串本のダイビングポイント / Sumisaki

The visibility is getting worse

Foreign guest are coming.

July 1st, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 26~29℃
Water Temperature: 19~23℃
Wind Direction: west(3~4m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:5m
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Recently, foreign guests are contacting us.
I’m so happy many foreign guest are coming more.

But, the visibility is getting worse from three days ago.
Today’s visibility is about 5m(TT)
And water temperature is 19 degree.
when you will wear a wetsuit, You should wear inner vest or other inner.

It seems like spring conditions….
The water color is green.

Today’s guest is from India.
It seems that it was the first dive in Japan.

When he meet Anemone fish, he looks so happy.

And I introduce him Japanese diving style.
Most Japanese guest like small creatures.So, I showed him small shrimp.

Can you find the shrimp?
This shrimp is good at hiding.

When making safety stop, I practice to make bubble rings.

I can enjoy diving with foreign guest after a long time.
I’m so fun today.

Other foreign guest will come to our shop tomorrow .
I try to introduce him the characteristics of Kushimoto’s sea as much as I can.

I hope many guest read this blog and come to Kushimoto.
Thank you for reading.

Bye(^^)/


串本の生きもの

Black coral shrimp, Anemone fish, bubble ring

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Sumisaki

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(^^)/

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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

Searching Nudibranchias

I studied how to search Nudibranchia  last week.

5. April, 2022

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 9~18℃
Water Temperature: 17.8℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:7~10m
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Hello!!This is Hirotaka Koike.
Long time no see!!

I  took a week off last week.
So, I couldn’t update this blog for a while.

While a holidays, I studied how to search Nudibranchia in Kumomi, Shizuoka pref.
I started to search Nudibranch in Kushimoto two years ago.

I’ve been able to find Nudibranch little by little.
So now it’s  fun to find Nudibranchs !!

Recently, I feel that the number of Doridina has increased.
The Nudibranch that will be seen in the future are likely to change, I think.

Last,  I will show you some Nudibranch I could find today’s diving.


The color is so beautiful!!
Please come to Kushimoto to see Nudibranchs.

Thank you for your reading!!

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki

Photo dive

Taking a picture of small creature .

26,March 2022

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 13~16℃
Water Temperature: 16~17℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3~6m/s)⇨Northwest(4~5m/s)
Swell: 0.5~1.0m
Visibility:5~8m
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Today, I went to diving with a guest who have macro digital camera.
He said that he want to take a picture of Japanese pigmy seahorse.

So, I try to find out it.
As a result, I can find out 8~10 pigmy seahorse today.

we can meet many japapigs in a dive. So he could take a many kind of pictures.
He looks so happy!!

Now, there are so many Japanese Pigmy Seahorse  in Kushimoto area, I guess.

I want to know how many Japapig  lives in.

If you want to see it, I recommend you to be coming now!!

 

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki

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

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

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Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world, Ghost pipe fish

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

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Sumisaki, Bizen

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

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Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world, Ni-No-Ne