Mantas again!☆

We had high swell today, but could still go diving from Kabira bay and visit Manta point♪♪
In Yonehara, we saw lots of corals and marine life (≧▽≦) It’s a dive site sheltered from the waves so, as we went underwater, the world was calm and we could relax our minds♪♪

A big Honeycomb moray had made its home in a crack☆

A Bubble coral shrimp taking a stroll♪ Looking comfy on his coral\(^o^)/

For 2nd dive we went to Manta point(≧▽≦)
There was so much swell (/ω\) It was so much we couldn’t even hold onto the rocks, but we saw Manta♪ The manta was also riding the wave motion underwater as it swam☆

From tomorrow we’ll have strong northeast wind again. So we won’t be able to go to Manta point((+_+))
I’ll move the boat to Sakieda bay in the afternoon.

Three Fun Dives in Nagura Bay☆

Today we went for three dives in Nagura bay(≧▽≦) Beautiful corals everywhere♪♪ and lots of small reef fishes living in them♪

The shrimp that live in the bubble coral is simply called bubble coral shrimp (;^ω^) The shrimp I got a picture of today was unusually large, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one this big☆☆

Of course, we also found lots of other fun critters to look at! Such as this cute pink flatworm♪♪ It was hard to take a picture of it because it was moving quickly☆

A reef shark was having a nap under a rock, but we only got to see its tail…
The wind will calm down for a couple of days now\(^o^)/ We’ll depart from Kabira Bay again!

Fun Diving in Strong Wind☆

As the weather forecast said, we had so strong wind today((+_+))
The swell was also high in Osaki area, and sand was whirling up(/ω\)

However, we went to a bit deeper diving point and there we had good visibility, no wave motion and great diving(≧▽≦) Today, we saw a giant cuttlefish♪♪ It’s still early in the season, but from now winter we’ll see more and more of them☆

We also saw a Tomato anemonefish♪ There are lots of them around(^ω^)

And this is a Golden Moray! We come across them in this area now and again every year♪

A banded sea-snake was also there, many people don’t like them(;^ω^) But I find them quite cute♪

Hiding♪♪ Many small fishes stay in between corals☆

It looks like wind will change direction tomorrow, but it’s also getting stronger(-_-メ)
Still looking forward to diving as always( *´艸`)

Discover Scuba Dives in Osaki Area☆

Today we went out with three discover scuba divers to Osaki area☆
There were so many boats anchored in there(;^ω^)

But visibility was still very good, around 20m(≧▽≦) We swam round and round the corals underwater♪♪ Many healthy corals growing bigger and bigger☆

Unfortunately, one of our three divers couldn’t make the dive((+_+))
But we took pictures underwater with anemone fishes!

Tomorrow’s weather doesn’t look too good with strong winds… but underwater should be fine\(^o^)/

Merry boat of Fun- and Discover Scuba Divers☆

Today we went out with two merry fun divers and one discover scuba diver to enjoy Ishigaki’s ocean(≧▽≦)

First-time divers are usually a bit nervous and today was no different, but as we got underwater she had lots of fun swimming around\(^o^)/
Below, a teeny, tiny anemonefish baby☆

As they grow up, they are still very cute♪ But they also get some visible teeth (;^ω^)

There seem to be a lot of Robust ghost pipefish around this year, some staff from another shop must have made a leaf “nest” for them because there were lots of leafs in one patch(;^ω^)

The Moorish idol is a popular fish because of its shape and color☆ It also got a character in the film Finding Nemo♪♪

Tomorrow, I have some other things to take care of so a day off from the ocean!
Looking forward to doing more discover scuba dives on the day after(≧▽≦)