New divers certified

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!

Open water course and discover scuba dives

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!

Family day on the sea

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)))♡

A calm spot away from the strong north wind

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 (^_^;)

One day of south wind

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 (^○^)

A scorpionfish♪

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!