Advanced course finished

A mirror of an ocean♪A small typhoon has formed to the south but there’s no sign of it in Ishigaki island today (≧▽≦)

Compass navigation practice♪♪
We got back to where we started☆

After practice, we swam around the corals♪ so many small fishes around this big bommie♪ Time passed to quickly (;^ω^)

At the shallow area the sea goldies and their friends gather♪ Vivid red, orange, blue and yellow♪♪

A tiny arrow shrimp carrying eggs.

We also found this nudibranch, the speicies is common around the area but it’s been a while since I saw one♪

I hope the typhoon won’t grow any stronger. Anyway, we’re off diving for tomorrow (;´・ω・)

Advanced course & snorkeling

Flat sea today☆ If it wasn’t for covid-19 it would be a perfect day in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) We started an advanced open water diver course today♪♪ and we also had one snorkeler onboard♪

Two good friends! One diver, one snorkeler\(^o^)/ We went out to Yonehara, Manta point and Yamabare.

Snorkeling among the corals and all the small fishes glittering under the sunlight(・ω・ノ)ノ

The water temperature has gone a bit after the last typhoon passed, but the summer isn’t over yet(`・ω・´) right now it looks like another low pressure in the south might turn into a typhoon… (;´・ω・)

A green sea turtle♡ We saw it very well from above when snorkeling☆☆

And underwater we got even closer! After coming up for air, the turtle went straight back to the same spot to continue the afternoon nap(;・∀・)

An anemone fish directing the traffic but they pointed to the deep area so I decided to ignore them(゚Д゚;)

An anemone shrimp in it’s anemone☆

Tomorrow we’ll do the second and last day of the advanced open water course♪Looking forward to it (≧▽≦)

End of course and Fun Dives

A few rain showers but mostly sunny sky in Ishigaki island today(≧▽≦) Our divers from yesterday finished their Advanced course and we had some certified divers on the boat too♪

Unfortunatley, no luck at manta point today either(;´・ω・) But there are soo many beautiful corals but I wish we could get a manta swimming above to complete the scenery (;・∀・)

At Yamabare, we met the green sea turtles. It was rubbing it’s shell vigorously (;^ω^)

A flowy nudibranch, we can se lots of them at this dive site now♪♪

An anemone shrimp♡ I like them even better than the anemonefishes (*^▽^*)

The visibility was pretty decent but not on top today, I hope it will get a bit better. Tomorrow, I get a day off! So I guess I’ll be cleaning around the shop (^-^;

Advanced Open Water Course start

The rain from yesterday has passed and today we departed under a sunny sky from Kabira beach(≧▽≦) We got two divers doing their advanced certification course this weekend☆☆

Compass navigation♪♪

We also went out to manta point, but no luck this time(/ω\) I hope we can see them tomorrow(;^ω^) At least the corals and fish schools aren’t going anywhere soon♡

Where did their house go?! (;´・ω・) These clown anemone fishes were desperatly searching for their anemone that was here before (゚Д゚;) I wonder where it went.

This lazy leafy clownfish wasn’t moving at all (;・∀・) It had quite a bit mucus, probably from a parrot fish sleeping bag, on it but didn’t seem to care at all.

Tomorrow we’ll have certified two new advanced open water divers \(^o^)/

Advanced Open Water Course

The wind has calmed down but there is still much swell from the north remaining(;´・ω・) These two days we had an Advanced open water course(≧▽≦) Below, you can see my student practicing compass skills♪♪

We still had time to explore after skill practice♪♪ We swam over the corals and enjoyed the scenery☆

Then we did some more skill practiceす(; ・`д・´) Bouancy control♪ It’s one of the most important skills to master as a diver☆

We also met many different marine animals\(^o^)/ Below is a hovering Giant Cuttlefish.

We also swam by this big Stonefish・(;・∀・)

A Flounder♪

and a colorful Peacock mantis shrimp♪

This ribbon eel has been hiding in the same spot for quite some time♪♪ I hope it will get the chance to grow up and turn blue as an adult(;・∀・)

Today, we saw as many as five Green turtles♪This little one is still very young☆☆

Tomorrow we’re off for fun dives again(≧▽≦)