串本の生きもの / Sea turtle

Typhoon passed

First dive after typhoon No.14 passed

September 21, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 20~27℃
Water Temperature: 26~27℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:5~7m
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The typhoon named “Nanmadol” passed Kushimoto two days ago.
Today, we can do first dive after the typhoon passed.

The typhoon had strong power while it came Japan.
The scenery in the sea is very strong so that the ocean was stormy.

I have to research under water creature where it is.
But, I can find some creatures that we have known before typhoon effect.

First one is Garden-eel.

The Garden-eel was eating.

And sea turtle is still in Kushimoto.
She is so friendly, so we can observe her very close distance.

Last one is Blue tang that modeled for the movie “Finding Dory”.

At last dive, I can find new creature.
That is goby named Spotted prawn-goby.

There are three goby in the same point.
It seems that more and more new creatures will be seen from now on.

It will be rainy tomorrow…
I hope it doesn’t affect the transparency.

Bye for now!!

串本の生きもの

Sea turtle, Spotted prawn-goby, Blue tang, Garden eel

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Sea turtle

We could meet many sea turtles today.

July 30, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 24~31℃
Water Temperature: 24~28℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:12~30m
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In the morning, the visibility is very good!!
When I see the surface, the sea water seems like crystal blue.

We can see so many sea turtles today.
The turtle that we met is so friendly. The sea turtle is getting closer to us.

There are many kinds of fishes in this area.

A school of Sliver-stripe round fishes is dynamic(^^)
Sometimes, Greater amberjacks are coming.

On the other hand, there are many kinds of macro creature too.
Ghost pipe fish is still the same place where I found yesterday.

Even if the water is clear, I will look for  Nudibranchs.

I could find many Nudibranchs today.
The size is very tiny, so it’s better to use compact digital camera for observing them.


Don’t you think it is beautiful?
Now,  the number of Nudibranchs is increasing.

The water temperature is getting warmer recently .
If you want to come to Kushimoto, Now is the best timing!!

Please come and visit !!

See you next blog.
Bye(^^)/

串本の生きもの

Sea turtle, Greater Ambrjack, Silver-stripe round fishes

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Kushimoto area

I can dive in Kushimoto today.

19th February , 2022

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Weather: Cloudy→Rainy
Ground Temperature: 5~12℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(4~8m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:10~12m
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Hi, this is Hirotaka from Nanki Seamans Club.
I’m sorry that I couldn’t write blog for a while.

We cannot dive in Kushimoto for four days due to strong wind and high waves.

But, The sea become calm today.
So,we can dive in our dive site for the first time in many years.

I dived with the guest who have never dived Kushimoto today.
So, I introduce the major creatures of Kushimoto.

At first, I introduced Scarbreast tuskfish.
I think it’s a representative fish of Kushimoto.

When the Scarbreast tuskfish find diver, he start chasing divers.
It’s like a dog chasing the owner and it’s cute(^^)

And, when I take launch with guest, I received a request to see sea turtle and Longtooth grouper. So I search for them in the second dive.

As a result, I can meet both of them.

The sea turtle is resting on the rock.
It was a sea turtle that never escaped even when diver was approaching.

So, we can take a photograph with the sea turtle easily.
The guest was very satisfied.

The forecast said the wind will get stronger tomorrow.
I guess we cannot dive in Kushimoto again….

We will go to Sue diving center tomorrow.

串本の生きもの

Sea turtle, Scarbreast tuskfish

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Bizen