The wind around Ishigaki island has picked up compared to yesterdayΣ(‘◉⌓◉’) Today, the sun was shining and I thought it was fairly warm but our guest got very cold! (＞＜) We saw five giant cuttlefish. It’s still early in the season and they haven’t started laying eggs yet so they are still shy around divers. I hope we can see lots of them this year.
An ornate pipefish♫ Finding creatures like this is the best part of diving(*^▽^*)
A vivid blue frost nudibranch ☆
A tiny anemone shrip. I found it in a big thriving anemone so I hope it will grow up and become much bigger♪
An electric clam blinked back as I shone the flashlight onto it. I wonder why they do that. Is there something else besides divers’ lights that shine on them down under? σ(^_^;)
Corals in Osaki☆ Like a big forest, but under the ocean (≧∀≦)
As I write this I can already hear the north wind howling again Σ(‘◉⌓◉’) It will get cold tonight! Take care everyone, I hope we will get more sun again soon ＾＾
Strong cold north winds blow over Ishigaki island ((((；ﾟДﾟ))))))) There has been many cold days this season, I hope the water temperature will stay above 20℃! We went for fun dives in Osaki, but it was tough with the cold, high waves and seasickness. At least the visibility was good and underwater beautiful♪
We met the green sea turtles･:*+.\(( °ω° ))/.:+ This one had squeezed itself under a rock to keep stable from the wave motion σ(^_^;)
Shallow finger corals, no giant cuttlefishes today but lots of other small fishes were swimming in and out♫
A Lionfish cruising on top of the corals☆
A leafy scorpionfish who has really found its place in the world♪Thank you for always sitting here around the same rock (*^▽^*)
A big little frost nudibranch♡ Making its way across the sand, we can see this kind often!
Tomorrow will be a bit warmer again, but the cold season is still far from over σ(^_^;)
Happy new year! The first blog got a little late because of technical problems… wishing for 2021 to be kinder than the year before d(^_^o) The end of last year brought chilly cold winds but it was still nice underwater in Ishigaki island (≧∀≦) Lots of fishes came to greet us♪♪
I hope many divers will get to meet the green sea turtles this year too☆
Magical coral garden in Nagura〜♡
A orange stripe shrimp goby ♪
I hope we can go for many more relaxed dives this year!
Calm sea around Ishigaki island today♪ The visibility was also on top! ( ´ ▽ ` ) We went diving in Osaki and Nagura area☆ It’s been a while since I saw this leafy scorpionfish♡ It’s always around the same area but we haven’t been there for a while σ(^_^;)
We also met the green sea turtles! There were lot’s of them today☆ Two remoras had attached themselves to this large turtles back Σ(‘◉⌓◉’)
Another turtle was swimming ･:*+.\(( °ω° ))/.:+ I just sat down and waited and it came back to have a closer look at me!
Corals in Nagura area! The visibility was unusually good today and I felt like I was diving in a magical wonderland☆
Our guests also looked like they had a good time!
A nudibranch crawling over the sand♡
A squat shrimp♪ We can see them in a lot of places but I enjoy watching them every time (*^▽^*)
An anemone partner shrimp♪
From tomorrow, strong winds will blow over the island! It’s uncommon around this season (T_T) We decided to keep safe and not go out tomorrow, so next dives will be next year. I hope that next year will be better for everyone!