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AOW license course

I was in charge of AOW course for two days.

April 11, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 13~19℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:5~8m
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I was in charge of AOW course for two days.
The guest come from French.

He search our shop on the Internet.
I’m happy overseas tourist to come to our shop.

I’m in charge of PADI license course to overseas tourist.
So, I become used to teach these contents in English, I guess.

We did underwater Navigation section today.

Most of diver tend to  be confused when they go to underwater, but he can use compass completely!!!!
He completed all skills in one go!!!

As for AOW course, you can learn skills with hanging out.
I introduced many kind of underwater creatures in between practicing.

When an overseas guest come to our shop, I want to show them the creatures which can be seen in Japan only.

I usually introduced this seaslug.

The name is Ao-umiushi in Japanese.
Ao means blue and Umiushi means seaslug.
The name is what you see.

And I also show them Japanese underwater creatures.

The color is sober, so the reaction of many divers is not good haha

Today’s topic is this fish, I guess.

The size is huge!!!!! When I showed it to the guest, he was surprised !!!!

When I take a good reaction from guest, I feel so happy!!!!

Diving season will come soon.
I’m looking forward many overseas guest to come to Kushimoto.
See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

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

Kushimoto area was closed due to heavy wind

I went to other diving site today.

March 26, 2024

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Weather: Rainy⇨Cloudy
Ground Temperature: 14~19℃
Water Temperature: 16℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(6~10m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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Kushimoto area was closed today due to heavy wind.
So, we went to other dive site located in east area of Kushimoto.

The beach point will be closed 5days later.
So, we saw various of underwater creature as much as possible.

At first, we can see rare fish.

And there are many tiny creatures around this fish.

Some Japanese likes this creatures.
And there are many kinds of sea slug.

The color is so beautiful!!!
But it is small one.

Others, we can see beautiful fish!!
The fin is so beautiful, isn’t it??

Finally, this fish hid into the sand.

The fish usually wake up at night.
So, it is rare case to see in the noon.

I will dive in Kushimoto area tomorrow.
I hope the sea condition become calm.

Inquiry (English)

串本のダイビングポイント

Uchiura beach

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

The sea condition is very rough…

We cannot dive in Kushimoto area.

March 20, 2024

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Weather: Sunny sometimes rainy
Ground Temperature: 10~12℃
Water Temperature: 16℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(8~10m/s)
Swell: 1.5m
Visibility:5~8m
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There were very strong wind and high wave in Kushimoto area today.
So, we changed the dive site located in Kii-Oshima.

There are various of macro underwater creatures in this point named Uchiura-beach.

At first dive, we went to deep area for seeing this fish.

This fish is so rare!!!
It’s so rare that if you haven’t seen it, you should definitely check it out!!!

And we can also see cattle fish!!

The body color is so beautiful, isn’t it??

Do you find any creatures in this pic??

 

A octopus is hiding in this pic.
It’s good at hiding in the sand. So, It is hard to find out it.

Others, there are so many kind s of rare underwater creatures in this point.

 

But, we will be able to dive by March 31.
So, I wanna dive at this point more.

Then, we will be able to dive in Kushimoto area tomorrow.
I hope we can dive in Kushimoto area.

Aee you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Cattle fish, Pegasus laternarius, Octopus aegina, longwing searobin

串本のダイビングポイント

Uchiura beach

Various of macro underwater creatures

I could enjoy diving with observing macro creatures.

March 16,2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 10~19℃
Water Temperature: 16~17℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(3~6m/s)
Swell: 0.5~1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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I have been searching nudibranchs only recently.
But, I did normal style diving today for a while.

As I went to various of dive site in February, so I didn’t know where the creatures are.
But, I could recover the information where the creatures are.

Now, there is Japanese pigmy seahorse in bay side area.
She is so friendly. So we can take a picture easily.

And I could meet rare situation.
The nudiobranch(Sagaminopteron ornatum) was swimming.

It seems like Clione, dosen’t it??
In spring season, we meet this situation more than other season.

This rock shrimp is the creatures that our guest is most interested in.

It’s small even if the shrimp grow up.
The size is about 5cm. It’s so cute(^^)

At last, I wanna show you this scene.

Did you find out wired point???

Actually,  tiny nudibranch was walking on a face of frogfish haha

I notice that scene when I took a logging with our guest.
I was so surprised!!!!

The water temperature is still 16 degree.
But, Now is the best timing for practicing dry suit diving.

If you wanna experience drysuit diving, Now is the best!!!

