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♪

Awesome dives in Kabira area

A little bit swell coming in today but the wind is calm and the sky blue in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) We went for three fun dives and sampled the best of Ishigaki, coral reefs, landscape diving and manta point♪We saw several manta rays today! Some where circling the cleaning stations and some passed us by\(゜ロ\)(/ロ゜)/

Our diver got to see the manta rays for the second day in a row(/・ω・)/

We quite often see turtles in Arakawa and Yamabare area, but we don’t see the hawksbill turtles very often☆ Today we met two of them(*^▽^*) The small one avoided us but the bigger turtle was too busy enjoying its lunch snack(;・∀・)

The swim throughs had good visibility today♪♪

I took a video of an electric clam♪

Corals in Yonehara! We floated over them. Mesmerized (*´▽`*) So many schools of sea goldies and blue-green damselfishes♪

We also found lots of other marine animals☆ Like this school of razor fishes!

A brown banded pipefish♪This one is still very red in color so it must be a younger individual☆

A squat shrimp♡ You can see lots of his friends in the background♪This shrimp looks very funny when moving(´・ω・`)

A nudibranch☆

The weather forecast says north winds coming this weekend… Every day I look at the forecast I hope that it will change m(__)m It’s not too late yet!

Diving in Arakawa, it’s been a while!

Calm ocean and great diving conditions in Ishigaki island today(≧▽≦) I enjoyed driving the boat on the flat sea and the visibility was great♪ We haven’t been diving at Arakawa for a while because it’s been too muddy but the latest typhoon washed the mud away\(^o^)/

School of blue-striped snappers!

A bubble coral shrimp♪ Last time I went here, there was only one living in this coral but this time I found a pair(*^▽^*)

A glittering frost nudibranch (☆▽☆)

I’ve seen turtles in many places, but I’ve never seen them sleeping so deeply and comfy as around here (;^ω^)

Most of the corals are still doing well despite the high water temperature☆

I hope the south wind will keep blowing for another month or two(´・ω・`)

Flat sea, fantastic visibility

Summer is not over yet (≧▽≦) The Ocean was flat like a mirror as we departed from Kabira beach☆

The visibility was also on top today♪♪ Look at all these corals growing up!(*´▽`*)

With the swell gone, the turtles are back too☆ Another dive shop’s customer got a bit too excited and scared this one away(;^ω^) I’m happy my diver got to see another sea turtle more closley earlier in the dive\(^o^)/

We also saw many other critters☆ Like this young Lionfish☆

A frost nudibranch! I wonder what it’s trying to do(;・∀・)

Nudibranch on the sand☆

Free floating nudibranch♪

I hope we can keep this visibility for a long time(*^▽^*)

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 (;・∀・)