The manta… puked?!

A south wind is blowing over Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) We went diving at Yonehara, Yamabare and Manta point☆
A manta was circling round and round the cleaning station♪

The manta was swimming close-by over me when it suddenly puked!!!(;・∀・) It was mostly a bunch of leaves, I wonder where and why it ate all of them. As the puke floated down around me, I also noticed small pieces of ropes in it which made me feel sad(;´・ω・)

We also saw lots of other critters(≧▽≦) Like this young green sea turtle, there was a total of three young turtles♪

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a pipehorse♡ Three of them were attached to a bunch of twigs and weeds at the bottom. Can you spot the second one in the background?


A blue-spotted stingray hid in the sand☆

The corals were also looking well~v( ̄▽ ̄)v

The south wind and warm weather will continue tomorrow☆

2019.10.03 Circling Manta Ray

First dives after the typhoon, south wind again in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) Today, we went out with both discover scuba divers and certified divers♪ We dived at Yonehara, Arakawa and Manta point☆
Below, the discover scuba diver with a Clark’s anemonefish♪

Lots of fishes swimming above the coral reef☆

The visibility was down and it was quite muddy in Arakawa after the typhoon(;´・ω・) But the swim-throughs were still a lot of fun♪

Then, we went to Manta Scramble! We went down and a manta ray was circling around one of the cleaning stations(≧▽≦) It stayed there throughout the whole dive♪♪

Tomorrow we’re off diving againす(*^▽^*) Looking forward to it!

We are Back in Kabira Area

Another typhoon is heading for Ishigaki island(;´・ω・) The waves are getting higher again(T_T) The weather is… rainy and windy. However, we could depart from Kabira today to dive at Yamabare, Yonehara and Manta point(☆▽☆) The visibility was great on the first dive♪

We also saw the Green turtles(≧▽≦)

Unfortunately, the Manta rays didn’t shop up today. This season hasn’t been very good for the Manta rays(/ω\) I really hope they will start showing up regularly again like they did before☆

A Leafy Scorpionfish, covered with sand(;^ω^)

This Anemone crab was braving the outside of the Anemone, I hope he dosen’t get too brave and get eaten(;・∀・)

A big Anemoneshrimp was on its Anemone☆

Tomorrow we’ll go out with the same group of divers again♪ After that, typhoon preparations!

Finally Manta Rays

Sunny day in Ishigaki(≧▽≦) Today, we went out to Yamabare, Manta point and then Manta point again! We didn’t have any luck with the manta rays on the second dive, but on the 3rd dive a Manta ray appeared(≧▽≦) It swam by quickly and it was a lucky encounter♪♪

The corals were also looking well.

We also met many other marine animals☆ Like this sleepy Green turtle\(^o^)/

And a Frost nudibranch♪ It really looks like it sparkles in the light☆

From tomorrow, a north wind will be blowing over the island again. We’ll be departing from Sakieda beach, Osaki and Nagura area – Here we come!♪

First Dives, Challenging​ but Fun

Another typhoon has formed, it doesn’t look big but its heading for Ishigaki island(゚Д゚;)
Today we had three discover scuba divers onboard☆ Everybody did their very first dives☆☆ and everybody managed to get underwater and dived smoothly(≧▽≦)

We first went to Yamabare to look for the turtles, but they weren’t there today(/ω\)

We saw lots of different fishes and took pictures with the Anemone fishes♪

For the second dive, we headed to Manta point… but no Manta rays today(;^ω^)

Tomorrow we’ll make preparations for the typhoon(;・∀・)