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The weather forecast said rain, but it was warm and sunny until this afternoon in Ishigaki island☆

We went out for snorkeling and scuba diving with a family of four today☆
The visibility was on top in Osaki area, and we saw two manta rays on the surface before getting into the water on the first site(≧▽≦)
As we went underwater, I thought we had a pretty good chance of seeing them again on the dive!

Unfortunately, my dive team didn’t get to see a manta (;´・ω・) so I felt disappointed in my skills(/ω\)
But the snorkeling team saw two manta rays! Yay! (≧▽≦) This one was sound asleep(^ω^)v

On the next site, my dive team got revenge and saw two Green turtles♪♪ This one looked right at us(^ω^)v

We also swam around lots of beautiful corals

A Robust ghost pipefish imitating a dead leaf ♪
It was moving around a lot so it wasn’t hard to spot for me, but the camouflage is very clever(;・∀・)

On a stretched out Whip coral a couple of gobys and shrimps had taken up residence♪ Below is a Whip coral shrimp☆

From tomorrow, Viking Scuba will close for winter vacation. We feel grateful to everyone who has visited and supported our shop this year, thank you! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hope to see you again in 2019☆

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