Very busy weather in Ishigaki today! A little bit of rain, a little bit of sunshine and now and again a cloud flew by(;・∀・) Second day of diving with our guests from yesterday☆ The visibility in Osaki was good, although a bit less so in the shallower areas. It was still better and a lot calmer than Nagura (^-^; The corals and small fish were all doing well☆
The famous Ishigaki blue corals in Nagura (*´▽｀*)
Lots of robust ghost pipefish around now♪They move like leafs together with the waves♪
A young clown triggerfish☆
A brown banded pipefish♪
A frost nudibranch getting ready to… jump?
We also saw couple of other nudibranch☆
And shrimps of course! Below, a cleaner shrimp♪
The water temperature is still warm and comfortable, but with the strong north winds the surface interval felt a little bit chilly (;´･ω･) Once the wind turn back to south it will be hot again!
A north wind still blows over Ishigaki Island and the temperature has gone down (;・∀・) However, it’s still nice and warm when the sun is out♪♪ We went diving in Osaki area this morning☆ The shallow corals were magical to watch as the sun came out＼(^o^)／
We got to meet the green sea turtles today again☆ They were very sleepy today again♪
Not so many divers today so the batfish were also very relaxed♪
On the sandy bottom we found a stick pipefish☆
A big ornate pipefish♪
A smiling banded sea snake♪
A very tiny nudibranch♡
Fun dives in Ishigaki tomorrow again♪The water temperature is still very comfortable and warm. I wonder when this north wind will stop.
A calm breeze from the north blew over Ishigaki island today(≧▽≦) We went for three fun dives in Osaki and Nagura area☆ The corals are stunning (*´▽｀*) The visibility was down a bit but it was still very beautiful!
The small fishes were enjoying the corals too, so many of them!!! (;・∀・)
The garden eels poked their heads up from the sandy bottom to feed☆
An Orange stripe shrimp goby♪
In the deeper parts of the site we also spotted this white-ray shrimp goby(*´▽｀*)
A pair of robust ghostpipefish♡
A school of batfishす☆ We approached slowly and they didn’t swim away(≧▽≦)
It doesn’t matter how many times I see them, the pipefish always has such cute face(*´▽｀*)
An anemone and an anemone shrimp♪This anemone has been here for a long time, sadly, right now it’s worrinly white(;´･ω･)
We saw lots of different marine animals today☆ Looking forward to another day of diving tomorrow!
North autumn winds are blowing over Ishigaki. The mornings feels so cool (≧▽≦) The water temperature is still high around 29°C so this might be the most comfy season in Ishigaki. We cannot go out to manta point right now but there are many other exciting dive sites♪
First time diving! Nervous on the surface but calm underwater, and a very good swimmer ＼(^o^)／
We saw many different marine animals and took photos together☆ The green sea turtles were sound asleep today again～～♡
Anemone fishes♪♪ From the very big to the very small, all living in the same anemone(｀・ω・´)
Lots of sea goldies dashing in and out from the lady finger corals♪
Cornet’s fish♪They surprise lots of beginner divers with their lengh and stealth(;^ω^) A whole school of them had gathered☆☆
Tomorrow, I’m off for fun dives! The wind has calmed down a lot but the swell is still high(´・ω・｀)