Lots of clouds and a short but intensive rain shower to start the day (￣◇￣;) but we got a little bit of sun as well and the sea was still calm (*^▽^*) We continue the open water course from yesterday! They gotten so much better buoyancy in so short time (≧∀≦)
We did lots and lots of skill practice! They both cleared them all smoothly (*^▽^*)
For the second dive we swam over the coral garden in Nagura☆ It’s a shallow dive site that looks amazing when the sun is out, like an underwater fairy land☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆
We also met lots of different fishes♪ This big lionfish was hiding by a rock!
A batfish was circling above.
Congratulations to our newly certified divers･:*+.\(( °ω° ))/.:+ I hope you’ll have lots of fun dives from now on!
Blue sunny sky as we departed for Ishigaki’s Osaki area toady (≧∀≦) First day on the ocean for our two open water course students (￣^￣)ゞThe rest of the family came along for discover scuba dives☆ First, we descended one by one while holding onto the rope♪
Everyone descended safely♪First, we did some skills for the open water course. All went smooth and we finished quickly (*^▽^*)
A stroll in the ocean♪Learning how to make neutral buoyancy.
The discover scuba divers also swam very well!!
We swam around the corals and enjoyed the scenery and all the small fishes･:*+.\(( °ω° ))/.:+
We also met the green sea turtles〜♡ So many of them today again!
Lots of divers today so little bit hard to get everyone in the photo at the same time・・・Σ(‘◉⌓◉’)
Today’s tour was lots of fun☆ Tomorrow, we’re finishing the open water diver course! Lot’s of practice to do!
The north wind was strong today again but the sun was shining bright over Ishigaki island (≧∀≦) Today we had a family of divers on the boat♪ The coral reef in the shallow part of Osaki was sparkling with all the small fishes glittering in the light☆
Photo with a green sea turtle(*^▽^*) Lots of turtles sleeping on the rocks todayσ(^_^;)
We also saw this robust ghost pipefish♪ It looks like a leaf swaying with the wave motion☆
A scorpionfish Σ(‘◉⌓◉’)
Only the eyes and mouth was sticking up from the sand. A big ugly(?) stonefish♪
Tomorrow we’re starting an open water course again (((o(*ﾟ▽ﾟ*)o)))♡
The wind has turned around and today it blew strongly from the north over Ishigaki island. Sometimes rain, but also sun and we had two relaxing dives in Osaki area (≧∀≦) Underwater the seascape was peaceful and calming☆
A little anemone in the middle of the sand♪ The anemone fishes were swaying back and forth with the wave motion σ(^_^;)
Garden eels♪ It was raining above so it almost looks like we were night diving ・・・(・●・)
A golden yellow leafy scorpionfish(≧∀≦) Another one in the same bright color was nearby♡ Every year I can find a scorpionfish around this spot but the color also change every year (^◇^;)
An orange stripe shrimp goby♪
The weather is supposed to be a bit vetter tomorrow, I hope we’ll see a lot more sun (^_^;)
The summer has come back to Ishigaki island for one day(≧∀≦) We went for three dives in Osaki area and at Manta point♪♪ It’s amazing how we can find so many different corals in different areas around Ishigaki island♪( ´▽｀) Below, finger corals in Osaki☆
The corals in Nagura bay are spectacular but, recently, the corals around Manta point have been growing like crazy! In the winter, we usually can’t go here but I guess it’s good for the corals to get a break too(*^▽^*)
A pair of robust ghost pipefish♪The season for them is coming to an end, but they are still possible to find if one looks carefully (^○^)
Whip coral with whip coral shrimps!☆
We also found lots of nudibranch (((o(*ﾟ▽ﾟ*)o)))♡
Today’s blog is a little bit short. Thank you for reading! σ(^_^;) Looking forward to dive tomorrow again!