串本のダイビングポイント / Bizen

I was back from Kumejima

I dove with Hong Kong for two days.

March 23 , 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 18~20℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: East⇨Southwest(3~5m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:5~8m
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I went to Kumejima from March 17th  to 21st for Diving tour.
The sea is so clear. And I can met Manta ray at first day.

I cannot meet her in Kushimoto.
So, I was so excited !!!

I dove 9 times for three days, I can spend good time in Kumejima.
There are many caves , A school of fish, sea slugs and so on.

So, I fell in love with the sea of Kumejima.
I want to go there again.

I would like to reschedule the diving tour!!

After I came back to Kushimoto, I have dived with Hong Kong guest for two days.
He is nice guy.

At first day, we can see Pikachu.

He said he was impressed it.
Pikachu is Nickname.

Don’t you think it looks like Pokemon Pikachu?

And then, My friend fish come to meet us.

Today, I can find big grouper.
Its size is about 1m.

It is very expensive for buying.

In addition, we observed various creatures such as small shrimps, crabs, and sea slugs over the two days.

I hope the guest come to our shop again.
Thank you for coming our shop this time(^^)/

See you then(^^)/

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串本の生きもの

Pikachu, Banded boar fish, Grouper, Tuskfish

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Sumisaki, Bizen, Isuzumisho

Sporochuus dotyi Brostoff

It looks like beautiful fireworks.

March 14, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 5~15℃
Water Temperature: 16℃
Wind Direction: west(3m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:8~10m
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Today, we went to diving for observing “Sporochuus dotyi Brostoff”.
In the spring season, the number of these are usually increasing in Kushimoto area.

The sea plants that is called “Sporochuus dotyi Brostoff” got a Japanese name last month.
It called “Kujyaku-keyari”in Japanese.

Kujyaku means Peacock in Japanese.
Don’t you think that its color looks like peacock feather?

It looks like flower or fireworks.
When you take a pics of these, the picture is so beautiful.

So, many Japanese diver like this sea plant.

Sometimes, you can see other underwater creatures near this sea plant.

A tiny sea slugs  or Hermit crab is often staying near.

If you are lucky, you can meet beautiful jerry fish.

This color is very beautiful.
It will be more beautiful if you take a picture so that the background is black.

In spring season( March-May), you can see various of underwater macro creatures in Kushimoto. Of course, the school of fishes as well.

By the way, From March 22nd, we will hold a campaign where the rental fee for drysuit will be free.

So, if you want to try to dive with drysuit, this period is the best timing.
If you have never use it, don’t worry.

I teach you how to use drysuit at first dive.

If you take the course, you will be good at using drysuit.

I’m looking forward everyone to coming our shop!!

see you then(^^)

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Sumisaki, Bizen, To-no-oki

A tiny frogfish

I could find tiny frogfish today.

February 21, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 9~14℃
Water Temperature: 16~17℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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The sea condition is very good today.
I enjoyed macro photography diving.

At first dive, I could find tiny frogfish today.
The size is about 1cm.

It’s so cute(><)
I hope it will stay at he same place for a long time.
I often find tiny frogfish nowadays. I think the number of tiny frogfish is getting more in Kushimoto area.

Recently, there are a lot of Pikachu in Kushimoto area.

If you want to see this, I recommend you to come in this season.

In a second dive, I met many kinds of shrimps.
Today’s guest like this crab the best in this dive.

It is called “Sobagara-gani” in Japanese.
We don’t usually show it our guest, so they have never seen it.
He said he was impressed it.

I could find a Harlequin shrimp in the end of second dive.

But, the situation is very hard to take a pics. Because guests camera is big one.
The compact Digital camera is the best choice for taking the picture.

We will go to the point of out of the ocean tomorrow.
I hope we can meet Hammerhead shark like a stuff.

See you then(^^)/

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Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Pink leaf scorpionfish

The leaf scorpionfish has been staying in the same place.

January 22, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 3~13℃
Water Temperature: 17~18℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:12m
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Today’s sea condition is very good.
So, we went to the point of out of the ocean.

Today I continue to look for sea slugs yesterday.
We could find 32 spices in a day.

There are many various of sea slugs in Kushimoto in winter season.

While I was looking for sea slugs, I can meet leaf scorpionfish that I found in the season of the end of last year.

The color is very rare in Kushimoto.
So, I’m so happy to meet  again !!

In winter season, the number of Macro creatures is getting more.
So, If you like to observe and take a pics of macro underwater creatures, I recommend you to come in winter season.

