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Sea turtle

We could meet many sea turtles today.

July 30, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 24~31℃
Water Temperature: 24~28℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:12~30m
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In the morning, the visibility is very good!!
When I see the surface, the sea water seems like crystal blue.

We can see so many sea turtles today.
The turtle that we met is so friendly. The sea turtle is getting closer to us.

There are many kinds of fishes in this area.

A school of Sliver-stripe round fishes is dynamic(^^)
Sometimes, Greater amberjacks are coming.

On the other hand, there are many kinds of macro creature too.
Ghost pipe fish is still the same place where I found yesterday.

Even if the water is clear, I will look for  Nudibranchs.

I could find many Nudibranchs today.
The size is very tiny, so it’s better to use compact digital camera for observing them.


Don’t you think it is beautiful?
Now,  the number of Nudibranchs is increasing.

The water temperature is getting warmer recently .
If you want to come to Kushimoto, Now is the best timing!!

Please come and visit !!

See you next blog.
Bye(^^)/

串本の生きもの

Sea turtle, Greater Ambrjack, Silver-stripe round fishes

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

The sea water is still clear!!

I can find ghost pipe fish for a long time.

July 29, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 26~30℃
Water Temperature: 23~26℃
Wind Direction: East(5~7m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:20m
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The sea water is still clear.
So, we can see a school of fish easily.

Now, there are many greater amberjack in Kushimoto area.
If you are lucky, you can meet a hundred greater ambrjacks.

When they chase Silver-stripe round fishes, They sim so fast and attack them.
It’s so dynamic!!

But, I don’t know when they disappear. So, If you wanna see them, please come to Kushimoto as soon as possible.

And then, some rare fishes are appearing now.
Today, I can find ghost pipe fish.

When I find it, I’m so happy (^^)
I think the fish of partner is near so that  this fish has eggs in her stomach .
I  will try to find other one again tomorrow.

At last, there are so big frog fish.
The color is black.
So, It is hard to understand  its details.

Can you understand where its eyes and mouth are?

By the way, tomorrow is weekend.
So, many guests will come to our shop.

I hope the sea condition will keep good.
See you next blog! Bye(^^)/

串本の生きもの

Greater Ambrjack, Silver-stripe round fishes, Ghost pipe fish, frogfish

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

The Sea water is blue(^^)

Water is blue!!

July 27, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 25~32℃
Water Temperature: 22~25℃
Wind Direction: Sortheast(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~20m
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Now, Kushimoto’s sea is so beautiful.
The blue current is coming to Kushimoto area.

You can clearly see divers in the distance.

It’s so beautiful , isn’t it?
I hope the visibility will continue forever.

There are so many fishes.
It looks like Okinawa.
You can come to Kushimoto by 3 hours from Kansai airport.
Shall you come to Kushimoto?

And the other creatures is also here.
There are many boxer crab at the point of out of the ocean.

I can find 6 boxer crabs in a dive.
I guess there are more in the point.

The diving season has come and the number of guest from oversea has increased .
I hope more foreign guest know the goodness of the sea of Kushimoto.

We look forward to your visit.
Thank you for reading this blog.

BYE(^^)


串本の生きもの

Boxer crab

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Asaji

The visibility is so good!!

The sea water become clear.

July 25, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 24~31℃
Water Temperature: 20~23℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(1~3m/s)
Swell: 0.5~1.0m
Visibility:15~20m
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The sea water has become clear since last Saturday.
Today is also clear.

So, we can enjoy diving without stress.
You can see divers on the surface.

There are many kinds of Macro creatures .
First, I can find this fish.

Japanese diver call it “Tamashi”.
It’s very tiny. The size is about 5mm to 1cm.

In the dive point of out of ocean, there is boxer crab.

This crab usually has sea anemone.
It looks like Cheer leader, I think.

And then, there are many kinds of shrimps .

I’ll show you this shrimp today.

Can you find the shrimp in the pictures?
They are good at hiding. So, it is hard to find out.
When you come to Kushimoto, please find it by yourself.

The forecast said that it will be rainy tomorrow.
But, the sea condition will be  so good.
We will enjoy diving tomorrow.

See you next blog!
Bye(^^)/

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Ni-No-Ne

The wave is getting higher…

We can dive twice in the morning.

July 19th, 2022

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 27~28℃
Water Temperature: 20~25℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(8~11m/s)
Swell: 1.5~2.0m
Visibility:10m
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Today, the waves is getting higher due to strong wind.
We managed to dive twice in the morning.

And, I wanna inform you news that coral was spawning  yesterday evening.
I updated the movie on our SNS.

If you want to watch it, Please check from link as below.

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/reel/CgLyQlbl5iN/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reel/615270353173687

Then, we can see many kind of crab.

First one is this.

The shape of this crab is very rugged.
It is good at hiding. So It’s hard to find out.

Second one is this.

The crab is called Orangutan crab.
Don’t you think it looks like orangutan ?
This crab is popular in Japan.

We are still able to see many kinds of Nudibranch.
Today, we can see Pikachu.

It looks like Pokemon Pikachu.
So, Japanese diver call it Pikachu.

In July,  Guest from various countries come to our shop.
So, I can get chance to speak English.

I hope Kushimoto area become popular diving site all over the world.
Kushimoto’s sea has many kind of creatures, coral and scenic spots.

