Beautiful underwater and above

Last night, we woke up to thunder and heavy rain but as morning came the sun was shining again☀ the weather can really change quickly here on Ishigaki island(≧▽≦)
It was an all-girls boat today♪ as we went out with both beginners and certified divers\(^o^)/ Below, the discover scuba divers and lots of sea goldies♪they both swam very well with all the equipment!

There are always so many schools of fishes at Yonehara♡

Manta point challenge(; ・`д・´) We went looking for manta rays both the second and third dive! First at manta scrambe…. and no luck(/ω\)

Then, manta city and… no luck(-_-メ) where are they hiding?!

At least the green sea turtles were there, this one was very sleepy and friendly☆

Tomorrow I’m off fun diving with certified divers. Of course, we’ll go out to manta point again!

Another try at Manta point

A bit cloudy today and a splash of rain on the way back to Kabira bay (;^ω^) Today we had both certified divers and complete beginners on the boat♪ Dives at Yonehara and Manta point.

Discover scuba dives☆ Two very good beginner divers joined today\(^o^)/ We swam slowly over the reef♪ and also took photos with the anemone fishes(*^▽^*)

Everything good! (≧▽≦)

The anemone fishes charmed the certified divers too♪

Schools of fish♡

A Yellow boxfish♪♪ We don’t see them very often so this was a pleasant surprise.

This leafy scorpionfish has been sitting in the same spot for a long time now(;・∀・) I hope it is eating properly(;´・ω・)

Tomorrow we’re off for fun and discover scuba dives again! I wonder if we can get any better luck with the manta rays (-_-メ)

Newly certified diver

Another hot day in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) It’s nice to be underwater♪♪ I wish the water temperature hadn’t gone up quite so much(´・ω・`) Below, a sleepy green sea turtle♡

Lots of corals in Yamabare♪♪

A brown banded pipe fish☆

We found some nudibranch too!

The open water course finished today\(^o^)/ Our student went for an extra dive in the afternoon to celebrate☆ we went to this beautiful landscape site. So many glass fishes glittering like silver in the light☆☆

Inside the swim-through☆

Inside one of the darkest points at the swim-throughs(*^▽^*)

Tomorrow we’ll do some discover scuba dives♪♪ Looking forward to another day at sea\(^o^)/

Manta season isn’t starting very well…

A very hot and sunny☀ Ishigaki island (≧▽≦) We had an open water student doing his first ocean dives today(・`д・´) Four happy certified divers also joined☆

At Yonehara, we swam over the corals with all the little fishes♪♪

A clown anemonefish♡ It swam cheerfully in and out of the anemone.

However, no manta rays (/ω\) I always descend with high hopes of them appearing but they keep disappointing recently (;´・ω・) But we won’t give up, besides, the landscape is quite spectacular!

We’re continuing the open water course tomorrow and we also have fun divers joining♪I wonder what kind of critters we’ll meet\(^o^)/

Flat ocean, blue sky, fun dives!

Great diving conditions in Ishigaki island right now\(^o^)/ On days like this there should be lots of manta rays to complete the perfect scenery♪ However, the manta rays dosen’t seem to agree…(T_T) The landscape at manta point is beautiful in itself, but there’s just something missing without them.

We went out with a family of divers today and our certified divers from the day before came back to try their luck with the manta rays again. We’re sad that they didn’t get to see them but it was a fun day on the ocean regardless☆☆

Swimming over the corals♪♪ Time passes too quickly when I float around the coral garden(;^ω^)

An oragne anemonefish with it’s eggs(*^▽^*) They’ll hatch any time now!

Coral bommie♪ Looks like a big mushroom☆☆

Lots of small fishes were swimming around it♪ Sea goldies, blue-green damselfishes and all their friends \(^o^)/

Tomorrow we’ll start an open water course\(゜ロ\)(/ロ゜)/