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GW first half finish!!!!

We can dive in Kushimoto area in first term of GW.

April 29, 2024

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Weather: Cloudy ⇨Rainy
Ground Temperature: 18~20℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~15m
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The sea condition kept so nice in first half of GW.
So, we can dive easily and stressless in this term.

We went to the area that has many gobies.

I could meet same goby which was seen in last year.
I was relived that the goby still lives.

The water temperature is getting warmer and warmer.
So, the activity of fish is more active.

Many Jaw fish aim foods.

Sometimes, they jump out from their house.

I saw rare situation yesterday.
Male ray courting a female ray.  I had never seen its situation before.

I was so excited !!!!!

Tomorrow will be weekdays.
There is not many divers at the sea in weekdays.
So, we could see many underwater creatures in our pace.

When you come to Kansai, please come and visit us!!!
You must be enjoy diving in Kushimoto now!!

See you then(^^)

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

jawfish, Orange-striped shrimpgoby, Stingray

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Ni-No-Ne

Golden week starts tomorrow

Almost Japanese take a holiday from tomorrow.

April 26th, 2024

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Weather: Cloudy
Ground Temperature: 15~22℃
Water Temperature: 17~18℃
Wind Direction: East(2~4m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:10~12m
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Golden week starts tomorrow.
This week is holiday in Japan.

Almost Japanese people take a holiday for a week.
So, many divers will come to our shop in the week.

The water temperature is getting warmer.
Underwater creatures activity have also increased.

I could see seaweed spawning today!!!

Have you ever seen this creatures??

It is tiny one. But its color is so beautiful!!
Recently, it becomes popular in Japanese diver.

Of course, we can see various of sea slugs in Kushimoto area.

This sea slug is rare one.
This sea slug lives in east of Kushimoto, But the number of it is not much in our area.
The color is colorful, so I like it!!!

I have been going night diving a lot lately.
It is so fun because you can see different creatures than you can see during the day.

And we can see closer than the day.
Because many fishes sleep in night.

There are so many jelly fish lately.

Even safety stops are enjoyable here.
I want everyone to go night diving.

The sea is so calm in a golden week term.
We will be able to enjoy diving for golden week, I guess.

See you then(^^)

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Nembrotha sp.2, Olindias formosus, White spotted pygmy filefish, Aplysia

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Seamans beach

Rainy day

It was rainy day but the sea was calm

April 21, 2024

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 17~19℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10m
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It was rainy day. But when it is rainy, the sea usually become calm.
That is Kushimoto’s magic?!

And the visibility is still 10m.
The water temperature is 17 degree.

The water temperature is getting warmer, the action of fish is more and more.
We could see chicken grunt today.

In the winter season, I search for sea slug often.
So, I see many fishes for a while (^^;)

Of course,  I search sea slug as well.

Do you know this sea slug eat the eggs of other sea slugs?
Some sea slug eat eggs or sea slug.

I went to the area where I haven’t been for a long time.
When I arrive at that area, I was surprised !!

Same frog fish have been staying at the same place!!!!

I think this place is good for eating food!!!
We have to avoid irritation!!!

the number of guest will be increasing after that time.
I hope the guest from overseas more and more.

I want everyone to know Kushimoto’s sea charm.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

frogfish, Chicken Grunt, Favorinus tsuruganus

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki

There were so many Jellyfish today.

When we make a safety stop, I could find various Jellyfish.

April 20, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 14~23℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(3~5m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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It’s first dive after temporary closure.
The visibility is getting better than before.

At the morning, it is about 10~15m.
But, there are so many Jellyfish or Plankton.

So, It seemed murkier than it actually was.


And I could meet or find out rare underwater creatures at second dives.

First of all is this sea slug.
The color is so beautiful(^^)
But, we cannot see it once or second in a year. So, this sea slug is super rare in our dive site.

And we could meet cattle fish for a while.

When she was scared, she change her body color.
The color is so beautiful(^^)
I hope I will be able to see it again.

I want to show you this sea slug as well. This sea slug is very rare one!!!

The back design seems like sea turtle, doesn’t it??
Today’s guest said that the color seems like whale shark.

What do you think about the color??

The grond temperature is getting warmer and warmer.
The number of inquiry from overseas is increasing.

If you want to look for the diving service in Kansai.
Please come and visit us!!

See you then(^^)

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Nembrotha sp.2, Cattle fish, Aldisa albatrossae

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Same-no-hire

AOW license course

I was in charge of AOW course for two days.

April 11, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 13~19℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:5~8m
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I was in charge of AOW course for two days.
The guest come from French.

He search our shop on the Internet.
I’m happy overseas tourist to come to our shop.

I’m in charge of PADI license course to overseas tourist.
So, I become used to teach these contents in English, I guess.

We did underwater Navigation section today.

Most of diver tend to  be confused when they go to underwater, but he can use compass completely!!!!
He completed all skills in one go!!!

As for AOW course, you can learn skills with hanging out.
I introduced many kind of underwater creatures in between practicing.

When an overseas guest come to our shop, I want to show them the creatures which can be seen in Japan only.

I usually introduced this seaslug.

The name is Ao-umiushi in Japanese.
Ao means blue and Umiushi means seaslug.
The name is what you see.

And I also show them Japanese underwater creatures.

The color is sober, so the reaction of many divers is not good haha

Today’s topic is this fish, I guess.

The size is huge!!!!! When I showed it to the guest, he was surprised !!!!

When I take a good reaction from guest, I feel so happy!!!!

