Mantas and Turtle on Discover Scuba Dives

The sea was calm despite the north wind yesterday(≧▽≦)
However, the Viking boat is on dry land for engine maintenence(T_T) So we joined another dive shop, thank you for the hospitality Senpai! m(__)m
Today we went for discover scuba dives at Yonehara and Manta point♪ It wasn’t their first dives so they could keep buoyancy very well☆

A Manta ray quickly appeared at the cleaning station\(゜ロ\)(/ロ゜)/
We saw another one swim by later☆

It circled round and round the rock♪It’s been some time since I’ve seen one this relaxed(≧▽≦)

Close to the cleaning station, we met a Green turtle☆

We also saw many other marine critters. Ishigaki island is really a great place for discover scuba dives(^O^) Below, a Banded boxer shrimp♪♪

A Lionfish♪

Tomorrow we’re going out for fun dives! I hope we can meet many different marine animals☆

Too Close! Very Curious Turtle on Today’s Discover Scuba Dives

The south wind still blows strong in Ishigaki island, but we went to calm Yamabare for our first dive today(*^▽^*)
Discover scuba diving – GO!

At Yamabare, we met this Green turtle that swam right at us too our diver’s great excitment(≧▽≦)

However, it didn’t stop and got a bit too close(;・∀・) Sometimes we meet this turtle that somebody has been feeding, it’s not good at all as they can get quite persistent as they look for food(;^ω^)

At this dive point we also enjoyed the coral forest♪♪

Unfortunatley, the Manta ray’s didn’t show up today. But we still had a good time swimming(^O^) And a beautiful Spotted eagle ray swam by slowly☆

Looking forward to more fun dives tomorrow!

Both Manta Ray and Turtle on Today’s Dives

The wind is still pretty strong in Ishigaki island(;・∀・)
Today, we had both certified fun divers and beginner discover scuba divers on the boat. We went out to Yamabare, Manta point and Arakawa\(^o^)/

A Green turtle♪ It was laying in a very strange position(;・∀・)

We took a picture with it!☆

Arakawa swim throughs♪♪♪

A Snake eel☆

Tiny Nudibranch♪

A tiny shrimp♪

A Bubble coral shrimp♪

Tomorrow we’re going out for discover scuba dives♪

July 11 Discover Scuba Dives

It’s really windy on Ishigaki island! (;´・ω・) Today we went out for introductions dives ☆☆
Lot’s of corals growing up in Yamabare♪♪

Our first time diver decended slowly and saftely

We met some Orange anemonefishes♪♪ There were also many damselfishes, shrimps and crabs living in the coral☆

A tiny Tomato anemonefish(*^▽^*)

We also saw several Nudibranch♪

However, the Manta ray’s didn’t show up today (-_-メ) But we saw a Green turtle☆ More dives tomorrow! The strong wind will continue (;´・ω・)

Fun Dives and Discover Scuba Dives

This morning it was very heavy rain in Ishigaki island(゚Д゚;) However, it lucklily cleared up in time for our departure(≧▽≦)
We went out to Yonehara, Manta point and Arakawa♪ Lots of Sea goldies were swimming over the reef at Yonehara coral garden☆

We saw couple of different Nudibranchs☆

One of our divers completed his 100th dive today☆☆☆
Congratulations!!!(≧▽≦)

A Big bubble coral shrimp☆

At the landscape site in Arakawa there were big schools of Glass fishes swimming around the swim-throughs\(^o^)/

Sadly, no Manta today either. But we did get to see this small sleepy White tip reef shark♪I hope the Mantas will show up again soon(;´・ω・)

Looking forward to more dives tomorrow♪