串本の生きもの / Sea turtle

Good sea for diving!!!

We can see various of underwater creatures!!

October  17, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 17~25℃
Water Temperature: 24℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~4m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~12m
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Hi, there!!
I cannot update blog for a long time. I’m so sorry(~~;)

Now there are various of underwater creatures in our dive site.
For examples, sea slugs, sea turtle, a school of fishes and so on.

And the number of baby fishes in getting increasing recently.

It is so small and so cute!!
IN autumn season is the best to see baby fishes.

Also, the number of sea slug is getting more.

The color of them is very beautiful.So, it is fun to see them!!
It is hard to find them that’s why the sea slugs are tiny now(^^;)
But, when I can find them I feel so happy!!!

At last dive, we can meet sea turtle that is so friendly.

She don’t run away at all.
So, we can observe it and take a pics of turtles.

In this season, you can enjoy diving with your pace.
So, I recommend you to come to Kushimoto in this season!!

Seeyou then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Sea turtle, Black spotted snapper, Longnose hawkfish, Hypselodoris apolegma

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world, Isuzumisho

School of fishes

You can see school of fishes in bay side diving area now.

October 4, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 21~26℃
Water Temperature: 25~26℃
Wind Direction: east(6~8m/s)
Swell: 1.0~2.0m
Visibility:3~15m
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It will be autumn season soon.
But, a ground temperature is still warm.

So, we can dive without feeling cold.
Now is so comfortable(^^)

As for underwater, there are so many fishes.

Big grouper sometimes attack to these fishes.
So, these fishes were gathering each other.

And we can also see sea turtle today morning.

The turtle didn’t ran away.
So, I was able to take a close look.

At last diving, the surge was getting bigger.
So, the visibility become worse…..

So, I enjoyed diving with seeing macro creatures.

There are rare wrasse and various macro underwater creatures.

We will dive three times tomorrow .
I hope the surge will be small and small by tomorrow morning.

See you then!!

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Sea turtle, Moss fringehead, school of fishes

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

We can see many kinds of underwater creatures now!!

I could see sea turtle and many frog fish.

October 3, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 18~27℃
Water Temperature: 25~26℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(5~6m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:10~15m
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I try to find a school of silver striped round herring.
There are so many them in bay side dive point!!

Bonito sometimes aim them.
In that timing, the shape of a school of fishes suddenly change.
It is so beautiful and powerful!!

At second dive, I can find many frog fishes.

First one is so big!!!!

Others are tiny. Its size is about 1cm~3cm.

They are so cute(^^)
I want to them to stay at the same place.

At third dive, we could meet three turtles!!!

The sea turtle is so friendly. So, you can take a picture of sea turtle.

It will be sunny day tomorrow .
So, I will be able to enjoy diving as well.

Autumn season is nice for enjoying diving!!
So, you should come to Kushimoto in this season, I guess.

See you then(^^)/

 

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Sea turtle, Warty Frogfish, Silver-stripe round fishes, Bonito

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

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

Many Chicken Grunt

I can see many fishes today.

May 13, 2023

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 16~21℃
Water Temperature: 18~20℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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It was rainy day today.
But, the sea condition is very calm.

So, we can enjoy diving without stress.

At first dive, I can see school of Chicken Grunt.

I think the number of Chicken Grunt is 500.
The scale is very dynamic !!!

Also, I can find rare seaslug.

It is tiny usually, but the seaslug is 1cm.
So, it is easy to observe it in details.

At last dive, I can find sea turtle.

She didn’t run away quickly .
I cannot catch up with turtle, but I can observe it for long time.

And, many bigfin reef squid was spawning today.
I guess I can observe the spawning behavior tomorrow also.

I will enjoy diving tomorrow.

The water temperature is getting warmer.
So, the number of diver who wear a wetsuit is getting more, I think.

We have a space for booking in weekday.
Please come and visit us!!

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Sea turtle, Bigfin reef squid

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

Friendly Sea turtle

We can meet friendly sea turtle today.

May 8, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 17~23℃
Water Temperature: 17~19℃
Wind Direction: Northwest→Sortheast(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:20m
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It was heavy rain yesterday.
Some area damaged by heavy rain.

After rainy day, the visibility is usually getting worse, but today visibility of the sea is so good!!

We can see that situation sometimes.
The white area is freshwater that is coming from river, and then blue area is sea water.

Its situation is rare, I think.
Because, this situation is not something you can see even if you want to see it.

Isn’t this gradation beautiful.?

When I dive today, I can see many kinds of baby fish.
The number of juvenile fish is expected to increase.

The Glass Goby stay at beautiful place.
This polyps looks like flower I think.

The end of diving, I can meet friendly sea turtle.
The sea turtle doesn’t run away at all.

So, we can get closer to her.
Her face is very cute. We hung out with her for ten minutes.

The number of sea turtle is getting more after May.
It becomes easy to meet her after that season.

If you want to see a sea turtle, I recommend you to come May through September.

We will dive three times tomorrow.
I hope the visibility is still good.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Sea turtle, Glass goby

串本のダイビングポイント

Good Wrasse world

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

Bizen, Sumisaki, 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, Silver-stripe round fishes, Greater Ambrjack

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, 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

Bizen, Sumisaki