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!

Discover Scuba Dives with Turtles

The swell has gotten a lot lower around Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) The visibility isn’t back yet but we still had a good time diving in Osaki today☆ The corals were looking well♪

Today’s divers all swam very well♪♪ We took photos at the coral reef☆

Keeping good buoyancy while filming with the Go-pro(^O^)

For 2nd dive we went to say Hello to the Green turtles\(^o^)/ This wam swam a bit before settling down on the reef☆☆

Of course, we took a photo together♪The turtle had squeezed itself in a rock crack, I wonder why?(;・∀・) It looked cute rocking back and forth☆

Soon September will be over, I wonder when this north wind will turn back to south(;´・ω・) I want to enjoy Ishigaki’s summer a bit longer(;^ω^)

First Dives After the Typhoon

The typhoon has passed Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) No damage at Viking, just strong winds and lots of waves. But the wind is still blowing from the north and visibility isn’t the best(;´・ω・) The fishes don’t seem to mind though☆

At a shallow dive site with very good light☆ This coral is sparkling♪♪

A Crocodile fish☆ They always make so funny faces(;・∀・)

A tiny Squat shrimp☆

This Bubble coral shrimp has found it’s Bubble coral♪ It’s always in the same spot☆

Tomorrow we’re doing Discover Scuba Dives♪

New Open Water Divers Certified!

The north wind blows strong over Ishigaki island(;´・ω・) So we departed from Sakieda beach to our wintertime dive sites(≧▽≦)
Today was the last day of the Open water course! We’ve been practicing a lot and also had a lot of fun☆

Bouyancy looking good♪♪ Between practice we swam over the corals☆

Lots of small Blue-green Damselfishes(*^▽^*) We will visit this point a lot when winter comes, looking forward to it!

Last season, a big Bubble coral shrimp lived in this bubble coral but it’s not there anymore(;´・ω・) However, I’m looking forward to seeing this new little fellow many more times(;・∀・)

Congratulations to our students for completing the Open water course\(^o^)/
I hope you will enjoy many more dives from now on♪♪

Open Water Diver Course and Fun Dives

The north wind is getting stronger but the weather is still sunny and warm in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) Today was the second day of Open Water Course! It was hard but we made it♪♪ We also had two fun divers joining us for dives in Osaki and Nagura area☆ Corals were looking good(*^▽^*)

Blue corals in the shallow part of the reef☆

An unexpected visitor showed up♪ It’s not the season for the Giant cuttlefishes yet but, with a bit of luck, it’s possible to see them now too\(^o^)/

A Robust ghost pipefish mimicking a leaf☆

An Anemone shrimp♪

We also saw this tiny Anemone partner shrimp☆

Tomorrow we’re finishing the third and last day of the Open Water Course(≧▽≦)