串本の生きもの / Japanese pigmy sea horse

Nice condition!!!

The visibility is so nice today.

January 29, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 4~13℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(1m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:20m
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I went to research diving today.
Recently, there are so many kind of macro creatures in bay side diving point.
So, I have been diving mainly to look for macro underwater creatures.

At first, I could find Japanese pigmy sea horse.

In Japan, there is a custom called zodiac signs, and this year, Tatsu is the creature of the year. This sea horse is called “Hachijyo-tasu” in Japanese.

So many Japanese divers want to take a picture of that.

And I also could find rare shrimp.

It is Phycocaris simulans.
It liiks like sea weed. So it is hard to find it.

Others, there are various of seaslugs.

Seaslug’s color is so beautiful!!!
So many divers likes seaslug!!!

I will be in charge of Advanced Open Water diver corse.
I will enjoy diving tomorrow as well!!

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Phycocaris simulans, Goniobranchus roboi (Gosliner & Behrens, Caloria indica (Bergh, Placida babai Ev. Marcus

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki

It’s nice day for diving!!!

The whether is fine today!!

July 11, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 26~30℃
Water Temperature: 19~25℃
Wind Direction: Sorthwest(3~4m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~15m
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It was sunny and nice day today!!
The ground temperature is very high but the water temperature is getting lower.

The lowest w. temp is 19 degree.
I hope the water temperature become high.

Today, I can find out many Japapigu today.

One of the point, there is two japapigu at the same place.
They sometimes fight with each other.

The behavior is so cute(^^)

And then, I want to show you other cute fish.

It is so cute, isn’t it??
I like this fish. Because the eye is so cute!!!

By the way, this fish is tiny.

At last dive, I can see rare fish.

It is called ” Leaf scorpionfish” in English.
The fish mimics the surrounding seaweed.
It is hard to find out this fish every time .

Others, there are many kinds of shrimps in Kushimoto area.

Some shrimp has a eggs in their stomach.
And I can see new eggs in their head.

The body color is clear, so I can see inside of the body.

It will be nice day for diving tomorrow.
I hope I can see rare fish and many under water creatures.

see you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Clear Cleaner shrimp, Leaf scorpionfish, Moyer's dragonet

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki

The W.temp is getting warmer

Comfortable in a wetsuit

June 28, 2023

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Weather: Cloudy
Ground Temperature: 23~28℃
Water Temperature: 23~25℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:20m
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It was nice day for diving today.
The w.temp is little bit cold at morning, and it is getting warmer at noon.

It’s about 24 degree.
Almost guest don’t feel cold in a whole dive.

The number of young fish is increasing recently.
We can see many kinds of cute fishes in diving point.

And there are many Japapigu in many diving point.
The size is about 1cm. It’s so hard to see with your eyes.

It is better to use digital camera for observing it.

I heard you can see this sea horse in Japan only.
So, when foreign tourists dome to Kushimoto, I want every tourists to see it.

At last, I will show you this fish.
It is called Moss fringehead in English. Also, we call it “Kokeginpo” in Japanese.

The fish live in a hole usually.
It is hard to find out this fish. But, if you can find it, I’m so happy!!

Then, I will go trial diving with foreign tourists tomorrow.
I will do my best to show them the beautiful sights.

I wonder I will go the dive point that has many table coral.

Sere you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Moss fringehead, Moyer's dragonet

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

So many Japapig

I can find many japapig today.

June 27, 2023

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Weather: Cloudy→Sunny
Ground Temperature: 24~28℃
Water Temperature: 24℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3m/s)
Swell: 0.5~1.0m
Visibility:20~30m
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It was nice day today.
And the visibility is also nice. So we can enjoy diving without any stress.

In the morning, we can see the behavior of big squid spawning at out of the ocean.

There are many Big fin reef squids in the same place.
They come to there for spawning.

In this time, we can get closer them.
So, it’s easy to take a pics of them close.

And I can found out many Japapig.

We can see 4 Japapig in a dive.
I think the number of it is very much now.

Others there are clear fishes in bay side dive point.

I don’t know when this scene will disappear .
So, If you wanna see it, I recommend you to come as soon as possible.

Then, It will be nice day tomorrow .
I will enjoy diving tomorrow as well!!

See you then(^^

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Bigfin reef squid, Swallowtail cardinalfish

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world, Ni-No-Ne

It’s very nice condition today!!

The visibility was 30m today!!

June 23, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 23~28℃
Water Temperature: 23~24℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~4m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:15~30m
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Today’s sea is very good condition for diving.
Because the visibility is 30m and w.temp is 24 degree.

We could enjoy diving without stress today!!
I hope this condition will be continuing.

At morning, we can meet sea turtle.
The water is blue, so we can take a beautiful picture of sea turtle.

This turtle is very friendly. So we could hang out with it for a while.

Recently , the number of Japanese pigmy sea horse  is increasing , I think.

This sea horse live in Japan only.
So, I want every foreigner visit to see it.

The size is 5mm~ 1cm. If you want to see the details, I recommend you to bring digital camera.

In this season, many kinds of fishes are spawning and protecting their eggs.

Almost Clown fish are protecting their eggs.
If you are lucky, you can see the situation of hatching out at night.

