Great day for family snorkeling

I can’t believe it’s already March☆ It was really hot today in Ishigaki Island, it almost felt like summer! (≧∀≦) We went out snorkeling with this lovely family♪

Ready to go (*^▽^*)

Swimming like fishes! Even the youngest one had strong power in his fin kicks as he held onto the float for extra support☆

A cuttlefish! ・:*+.\(( °ω° ))/.:+
There still aren’t that many of them around, I hope they will gather in greater numbers soon.

Very good visibility today and we could clearly see all the beautiful corals from above ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

Here’s the whole family in action♪ Perfect day on the ocean!

Arrival dives in the afternoon

Sunny sky over Ishigaki today・:*+.\(( °ω° ))/.:+ Our guests arrived at the airport around noon and couldn’t wait to get in the water♪

It’s been a while since I dove at this dive site in Nagura☆ We saw a school of batfish! I hope this school will continue to grow.

A juvenile clown triggerfish♫ They keep their colorful and whimsical pattern even as they get older(*^▽^*)

A clown anemonefish in hiding♡

Big coral garden! So many small fish living here ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

We also saw this big crocodile fish☆

Tomorrow, we’re off diving in the morning♪The weather forecast looks great so looking forward to more fun dives!

First blog of the new year

Happy new year! The first blog got a little late because of technical problems… wishing for 2021 to be kinder than the year before d(^_^o)
The end of last year brought chilly cold winds but it was still nice underwater in Ishigaki island (≧∀≦) Lots of fishes came to greet us♪♪

I hope many divers will get to meet the green sea turtles this year too☆

Magical coral garden in Nagura〜♡

A orange stripe shrimp goby ♪

I hope we can go for many more relaxed dives this year!

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Wonderful corals and close turtle encounter

Calm sea around Ishigaki island today♪ The visibility was also on top! ( ´ ▽ ` )
We went diving in Osaki and Nagura area☆ It’s been a while since I saw this leafy scorpionfish♡ It’s always around the same area but we haven’t been there for a while σ(^_^;)

We also met the green sea turtles! There were lot’s of them today☆ Two remoras had attached themselves to this large turtles back Σ(‘◉⌓◉’)

Another turtle was swimming ・:*+.\(( °ω° ))/.:+ I just sat down and waited and it came back to have a closer look at me!

Corals in Nagura area! The visibility was unusually good today and I felt like I was diving in a magical wonderland☆

Our guests also looked like they had a good time!

A nudibranch crawling over the sand♡

A squat shrimp♪ We can see them in a lot of places but I enjoy watching them every time (*^▽^*)

An anemone partner shrimp♪

From tomorrow, strong winds will blow over the island! It’s uncommon around this season (T_T) We decided to keep safe and not go out tomorrow, so next dives will be next year. I hope that next year will be better for everyone!

Calm before the storm, we got back just in time

Merry Christmas♪Don’t you think this little parrotfish fry has just the right colors for the season?☆ The sea was flat as we departed Ishigaki island this morning, without the wind it was the warmest morning we had for some time ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆ We went for fun dives again♪

Soothing coral garden♡ time flies

A big nudibranch♪ This individual had three big “bones” sticking out of the back, we don’t see this species very often.

A flatworm moving across the bottom.

Bubble coral shrimp♪

A scorpionfish sitting still… waiting Σ(‘◉⌓◉’)

After we finished diving and started to get everything off the boat, the wind suddenly picked up! The temperature went down instantly and it started to rain… so happy that we finished just on time ・:*+.\(( °ω° ))/.:+