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Nudibranch

I’ve been looking for Nudibranch.

February 4th, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 5~12℃
Water Temperature: 17.8℃
Wind Direction: North(1~2m/s)⇨Northwest(5~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:12~15m
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Today, I have been looking for Nudibranch.
I can find 14 species in a dive.

The variety of Nudibranch has increased since the w.temp reached around 18℃.

Some of Nudibranch I found today have never been seen before.


When I find it, I’m so happy (^^)
There are many Nudibranch I’ve never met in Kushimoto.
I want to find more.

There was also a shocking scene while searching for Nudibranch.
It is a scene where Scarus ovifrons is dead at the bottom of the water…

When I find it, I didn’t understand what it happened .
It may be a diver’s privilege to encounter such a scene.
This is also providence of nature, I think.

And then, there was a beautiful gammaridea today.

I cannot find the name in the picture book, dictionary and Internet.
If you know that name, please tell me.

Now, we can see so many kind of small  creatures in Kushimoto.
If you want to know the Japanese diving style,  there is no doubt that you can enjoy diving in Kushimoto now.

Since the number of guest is small, it is easy to practice taking photos.

We try to support you to take underwater photo.
Thank you.

串本の生きもの

Trinchesia sp.36, Scarus ovifrons, Gammaridea

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen

Photo with using fisheye lens

The color of ocean is beautiful blue.

January 31 , 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 5~11℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(6~8m/s)
Swell: 1.0~2.0m
Visibility:12~15m
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Today, we practice taking a pic with using Fisheye lens.
The condition is so good for practicing !!!!

There are so many Whitesaddle goatfishes in Kushimoto now.
So, we took a pic of it.

There are a thousand of this fish in this area, I guess.
You can enjoy taking photographs, I think.

And, I want to recommend you this place.
The situation is so beautiful, isn’t it?

In kushimoto, there are big coral that color is red.

The color type is so beautiful.
So, this situation is one of popular point in Kushimoto area.

Last, I show you a surprising sight.

It is the scene that a moray is attacking to Lobster .
The moray bite lobster very hard.

I was so excited to see such a situation (^^)

Diving is fun because you don’t know what will happen!!!

串本の生きもの

Moray, Scalefin Anthias, Whitesaddle goatfish

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world, Ni-No-Ne

beautiful creature

The beautiful creature we met.

January 30 , 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 6~10℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: North(2~3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~12m
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We go to the point of out of ocean today.
The visibility is about 15~20m. It’s so nice!!

Then, I can meet rare moray.
The color of their mouth is yellow.

But, this moray live in deep area. So if you want to see it, I recommend you to use enriched air Nitrox.

And, I can also find colorful Nudibranchia.

This Nudibranchia has three types of color that are purple, red and green.
I like this color the best.

Last, I found red shrimp.

It is called it “Umiushi-kakure-ebi” in japanese. It is called “Emperor Shrimp” in Eng.
The name means that the shrimp hide in Nudibranchia in Japanese.

The condition might be calm tomorrow .
I hope I can enjoy diving!!

串本の生きもの

Miamira flavicostata, Moray, Emperor shrimp

串本のダイビングポイント

Ni-No-Ne

Macro Dive

There are many kinds of creatures.

January 29 , 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 7~12℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~12m
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Today , we go to the point of out of ocean for the first time in a while.
We can meet many small creatures.

First, I want to show you this pic.

The situation is so beautiful, isn’t it?
I want to take a pictures!!!

Then,  I saw the squirt that looks like Panda.

Japanese usually call it “Panda Hoya”.

In addition , there are many frog fish and Nudibranchia in Kuhsimoto.

When you want to take a pic of small creature, You can enjoy diving in Kushimoto.
Please come and come and visit us!!

串本の生きもの

Whip coral goby, Panda hoya, Warty Frogfish

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Ni-No-Ne, Tou-no-oki

Uchi-ura Beach

We dived in Uchi-ura beach.

January  18, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 5~8℃
Water Temperature: 19℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(8~10m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:12~15m
※This condition is about Sue area.
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Today, there are high waves in Kushimoto area.
So, we go to Sue, Uchi-ura beach.

I go to there with a guest who haven’t  been to Sue before.
So, I introduced many kinds of creatures that lived in Sue as much as I can.

When I go to deeper area, I meet Big Angel shark.
I’m so happy to meet him at first!!

The Angel shark is swimming in front of us.
So, we can observe him easily(^^)

A herd of horse mackerel, which is a typical creatures in Sue area, also passed as ususal.
It is so dynamic !!

Please visit us to see this flock!!
Sometimes, Big yellowtails appears near the flock and preys on horse mackerel.

On the other hands, we can observe small creatures in Sue area too.
For example, cattle fish, Japanese pigmy seahorse and Octopus and so on.

The color of cattle fish is so beautiful .
It change the color when intimidating.  This is one of the most popular creature.

