Why this Northern Wind?

For some reason the wind turned around to north in Ishigaki today(;´・ω・) It was a bit rough but we could still go diving at Yonehara and Manta point☆
Yonehara was sheltered from the north wind and we had a relaxing dive there(≧▽≦)

But, at manta scramble it was pretty rough! We were awarded with seeing both a turtle and a manta ray though(≧▽≦) The Manta passed by very far away and not all guests saw it(;・∀・)

I found a Robust ghostpipefish at Yonehara(^O^)

A tiny, tiny whip coral shrimp☆

And a Bubble coral shrimp♪♪It seems like most of it’s nest was destroyed in the typhoon(/ω\)

Tomorrow we’re going out again with both certified divers and introduction divers! I hope the sea will calm down.

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☆

While the Manta Ray was Circling Round and Round…

The typhoon has cleared but the wind keeps changing direction in Ishigaki island(;^ω^) This is log from two days of fun dives! (≧▽≦) The visibility has been very good☆
Today, we got a real treat! A big Manta ray was circling round and round the cleaning station☆☆ At that time, my camera stubbornly said “card error” during the whole dive(゚Д゚;) Couldn’t take a single picture…(;^ω^)

On the boat, I took out and put in the card again and it worked fine on our third dive with the Green turtles(^O^)

A Leafy Scorpionfish☆

A Robust Ghostpipefish♪

But among all the things we saw this is my faovorite♡ Can you spot the  Lambrachaeus ramifer crab? (*^▽^*)

A Brown-banded pipefish♪

A small Anemone partner shrimp☆ There are not so many shrimps in this Anemone so I’m happy they’re still here after the typhoon(^O^)

A tiny Bubble coral shrimp☆☆

Looking forward to more dives tomorrow♪

Fun Dives Before the Typhoon

Typhoon nr. 9 is approaching Ishigaki island and the boat engine is broken. Not a good time for us at Viking Scuba(;´・ω・)
However, we joined my Senpai’s boat and went diving today too! First dive at Yamabare and second at Manta point(≧▽≦) We saw both Manta rays and Green turtles today☆☆

Corals in Yamabare(*^▽^*) The don’t mind the typhoon at all!

We saw many different critters here♪♪ Like this Lobster☆ It hid away in a hole but was easily discovered from the long feelers sticking out(;・∀・)

Many different animals live inside Anemones. Below, an Anemone crab♪

A tiny Tomato Aneomonefish♪ The vivid colors makes good photos♪

From tomorrow, we will start preparations for the typhoon. It looks like the first big one for this year( ・`д・´)

Fun Dives with Manta Rays

Today, we joined my Senpai’s boat again and went out diving♪ The east wind has gotten a bit stronger but sea conditions are still good in Ishigaki island and Kabira area(≧▽≦)
We went out for fun dives in Yonehara and Manta point. The Manta rays were there today again!!!

It circled round and round the cleaning station(*^▽^*)

The visibility was also up in Yonehara and it was wonderful to float over the coral field☆

We also met many small critters like this Whip coral shrimp♪

A typhoon is getting closer, but tomorrow should also be good for diving!。