Diving season will come soon.
I’m looking forward many overseas guest to come to Kushimoto.
See you then(^^)/

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White&Blue

We held a photo contestAward reception .

March 31, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 17~21℃
Water Temperature: 16℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(3~5m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~15m
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We held Kushimoto underwater photo contest award reception yesterday.
The contest has long history. It continues 33 years.

In this reception, I can see many photographs.
So, I like to join it.

Then, As for underwater, the visibility is getting better than yesterday.
The surface area is still white, but the bottom area is clear.

Today, I could find out rare shrimp.

Periclimenaeus gorgonidarum SP.
We can see it one or two times in a year.
So, I’m so happy when I can find out it.

In spring season, there are so many sea weeds.
Some sea slug live on the sea weed.

The form is so cute. I like this sea slug!!
The size is 1mm haha
It is hard to see it with your eyes only. Do you wanna see tiny underwater creatures?

Others, there are many kinds of macro creatures in bay side area.

We will be closed for 4 days starting tomorrow.
So, I go back to my parents house.

I hope the visibility is getting better at Friday.
See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Stiliger aureomarginatus, Periclimenaeus gorgonidarum SP

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

Kushimoto area was closed due to heavy wind

I went to other diving site today.

March 26, 2024

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Weather: Rainy⇨Cloudy
Ground Temperature: 14~19℃
Water Temperature: 16℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(6~10m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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Kushimoto area was closed today due to heavy wind.
So, we went to other dive site located in east area of Kushimoto.

The beach point will be closed 5days later.
So, we saw various of underwater creature as much as possible.

At first, we can see rare fish.

And there are many tiny creatures around this fish.

Some Japanese likes this creatures.
And there are many kinds of sea slug.

The color is so beautiful!!!
But it is small one.

Others, we can see beautiful fish!!
The fin is so beautiful, isn’t it??

Finally, this fish hid into the sand.

The fish usually wake up at night.
So, it is rare case to see in the noon.

I will dive in Kushimoto area tomorrow.
I hope the sea condition become calm.

Inquiry (English)

串本のダイビングポイント

Uchiura beach

International team

The American guest came to our shop today.

March 25, 2024

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 13~17℃
Water Temperature: 16℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(3~4m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10m
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It was rainy day…
But the sea condition was calm today!!

I went to diving with American guest.
I’m happy  foreigner tourist to come to our shop.

She said there are various of creature in Kushimoto.
I think so!!! Kushimoto area has various of underwater creatures.

I introduced many kind of underwater creatures unique to Japan.

First of all, I could find “Japanese pigmy sea hourse”.
I usually want every foreigner divers to see it!!

The size is so tiny!!!
It is hard to take a pic of that. But, it can be seen in japan only.

And that fish lives in Japan’s sea only.
That name is “Japanese pigmy angel fish”.

The body color is so beautiful!!!
When you dive in Japan, you should see it, I guess.

We did three dives in a day!!
I hope she enjoyed todays diving!!

Other foreigner tourist will come to our shop on Wednesday.
I will try to find out many kinds of underwater creatures.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Japanese pigmy angel fish

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

The sea condition is very rough…

We cannot dive in Kushimoto area.

March 20, 2024

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Weather: Sunny sometimes rainy
Ground Temperature: 10~12℃
Water Temperature: 16℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(8~10m/s)
Swell: 1.5m
Visibility:5~8m
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There were very strong wind and high wave in Kushimoto area today.
So, we changed the dive site located in Kii-Oshima.

There are various of macro underwater creatures in this point named Uchiura-beach.

At first dive, we went to deep area for seeing this fish.

This fish is so rare!!!
It’s so rare that if you haven’t seen it, you should definitely check it out!!!

And we can also see cattle fish!!

The body color is so beautiful, isn’t it??

Do you find any creatures in this pic??

 

A octopus is hiding in this pic.
It’s good at hiding in the sand. So, It is hard to find out it.

Others, there are so many kind s of rare underwater creatures in this point.

 

But, we will be able to dive by March 31.
So, I wanna dive at this point more.

Then, we will be able to dive in Kushimoto area tomorrow.
I hope we can dive in Kushimoto area.

Aee you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Cattle fish, Pegasus laternarius, Octopus aegina, longwing searobin

串本のダイビングポイント

Uchiura beach

Various of macro underwater creatures

I could enjoy diving with observing macro creatures.

March 16,2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 10~19℃
Water Temperature: 16~17℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(3~6m/s)
Swell: 0.5~1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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I have been searching nudibranchs only recently.
But, I did normal style diving today for a while.

As I went to various of dive site in February, so I didn’t know where the creatures are.
But, I could recover the information where the creatures are.

Now, there is Japanese pigmy seahorse in bay side area.
She is so friendly. So we can take a picture easily.

And I could meet rare situation.
The nudiobranch(Sagaminopteron ornatum) was swimming.

It seems like Clione, dosen’t it??
In spring season, we meet this situation more than other season.

This rock shrimp is the creatures that our guest is most interested in.

It’s small even if the shrimp grow up.
The size is about 5cm. It’s so cute(^^)

At last, I wanna show you this scene.

Did you find out wired point???

Actually,  tiny nudibranch was walking on a face of frogfish haha

I notice that scene when I took a logging with our guest.
I was so surprised!!!!

The water temperature is still 16 degree.
But, Now is the best timing for practicing dry suit diving.

If you wanna experience drysuit diving, Now is the best!!!

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!!
See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Giant frogfish, Sagaminopteron ornatum, Favorinus pacificus, Chelarctus cultrifer

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Ni-No-Ne