串本のダイビングポイント / Good Wrasse world

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 kinds of small underwater creatures

I can enjoy looking for small creatures.

22. March, 2022

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Weather: Cloudy⇨Rainy
Ground Temperature: 9~12℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(5~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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I go to diving two times today.
Today’s guest have a macro camera.

So, I look for many kind of small creatures.
Recently, we can see many pigmy seahorse.

The size is about 5mm~1cm.
That is very small and so cute.

Today, there’re five pigmy seahorse in the same place.
I was surprised!!!

The most impressive creature the guest saw today is this crab.


Could you find out it??
Doesn’t it look like Comatulida? The name is Hairy Shrimp.

In the last dive, we can find out rare fish.
The fish is Ghost pipe fish!!

I wanna take a picture by myself…
The soft coral behind the fish is so beautiful.

There are many kinds of creatures in Kushimoto recently.
For example, seaslugs, Shrimps, small fishes, turtle and so on.

You cannot see everything in a day I guess.

The visibility is getting clear.
Please come to Kushimoto and our shop!!

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Hairy Crab

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world, Ghost pipe fish

Photo with using fisheye lens

The color of ocean is beautiful blue.

January 31 , 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 5~11℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(6~8m/s)
Swell: 1.0~2.0m
Visibility:12~15m
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Today, we practice taking a pic with using Fisheye lens.
The condition is so good for practicing !!!!

There are so many Whitesaddle goatfishes in Kushimoto now.
So, we took a pic of it.

There are a thousand of this fish in this area, I guess.
You can enjoy taking photographs, I think.

And, I want to recommend you this place.
The situation is so beautiful, isn’t it?

In kushimoto, there are big coral that color is red.

The color type is so beautiful.
So, this situation is one of popular point in Kushimoto area.

Last, I show you a surprising sight.

It is the scene that a moray is attacking to Lobster .
The moray bite lobster very hard.

I was so excited to see such a situation (^^)

Diving is fun because you don’t know what will happen!!!

串本の生きもの

Moray, Scalefin Anthias, Whitesaddle goatfish

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world, Ni-No-Ne

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

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

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