Swimming in a Blue, Blue Ocean

A strong south wind blew over Ishigaki island today☆
We went out with two discover scuba divers to Yamabare and Manta point! The had been diving before and could swim very smoothly(≧▽≦)

We took pictures together with this sleepy turtle♪♪ It was hiding inside the shelter today(;^ω^)

Lots of corals growing up on this website, it’s so much fun to see them get bigger and bigger♪

Then, we went to Manta scramble! We waited for a very long time… but no manta showed up today(T_T)

Tomorrow, we’re off for discover scuba dives again☆

The Waves are Finally Down! Fun Dives

There is still a little bit of swell left but both the wind and the waves have calmed down again(≧▽≦) Today we went out with divers from Australia and Singapore☆ Recently, there haven’t been many manta sightings and we didn’t have any luck today either((+_+))
But we did see many other different marine animals around Kabira area♪

The landscape underwater is certainly beautiful all by itself(`・ω・´)

We went for another landscape at Rock lake for the third dive♪

A Squat shimp. They look so funny as the move around shaking their little tails♪

Below, a whip-coral shrimp♪

Tomorrow we’re off diving again with both beginners and certified divers! I hope we can see many exciting things again☆ Hope the mantas will be back too(/・ω・)/

Selfie with Turtle

The south wind is strong and it was very hot in Ishigaki island today(;^ω^)
We went out with both fun divers and discover scuba divers to Yamabare and Manta point today☆ The Yamabare corals are growing up so beautiful♪♪

We also met a Green turtle☆ Discover scuba divers approached it slowly for a selfie(≧▽≦)

In the blue sea, the bright red Tomato anemonefish stands out☆

This Frost nudibranch we see quite often around here☆ Even seeing it often, it’s one of my favorites♪

Below, today’s discover scuba divers! You wouldn’t believe it was their very first dive, they swam so well☆ It’s too bad we didn’t get to show them the manta rays on the second dive(/ω\)

The wind will change to north again tomorrow, I hope it will not be too strong as we move the boat around(;^ω^)

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☆