Family diving and snorkeling in Ishigaki

The wind was calm and even the sun came out over Osaki in Ishigaki island today (≧∀≦)
We went diving and snorkeling with this family of ocean lovers♪Despite the good weather, the island has gotten a bit cold σ(^_^;)

Veteran discover scuba diver♪ Everyone swam very well ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

A giant cuttlefish swam over the finger corals!! This individual has been around this area for a while (*^▽^*)

We saw one green sea turtle today♡ Of course, we took a photo together〜☆

The rest of the family snorkeled and enjoed the reef from above. A few more years and maybe they all will be diving!!
Looking at the weather forecast, 2020 will end with a big storm Σ(‘◉⌓◉’) I guess we should have expected that…

Over the high swell — discover scuba dives

Winter winds from the north are blowing over Ishigaki island( ̄^ ̄)
Even in Osaki we could feel the swell of the waves〜(>_<) But the sea goldie didn’t seem to care at all and swam merrily above the corals☆

We also met a sea turtle♪I was about to give before this little fellow swam byσ(^_^;)

We also found some robust ghost pipefish.

The anemone shrimps are always sitting on their anemone no matter what weather♪

A giant moray eel poked its head out from between the rocks・・・( ´ ▽ ` )

Today’s discover scuba divers had good buoyancy skills☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆ They swam easily by themselves☆

It looks like the sea will continue to be rough for the next few days, looks like winter season is here Σ(‘◉⌓◉’)

Open water course and discover scuba dives

Blue sunny sky as we departed for Ishigaki’s Osaki area toady (≧∀≦)
First day on the ocean for our two open water course students ( ̄^ ̄)ゞThe rest of the family came along for discover scuba dives☆ First, we descended one by one while holding onto the rope♪

Everyone descended safely♪First, we did some skills for the open water course. All went smooth and we finished quickly (*^▽^*)

A stroll in the ocean♪Learning how to make neutral buoyancy.

The discover scuba divers also swam very well!!

We swam around the corals and enjoyed the scenery and all the small fishes・:*+.\(( °ω° ))/.:+

We also met the green sea turtles〜♡ So many of them today again!

Lots of divers today so little bit hard to get everyone in the photo at the same time・・・Σ(‘◉⌓◉’)

Today’s tour was lots of fun☆ Tomorrow, we’re finishing the open water diver course! Lot’s of practice to do!

Dives in sheltered Osaki

A bit of everything on Ishigaki’s sky today, clouds, sun and a few rain drops fell down☆ We went for discover scuba dives(≧∀≦)
One just took their license and the other two were first time divers! All of them got very good buoyancy♪ Of course, we took loads of photos♪

A sleepy green sea turtle(^○^) It looked very comfortable on the rocks(^_^;)

We also met this little fellow that decided to swim with us for a while☆

Anemone fishes♪ They can be surprisingly aggressive…Σ(‘◉⌓◉’) A little fish with sharp little teeth.

Happy divers! (≧∀≦) I hope we get to see you again!

The wind forecast for tomorrow is still a bit uncertain… will it calm down or not?

The wind is getting stronger- Again!

The wind has turned to strong north again over Ishigaki island. It said so on the forecast but I hope it wouldn’t get quite this windy(^_^;)
We went out with both beginners and certified divers today!

We saw so many green sea turtles in Osaki today again(≧∀≦)

The finger coral garden♪ It’s in the most shallow parts of the reef and despite the waves the visibility wasn’t too bad♪

A scorpionfish☆

The clown anemone fishe were popular as always☆

A little squat shrimp wagging its tail as it walked over the sand next too its anemone♡

We also found this anemone shrimp.

The wind is supposed to ease tomorrow, let’s hope that’s right! Looking forward to more dives.