So, When you come to japan, Please come and visit Kushimoto.

Thank you for reading!Bye!!

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Bizen

It’s sunny today!!

We enjoyed photo dive today.

July 10th, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 25~29℃
Water Temperature: 21~24℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(3~4m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~12m
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It’s very nice whether for diving today.
My team has two members who have Single-lens reflex camera.

So, I try to find small or tiny creatures.
Now, there are many kinds of small creatures .

I’ll show you some creatures that our guest took a pics today.

I enjoyed macro diving today!!
It’s so fun(^^)

And the water temperature is getting warmer.So, you can dive in a wet suit.

See you!!

Chinese guest come to our shop

It’s also fun to learn languages .

July 9th, 2022

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Weather: Sunny to Cloudy
Ground Temperature: 25~27℃
Water Temperature: 21~25℃
Wind Direction: South(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8m
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Today, Chinese guest come to our shop again.
I’m so happy he came again quicly.

I learned Chinese language from him.
It’s so fun to learn new language(^^)
Thank you for teaching me Chinese.
I’m looking forward to have a conversation with him.

Today,  I noted that Chinese word.
“辛苦了” ( xin ku le). It means that thank you for your hard work.

I will keep study English and Chinese more and more.

By the way, Today’s sea condition is better than yesterday .
The visibility is more clear and the w.temp is getting warm.

We can meet cute small creatures today.

Moyer’s dragonet is so cute.

And there are so many  Bob-san sea slugs.
This sea slug is that Mr.Bob have found at first.

So, It is called Bob-san Umiushi in Japanese .


I’ll show you the pics in below.

Now, there are so many creatures in Kushimoto dive site.
You can enjoy diving in Kushimoto now.

I hope the number of the foreign guest is increasing more and more.
Please come and visit us.


The visibility has been restored

The visibility and w.temp is getting better.

July 9th, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 24~29℃
Water Temperature: 22~23℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(2~3m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:8~10m
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It was my first dive after typhoon No.4 passed.
When the typhoon was coming, the visibility is so worse…. It is 1m~3m.

But, Today, the visibility and w.temp is restoring(^^)

The w.temp is about 23 degree. and the visibility is 10m.
You can dive in a wet suit without stress.

I went to research dive in afternoon.
We can meet a school of Banded boar fish.

We can be getting closer. Because they don’t have any wariness.
They looks like a pet dogs (^^)

The number of goby is increasing recently.
There are many kinds of goby in Bizen.

In the end of research dive, I found that situation.

Whip coral goby and a crab seemed to be good friends and were close to each other.

Sometimes there were situations where they were having a conversation .

And then, Many Nudibranch are still living .

Now, we can enjoy finding and observing small or tiny creatures.

It should be easier to observe big fish in a little more time.
It’s still free on weekdays, so please come and visit us.

Thank you for reading.
Bye(^^)/

Typhoon is coming

A surge is getting stronger and stronger.

July 3rd, 2022

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 23~25
Water Temperature: 22℃
Wind Direction: North(2~3m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:1~8m
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The visibility of yesterday  are not so good.
I went diving hoping that the transparency would be better.

The visibility of the first dive is getting better.
But, at second dive, a surge is getting stronger and stronger.

It’s hard to stay at the same place.
Our body move from 2m to 5m.

It seems like roller coaster….(^^;)
Also, the visibility become so worse. That is about 1m~3m.

When it is not good, it is the best way to hang out with small creatures.

Today, we can meet many small creatures.

First one is Nudibranch. the size is 5mm.
It is so tiny.

Candy crab hold coral for protecting being skipped.
The situation is so beautiful (^^)

Don’t you think so?

We can also meet a school of Banded boar fish.But we cannot take a pics of it due to strong surge.

I wish I had good visibility.
This pic is that the guest took it in past.

Many foreign guest come to our shop in this weekend.
I’m happy many foreign guest to come to our shop.

Please come and visit us.

※Attention

The dive site of Kushimoto is closed due to the approaching typhoon.
I guess diving will be available on Friday.
If the time of resuming is changed, we inform you at this blog.

The visibility is getting worse

Foreign guest are coming.

July 1st, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 26~29℃
Water Temperature: 19~23℃
Wind Direction: west(3~4m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:5m
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Recently, foreign guests are contacting us.
I’m so happy many foreign guest are coming more.

But, the visibility is getting worse from three days ago.
Today’s visibility is about 5m(TT)
And water temperature is 19 degree.
when you will wear a wetsuit, You should wear inner vest or other inner.

It seems like spring conditions….
The water color is green.

Today’s guest is from India.
It seems that it was the first dive in Japan.

When he meet Anemone fish, he looks so happy.

And I introduce him Japanese diving style.
Most Japanese guest like small creatures.So, I showed him small shrimp.

Can you find the shrimp?
This shrimp is good at hiding.

When making safety stop, I practice to make bubble rings.

I can enjoy diving with foreign guest after a long time.
I’m so fun today.

Other foreign guest will come to our shop tomorrow .
I try to introduce him the characteristics of Kushimoto’s sea as much as I can.

I hope many guest read this blog and come to Kushimoto.
Thank you for reading.

Bye(^^)/


串本の生きもの

Black coral shrimp, Anemone fish, bubble ring

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki