Beginner and Certified Divers Together♪ Surface Interval with Dolphins☆

The weather is excellent, but I feel like the wind is getting colder day by day(;・∀・)
Lots of different animals on today’s dives, healing smiles from the ocean(≧▽≦)

We went for two dives in Osaki and one in Nagura area! So relaxing☆
The corals were looking well♪♪ I feel it’s enough if I can just look at all the small fishes swimming in and out of them(`・ω・´)

A Leafy scorpionfish♪ It’s been a while since I saw one, it wasn’t in a good hiding spot so it will probably move soon(;´・ω・)

A very, big and long pipefish (I think)♪ Around 20cm(;・∀・)

We also saw a Robust ghost pipefish☆

Everybody’s favorite clown anemone fish♪ Its become very famous since the movie(;^ω^)

In both Osaki and Nagura we can see schools of Longfin batfish♪

During the surface interval we met these wonderful dolphins☆☆
They swam elegantly and playfully in the water(^O^) We didn’t go in the water but I took this picture by sticking the camera below the surface ^_^

A teeny tiny Nudibranch☆

A Dragon shrimp☆

And a Whip coral shrimp♪

And a Bubble coral shrimp☆

Tomorrow we’re off diving again☆

Lots of Shrimps on Today’s Dives☆ And Green Turtles☆

The north wind has gotten stronger again in Ishigaki island(;´・ω・) Wish it would calm down soon…

Today, we saw lots of different shrimps☆It’s been a long time since I saw a Dragon shrimp(≧▽≦) This one is still small, I hope it will grow up and get big☆ The fern it was living on was also quite small so I guess it will move soon(;・∀・)

A Bubble coral shrimp♪

They usually live in pairs♪ Whip coral shrimps☆

Anemone shrimps can get quite big, this one still has a bit to go♪

The Anemone partner shrimps can be found on many dive sites♪♪

The Green turtles were having their usual siesta in Osaki☆ But this one was in an unexpected place♪ We saw a lot of them today\(^o^)/

A well camouflaged Scorpionfish♪ This one was was in the shallow part of the dive site(`・ω・´)

This is also a Scorpionfish♪ It got this beautiful red color from the light☆

A Brown banded pipefish☆

A Comet longfin fish was hiding under a rock(^O^)

Also, lots of other fishes swimming around the corals\(゜ロ\)(/ロ゜)/

And some Nudibranchs☆♡

Today’s diving was a lot of fun\(^o^)/ Looking forward to finding lots of new things in Osaki and Nagura area☆

Fun Dives in Osaki♪

A gentle breeze was blowing over Ishigaki island today. We couldn’t go out to Manta point but got to see a lot of other animals in Osaki area☆☆

Like this Green turtle☆ It slept firmly squeezed between the rocks(*^▽^*)

On the deeper side, there were lots of gobies♪♪
This is a pair of White-ray shrimp gobies☆

A Black-ray shrimp goby♪

Sometimes we also see mismatched couples like this(;・∀・)

Today’s cuttlefish! We had the luck to see it yesterday too around the same place☆

In the shallow area Robust ghostpipefish(^O^) This is a quite big individual, I wonder if it will find a mate soon(;^ω^)

We also saw different kinds on Nudibranches♪♪

And a well camouflaged stonefish((+_+))

Tomorrow we’ll depart from Sakieda beach for more dives♪♪

The Ocean is Calm again! Dives in Osaki☆

The wind has turned to the east, but still the swell is too high around Kabira manta point in Ishigaki island.
Today, we went diving in Osaki and Nabura area☆

Lots of corals as usual♪ Sea goldies and other small fishes were swimming merrily around them(≧▽≦)

In a deeper part of the dive site we saw a Giant cuttlefish♪♪ It’s not season for them but they still live around this area☆

This year, we can also see Lionfishes at a lot of different sites. We still haven’t had the chance to visit the “Lionfish castle” dive site this year, I wonder if there will be many of them will gather there…

A stone fish hidden by a rock, it was only 3cm big and very well camouflaged(;^ω^)

A Flounder was blending into the sand(^O^)

A small Robust ghostpipefish♪ I hope it will grow bigger and we get to see it many more times(`・ω・´)

A Nudibranch☆ Look at those lines!

Anemone partnershrimps☆

And a whip coral shrimp♪

Tomorrow will be another calm day on the ocean I hope, looking forward to diving☆☆

Great Dives Today, Despite the Sudden Wind and Rain☆

The north wind suddenly picked up and it started raining midday in Ishigaki island today.

However, underwater it was tranquil(≧▽≦) We went for dives in Osaki and Nagura☆
I say this often, but look at them! The corals! So many different types are growing here☆ There are many sites where we can find this kind of beautiful landscape\(^o^)/

Lots of small fishes swam in schools above the corals♪♪ And in the cracks, shrimps, crabs and even mandarinfish are hiding♪

In Osaki, we met the sleepy Green turtles☆ They are very relaxed among divers and it’s easy to get close for a good picture (;^ω^)

A spotted Garden eel♪♪ They poke their head up from the sand and sway back and forth in search of food(*’ω’*)

A young Banded pipefish♪♪ Looks like some other fish has nibbled on its tail((+_+))

Tomorrow will be cold(;´・ω・) It was a bit chilly today, it is way to early in season for these temperatures. I find myself complaining(;・∀・)