Relaxed discover scuba dives in Ishigaki

No rain and calm sea in Ishigaki island’s osaki area today (≧▽≦) We went for discover scuba dives and met the green sea turtles☆

Two very skilled beginner divers\(^o^)/ I hope they will get their license soon(^O^)

Photo time with a friendly green sea turtle☆

We also saw Clark’s anemone fish♪♪ We took photos with them and many other marine animals(*´▽`*)

Shallow corals♪ It was cloudy today but still very beautiful to look at♪

A lionfish. I think I saw it before on the exact same spot (;・∀・)

A garden eel poked it’s head up between the rocks( ̄▽ ̄)

A frost nudibranch♪my favorite♡

More discover scuba dives tomorrow! ~~(`・ω・´)

Suddenly, we could go

The rain was pouring down but the wind has calmed down around Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) There was still swell, but it had gone down enough for us to go to Manta point! It’s really hard to judge the ocean from the weather forecast around this time of the year (^-^;
As soon as we went down, a manta appeared\(゜ロ\)(/ロ゜)/ after a while we could see three of them circling☆

After watching the manta rays, we enjoyed the scenery\(^o^)/

At Osaki, we met the green turtles♪

A lonley batfish (;・∀・)

A whip coral shrimp on a whip coral♪

An anemone shrimp in his little green forest☆

From tomorrow, the wind will turn to north again. I wonder how many more times we can go to Manta point this year…

Lots of marine animals

The wind is much calmer but the waves are still high around Ishigaki island(;・∀・) We saw lots of marine animals and plenty of corals on today’s dives☆

One of today’s divers♪ Lots of small blue-green damsel fishes swam in and out of the corals~♡

In Osaki, we met some friendly green turtles♪most of them looked sleepy♪going down for a nap, then up for air and a bite of food in between. Simple life♪

Another one of our guests together with a turtle♪

Robust ghost pipefishes♪Lots of them around today\(^o^)/

We found them in Nagura bay too among the corals!

Clown anemone fishes☆ Which one is Nemo?

…and their friend Dory, a regal blue tang fish.

Big stonefish hiding in the sand! (;・∀・)

A mantis shrimp♪

A teeny tiny bubble coral shrimp♪

A nudibranch (*^▽^*)

Tomorrow we’re diving again! I hope the sea calms down even more by then.

Beautiful Corals

Blue sky and calm ocean♪ It’s been a while since we had a day like this in Ishigaki island (≧▽≦) We went diving at Osaki and Manta point☆

So much coral at manta point\(゜ロ\)(/ロ゜)/ they are growing like weeds! This dive site will be truly magnificent in a few years if this continues♪

This green sea turtle was resting like this on the reef, I wonder if turtles get neck pain(;・∀・) they look soft so maybe it’s ok? (;^ω^)

We took a photo together with another more relaxed turtle♪ So many green turtles on today’s dives(≧▽≦)

Of course, we also had to take a photo with the anemone fish♡

Swimming over the corals♪ these two discover scuba divers had very good buoyancy♪

An anemone partner shrimp♪♪They have their own little forest under the surface(*^▽^*)

A typhoon might come by next weekend, the forecast keeps changing but it dosen’t look good. Left the boat in Kabira in north wind so I guess I won’t be diving for a few days (/ω\)

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