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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

Martadoris amakusana, Miamira flavicostata, 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

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year 2022!!

January 3, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 11~16℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~5m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:15~20m
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Happy new year!!
How are you spending the year-end and New Year holidays?

In 2022, we can dive in Kushimoto so far.
Now, the visibility is so good!!!

It’s almost like you can see it forever!!
Today, I met a school of Grunt and so big Yellowtails!!!

It’s very dynamic!!!
Please show this movie!!

And a number of Nudibranchs are increasing recently.

Nudibranch is so colorful (^^)

And some Nudibranch is swimming.

Both of them is about 1cm.
It’s small but the joy of finding it is great!!

We’ll dive three times  tomorrow.
We’ll enjoy diving!!

串本の生きもの

Grunts, Yellowtail, Trinchesia sp.1, Cavoliniodea sp

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki

Diving in Kushimoto after a long time

We can meet many kind of  small underwater creatures.

December 28, 2021

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Weather: Sunny and cloudy
Ground Temperature: 6~11℃
Water Temperature: 17~18℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(4~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:8~15m
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We can dive in Kushimoto after a long time.

So, I  have checked if there are any underwater creatures left.
The creatures I’ve seen so far are  still living.

Today, we observe rare shrimp that is called “Kogashiraebi”  inJapanese.

Recently, there are many Nudibranchias in Kushimoto.
I’ll show you some Nudibranchia we met.

Besides small creatures, there are many attractions such as a school of fish.

But, we may be able to dive tomorrow only in this year due to heavy wind.
We are going to do three dives for a day.

Why is the sea rough during the New Year holidays……??
I hope the sea condition is getting better!!

串本の生きもの

Leander plumosus, Verconia sp.2, Cratena lineata

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Dolphins are coming to our dive site!!

We can observe dolphin family every day!!

December 24, 2021

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Weather:Cloudy and rainy
Ground Temperature: 8~16℃
Water Temperature: 19~20℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(3~4m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:15~20m
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Today is Christmas eve .
We take a Christmas present from ocean.

The present is Dolphins family!! Those Dolphins appeared yesterday.
They have two baby in the family. Baby dolphin is so cute!!!

I want to swim with them but I couldn’t do today….
If I have a chance to try swimming with dolphins, I’ll try it!!

After observing dolphins, we go to diving!!
There are many frog fishes.

The color is so beautiful, isn’t it?

And, there are many kinds of Nudibranchs also in our dive site.

I’ll show you the part of them that I found out!!

The second one is very good at mimicry.
Can you find it?

Tomorrow is Christmas  but  the sea condition is getting worse ….
We may not be able to dive in our dive site, I guess.

I hope that we can meet dolphin family again when the sea condition calms down.

We start to new blog written in English

We irregularly show you the some underwater creatures living in Kushimoto.

December 22, 2021

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 11~16℃
Water Temperature: 19~20℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:20m
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Hello.
This is Hirotaka Koike from Nanki seamans club.

We start to write the blog written in English.
I try to write this blog as much as I can.

Recently,  the visibility is so good. It’s about 20m or more.
Then, Water is still warm, so we do a diving in comfortable.

There are many small creatures in Sumisaki area located in the bay.
Today we met many frog fishes.

It’s so cute!!
You can many types of frog fishes.

And If you’re lucky, you can meet sea turtles in this area.

This sea turtle does not run away even if it sees a diver.
If you can meet, you can watch the turtle very close.

Please come and visit the sea of Kushimoto where you can see both small and big creature.