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AOW course

I did the AOW course for two days.

December 20, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 4~11℃
Water Temperature: 19℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:20m
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I was in charge of AOW course for two days.
This was the first time I gave an advances open water course to foreigner.

The guest come from Singapore and Canada.
I’m fun to do this course in English.

Today, I did boat dive Speciality section.
Also, I did fun diving in this dive.

At the dive point that I go, we can see many fishes.

In winter, Many Whitesaddle goat fish are gathering at the same place.

It so dynamic!!!
So, many Japanese diver like to taking the pics of them.

And the number of sea slug is increasing.

Now, If you come to here, you can see many creatures,I think.

See you then(^^)/

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We can see many kinds of fishes!!

Many kinds of fishes gather at the same place.

December 16, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 7~13℃
Water Temperature: 19~20℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:10~15m
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Recently, the number of days when the sea is rough is increasing .
It is an annual trend that the number of days when the sea gets rough increases in winter.

When the sea is rough, we usually change the dive point that is calm.
The point of name is Uchiura-beach.

We went to there yesterday, but we can dive in Kushimoto today.

In the morning, we can see many fishes at the same place.
For examples,  Damzels, Snappers, Banded boar fish, Greater amberjack and so on.

the greater amberjack we met is very big!!!
The size is about 1m~1.5m, I think!!

When I find it, I was so surprised!!!

At second dive, I looked forward macro creatures.

I can meet baby box fish.It’s so cute(^^)

At the end of second dives, I can find tiny sea slug.

Now, the number of sea slug is increasing !!
We can enjoy searching sea slugs now.

By the way, it will be rainy day tomorrow, but the sea will be calm.
On the other hands, the sea will be rough day after tomorrow….

I think I will not be able to dive in our dive site on 18th…
I hope the whether forecast will change for the better.

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Sumisaki, Bizen

I was looking for sea slugs for two days.

The number of sea slugs are increasing !!

December 11, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 14~18℃
Water Temperature: 20℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10m
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I was looking for sea slugs in this weekend.
The w.temp become 20 degree. So the number of sea slugs are increasing .

I can find 30~40 spices of sea slugs.
Most of it is tiny.
When you observe it, you have to bring Digital camera or micro scope.

I’ll show you the sea slugs we met this weekend.
Please watch these pics.

Most Japanese diver like them. Because their body color is so beautiful!!

If you want to observe them, it’s better to dive in winter season.
The winter is the best season for observing sea slugs.

We will dive three times tomorrow.
I hope I can find more sea slug.

See you then(^^)/

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Rare shrimps

We can find rare shrimps today.

November 30, 2022

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Weather: Cloudy→Rainy
Ground Temperature: 17~22℃
Water Temperature: 21~22℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10m
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It was cloudy and rainy today.
But sea condition is still good!!!

Today, I try to find a rare shrimp.
It’s tiny as usual, so it’s hard to find them.

So I’m so happy when I find the shrimps.

At first dive, I can find “Yakushima-kakure-ebi”.

The coral looks like flower garden.
It’s so beautiful(^^)

And we can also find Harlequin shrimp at second dive.

Both of them is popular species in Japan.

 

There are many kinds of goby now.
These goby is so cute and beautiful.

They usually live in table coral.
It’s hard to take a pics but when you can do, you can feel a sense of accomplishment, I think.

There will be strong wind tomorrow .
So, we may not be able to dive in Kushimoto area…..

I hope I could dive in Kushimoto tomorrow.

See you then(^^)/

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Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Coral vitality

The coral have a strong vitality.

November 26, 2022

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Weather: Cloudy
Ground Temperature:16~19℃
Water Temperature: 21~22℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(2~3m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:10~12m
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Today’s sea condition is very good!!!
The sea is calm and the w.temp is warm.

Today, I received an unusual request.
It’s  the situation how corals live vigorously.

Sometimes, we see that situation .
It’s a spectacle of living vigorously while entwining the fishing line.

I think this view is situation that only divers can see.

In this season, we can see many kinds of sea squirt.


It looks like Panda, isn’t it??
It’s so cute(^^)

We can meet rare shrimp at last dive.

Can you notice that??
It is good at hiding usually, so it’s hard to find.

Others, we can see many carabs, sea slugs, fishes and so on.
Now, we can see various creatures now.

Please come and visit us!!
See you next blog!!

See you then!!
Bye(^^)

 

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Sumisaki, Bizen

Spotted Eagle ray

We went to the point of out of the ocean for a while.

November 22, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 15~21℃
Water Temperature: 22℃
Wind Direction: North(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~12m
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It was sunny day today and the ocean is calm.

So, we went to the point of out of the ocean for a while.
There are little bit current but we can enjoy diving.

Luckily today I encountered a spotted eagle ray right after I started diving.

It’s very big, so we can observe easily.

