串本のダイビングポイント / Bizen

Micro World

The baby of fishes are appearing .

18th June, 2022

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Weather: Cloudy ⇨ Rainy
Ground Temperature: 22℃
Water Temperature: 20~22℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(4~9m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~12m
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Today, It’s rainy day today.
It feels warmer in the water than in the water.

The visibility  is good. It is about 12m.
We can enjoy diving without stress.

Now, we can observe ecological behavior of many kinds of fishes.
Today, we can see Jaw-fish that protects their eggs in his mouth.

We can meet very small baby fish.

Japanese diver call it ” Tamashii”.  “Tamashii” means soul in English.
I don’t know why many Japanese diver call that so.
But, I like this  baby fish because it is so cute.

Japanese pigmy sea horse is living in the same place for a long time.

This situation is so beautiful.
So the diver who like to  take a picture likes this.
I also like this situation.

Last, I wanna show you tiny seaslugs.

The size is about 2mm~5mm.
It is very small butI’m happy  when  I can find it.
If you like tiny creatures, you must like Kushimoto.

The sea of ​​Kushimoto can be used not only for macro diving but also for diving to see the school of fish.

Immigration restrictions in Japan are becoming looser, so please come to Kushimoto when you come to Japan.
See you next blog! Bye(^^)/

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Many kind of fishes is spawning!!

W.temp is getting warm.

7th June, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 20~25℃
Water Temperature: 21℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(7~10m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:8~12m
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Hello.
There are heavy wind in Kushimoto today.

But, water temperature is getting warm.
Today’s w.temp is 21 degree.

As the w.temp has risen, the activity of the fish has also become active.
We can observe their eggs.

For examples, Lobster is protecting their eggs in their stomach .

Damsel spawn their eggs in a shell. And father fish protect eggs until the eggs hatch.

Recently, the number of Nudi is increasing. I can find this Nudi today.

The Nudi is rare spices. I’m so happy I can find it!!!!

If you like to take a underwater  pics, I recommend you to take this situation .

The situation is unique, isn’t it?
I wanna you to take this picture.

Japanese government has announced that it will increase the number of foreign tourists accepted to 30,000.

I’m looking forward the foreign tourists coming to Kushimoto for Diving.
When you come to Japan, please come and visit us.

Thank you for your reading.
See you next time!! Bye!!

串本の生きもの

Pontonides sp, Siphopteron nigromarginatum Gosliner, Lobster, Damsel's eggs(Neon damselfish)

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Sumisaki, Bizen, Sanbira

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

Photo Diving

We enjoyed taking a pictures in two dives.

23,March,2022

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Weather: Cloudy
Ground Temperature: 8~13℃
Water Temperature: 16~17℃
Wind Direction: East(5~7m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~12m
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Today, we enjoyed taking  underwater  pictures .

Today’s guest said that he had never seen this shrimp.

The shrimp is called “Laomenes cornutus”.
It’s rare shrimp in Kushimoto.

And he also favorites “Short-bodied pipe fish”.

There are beautiful seaweed behind this fish.
I like this picture (^^)

Then, I joined the group that is called ” Nudibranch  lovers’ association”.
The group have five members. And the theme of this group is searching  many Nudibranchs in Kushimoto area.

So, I try to look for more Nudibranchs as much as I can.
If you are interested in Nudibranchs, Please come to our shops.

I wanna look for Nudibranch with you.

After the effects of  COVID-19 have diminished , I will do my best  guests from overseas to enjoy diving in Kushimoto!!!

So, If you will be able to visit Japan, please come and visit our shop!!
You can spend good time I think.

串本の生きもの

Shirt-bodied pipe fish, Laomenes cornutus, Verconia purpurea

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Sumisaki, Bizen

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

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Sumisaki, Bizen

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

Nudibranch

I’ve been looking for Nudibranch.

February 4th, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 5~12℃
Water Temperature: 17.8℃
Wind Direction: North(1~2m/s)⇨Northwest(5~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:12~15m
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Today, I have been looking for Nudibranch.
I can find 14 species in a dive.

The variety of Nudibranch has increased since the w.temp reached around 18℃.

Some of Nudibranch I found today have never been seen before.


