare turtle point today☆ The turtles were relaxing at their usual sleeping spots\(^o^)/

On the sandy soil we can find many critters mimicking leaves and branches☆
This is a kind of Spidercrab♪♪ It looks like a small piece of rubbish(;^ω^)

This leafy looking fellow is a Robust ghost pipefish(;・∀・)

This teeny tiny Nudibranch we often see at Manta point☆☆
It’s hard to see it properly with the naked eye but, as you can see in the picture, it’s a beautiful little fellow(`・ω・´)

Tomorrow we’re off with both certified and beginner divers! I wonder which point we should visit(;´・ω・)