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!!
See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Japanese pigmy sea horse, Giant frogfish, Sagaminopteron ornatum, Favorinus pacificus, Chelarctus cultrifer

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Ni-No-Ne

Using microscope mode a lot today!!

We took a many pics of tiny underwater creatures today!!

March 15,2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 9~17℃
Water Temperature: 16℃
Wind Direction: Southwest⇨West(3~9m/s)
Swell: 0.5~2.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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I went to diving for searching tiny nudibranchs today.
At first dive, the guest wanna see tiny Pikachu nudibranch, so I went to the dive point which can see it.

The color seems like Pokemon Pikachu. So we call it “Pikachu”.
The size is 2mm. It’s so tiny!!!

There are many Pikachu recently. If you wanna see it, you can see easily in this season.

At second dives, I saw these tiny nudibranchs.

These size is also 2mm~3mm.
In witer season, Some Japanese diver like searching for tiny underwatar creatures.

Of course, there are various of underwater creatures expected nudibranchs.
If you like see macro creatures, I recommend you to dive in this season.

And if you like Nudibranch, Now is the best season to see them.

Japanese sea has 4 seasons, so you can see different situation every season.
Please come and see the expressions of the sea in each of the four seasons.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Pikachu seaslug, Stiliger aureomarginatus, Marianina rosea, Philine orca

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

The rocket will launch tomorrow

The sea condition is rough tomorrow .

March 12, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 13~16℃
Water Temperature: 16~17℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(4~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:8m
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I went to diving in this morning.
But, the sea condition is getting rough. So We can dive only one time.

But, I can see many macro creatures in this dive.

first of all, I can see this nudibranch.
The nudibranch was found out two days ago.
But she still stay in the same place.

I wonder she likes this place.

Then, This nudibranch is also staying at the same place.

She is on the shell of hermit crab.
I think she will gone soon, but I can see her today!!!

And there are so many frog fish in kushimoto area.

As the season become spring, the color of water become green.
But, you can see this color in this season.

So, I want you to see this color.

That is a characteristic of Japanese sea.
Why don’t you see this sitiation??

The water temperature is getting warm.
I hope many foreigner tourist know the beautiful sea of Kushimoto!!

See you the(^^)

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Nudibranch diving

I could met various of nudibranchs today.

March 10, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 2~13℃
Water Temperature: 16~17℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(2~3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:8~10m
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I went to diving for searching nudibranch today!!
As the seasons progress, the underwater environment is also changing, I guess.

The nudibranch species that we could see are changing.
I could see cute nudibranch.

It seems like ladybug, isn’t it?
The form is so cute. So many Japanese diver likes it!!!

And Our guest could find rare nudibranch.

The nudi was walking on the sand.
I think she look for some food. I hope she can find some food she likes soon.

If you wanna see various of nudibranch, I recommend you to come to Kushimoto from Dec to March.
If you come to here in this term, you can see many kinds of nudibranchs.

At the end of last dive, we could met rare ray.

The shape is so cool!!!
I’m happy to be able to see it!!!!

I will dive tomorrow as well!!
See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Stiliger aureomarginatus, trinchesia sp.25, Common Skete, Thecacera sp.1

串本のダイビングポイント

Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world

Long time no see(^^;)

I went to various dive site in Feb.

March 9,2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 5~11℃
Water Temperature: 16~17℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~8m/s)
Swell: 1.0~2.0m
Visibility:8m
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Hello. I’m sorry that I couldn’t update blog.
Actually , I went to various of dive site. I went to Hokkaido for ice diving and Thailand.

I didn’t much dive in Kushimoto(^^;)

Then, I dived in Kushimoto area for a while.
Kushimoto is a home ground, so I was relived to dive in Kushimoto.

Today, I did macro diving.
There are so many macro creature today!!!

Especially , we can see so many kinds of sea slug in this season.
The size is so tiny(^^;) But the eyes are so cute!!!
I like this sea slug!!

The color of this is so beautiful, isn’t it??  They usually lives in seaweed.
We can usually see this sea slug in spring season.

And this sea slug lives in shells.
They are good at hiding. So It is hard to find out them.

Others, I could see other macro creatures today.

First one is warty frog fish. It’s so cute(^^) The size is about 2cm.

Second one is Shrimp named Phycocaris Simulans.

The number of this shrimp is more than usual year I guess.
I could find them so many times in this year!!!

So, I will dive for searching macro creatures tomorrow as well.
I hope I could see many kinds of cute creatures!!!

I will enjoy diving tomorrow!!

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Warty Frogfish, Phycocaris simulans, Antonietta janthina, Stiliger berghi, Placida babai

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki, Good Wrasse world