串本のダイビングポイント / Sumisaki

Interesting combination!!!

We become able to see various of underwater creatures .

May 24, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 19~25℃
Water Temperature: 19℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~2.0m
Visibility:12~15m
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The water temperature is getting warmer!!
I think I can dive with wet suit now.

We can find out cute frog fish today!!

The number of frog fish is getting fewer.
So, the finding is so lucky !!!

And we could see a interesting combination today.

Two shrimps lives in holes next to each other.
The body color is so beautiful!!
So, I like this shrimp.

Next one is this pics.

Skeleton shrimp ride on a sea slug!!
Some shrimp ride on a sea slug but this case is so rare!!!

Others, there is Japanese pigmy sea horse in bay side area.
This sea horse lives in Japan only.

In this season, we can see a spawning behavior of Big fin reef squid.

That scene is so dynamic!!!
I want everyone to see this behavior !!!

See you then(^-^)

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Bigfin reef squid, Nembrotha sp.2, Giant frogfish

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world, Same-no-hire

We met various underwater creatures

We can dive in a whole day.

May 13th, 2024

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 20~21℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(3~5m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:10~12m
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The  whether forecast said there is high waves and strong wind today.
But, there isn’t high waves today. So, we can dive in a whole day(^^)

The water temperature is getting warmer at the morning but  finally it is changes the same temperature as yesterday…

At the morning, we could see Japanese angel shark.

The shark is usually seen in winter season.
It looks like stingray, doesn’t it??

Due to the meandering of the Kuroshio Current, the underwater environment is also changing slightly.
The fish lives in east area few years ago, but it is seen in Kushimoto area recently.

Also, there is cute eel in bay side area.

The color of the mouth is beautiful(^^)
So, I like this fish!!!

It will be sunny tomorrow. And the sea condition become calm as well.
I guess we can dive easier  than today.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Yellowmouth moray, Luna lionfish, Japanese angel shark

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

Research diving

I went to go for research underwater.

May 10, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 11~21℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: East(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10m
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I went to go research diving today.

We can observe fish breeding behavior in this season.
Now, many Jawfish protect their eggs in their mouth.

But, Jawfish was eating some food toady…

Sometimes, they jump out from their home.
When they jump out, we can see all of their body.
The case is rare.

We can see this scene in this season only.

The activity of goby is getting more and more.

We usually go to the goby area in summer season.
But, many goby stay out of the home in this year.
It looks like we’ll be seeing a lot of gobies this year.

Have you ever seen this fish??

The shape is strange.
The fish walk on the sand with using their fins.

The shape and behavior is so interesting !!!

Others, there are so many kinds of macro creatures in Kushimoto area.

The water temperature is still 18 degree, but we can enjoy diving so much!!!

Tomorrow will be weekend, we will go to diving three times in a day!!

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

jawfish, Sea moth, Tomiyamichthys sp, Ardeadoris cruenta

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Same-no-hire

Diving with Exchange problem student

I went to diving with Switzerland student.

May 5th, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 14~24℃
Water Temperature: 19~20℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~12m
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Swaziland student came to our shop today.
I try to introduce a charm of Kushimoto’s sea.

At first dive, he could find sea turtle by himself!!

When he find sea turtle at first, I couldn’t see it.
But the sea turtle come back to us!!!

We are so lucky today!!!!

And, I show hime tiny sea slug as well.

Macro diving is the popular style in Japan.
So, when the overseas guest come to our shop, I always show such a small things.

Then we will go to the area which held “Koinobori” underwater.

Today is called “Children’s day” in Japan.
It is a tradition to decorate carp streamers on Children’s day in Japan.

It was nice timing to dive!!!!

The water temperature is about 20 degree now.
The number of the guest who wear a wetsuit is getting more.

When the water temperature  become more than 20 degree, we can see a spawning behavior of Big fin reef squid.

I’m looking forward to observing the behavior!!!

See you then(^^)

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Sea turtle, Goniobranchus fidelis

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki

GW first half finish!!!!

We can dive in Kushimoto area in first term of GW.

April 29, 2024

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Weather: Cloudy ⇨Rainy
Ground Temperature: 18~20℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10~15m
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The sea condition kept so nice in first half of GW.
So, we can dive easily and stressless in this term.

We went to the area that has many gobies.

I could meet same goby which was seen in last year.
I was relived that the goby still lives.

The water temperature is getting warmer and warmer.
So, the activity of fish is more active.

Many Jaw fish aim foods.

Sometimes, they jump out from their house.

I saw rare situation yesterday.
Male ray courting a female ray.  I had never seen its situation before.

I was so excited !!!!!

Tomorrow will be weekdays.
There is not many divers at the sea in weekdays.
So, we could see many underwater creatures in our pace.

When you come to Kansai, please come and visit us!!!
You must be enjoy diving in Kushimoto now!!

See you then(^^)

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

jawfish, Orange-striped shrimpgoby, Stingray

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Ni-No-Ne

Golden week starts tomorrow

Almost Japanese take a holiday from tomorrow.

April 26th, 2024

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Weather: Cloudy
Ground Temperature: 15~22℃
Water Temperature: 17~18℃
Wind Direction: East(2~4m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:10~12m
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Golden week starts tomorrow.
This week is holiday in Japan.

