串本の生きもの / Warty Frogfish

Long time no see(^^;)

I went to various dive site in Feb.

March 9,2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 5~11℃
Water Temperature: 16~17℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~8m/s)
Swell: 1.0~2.0m
Visibility:8m
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Hello. I’m sorry that I couldn’t update blog.
Actually , I went to various of dive site. I went to Hokkaido for ice diving and Thailand.

I didn’t much dive in Kushimoto(^^;)

Then, I dived in Kushimoto area for a while.
Kushimoto is a home ground, so I was relived to dive in Kushimoto.

Today, I did macro diving.
There are so many macro creature today!!!

Especially , we can see so many kinds of sea slug in this season.
The size is so tiny(^^;) But the eyes are so cute!!!
I like this sea slug!!

The color of this is so beautiful, isn’t it??  They usually lives in seaweed.
We can usually see this sea slug in spring season.

And this sea slug lives in shells.
They are good at hiding. So It is hard to find out them.

Others, I could see other macro creatures today.

First one is warty frog fish. It’s so cute(^^) The size is about 2cm.

Second one is Shrimp named Phycocaris Simulans.

The number of this shrimp is more than usual year I guess.
I could find them so many times in this year!!!

So, I will dive for searching macro creatures tomorrow as well.
I hope I could see many kinds of cute creatures!!!

I will enjoy diving tomorrow!!

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Warty Frogfish, Phycocaris simulans, Antonietta janthina, Stiliger berghi, Placida babai

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

Happy New year!!

There are many frog fishes in Kushimoto!!

January 3, 2024

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Weather: Cloudy⇨Rainy
Ground Temperature: 7~13℃
Water Temperature: 17~18℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:8~12m
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Happy new year!!
Thank you for reading this blog last year.

I hope you will read this blog again this year.

Today, I dive three times in a day.
There are many frog fishes in our dive site.
So, I observed all of frog fishes as much as possible.

Especially , I want to see this frogfish.

Red and white color are colors that remind us of the beginning of the year.
So, I want to show you this pic.

This frog fish is so cute, isn’t it??

Also, we saw other color pattern frog fishes.

Frogfish is the one of popular fish in Japan.
So, when I could find it by myself, I feel so happy.

Others, there are various of seaslugs.

There are many kinds of macro creatures in Kushimoto area.
So, you can see various of creatures now.

Foreign tourist will come to our shop on next weekend.
I’m looking forward to dive with them.

You can experience drysuit diving in our shop.
I teach you how to use drysuit, so you will be able to enjoy diving with drysuit.

I’m waiting for you coming Kushimoto.
See you then, and, thank you for your continued support.

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Warty Frogfish, Giant Frog Fish, Whitesaddle goatfish

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

Three consecutive holidays finished

The visibility is very very good today!!!

October 9, 2023

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 19~22℃
Water Temperature: 25℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(3~7m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:20m
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Three consecutive holidays finished today.
I’m happy many guest to come to our shop.

Today’s visibility is very very good.

Everyone is happy to dive in such condition!!!!

Now, there are many frog fishes in Kushimoto area.

The size is tiny. So, it is so cute(^^)

This wrasse is rare one. She lives in tropics.I wanna see bigger one.

At the last dive, I could find tiny shrimp.
It is called “Hamopontonia corallicola” .

The size is 2mm.
It is hard to observe it with your eyes.
I recommend you to use digital camera for observing it.

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Warty Frogfish, Wedge-tailed wrasse, Hamopontonia corallicola, Antennarius coccineus

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world, Ni-No-Ne

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

Sea condition is so nice recently

There are many silver striped round herrings in bay side dive point

October 2, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 20~27℃
Water Temperature: 26.6℃
Wind Direction: North(2~3m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:15m
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Now is the best season for diving in Kushimoto, I guess.

Because, there are various of underwater creatures in our dive site. Recently, there are so many silver striped round herrings in bay side dive point.

And many migratory fish aim them. The scene is so dynamic.
Bonito also aim them.