If you have never use dry suits, we can provide the course for practicing  to use it.
If you want to take the course, please let us know freely.

See you then!!

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串本の生きもの

Trinchesia sp.1, Leaf scorpionfish

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Bizen, Ni-No-Ne

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.

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串本の生きもの

Pikachu, Warty Frogfish, Pracida Barackobamai

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Sumisaki, Bizen, 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(^^)

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串本の生きもの

Warty Frogfish, Glass goby and eggs, Clear Cleaner shrimp

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Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

We can see many kinds of fishes!!

Many kinds of fishes gather at the same place.

December 16, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 7~13℃
Water Temperature: 19~20℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:10~15m
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Recently, the number of days when the sea is rough is increasing .
It is an annual trend that the number of days when the sea gets rough increases in winter.

When the sea is rough, we usually change the dive point that is calm.
The point of name is Uchiura-beach.

We went to there yesterday, but we can dive in Kushimoto today.

In the morning, we can see many fishes at the same place.
For examples,  Damzels, Snappers, Banded boar fish, Greater amberjack and so on.

the greater amberjack we met is very big!!!
The size is about 1m~1.5m, I think!!

When I find it, I was so surprised!!!

At second dive, I looked forward macro creatures.

I can meet baby box fish.It’s so cute(^^)

At the end of second dives, I can find tiny sea slug.

Now, the number of sea slug is increasing !!
We can enjoy searching sea slugs now.

By the way, it will be rainy day tomorrow, but the sea will be calm.
On the other hands, the sea will be rough day after tomorrow….

I think I will not be able to dive in our dive site on 18th…
I hope the whether forecast will change for the better.

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Sumisaki, Bizen

Rare shrimps

We can find rare shrimps today.

November 30, 2022

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Weather: Cloudy→Rainy
Ground Temperature: 17~22℃
Water Temperature: 21~22℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10m
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It was cloudy and rainy today.
But sea condition is still good!!!

Today, I try to find a rare shrimp.
It’s tiny as usual, so it’s hard to find them.

So I’m so happy when I find the shrimps.

At first dive, I can find “Yakushima-kakure-ebi”.

The coral looks like flower garden.
It’s so beautiful(^^)

And we can also find Harlequin shrimp at second dive.

Both of them is popular species in Japan.

 

There are many kinds of goby now.
These goby is so cute and beautiful.

They usually live in table coral.
It’s hard to take a pics but when you can do, you can feel a sense of accomplishment, I think.

There will be strong wind tomorrow .
So, we may not be able to dive in Kushimoto area…..

I hope I could dive in Kushimoto tomorrow.

See you then(^^)/

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Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Coral vitality

The coral have a strong vitality.

November 26, 2022

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Weather: Cloudy
Ground Temperature:16~19℃
Water Temperature: 21~22℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(2~3m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:10~12m
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Today’s sea condition is very good!!!
The sea is calm and the w.temp is warm.

Today, I received an unusual request.
It’s  the situation how corals live vigorously.

Sometimes, we see that situation .
It’s a spectacle of living vigorously while entwining the fishing line.

I think this view is situation that only divers can see.

In this season, we can see many kinds of sea squirt.


It looks like Panda, isn’t it??
It’s so cute(^^)

We can meet rare shrimp at last dive.

Can you notice that??
It is good at hiding usually, so it’s hard to find.

Others, we can see many carabs, sea slugs, fishes and so on.
Now, we can see various creatures now.

Please come and visit us!!
See you next blog!!

See you then!!
Bye(^^)

 

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Sumisaki, Bizen

Spotted Eagle ray

We went to the point of out of the ocean for a while.

November 22, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 15~21℃
Water Temperature: 22℃
Wind Direction: North(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~12m
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It was sunny day today and the ocean is calm.

So, we went to the point of out of the ocean for a while.
There are little bit current but we can enjoy diving.

Luckily today I encountered a spotted eagle ray right after I started diving.

It’s very big, so we can observe easily.

After that, we can so many kinds of schools of fish.

We can see many fishes in the point of the out of ocean.

At third dive, we went to bay side point.
There are many kinds of macro creatures.

For example, sea slug.
It’s tiny in this season.
When you observe it, it’s better to use micro scope.

At last, I can find new baby Longnose hawkfish.

The body is clear.
It’s small and cute(^^)

You can also see various creatures such as frog fish.

As winter approaches, the number of guests from overseas is increasing.

We look forward to welcoming everyone .

Bye(^^)

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Sumisaki, Bizen, Asaji