It’s warmer in the ocean

The wind has changed to a strong cold north over Ishigaki island・・・Σ(‘◉⌓◉’) So we went diving and snorkeling in calm Osaki area☆ The visibility at the shallow parts of the reef was really good(*^▽^*) We could se lots of corals and fishes when snorkeling♫

At the same point, but below☆ It was warm around the surface but cold as we went below 7m ( ;∀;)

A lionfish cruising over the reef♪ This one was only two meters below the surface so we saw it very well when snorkeling too (≧∀≦)

We also met the green sea turtles♡ This one had lodged itself under a rock to keep stable in the swell stirring around the water below♫

A golden yellow leafy scorpionfish☆ Lately, we mostly seen white and black ones so this was a pleasant surprise♪

An anemone shrimp sitting right in the middle of the anemone!

Looks like this weather will continue for a few day, the water temperature is going down!

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!!

Let’s play! The sea is still calm

A north wind is blowing over Ishigaki island so we went diving in Osaki and Nagura area(≧▽≦)
Today, we had two families on the boat☆ Discover scuba dives, fun dives and snorkeling♪

In Osaki, we saw a giant gcuttlefish(*´▽`*)

Discover scuba dives☆ They had both dived before and kept very good buoyancy(/・ω・)/

Snorkeling team spotted on the surface!☆

Lots of corals in Nagura bay♡

Countless small fishes were hiding inside the corals(≧▽≦)

Clown anemone fish♪

Looking forward to diving in Osaki area tomorrow again☆☆

Advanced course & snorkeling

Flat sea today☆ If it wasn’t for covid-19 it would be a perfect day in Ishigaki island(≧▽≦) We started an advanced open water diver course today♪♪ and we also had one snorkeler onboard♪

Two good friends! One diver, one snorkeler\(^o^)/ We went out to Yonehara, Manta point and Yamabare.

Snorkeling among the corals and all the small fishes glittering under the sunlight(・ω・ノ)ノ

The water temperature has gone a bit after the last typhoon passed, but the summer isn’t over yet(`・ω・´) right now it looks like another low pressure in the south might turn into a typhoon… (;´・ω・)

A green sea turtle♡ We saw it very well from above when snorkeling☆☆

And underwater we got even closer! After coming up for air, the turtle went straight back to the same spot to continue the afternoon nap(;・∀・)

An anemone fish directing the traffic but they pointed to the deep area so I decided to ignore them(゚Д゚;)

An anemone shrimp in it’s anemone☆

Tomorrow we’ll do the second and last day of the advanced open water course♪Looking forward to it (≧▽≦)

The Ocean went Rough Overnight! But we saw the Manta Rays☆

Yesterday, the ocean was flat like a mirror…. today we went over high swell in Ishigaki island(; ・`д・´)

The wind is still not that strong, but the swell from far up north travel all the way here(/ω\)
However, we still went out for fun dives, discover scuba dives and snorkeling☆

At the beach, we went through how to use the equipment! The swell didn’t reach here so it was calm as usual☆☆

Yonehara was also sheltered♪ Visibility was great today☆☆
And the corals were looking good♪♪ We saw a turtle swimming in the distance, swam with the fishes and the time was up just like that(;^ω^)

Our first time discover scuba diver also had a good time discovering the underwater world(≧▽≦)

For 2nd dive we went to Manta point! The swell was high and visibility had gone down, but since it might be one of the last days we can go here so of course we took the chance!

We saw 3 Manta rays today\(^o^)/ You could see them wobbling in the swell underwater too(;・∀・)

We also saw many other fishes☆ Like this Lionfish♪♪ It was hiding under a rock and, as we approached, slowly swam on top♪

A Squat shrimp shaking its little tail♪♪ They were flocking on the edge of an Anemone♪

We’re expecting the same swell tomorrow…(;´・ω・) I hope we can go out to Manta point again!