On the other hands, there are various macro creatures as well.
For examples, frog fish, gobies, shrimps, baby fishes and various tropical fishes.

The things what I want to tell is that the visibility is so nice!!
We can enjoy diving without feeling stress.

I recommend you to come  to Kushimoto area.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Warty Frogfish, Emperor shrimp, Silver-stripe round fishes, Bonito

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki

Spring season is coming

The fish become more active.

April 15 , 2023

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 14~17℃
Water Temperature: 16~17℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:5~10m
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Today, we restart diving after winter holiday.
So, I checked if the macro underwater creatures is still staying at the same place as before the holidays.

First, I can find tiny frogfish.
She was moving a little bit, but she was almost in the same place.

And then, I would like you to watch this picture.

Some creatures hide in the picture.
Could you find guess what creature is hidden in this picture?

Also, There is a sea slug in this photo. Please try to find!!

Then, there are many kinds of underwater creatures in Kushimoto area.
So, I think you can enjoy diving in this season.

I will search for sea slug only tomorrow.
Because I’m in charge of the sea slug searching team guide.

I will do my best to find many sea slug.

Bye for now!!

串本の生きもの

Warty Frogfish, Decorator crab

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Same-no-hire

Rare Sea slug

I can find rare sea slug today.

January 21, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 5~11℃
Water Temperature: 17~18℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:15m
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I’m in charge of the event of searching sea slugs today.
The number of sea slug is usually getting increasing in winter.

Today, I can find rare sea slug.
The name is “Placida barackobamai”.

I have never met before.
When I found it, I think it is seaweed or Polyps.

Now, there are many “Pikachu” in Kushimoto.

You can meet various size of them now.

And then, there is Warty frogfish.

The size is 1cm.So It’s so cute(^^)

The number of guest is fewer than summer season.
So, The winter season is best season to dive in your pace.

The W.temp is 18 degrees.
So, you might be able to dive with wetsuit.

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Warty Frogfish, Pikachu, Pracida Barackobamai

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

Searching for shrimps

We can observe various of shrimps.

January 11, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 4~16℃
Water Temperature: 18℃
Wind Direction: West(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:12~15m
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Today, I was looking for various of shrimps.
There are many shrimps in Kushimoto area.

Today’s guest likes to look for shrimps and take a pics of that.

The shrimp that he want to take a pics is that shrimp.

This shrimp doesn’t have Japanese name.
The name is “Phycocaris Simulans”.

Most Japanese diver like this shrimp.

Now,  Some Clear Cleaner shrimp has a egg in their stomach .

Their eyes is very cute, isn’t it?

Others,  we can meet baby frog fish.

The size is about 1cm.
It’s tiny, so it is hard to observe. If you want to know the details, I recommend you to bring camera.

Glass goby laid an eggs on the coral.

When I take a pics of them, the eggs look shiny.
It’s so beautiful !!!

the various of macro fishes, shrimps etc increases in the winter.

And the number of guest is fewer than summer season.
So, you can dive at own pace.

The W.temp is 18 degree.
Rental equipment is free on weekdays, so please come and visit us when you travel.
( Reservation is necessary )

We are looking forward to hearing from you!!

See you then(^^)

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Warty Frogfish, Clear Cleaner shrimp, Glass goby and eggs

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

Macro Dive

There are many kinds of creatures.

January 29 , 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 7~12℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~12m
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Today , we go to the point of out of ocean for the first time in a while.
We can meet many small creatures.

First, I want to show you this pic.

The situation is so beautiful, isn’t it?
I want to take a pictures!!!

Then,  I saw the squirt that looks like Panda.

Japanese usually call it “Panda Hoya”.

In addition , there are many frog fish and Nudibranchia in Kuhsimoto.

When you want to take a pic of small creature, You can enjoy diving in Kushimoto.
Please come and come and visit us!!

串本の生きもの

Warty Frogfish, Whip coral goby, Panda hoya

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Ni-No-Ne, Tou-no-oki