After that, we can so many kinds of schools of fish.

We can see many fishes in the point of the out of ocean.

At third dive, we went to bay side point.
There are many kinds of macro creatures.

For example, sea slug.
It’s tiny in this season.
When you observe it, it’s better to use micro scope.

At last, I can find new baby Longnose hawkfish.

The body is clear.
It’s small and cute(^^)

You can also see various creatures such as frog fish.

As winter approaches, the number of guests from overseas is increasing.

We look forward to welcoming everyone .

Bye(^^)

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Sumisaki, Bizen, Asaji

Observing goby and sea slug

There are so many creatures to watch  now.

November 14, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 16~21℃
Water Temperature: 23℃
Wind Direction: West(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~12m
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It was heavy rain yesterday but Today is sunny day.
So, we can enjoy diving!!

I go to diving  for observing goby and sea slug today.

In the first dive, we looked for some goby that lives with shrimps.

This goby is very shy, so when you get closer to them, you have to move slowly as much as you can.

As for sea slugs, we can find rare sea slugs.
Can you notice where the sea slug is?

The sea slug is good at hiding.
I’m so happy when I find out this.

By the way, this is the hidden sea slug in the picture.

Second one is this.

The eyes is very cute(^^)
It’s tiny.  The size is 2mm.

I like this form.

Of course, you can also see schools of fish.

 

Recently, the number of inquiries from overseas has increased.
I’m glad you to read my blog. We’re waiting for you to visit us.

See you then(^^)/

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Sumisaki, Bizen

Rich variety

There are many kinds of creatures.

November 11, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 16~23℃
Water Temperature: 23℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(3~4m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:10~12m
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It was sunny today.
The sea is calm. So we can enjoy diving without stress.

Now, there are many kinds of creatures in Kushimoto area.
For example, shrimps, crabs and fishes.

Today, we can meet rare shrimp.

The shrimp is called ” Tedurumosuru-kakure-ebi” in Japanese.
The shrimp are good at hiding.
It is often hidden in starfish called Tezurumozuru.

And I meet this fish.
The fish are also good at hiding.

The fish mimics a tree branch.
So, when you find it, the trick is to believe and look for it.

In Autumn, there are many kinds of baby fishes.

Baby box fish is so cute.
It looks like a dice. the size is 1~2 cm.

Also,  the number of tropical fish is increasing .
There are many grouper goby recently .

The fish lives in warm waters. For example, Okinawa, Indonesia, Philippines.

It’s the weekend from tomorrow.
Many guests will come to our shop.

I will enjoy diving tomorrow.

See you then!!

Bye(^^)/

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Grouper goby, Thornback cowfish, Bastard seahorse, Basket Start Shrimp

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Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Nice visibility

I’ll show you some schools of fishes.

November 9 , 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 18~22℃
Water Temperature: 23℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(1~2m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:15m
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Hi, there!!
I didn’t write blog for a long time.

Then, Today I went to research dive.
I think I showed you macro creatures recently.

So, I will show you schools of fishes today.

Now, there are so many fishes in bayside dive point.

There are Russell’s snapper, yellow stripe goat fish, Banded boar fish and so on.
I think this place is the best for taking  a pic of schools of fishes or observing  them.

In this year, the number of White-caudal chromis is more than usual.
The color is yellow, so it’s so beautiful!!

When you make a safety stop, you can see this situation in sunny day.

It looks like aurora. Don’t you think so?

Of course, there are  also so many macro creatures.
Now, the number of emperor shrimp is increasing .

At the end of dive, I can meet lion fish on the top of rock.
It’s so big!!

The visibility is very good and you must be going to enjoy diving!!

I’m looking forward you to come to our shop!!

Bye for now!!

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Emperor shrimp, Russell's snapper, White-caudal chromis

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Bizen

Looking for Nudibranch

I looked for Nudibranch after a long time.

November 4, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 17~23℃
Water Temperature: 23℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:10~12m
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Today I went diving for research after a long time.
The subject of the research is Nudibranch.

From next month, we will form a team to search for Nudibranch.
Most nudibranch is tiny, so I have to look for it carefully.

The Nudibranch that I could find is 2mm to 5mm.
Today, I was able to discover about 10 types of Nudibranch in total.

I’m so happy when I can find them.
Why don’t we look for it together?
This diving style is one of Japanese diving style.

When I search for Nudibranch, I could find out other creatures accidentally .

Today I found it.


It’s shrimp. They are good at hiding.
So, If you can meet this shrimp , you are very lucky to meet you.

Of course there are still schools of fish in other places.

A wide range of creatures, from schools of fish to small Nudibranchs, can be observed in the current sea of Kushimoto.

When you come to Japan or visit Wakayama Pref, Please come and visit us!!

Bye for now!!

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串本の生きもの

Phycocaris simulans

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Sumisaki