If you want to see it, please ask to staff.

Then, It will be sunny and warm day. And the sea will be calm.
So, I think we can enjoy diving tomorrow as well.

Thank you for your reading.
See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Sea turtle, Clown fish

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

Japanese Pigmy Seahourse

It’s tiny but cute.

October 25, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 18~23℃
Water Temperature: 24℃
Wind Direction: South→Southwest(2~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:20m
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The visibility keep good. Today’s visibility is 20~25m!!
It’s so clear.

The w.temp is 24 degree. So, you can dive with wetsuit I guess.
But, ground temperature is getting lower.

So, I recommend you to bring something to protect wind.

Then, I could find tiny creature that is hard to find.
That is Japanese pigmy seahourse.

The size is 5mm.
It’s tiny. So, when you observe it, you may have to bring microscope or Camera.

And at last dive, I met Blu-ringed octopus.
The octopus is rare in Kushimoto.

The blue ring is beautiful but they have strong poison in their mouth.
So, when you observe them, Please be careful not to be bitten.

I think drysuit are recommended after next month.
Even if you haven’t wear, we will practice how to use drysuit at first, so please come and try it.

I’m happy that the number of foreign guest is increasing recently.
I hope many foreign guest come to Kushimoto area.

Please come and visit us!!

See you then!!

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Blue-ringed octopus

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

W.TEmp is getting lower….

I hope Kuroshio current come back.。

June 4, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 19~25℃
Water Temperature: 19~23℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~5m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:5~10m
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Today, the visibility and water temperature is getting lower…
The lowest w.temp is 19 degree.

I recommend you to wear Dry suit.
When you choose wet suit,  it is better to wear hood and vest.

Water temperature  is so cold, but there are many kind of macro creatures.
So, we can enjoy diving today.

I’ll sow you the creatures that we met today.

Japanese Pigmy Seahorse

I like this situation. Because  it’s so beautiful.

Coz  the water temperature is getting lower,   the number of Nudibranch is getting increasing.

This size is about 5mm.
It’s very small. So, If I can find out, I’m so happy!!!

The Forecast said it will be rainy tomorrow.
I hope that the visibility and water temperature is getting higher.

Thank you for your reading.

See you next blog!!

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Nudibranch

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen

Many kinds of small underwater creatures

I can enjoy looking for small creatures.

22. March, 2022

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Weather: Cloudy⇨Rainy
Ground Temperature: 9~12℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(5~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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I go to diving two times today.
Today’s guest have a macro camera.

So, I look for many kind of small creatures.
Recently, we can see many pigmy seahorse.

The size is about 5mm~1cm.
That is very small and so cute.

Today, there’re five pigmy seahorse in the same place.
I was surprised!!!

The most impressive creature the guest saw today is this crab.


Could you find out it??
Doesn’t it look like Comatulida? The name is Hairy Shrimp.

In the last dive, we can find out rare fish.
The fish is Ghost pipe fish!!

I wanna take a picture by myself…
The soft coral behind the fish is so beautiful.

There are many kinds of creatures in Kushimoto recently.
For example, seaslugs, Shrimps, small fishes, turtle and so on.

You cannot see everything in a day I guess.

The visibility is getting clear.
Please come to Kushimoto and our shop!!

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Hairy Crab

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world, Ghost pipe fish

Japanese Pigmy Sea Hourse

I was looking for Small creatues today.

15th March, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 17~23℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(6~8m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:8m
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I go to 3 dives in a day with the guests who like small creatures.
One of the guest want to see Pigmy Sea Horse and Phycocaris simulans.

So, I try to find out it.
As a result, I can find out them.

When I would be happy if I could meet the requests.

Japanese Pigmy Seahorse is about 1cm.
It’s very small and cute!!

There is Emperor Shrimp in our dive site.

These color is so beautiful!! I like this combination(^^)

At last, please introduce a blog that I join.
The blog’s name is “Kushimoto-koza guide”.

the blog association has 5 members. I write the blog in English  in 14th every month.
If you have a time for reading, please check this blog.

Thank you for your reading.
Bye.

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Emperor shrimp, Phycocaris simulans

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki

The big I say is small for others

I show the guest a variety of  underwater creatures.

February  23, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 2~10℃
Water Temperature: 16.4℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(4~8m/s)
Swell: 1.0~2.0m
Visibility:10~12m
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Recently, Kushimoto’s diving area is closed due to strong wind and waves.
But, we can dive in Kushimoto  today because the wind is getting weaker.

At last month, I always look for Nudibranch.
So, it seems that the scale of the size when  looking at creatures has shifted…haha

When I introduced  some Nudibranch, I wrote this Nudibranch is big!!
But, the guest don’t think the Nudibranch is big.

I used to look four like this size.

the size is about 5mm.
I have to fix my scale….

Then, I will show you beautiful seaweed.

This seaweed can only be seen in five area in Japan, including Kushimoto.
Don’t you think this is so beautiful?

You can see it from now to June.
Please come and see it.

There are many kind of creatures now.
So, you must be able to enjoy diving in Kushimoto.

I update some pics in our Instagram.
Please follow our Instagram account.

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Eriocauloncea sp, Favorinus japonicus, Gonibranchus ruformaculatus