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Bigfin reef squid is spawning now!!

There are very big squid in bayside dive point.

May 27, 2023

Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 18~24℃
Water Temperature: 21~22℃
Wind Direction: East(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m

Now, the typhoon is coming to Japan.
It’s over the Pacific  Ocean around Philippines, but the swells are starting to reach here.

I hope that the typhoon will have little effect….

In may, many squids are coming to Kushimoto area for spawning.

The size is very big.
And we can see it very close them.

Sometimes, male squids was fighting !!!

And There are beautiful seaweed.

It is called “Kujyakukeyari” in Japanese.
“Kujyaku” means Peacock. Its color looks like Peacock color.
That’s why we called it that.

And I can find rare seaslug.
The color is so psychedelic.

The foreign tourist will come to our shop.
I will do my best tomorrow !!!

See you then(^^)/

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Bigfin reef squid, Nembrotha sp.2, Sporochnus dotyi Brostoff


Bizen, Good Wrasse world, Ni-No-Ne

Taking pictures

I can do photo dive today.

May 12, 2023

Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 15~20℃
Water Temperature: 19℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m

It was sunny outside today.
So, I can see the diver who wear a wetsuit recently .

The water temperature is getting warm.
So, underwater creatures is so active now.

In this term, the main topic of Kushimoto’s sea is spawning behavior of Bigfin reef squid.
A male squid is very big.  When he get closer to us, it’s very powerful !!

I updated the movie of squid in Youtube.
If you don’t mind please check the movie.

After observing it, I took a picture of underwater macro creatures .

This is a picture of Hermit crab.
They live in a hole where is coral.

There are also beautiful shell behind hermit crab.
I think it is so beautiful, so I took a pic of it.

Others, the seaweed was spawning.

Can you see the tiny eggs??Eggs is red one.
It is so difficult to observe with your eyes, so you need to use digital camera.

Last, I wanna show you this seaslug.

This is “Pikachu”. The color seems like Pokemon Pikachu, so Japanese diver call it “Pikachu”

In a little while, you will be able to make reservations through “KLOOK” website.
Please come and see the sea of Kushimoto when you come to Japan.

See you then(^^)/

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Pikachu, Ficopomatus enigmaticus, Martensia fragilis


Good Wrasse world

Observing Macro creatures

I observed  many macro creatures .

March 4, 2023

Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 17~20℃
Water Temperature: 18℃
Wind Direction:Southwest(3~5m/s)
Swell: 1.0m

The condition of the sea is keeping good conditions while “Golden Week”.
I hope the condition is keeping good in this term.

Today, I looked for macro creatures as the main theme.

I can find beautiful situation.
The shrimp stay on the starfish.

Don’t you think that color is beautiful, do you?

There are still many “Pikachu” recently.
It seems like Pokemon Pikachu. So, we call it “Pikachu”.

At second dive, I was look for cute crab.
The crab usually have a sponge on the back.

She is good at hiding. So, it is difficult to find it.
If she find out you’re there, the crab is shaking her body.
Its behavior is so cute.

This frog is tiny and cute.
The size is about 1cm.  The white area is my finger.
I think you can see the size.

The sea condition look good tomorrow.
I hope I can enjoy diving as much as today.

See you then(^^)/
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Pikachu, Lauridromia intermedia, Spotfin frogfish, Starfish shrimp


Bizen, Same-no-hire

Bigfin reef squid

I could observe spawning of Bigfin reef squid.

April 30, 2023

Weather: Rainy→Cloudy
Ground Temperature: 20℃
Water Temperature: 18℃
Wind Direction: Sorthwest(6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m

Now is the long public holiday in Japan.
But, there are heavy waves in this morning today…

I think I cannot  dive at first, but I can dive in a day.

Then, we can observe Bigfin reef squid today.

They were spawning.
The squid is very big, so it is very dynamic !!!

I hope everyone see this situation!!!

And then, there is “KOINOBORI” underwater now!!

In Japan, there is acustom of decorating “KOINOBORI” on May 5th.
You can see it by May 5th.

Others, there are many kinds of macro underwater creatures.

Could you find the sea slug??
The sea slug is good at hiding!!

