Shockingly fun first dives in Ishigaki

Last chance to dive in Kabira today, from tomorrow there will be north wind and high swell around Ishigaki island(;´・ω・)
The swell was already coming in as we departed this morning, but not high enough to stop us! (≧▽≦) We went out with both certified and beginner divers onboard☆

Floating over the coral sea on his first dive♪♪ A bit nervous and very excited♪today’s discover diver swam very well☆

Blue-green damsel fish♪

And on top of a bonnie, countless schools of sea goldies\(^o^)/

No manta at manta point today ((+_+)) Seems like we had bad timing (;´・ω・) But the landscape with all the corals is very beautiful(*´▽`*)

A green sea turtle looking for the perfect spot to take his next nap☆

Tomorrow we’re departing from Sakieda beach, it’s gonna be fun to dive in Osaki area again♪

Lots of sea turtles

Great weather in Ishigaki island (≧▽≦) Just wish the wind would chill out a bit(;^ω^)
Today we went out with both certified and beginner divers on the boat☆ We looked for the manta rays but…(/ω\) no luck. This is starting me worried(´・ω・`) The corals were still amazing and we saw lots of green sea turtles♪

A sleeping sea turtle at manta point\(^o^)/ Of course we had to take a photo with it♪

Two fabolous divers, one certified and one beginner♪♪

We swam over the coral garden together☆ This dive site is truly something special(*^▽^*)

Blue-green damselfishes and their friends were also enjoying themselves on the reef♬

A typhoon has formed in the south, I wonder if it will hit Ishigaki island (;・∀・)

Finally a manta ray

A gentle north wind and glittering ocean✨ in the afternoon, south wind and roaring thunder🦁 strange weather in ishigaki island today(;^ω^)
Today we went for three dives♪ First time diving, big excitement(≧▽≦)

We finally saw a manta ray~~\(^o^)/・・・ We’ll at least our certified divers team on the deeper side(;^ω^) I hope they will appear much more often like usually from now on(`・ω・´)

Lots of schools of sea goldies today again! No other fish are quite this sparkly red and fluttery(*^▽^*)

Lots of different reef fishes above this bommie too☆

Smooth swimming for our first time diver (/・ω・)/

Suddenly, Obon has finished?! Ishigaki island is very quiet again in the middle of the summer…

Discover scuba dives all day

The wind blew fairly strong over Ishigaki island today but underwater the visibility was really good(≧▽≦)
Today we went out for 3 discover scuba dives with this group of amazing friends☆

Fishes swimming on top of the corals✨✨ Visibility on top\(^o^)/

Today’s guests♪ Two beginner divers and one that had tried once before♪ Everybody swam very well after being a bit unbalanced at the start,. Most importantly, it was lots of fun!

We went to Manta point and everyone swam smoothly to sit down in front of the cleaning station and wait… but no Manta ray today (/ω\)

At Yamabare, we had better luck with the green sea turtles♪♪ They were sleeping in their usual place and didn’t mind posing for and with us♡

It’s been windy around Ishigaki recently, typhoon nr. 6 is spinning south of Taiwan and looks like there’s a nr. 7th forming too(;・∀・)

Not as much waves as I thought

When looking at the forecast yesterday, I thought it would be much more wind and waves in Ishigaki but it wasn’t bad at all(≧▽≦) We went out with both certified and first time divers♪♪ Two dives at Yonehara and Manta point(*^▽^*)

Smooth decent♪then we took photos with the anemone fishes♪

A very good swimmer(≧▽≦) floating slowly over the corals♪

Lots of small fishes swimming around the bommie☆ I could watch them all day long

On top of another shallow bommie, schools of sea goldies were swimming♪

Corals at Manta scramble! They are growing so quickly here(;^ω^) … and no manta again today so let’s just enjoy the corals! It’s not really the same though(;´・ω・)

A flat worm.

A squat shrimp♪ shaking its little tail♡

A Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp☆

I hope the wind would calm down just a bit…(;・∀・) let’s hope!♪Looking forward to diving tomorrow again☆