2019.10.03 Circling Manta Ray

First dives after the typhoon, south wind again in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) Today, we went out with both discover scuba divers and certified divers♪ We dived at Yonehara, Arakawa and Manta point☆
Below, the discover scuba diver with a Clark’s anemonefish♪

Lots of fishes swimming above the coral reef☆

The visibility was down and it was quite muddy in Arakawa after the typhoon(;´・ω・) But the swim-throughs were still a lot of fun♪

Then, we went to Manta Scramble! We went down and a manta ray was circling around one of the cleaning stations(≧▽≦) It stayed there throughout the whole dive♪♪

Tomorrow we’re off diving againす(*^▽^*) Looking forward to it!

We are Back in Kabira Area

Another typhoon is heading for Ishigaki island(;´・ω・) The waves are getting higher again(T_T) The weather is… rainy and windy. However, we could depart from Kabira today to dive at Yamabare, Yonehara and Manta point(☆▽☆) The visibility was great on the first dive♪

We also saw the Green turtles(≧▽≦)

Unfortunately, the Manta rays didn’t shop up today. This season hasn’t been very good for the Manta rays(/ω\) I really hope they will start showing up regularly again like they did before☆

A Leafy Scorpionfish, covered with sand(;^ω^)

This Anemone crab was braving the outside of the Anemone, I hope he dosen’t get too brave and get eaten(;・∀・)

A big Anemoneshrimp was on its Anemone☆

Tomorrow we’ll go out with the same group of divers again♪ After that, typhoon preparations!

Finally Manta Rays

Sunny day in Ishigaki(≧▽≦) Today, we went out to Yamabare, Manta point and then Manta point again! We didn’t have any luck with the manta rays on the second dive, but on the 3rd dive a Manta ray appeared(≧▽≦) It swam by quickly and it was a lucky encounter♪♪

The corals were also looking well.

We also met many other marine animals☆ Like this sleepy Green turtle\(^o^)/

And a Frost nudibranch♪ It really looks like it sparkles in the light☆

From tomorrow, a north wind will be blowing over the island again. We’ll be departing from Sakieda beach, Osaki and Nagura area – Here we come!♪

First Dives, Challenging​ but Fun

Another typhoon has formed, it doesn’t look big but its heading for Ishigaki island(゚Д゚;)
Today we had three discover scuba divers onboard☆ Everybody did their very first dives☆☆ and everybody managed to get underwater and dived smoothly(≧▽≦)

We first went to Yamabare to look for the turtles, but they weren’t there today(/ω\)

We saw lots of different fishes and took pictures with the Anemone fishes♪

For the second dive, we headed to Manta point… but no Manta rays today(;^ω^)

Tomorrow we’ll make preparations for the typhoon(;・∀・)

Two Days of Fun Dives in Ishigaki

The wind has finally started to calm down in Ishigaki island but there are still some swell left. Yesterday afternoon, we got our boat towed to the marina. Thanks friends! (^O^) I hope we can get it fixed soon(; ・`д・´)
These two days we’ve been diving in Arakawa area, Yonehara and Manta point♪♪ The visibility is on top(≧▽≦) We watched the Sea goldies swim around like small colorful dots in the ocean♡

Yesterday, we saw Manta rays at manta scramble\(^o^)/ However, no luck at manta city today(/ω\) Recently we’ve seen them quite often so I hope they will be around tomorrow again(;^ω^)

We could se lots of small fishes swimming in and out of the corals in the blue, clear water♪

A little swim through\(^o^)/

A White-mouth moray♪♪ We see them quite often here!

And a big Honey comb moray♪

More diving tomorrow♪ Looking forward to relaxing time under the sea☆