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The rain could have positive effects

Big-fin reef squid was spawning today!!.

June 9, 2024

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Weather: Cloudy⇨Rain
Ground Temperature: 21~22℃
Water Temperature: 20℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(5~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10m
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It was rain today…
But the rain can also have positive effects!!

It is easier to see spawning behavior of Big-fin reef squid when it is rainy day.
We could see the spawning behavior today that’s why today is raining.

The behavior is so dynamic things!!
We want everyone to see this.

In this term, many kinds of underwater creatures lay an eggs.
For example , Anemone fish have a eggs recently.

Father Anemone fish protect his eggs until hatch out.
If you are lucky, you may be able to see the situation of hatch out in night diving.

The water temperature is getting warmer.
It was 20~21 degree. I hope water temperature  will be more higher soon.

At last, I show you this pic.

A dolphins come near our port.
When we go to the dive point, we can see the dolphin every time.

Dolphin  sometimes came to Kushimoto , But it is rare to stay at the same place for two days.

I wish this dolphin stay at Kushimoto for a long time.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Bigfin reef squid, Anemone fish, Anemone fish's egg

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Same-no-hire

We were so lucky today!!!

We were able to meet Hummer head shark.

June 3, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 18~25℃
Water Temperature: 18~20℃
Wind Direction: South(2~3m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:8m
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We went to diving for Bayside area today.
The visibility and W.temp is almost same as yesterday.

But it is getting better in the afternoon.
I hope the sea condition will be better soon!!!

At first dive, we could see cute and rare frogfish.

It is hard to see this frogfish because they usually lives under the rock.
We were so lucky to be able to see it!!!

At second dive, we were so lucky!!!!!!
That’s why we could meet two Hummer head shark and it was very close!!!!!

Unfortunately ,we couldn’t take a pics of that.
But we can see them completely !!!! Today’s guest is super lucky!!!!

After that, I saw macro creatures also.

There are many sea slug in this term.
If you like sea slug, I recommend you to come to Kushimoto!!!!

It will be nice day tomorrow !!
I will enjoy diving as well!!!

See you then(^^)

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Hummer Head shark, Freckled Frogfish, Verconia varians

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Same-no-hire

So many fishes

We could see many fishes today!!.

June 2, 2024

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Weather: Could⇨Sunny
Ground Temperature: 16~23℃
Water Temperature: 18~20℃
Wind Direction: Sorthwest(2~3m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:8m
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I went to diving for seeing a school of fishes and Ecological behavior of underwater creautres.

In this season, Big-fin reef squid is laying an eggs on seaweed.

The size is so big, so we can see the exciting situation in our dive site now!!!

And some Anemone fish also lay an eggs.

We can see the eggs for the first time in this year!!!
I think many Anemone fish will start laying an eggs after this time.

I want to show you this fishes the best today!!

There are so many Chicken Grunt in bayside area.
The number would be 500 I guess.
It’s so dynamic !!!! It looks like Barracuda, doesn’t it??

We can meet a school of fishes at end of the dive.

They suddenly get close to us and swam around us!!!
It is so lucky thing!!!!

The water temperature is changing day by day.
But, it is getting warmer and warmer.

Overseas tourist will come to our shop on nextweek.
I try to search some underwater creatures that make them happy.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Bigfin reef squid, Chicken Grunt, Anemone fish's egg, White trevally

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Wow!!!!

The water temperature was changing completely.

May 29, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 17~25℃
Water Temperature: 17~21℃
Wind Direction:Southwest(3~5m/s)
Swell: 1.5~2.0m
Visibility:5~8m
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It was heavy rain yesterday.
It makes the visibility down.

The visibility is 5~8m today, but there are still many fishes.
Especially , I was surprised that the water temperature was changing completely today.

The lowest water temperature is 17 degree, unless around the surface water temperature is 21 degree.
What’s happened ?!?!

