Colorful Corals

The wind blew gently over Ishigaki island today. The water temperature is down but it doesn’t feel too cold when the sun is shining(≧▽≦) We went out for fun dives in Osaki and Nagura today☆ The corals were very pretty(*^▽^*)

We went looking for the Sea turtles but they weren’t many around today(/ω\) We just got a quick look at this one taking off ~ww

This big nudibranch has been hanging around the same spot for some time♪It’s big so pretty easy to spot(;^ω^)

A whip coral shrimp♪

The wind will change to the south again tomorrow(`・ω・´) Looking forward to a bit warmer weather♪♪

First dives in 2020

Happy new year! 2020 has arrived and I hope it will be another year with many good dives!
The year got off to a good start, it was really warm and sunny in Ishigaki island today(≧▽≦) We did three dives in Osaki and Nagura area☆☆ This giant cuttlefish came to greet us\(^o^)/ I hope we will see many of them this spring as the mating season approaches.

A sleepy green sea turtle♪ There was so many turtles in Osaki today, most of them chilling on the rocks(^O^)

This whitetip reef shark was hiding under a coral bommie☆ I haven’t seen them at this site lately but today this one was back(`・ω・´) Hopefully, it will stay around for a while.

The corals in Nagura♡ So many different species in such a small area!

There were many robust ghost pipefishes around too. Below, two of them had formed a pair♪

This flatworm was crawling over the corals(≧▽≦) Then it fell down while we were watching(;・∀・)

A tiiiiiiny nudibranch(*^▽^*)

A blue spiny lobster juvenile♪♪

An anemone shrimp.

Anemone partner shrimps, many of them were busy cleaning other fishes(;^ω^)

Tomorrow, we’re off for more fun dives!!

Did some discover scuba dives this morning before the sea got too rough!

The wind has suddenly gotten stronger again in Ishigaki, however, the sea was calmer than expected this morning(≧▽≦)
Today’s guest had been diving with us two times before♪ He swam very well☆ We even floated over the corals\(^o^)/

In Osaki, we met the resident green sea turtles♪

This one was very relaxed and we could take a photo together!

In Nagura, we enjoyed the coral garden(^O^)

Look at the red eyes against the green! It’s an anemone partner shrimp ♪

A young tomato anemonefish☆ The look so cute when young but will often protect their anemone aggressively when they get older(;^ω^)

Tomorrow we’re doing a refresher course♪ The wind is blowing strong outside… I hope tomorrow will also be calmer than expected(;^ω^)

Stormy above, calm below

Very strong north wind today in Ishigaki island(;・∀・) We went for discover scuba dives in Ishigaki’s Osaki and Nagura area☆

In Osaki, the visibility was less than usual but the Green sea turtles didn’t care and were sleeping on top of their usual rocks(`・ω・´) We also saw a Hawksbill sea turtleた☆ I didn’t manage to take a picture of it this time(;´・ω・)

A Banded seasnake with its head in the sand and tail up in the air… the water I meanww

We also swam by this deep blue flatworm!

The corals were also looking well!! They have been growing so much that I think they will reach all the way the surface when it’s low tide(≧▽≦)

Tomorrow, it will be a little bit less windy(;^ω^) I like it best underwater♪♪

Calm ocean Diving Ishigaki

Blue sky over Ishigaki island today(≧▽≦) We went out for fun dives in Ishigaki’s Osaki and Nagura area☆
The visibility in Osaki was outstanding♪♪ We met lots of green sea turtles☆

And a giant cuttlefish! It’s still a bit early but I hope we will see many more of them soon(;^ω^)

So many different kinds of corals in just one photo( ̄▽ ̄)

A small palette surgeonfish☆

We also swam by this robust ghost pipefish(≧▽≦)

And a white-mouth moray eel♪

The wind will get stronger from tomorrow again(;´・ω・) But diving will still be good!♪