From Kabira to Osaki

Almost no wind in Ishigaki island today♪ But the swell traveling from the north is slowly getting higher(;・∀・) So today dived at Yonehara, Manta point, and Osaki and parked the boat at Sakieda(≧▽≦)
We saw a Manta ray at Manta scramble today too, it was small and swam by not minding us at all(;^ω^)

We saw as many as five turtles in Osaki☆☆ All of them were relaxing on the reef\(^o^)/

The water temperature has gone down and is now a very comfortable 27°C, I wish it could stay like this the whole winter! But I guess it will keep getting colder(;^ω^)

A grumpy looking Stonefish♪

A tiny Whip coral shrimp♡

This little Bubble coral shrimp has grown a lot this summer, I hope it will continue staying here for a long time(≧▽≦)

We also saw an Anemone shrimp♪

A typhoon has formed in the pacific but it doesn’t look like it will hit Ishigaki. However, the wind is turning north again(;´・ω・) Well, well… looking forward to diving in Osaki and Nagura again!

Fun Dives on a Sunny Day

The north wind was cooling and the waves were still small enough that we could depart from Kabira bay, Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) Today, we went for 3 dives at Yonehara and Manta point☆ The visibility in Yonehara was good and the coral garden was teeming small colorful fishes☆☆

At Manta scramble, a Manta swam by on the way to the cleaning station. We hoped it would stay a bit longer but it continued it’s journey somewhere else, however, we got a close good look at it(≧▽≦)

We also saw a Green turtle sleeping on a soft coral bed(*^▽^*)

A Crocodile fish♪It didn’t move at all(;^ω^)

A tiny Nudibranch(^O^)

Tomorrow we’re going diving in Ishigaki again☆ The wind will change to the north so we’ll have to move to Sakieda soon(;´・ω・)

2019.10.03 Circling Manta Ray

First dives after the typhoon, south wind again in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) Today, we went out with both discover scuba divers and certified divers♪ We dived at Yonehara, Arakawa and Manta point☆
Below, the discover scuba diver with a Clark’s anemonefish♪

Lots of fishes swimming above the coral reef☆

The visibility was down and it was quite muddy in Arakawa after the typhoon(;´・ω・) But the swim-throughs were still a lot of fun♪

Then, we went to Manta Scramble! We went down and a manta ray was circling around one of the cleaning stations(≧▽≦) It stayed there throughout the whole dive♪♪

Tomorrow we’re off diving againす(*^▽^*) Looking forward to it!

We are Back in Kabira Area

Another typhoon is heading for Ishigaki island(;´・ω・) The waves are getting higher again(T_T) The weather is… rainy and windy. However, we could depart from Kabira today to dive at Yamabare, Yonehara and Manta point(☆▽☆) The visibility was great on the first dive♪

We also saw the Green turtles(≧▽≦)

Unfortunately, the Manta rays didn’t shop up today. This season hasn’t been very good for the Manta rays(/ω\) I really hope they will start showing up regularly again like they did before☆

A Leafy Scorpionfish, covered with sand(;^ω^)

This Anemone crab was braving the outside of the Anemone, I hope he dosen’t get too brave and get eaten(;・∀・)

A big Anemoneshrimp was on its Anemone☆

Tomorrow we’ll go out with the same group of divers again♪ After that, typhoon preparations!

Finally Manta Rays

Sunny day in Ishigaki(≧▽≦) Today, we went out to Yamabare, Manta point and then Manta point again! We didn’t have any luck with the manta rays on the second dive, but on the 3rd dive a Manta ray appeared(≧▽≦) It swam by quickly and it was a lucky encounter♪♪

The corals were also looking well.

We also met many other marine animals☆ Like this sleepy Green turtle\(^o^)/

And a Frost nudibranch♪ It really looks like it sparkles in the light☆

From tomorrow, a north wind will be blowing over the island again. We’ll be departing from Sakieda beach, Osaki and Nagura area – Here we come!♪