Great Visibility and Manta Rays

Summer has come to Ishigaki island, it’s hot!(≧▽≦) Today we went out with both certified and beginner divers☆ Yonehara had great visibility today♪

It was hard to tell today’s discover scuba diver apart from a certified, he swam very well(;^ω^)

A whip shrimp on a whip coral.

For the second dive we went to Manta point! There was a manta ray circling the cleaning station today\(^o^)/

Looking forward to another day of diving tomorrow☆

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☆

Happy Discover Scuba Divers

It’s still hot like summer in Ishigaki(≧▽≦) Today we went out diving with a group of discover scuba divers☆ Before going “under the sea♪” we went through all the equipment properly.

Slow decent♪♪Some divers struggled with equalizing but everyone finally went diving togheter☆

The visibility wasn’t the best in this picture but we saw many fishes and happy faces☆Group picture♪

Schools of Sea goldies\(^o^)/ It’s magical just watching the schools of them swim around

Everybody swam very well, a Banded seasnake photobombed this picture(;^ω^) It soon swam away as the divers approached(;・∀・)

Tomorrow I’m off for fun dives♪♪ The wind is changing again, maybe we’ll move the boat over to Kabira(`・ω・´)

Two Sleepy Green Turtles

The south wind was blowing gently and it was very hot in Ishigaki island today☆☆
In Osaki, the turtles were having a siesta at their usual place♪♪ Two of them were sleeping close by eachother\(^o^)/

We approached very slowly, but one of them got scared and swam away(;・∀・)

A big Stonefish was hiding in the crack of a rock!

Today’s beginner divers swam very wel♪We took a photo together with the Anemonefishes☆

Lots of Sea goldies were swimming in the shallows☆

A young Lionfish♪ Its long fins fluttered around with the current(*’ω’*)

We can often see this nudibranch around here

The wind keeps turning from north to south and back again… has the rainy season started already?