Almost Japanese people take a holiday for a week.
So, many divers will come to our shop in the week.

The water temperature is getting warmer.
Underwater creatures activity have also increased.

I could see seaweed spawning today!!!

Have you ever seen this creatures??

It is tiny one. But its color is so beautiful!!
Recently, it becomes popular in Japanese diver.

Of course, we can see various of sea slugs in Kushimoto area.

This sea slug is rare one.
This sea slug lives in east of Kushimoto, But the number of it is not much in our area.
The color is colorful, so I like it!!!

I have been going night diving a lot lately.
It is so fun because you can see different creatures than you can see during the day.

And we can see closer than the day.
Because many fishes sleep in night.

There are so many jelly fish lately.

Even safety stops are enjoyable here.
I want everyone to go night diving.

The sea is so calm in a golden week term.
We will be able to enjoy diving for golden week, I guess.

See you then(^^)

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Nembrotha sp.2, Olindias formosus, White spotted pygmy filefish, Aplysia

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Seamans beach

Rainy day

It was rainy day but the sea was calm

April 21, 2024

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 17~19℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10m
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It was rainy day. But when it is rainy, the sea usually become calm.
That is Kushimoto’s magic?!

And the visibility is still 10m.
The water temperature is 17 degree.

The water temperature is getting warmer, the action of fish is more and more.
We could see chicken grunt today.

In the winter season, I search for sea slug often.
So, I see many fishes for a while (^^;)

Of course,  I search sea slug as well.

Do you know this sea slug eat the eggs of other sea slugs?
Some sea slug eat eggs or sea slug.

I went to the area where I haven’t been for a long time.
When I arrive at that area, I was surprised !!

Same frog fish have been staying at the same place!!!!

I think this place is good for eating food!!!
We have to avoid irritation!!!

the number of guest will be increasing after that time.
I hope the guest from overseas more and more.

I want everyone to know Kushimoto’s sea charm.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

frogfish, Chicken Grunt, Favorinus tsuruganus

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki

There were so many Jellyfish today.

When we make a safety stop, I could find various Jellyfish.

April 20, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 14~23℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(3~5m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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It’s first dive after temporary closure.
The visibility is getting better than before.

At the morning, it is about 10~15m.
But, there are so many Jellyfish or Plankton.

So, It seemed murkier than it actually was.


And I could meet or find out rare underwater creatures at second dives.

First of all is this sea slug.
The color is so beautiful(^^)
But, we cannot see it once or second in a year. So, this sea slug is super rare in our dive site.

And we could meet cattle fish for a while.

When she was scared, she change her body color.
The color is so beautiful(^^)
I hope I will be able to see it again.

I want to show you this sea slug as well. This sea slug is very rare one!!!

The back design seems like sea turtle, doesn’t it??
Today’s guest said that the color seems like whale shark.

What do you think about the color??

The grond temperature is getting warmer and warmer.
The number of inquiry from overseas is increasing.

If you want to look for the diving service in Kansai.
Please come and visit us!!

See you then(^^)

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Nembrotha sp.2, Cattle fish, Aldisa albatrossae

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Same-no-hire

White&Blue

We held a photo contestAward reception .

March 31, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 17~21℃
Water Temperature: 16℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(3~5m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~15m
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We held Kushimoto underwater photo contest award reception yesterday.
The contest has long history. It continues 33 years.

In this reception, I can see many photographs.
So, I like to join it.

Then, As for underwater, the visibility is getting better than yesterday.
The surface area is still white, but the bottom area is clear.

Today, I could find out rare shrimp.

Periclimenaeus gorgonidarum SP.
We can see it one or two times in a year.
So, I’m so happy when I can find out it.

In spring season, there are so many sea weeds.
Some sea slug live on the sea weed.

The form is so cute. I like this sea slug!!
The size is 1mm haha
It is hard to see it with your eyes only. Do you wanna see tiny underwater creatures?

Others, there are many kinds of macro creatures in bay side area.

We will be closed for 4 days starting tomorrow.
So, I go back to my parents house.

I hope the visibility is getting better at Friday.
See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Stiliger aureomarginatus, Periclimenaeus gorgonidarum SP

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

International team

The American guest came to our shop today.

March 25, 2024

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 13~17℃
Water Temperature: 16℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(3~4m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10m
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It was rainy day…
But the sea condition was calm today!!

I went to diving with American guest.
I’m happy  foreigner tourist to come to our shop.

She said there are various of creature in Kushimoto.
I think so!!! Kushimoto area has various of underwater creatures.

I introduced many kind of underwater creatures unique to Japan.

First of all, I could find “Japanese pigmy sea hourse”.
I usually want every foreigner divers to see it!!

The size is so tiny!!!
It is hard to take a pic of that. But, it can be seen in japan only.

And that fish lives in Japan’s sea only.
That name is “Japanese pigmy angel fish”.

The body color is so beautiful!!!
When you dive in Japan, you should see it, I guess.

We did three dives in a day!!
I hope she enjoyed todays diving!!

Other foreigner tourist will come to our shop on Wednesday.
I will try to find out many kinds of underwater creatures.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Japanese pigmy angel fish

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world