When I find it, I’m so happy (^^)
There are many Nudibranch I’ve never met in Kushimoto.
I want to find more.

There was also a shocking scene while searching for Nudibranch.
It is a scene where Scarus ovifrons is dead at the bottom of the water…

When I find it, I didn’t understand what it happened .
It may be a diver’s privilege to encounter such a scene.
This is also providence of nature, I think.

And then, there was a beautiful gammaridea today.

I cannot find the name in the picture book, dictionary and Internet.
If you know that name, please tell me.

Now, we can see so many kind of small  creatures in Kushimoto.
If you want to know the Japanese diving style,  there is no doubt that you can enjoy diving in Kushimoto now.

Since the number of guest is small, it is easy to practice taking photos.

We try to support you to take underwater photo.
Thank you.

串本の生きもの

Trinchesia sp.36, Scarus ovifrons, Gammaridea

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen

W.Temp is rising!!

W.temp is about 19℃!!

January  5, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 5~11℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: southeast(2~3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:12~15m
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The waves were high yesterday but today is a calm.
We can dive easier than yesterday.

Today, we practice to take a pictures  of macro creatures with using microscope mode by OLUMPUS.

When you take a picture of Nudibranchs, it is useful!!
This mode can shoot 1mm object.

As soon as I told the guest how to shoot in the morning,  he mastered the microscope  mode.

This size is 1mm. But, He took a perfect picture of it.
I was surprised at how quickly he could take a perfect picture .

We can also meet beautiful Nudibranch.

It is so beautiful, isn’t it?
When I find it, I’m so happy.

In the end , he took such a beautiful picture.

If you can master the microscope  mode, there will be more ways to enjoy diving, I think.

There aren’t many guests in the coming season, so it’s perfect for practicing.

Please come and visit us.

串本の生きもの

Miamira flavicostata, Martadoris amakusana, feather duster worms

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Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Windy day

We go to “Sanbira” for the first time in a while.

January 3rd 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 8~11℃
Water Temperature: 17~18℃
Wind Direction: West(7~10m/s)
Swell: 1.5~2.0m
Visibility:15m
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A strong westerly wind has continued since last night.
So, the wave are getting higher.
For that reason, we can go to Sumisaki area in the morning but we cannot go to the area again.

We have been diving  in “Sanbira” where the waves are hard to rise for next dive.

There are many kinds of corals. So, the view is so wonderful!!
And there are many butterfly fish in the corals.

If you go to deeper area in this point, you may be able to meet “Gymnura japonica”.
We could meet it today!!

It is difficult to find this ray because it hides in the sand.
When we search this ray, we also meet small Red Lionfish.

The fins is so beautiful!! So, I like this fish.
How about you?

In addition, there were many kinds of creatures such as shrimp and Nudibranch in “Sanbira”.

I wanna take a movie in this point with using GoPro.
I think I can take a movie of coral reef and fishes that seems like southern ocean.
When I finish taking movie, I update it at Youtube.
If you want, please watch it.

Forecast said the sea condition will be  getting better tomorrow.
So I think you will be able to  enjoy diving more in Kushimoto!!

串本の生きもの

Red Lionfish, Gymnura japonica, Stiliger sp.1, Hidden Coralimorph Shrimp

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sanbira

Diving in Kushimoto after a long time

We can meet many kind of  small underwater creatures.

December 28, 2021

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Weather: Sunny and cloudy
Ground Temperature: 6~11℃
Water Temperature: 17~18℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(4~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:8~15m
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We can dive in Kushimoto after a long time.

So, I  have checked if there are any underwater creatures left.
The creatures I’ve seen so far are  still living.

Today, we observe rare shrimp that is called “Kogashiraebi”  inJapanese.

Recently, there are many Nudibranchias in Kushimoto.
I’ll show you some Nudibranchia we met.

Besides small creatures, there are many attractions such as a school of fish.

But, we may be able to dive tomorrow only in this year due to heavy wind.
We are going to do three dives for a day.

Why is the sea rough during the New Year holidays……??
I hope the sea condition is getting better!!

串本の生きもの

Leander plumosus, Verconia sp.2, Cratena lineata

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world