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!

The Sea has Finally Started to Calm Down

There’s still some swell left around Ishigaki island but it’s a lot less than yesterday(≧▽≦) Today we went out with a boat full of fun divers☆
We saw many different kinds of corals underwater and enjoyed the landscape♪♪

A Hawksbill turtle, we don’t see them all that often☆

It was munching down a lot of soft corals(;・∀・)

We went to Manta point to, but no manta rays there this time(T_T) Usually, we see them much more often around this season.
Below, a Harlequin filefish♪

An anemone crab☆

And some squirt shrimps shaking their small tails(*^▽^*)

Looking at the weather forecast, it seems like the wind will turn to the north and a typhoon is coming on top of it. I hope it’s wrong(-_-メ)
At least, tomorrow we’re going out diving and I’m looking forward to seeing lots of interesting sea creatures☆

From the Logbook – Discover Scuba and Fun Dives

Blue sky and warm summer days in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦)
I wish we could have our boat back((+_+)) It’s still recovering in the marina!
Luckily, we got to borrow another one and went out for discover scuba dives and fun dives today at Manta point and Yonehara coral garden☆
In Yonehara, the small fishes were swimming in big schools. The Sea goldies red against the blue ocean(^O^)

The discover scuba divers were a bit nervous but could descend saftley♪♪ They turned out to be very good swimmers(≧▽≦) We swam over the coral garden together

I’m sad to say that the Manta rays didn’t show up(/ω\)
I found some tiny Nudibranch while waiting♪

A Bubble coral shrimp

Tomorrow, we have more discover scuba divers and fun dives. Looking forward to it♪