Many fishes was also surprised I guess.
Some fishes were laying an eggs but another one don’t move at all at the bottom.

In this season, many fish originally lay an eggs and protect their eggs.
But, the number of fish that lay or protect eggs in this year.

On the other hands, we can see various of sea slug now.
Now water temperature makes us to see easily as usual .

I could find rare sea slug today.
4-5 years ago, we often can see this sea slug, but now we sometimes can see it.

At second dive, we meet a school of Greater Amberjack.
There are so many fishes in Kushimoto area now!!

The ground temperature is getting warm.
So, the diving season will be coming soon!!!

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Smokey chromis, Goniobranchus kuniei

串本のダイビングポイント

住崎, 備前

There was surge in bayside dive site.

Typhoon is getting closer to here now….

May 28, 2024

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 21~23℃
Water Temperature: 20℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(6~10m/s)
Swell: 1.5m
Visibility:15m
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We went to diving in the morning.
Because the wind was getting heavier and heavier.

In face, the wind become strong afternoon.
I was relieved that  we can finish diving by noon.

On the other hands, underwater condition is still nice.
The visibility was 15m and the water temperature was 20 degree.

Today, we saw various of macro underwater creatures.

This frog fish  disappeared on Sunday, but she come back again.
I wonder where she was going.

Recently, there are many shrimps in our dive site.

Have you ever seen it??
It looks like Orangutan, isn’t it?
So we call it “Orangutan crab”.

And then, we often saw this crab as well.

The body color is so beautiful!!
There are many different color types.

In this season, we are able to see the  protecting eggs behavior of some fishes.

Father Jawfish usually protect their eggs in their mouth.
If you observe their mouth cautiously, you may be able to see many eggs in the mouth.

Others, there are so many kinds of underwater creatures now.
You must enjoy diving in Kushimoto in this term.

I want many overseas people to come to Kushimoto for diving!!
See you then(^^)

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

jawfish, Giant frogfish, Orangutan crab, Hyastenus diacanthus

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

It was so exciting!!!

We met so many Greater Amberjack

May 14, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 15~23℃
Water Temperature: 18~20℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10m
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The sea become calm.
So, we could dive without stress today.

At the morning, we went to the dive point of out of the ocean.
There wasn’t big fishes, but we could see various of macro creatures.

This shrimp is called “Emperor shirimp” in English.
They usually live on the seaslug.
The color of the background is so beautiful. So, many Japanese divers likes this satiation.

At second dives, we met so many Greater Amberjack!!!
The size is huge !!!!
This scene is so exciting !!!!

Others, we sould meet Giant frog fish at last dive.

The size is also big!!!
When we went to the area that we don’t usually go, I could find it!!

I think it is important thing to go to the area that we don’t usually go.

Then, the sea condition will be  calm tomorrow!!!!
I wish we will be able to dive without stress.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Emperor shrimp, Giant Frog Fish, Greater Ambrjack

串本のダイビングポイント

Good Wrasse world, Ni-No-Ne, 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

The underwater environment is changing

We can see many kinds of fishes more.

May 12, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 13~23℃
Water Temperature: 19℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3~5m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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The sea condition was good today!!!
There is no waves and surge. So we can enjoy diving today as well.

I saw rare seaslug today.

I had never seen it before. I’m so happy to see it!!!

There are many kinds of anthias in some dive point.

The color of this anthias is so beautiful.
So, many diver likes this fish for taking a picture.

When the water temperature become 20 degree, we can see many goby.

I saw Black sailfin goby today.
There are other gobies as well in the same area.

Have you ever this fish?? The fish lives in the drift seaweed.
When we make a safety stop, we sometimes are able to see this fish near the surface.

We will go to diving three times tomorrow .
It will be rainy day. But sea condition will be good, I guess.

We will enjoy diving tomorrow as well!!

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Black sailfin goby, One-stripe anthias, Sargassmfish

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Good Wrasse world, Ni-No-Ne

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