Then, we will be able to dive in Kushimoto tomorrow.
I hope W.temp is rising and the visibility is so good.

串本の生きもの

Cattle fish, Horse Mackerel, Angel shark

串本のダイビングポイント

Uchiura beach

We dive in Sanbira

The effects of the tsunami are over.

January 17, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 8~12℃
Water Temperature: 18.4℃
Wind Direction: west(4~7m/s)
Swell: 1.0~2.0m
Visibility:15m
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The tsunami came to japan yesterday.
But we don’t take any damages.

We cannot dive yesterday because of tsunami, but we can dive today.

I met Stingray in the point named Sanbira.
When the stingray noticed that it was found, he rolled up the sand and ran away while hiding himself.

It’s so interesting !!

I cannot write  this blog recently … I’m so sorry I didn’t write the blog regularly .

串本の生きもの

Stingray

串本のダイビングポイント

Sanbira

We dive at Sue in Kii-Oshima

We can met many kind of octopus and a cattle fish.

January  11, 2022

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Weather: Cloudy then rain
Ground Temperature: 9~12℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(8m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:15m
(This condition is about Kii-Oshima’s)
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We dived in Sue diving center that located in Kii-Oshima.
Because we cannot dive in Kushimoto because of the high waves.

In Sue area, we can met many kinds of octopus .
At first dive, we could observe the scene that the Octopus catch a fish for eating!!

When I found it, I’m so surprise!!!
It’s valuable to be able to meet such a scene. we are so lucky.

At the end of diving, we can also meet this octopus !!

This octopus has strong poison.
So when you meet this octopus, please be careful not to be bitten.

And there are many other creatures in Sue area.
We can enjoy diving today!!

Because it is forecast that the wind will weaken, we may be able to dive in Kushimoto.

I hope I could….

串本の生きもの

Blue-ringed octopus, Octopus kagoshimensis

串本のダイビングポイント

Uchiura beach

Redlip Morwongs

Redlip Morwong are gathering!!

January  10 , 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 8~14℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: east(3~4m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:15m
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The holodays are over today.
Many guest came our shop during the holidays.

The visibility is so nice and the w.temp is warm in the holidays.

In winter season, Redlip Morwong gathers in a fixed place every year.
I don’t know why they gather here.

I think this fish is gathering for spawning.

This year’s zodiac is tiger in japan.
These fish is perfect for this year’s zodiac.

Recently, there are so many fishes in Kushimoto area.
Now we can enjoy diving!!!

串本の生きもの

Redlip Morwong

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki

W.Temp is rising!!

W.temp is about 19℃!!

January  5, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 5~11℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: southeast(2~3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:12~15m
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The waves were high yesterday but today is a calm.
We can dive easier than yesterday.

Today, we practice to take a pictures  of macro creatures with using microscope mode by OLUMPUS.

When you take a picture of Nudibranchs, it is useful!!
This mode can shoot 1mm object.

As soon as I told the guest how to shoot in the morning,  he mastered the microscope  mode.

This size is 1mm. But, He took a perfect picture of it.
I was surprised at how quickly he could take a perfect picture .

We can also meet beautiful Nudibranch.

It is so beautiful, isn’t it?
When I find it, I’m so happy.

In the end , he took such a beautiful picture.

If you can master the microscope  mode, there will be more ways to enjoy diving, I think.

There aren’t many guests in the coming season, so it’s perfect for practicing.

Please come and visit us.

串本の生きもの

Miamira flavicostata, Martadoris amakusana, feather duster worms

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Windy day

We go to “Sanbira” for the first time in a while.

January 3rd 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 8~11℃
Water Temperature: 17~18℃
Wind Direction: West(7~10m/s)
Swell: 1.5~2.0m
Visibility:15m
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A strong westerly wind has continued since last night.
So, the wave are getting higher.
For that reason, we can go to Sumisaki area in the morning but we cannot go to the area again.

We have been diving  in “Sanbira” where the waves are hard to rise for next dive.

There are many kinds of corals. So, the view is so wonderful!!
And there are many butterfly fish in the corals.

If you go to deeper area in this point, you may be able to meet “Gymnura japonica”.
We could meet it today!!

It is difficult to find this ray because it hides in the sand.
When we search this ray, we also meet small Red Lionfish.

The fins is so beautiful!! So, I like this fish.
How about you?

In addition, there were many kinds of creatures such as shrimp and Nudibranch in “Sanbira”.

I wanna take a movie in this point with using GoPro.
I think I can take a movie of coral reef and fishes that seems like southern ocean.
When I finish taking movie, I update it at Youtube.
If you want, please watch it.

Forecast said the sea condition will be  getting better tomorrow.
So I think you will be able to  enjoy diving more in Kushimoto!!

串本の生きもの

Red Lionfish, Gymnura japonica, Stiliger sp.1, Hidden Coralimorph Shrimp

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sanbira