串本の生きもの / Ficopomatus enigmaticus

Hammer head sharks were appealing

We can meet hummer head shark at out of the ocean.

June 25, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 21~27℃
Water Temperature: 23~24℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~15m
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Today’s sea is so calm.
And It was sunny day today!!

So, we can enjoy diving in a whole day.
I wonder if such a day will be continuing everyday.

Today, we can see many hummer head shark at the point of out of the ocean.

There are many sharks. Our guest was happy to see them.

On the other hands, we can also see many macro underwater creatures in the bay side dive point.

In a deep area, there are many goby.
They live in a hole with pistol shrimp. If you can take a pictures with together , you are so lucky!!

And I show our guests that situation .
I like this situation. That’s why it is beautiful back ground.

If I can dive in this dive point, I take a this picture every time as much as I can.

And There is Moss fringe head. The body color is so beautiful!!
I like this fish.

Others, there are many kinds of sea slug as well.

So, you can see various of fishes and  another underwater creatures now.

Now is nice season for enjoying diving in Kushimoto, I think.

See you then(^^)/

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串本の生きもの

Moss fringehead, Ficopomatus enigmaticus, Orange-striped shrimpgoby, Pikachu seaslug

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Good Wrasse world, Ni-No-Ne, Asaji, Same-no-hire

Breeding season start

Many kinds of underwater creatures are breeding.

May 22, 2023

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Weather: Rainy→Sunny
Ground Temperature:19~24℃
Water Temperature: 20~21℃
Wind Direction: East→west(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~12m
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It was a little chilly in the morning today, but from noon it becomes warm like summer.
I think you can dive with a wetsuit without feeling cold.

Then, The breeding season start in this week.
Some Damselfish are protecting their eggs and lay an eggs.

The father usually protect their eggs.
Also, Nemo lay an eggs as well.

I showed you the movie of behavior spawning of Bigfin reef squids.
I can also observe it today.

There are 20~25 squids.

Sometimes, the male squid was fighting.
It’s so dynamic.
This situation is shown in this season, so if you come to Kushimoto in May.
I want you to see it!!

Others, there are macro creatures.
The hermit crab lives in the place which is so beautiful.

If you usually take a pictures, I recommend you to go to here.
The backside shell is very beautiful.

At last, I show you the seaweed that looks like flower.
It’s tiny, but when you take a picture of it, you can gain in beauty.

The sea of Kushimoto has a beautiful sight, many kinds of creatures and potential, I think.
I hope the people from all over the world will know the charm of our dive site.

I will do my best to convey the charm of Kushimoto to the world.

When you come to Japan, please make a plan to come to Kushimoto.
See you then(^^)/

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串本の生きもの

Bigfin reef squid, Ficopomatus enigmaticus, Hydrocoryne miurensis, Smokey chromis

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

Taking pictures

I can do photo dive today.

May 12, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 15~20℃
Water Temperature: 19℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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It was sunny outside today.
So, I can see the diver who wear a wetsuit recently .

The water temperature is getting warm.
So, underwater creatures is so active now.

In this term, the main topic of Kushimoto’s sea is spawning behavior of Bigfin reef squid.
A male squid is very big.  When he get closer to us, it’s very powerful !!

I updated the movie of squid in Youtube.
If you don’t mind please check the movie.

After observing it, I took a picture of underwater macro creatures .

This is a picture of Hermit crab.
They live in a hole where is coral.

There are also beautiful shell behind hermit crab.
I think it is so beautiful, so I took a pic of it.

Others, the seaweed was spawning.

Can you see the tiny eggs??Eggs is red one.
It is so difficult to observe with your eyes, so you need to use digital camera.

Last, I wanna show you this seaslug.

This is “Pikachu”. The color seems like Pokemon Pikachu, so Japanese diver call it “Pikachu”

In a little while, you will be able to make reservations through “KLOOK” website.
Please come and see the sea of Kushimoto when you come to Japan.

See you then(^^)/

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串本の生きもの

Pikachu, Ficopomatus enigmaticus, Martensia fragilis

串本のダイビングポイント

Good Wrasse world