New divers certified

Lots of clouds and a short but intensive rain shower to start the day ( ̄◇ ̄;) but we got a little bit of sun as well and the sea was still calm (*^▽^*)
We continue the open water course from yesterday! They gotten so much better buoyancy in so short time (≧∀≦)

We did lots and lots of skill practice! They both cleared them all smoothly (*^▽^*)

For the second dive we swam over the coral garden in Nagura☆ It’s a shallow dive site that looks amazing when the sun is out, like an underwater fairy land☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

We also met lots of different fishes♪ This big lionfish was hiding by a rock!

A batfish was circling above.

Congratulations to our newly certified divers・:*+.\(( °ω° ))/.:+
I hope you’ll have lots of fun dives from now on!

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!

New Open Water Divers

The calm before the storm in Ishigaki island(;・∀・)
Today was the last day of the open water course! Upon request, we went to see the green sea turtles again♪♪ One of them came very close!

We couldn’t only play of course( ・`д・´) Lots of skills left to complete the course☆ Compass navigation in action below\(^o^)/

Lots of fishes gathered around this litte anemone in the sand♪The resident anemonefishes were all very small, I hope they can keep together in this small place(;^ω^)

Some small squat shrimps were also residing by the little anemone♡ They shake their little tails when they walk and sadly some fishes were snapping at them(-_-メ)

A scorpionfish☆

Open water course finished(≧▽≦) I hope they will have lots of more fun dives☆

This evening, the storm will come! It will not last very long but the north wind continues to blow strong(;^ω^)

Family day on the ocean

The rain was pouring down this morning which made me worry, but the sun came out as we departed from the beach(≧▽≦)
Today, we had a family of six on the boat enjoying the sea☆ Two open water courses and two refresher courses♪and the young boys went snorkeling☆

Scuba team group photo~☆ We did lots of skill practice♪

A tomato anemonefish♪

Growing seaweed? A scorpionfish looking green♪

We met the green sea turtles on the second dive\(^o^)/ I think we had 100% success rate of seeing them lately!

Group photo with the turtle♪

Looking more and more confident underwater(≧▽≦) It’s fun watching everyones progress dive by dive☆

A storm is coming tomorrow evening (;・∀・) We’ll finish the course before the ocean gets rough!!

Newly certified diver

Another hot day in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) It’s nice to be underwater♪♪ I wish the water temperature hadn’t gone up quite so much(´・ω・`) Below, a sleepy green sea turtle♡

Lots of corals in Yamabare♪♪

A brown banded pipe fish☆

We found some nudibranch too!

The open water course finished today\(^o^)/ Our student went for an extra dive in the afternoon to celebrate☆ we went to this beautiful landscape site. So many glass fishes glittering like silver in the light☆☆

Inside the swim-through☆

Inside one of the darkest points at the swim-throughs(*^▽^*)

Tomorrow we’ll do some discover scuba dives♪♪ Looking forward to another day at sea\(^o^)/