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!

Manta rays on today’s dive

The wind blows from the south over Ishigaki island (≧∀≦) We went out for fun dives♪A calm day on the ocean☆ We could even go to Manta point! And we saw manta rays*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)’・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・* One of them was very big♡

The corals at this dive point are growing steadily☆ Year by year, they build a beautiful underwater garden.

A green sea turtle was relaxing on a bed of soft corals(*^▽^*)

The ocean will be calm tomorrow again! Looking forward to diving at Yonehara, it’s been a long time since I went there.

However, looks like the wind will turn to north again on the day after so I have to drive the boat back to Sakieda again σ(^_^;)

Diving with lots of giant cuttlefish

The wind around Ishigaki island has picked up compared to yesterdayΣ(‘◉⌓◉’) Today, the sun was shining and I thought it was fairly warm but our guest got very cold! (><) We saw five giant cuttlefish. It’s still early in the season and they haven’t started laying eggs yet so they are still shy around divers. I hope we can see lots of them this year.

An ornate pipefish♫ Finding creatures like this is the best part of diving(*^▽^*)

A vivid blue frost nudibranch ☆

A tiny anemone shrip. I found it in a big thriving anemone so I hope it will grow up and become much bigger♪

An electric clam blinked back as I shone the flashlight onto it. I wonder why they do that. Is there something else besides divers’ lights that shine on them down under? σ(^_^;)

Corals in Osaki☆ Like a big forest, but under the ocean (≧∀≦)

As I write this I can already hear the north wind howling again Σ(‘◉⌓◉’) It will get cold tonight! Take care everyone, I hope we will get more sun again soon ^^

It’s calm underwater

Strong cold north winds blow over Ishigaki island ((((;゚Д゚)))))))
There has been many cold days this season, I hope the water temperature will stay above 20℃! We went for fun dives in Osaki, but it was tough with the cold, high waves and seasickness. At least the visibility was good and underwater beautiful♪

We met the green sea turtles・:*+.\(( °ω° ))/.:+ This one had squeezed itself under a rock to keep stable from the wave motion σ(^_^;)

Shallow finger corals, no giant cuttlefishes today but lots of other small fishes were swimming in and out♫

A Lionfish cruising on top of the corals☆

A leafy scorpionfish who has really found its place in the world♪Thank you for always sitting here around the same rock (*^▽^*)

A big little frost nudibranch♡ Making its way across the sand, we can see this kind often!

Tomorrow will be a bit warmer again, but the cold season is still far from over σ(^_^;)

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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