Tomorrow is weekday, but many people come to our shop!!
We are so happy to many guest come to our shop!!

I’m looking forward everyone to come to Kushimoto!!

Bye for now!!

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Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Long Holiday start!!

Long Holiday start in Japan.

April 29, 2023

Weather: Cloudy→Rainy
Ground Temperature: 17~20℃
Water Temperature: 18℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m

The long holiday that is called “Golden week” in Japan start today!!

Many guest will come to our shop in this term.
The water temperature is about 18 degree.

So, I recommend you to use dry suit now.
In spring season, there are many beautiful seaweed in Kushimoto area.

Sometimes, sea slug is staying near the seaweed.
It is called “Sporochnus dotyi Brostoff”.

It’s so beautiful, so many Japanese diver like it.

I want to show you this seaweed.
It is also beautiful.

In this season, this seaweed is spawning sometimes.
If you want to observe it,  it is better to bring digital camera because it’s tiny.

This seaslug looks like dog or rabbits, doesn’t it?
She has eyes, so the face is so cute(^^)

We will enjoy diving tomorrow as well.
I hope we can observe rare underwater creature.

The number of the guest from overseas is increasing from March.
I’m happy many foreign guest to come our shop.

When you come to Japan, please plan to come to Kushimoto!!

See you then(^^)/

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Sporochnus dotyi Brostoff, Martensia fragilis Harvey, Bornella anguilla


Good Wrasse world, Same-no-hire

Tiny underwater creature

There are many sea slug in Kushimoto  now!!

April  22, 2021

Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 17~21℃
Water Temperature: 18~19℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(3m/s)
Swell: 1.0m

Today, I search for sea slug.
I can find various of sea slug!!

The sea slug that I was most happy to find today is this one.

This color is so beautiful,  isn’t it??
The size is 2mm.

Then, I can find the sea slug that looks like rabbit.

It’s so cute(^^)  This sea slug is called “Zouge-iro-umiusi” in Japanese.
Zougeiro means Ivory color in Japanese.


This sea slug has eye. So, the face is so cute.
We can observe it after spring season.
If you come to Kushimoto, please find it by your self.

When you can find it, you must be happy!!!

The foreign guest will come to our shop tomorrow.
The number of inquiry from overseas is getting more recently.

I’m so happy to take many inquiry from overseas.
I hope the number of inquiry is more and more.

I will do may best to convey the charm of Kushimoto’s sea to overseas people.

See you then(^^)/

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Sumisaki, Bizen, Ni-No-Ne

Many Sea slugs

I can find many sea slug today.

April 16, 2023

Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 17~21℃
Water Temperature: 18℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~8m/s)
Swell: 1.0~2.0m

I searched for sea slug today.
There are various of sea slug in Bayside dive point.

In spring, the number of Doris species  is getting more.
So, I could find many kinds of Doris species.

Others, I can find other sea slugs as well.
This is the sea slug that I was most happy to find.

It’s tiny. The sea slug is yellow one.
The size is about 2mm, I guess.

When I found it, I’m so happy.

Then, I’m happy to find this sea slug as well.

I can find this sea slug after a long time(^^)
The color is so beautiful!!

The event that is called “Umiushi search”   finish in this season.
I’ll plan to hold this event again in the fall.

So, If you are interested in this event, please come and visit our shop!!

Of course, we can accept other diving course in a whole year.
So when you come to Japan, please plan to come Kushimoto for diving.

I’m looking forward everyone to come our shop.
Bye for now!!

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Verconia purpurea, Shphopteron nigromarginatum, Ercolania boodleae


グラスワールド, 備前

Beautiful small world

I was in charge of a macro photo team today.

April 2nd, 2023

Weather: Sunny→Rainy
Ground Temperature: 20~23℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Northeast(6~8m/s)
Swell: 1.0m

Today, I went to diving with two guests who likes to take a macro photo.
So, I tried to find some macro underwater creatures .

In a first dive, I can find beautiful situation.

It is so beautiful, isn’t it??
There are many these seaweed in Kushimoto in Spring season.

Also, we can see many these sea slugs.

Their eyes are very cute(^^)
It looks like elephant, I think.

Others, there are many kind of macro underwater creatures for taking a pic.

And then, I can watch the scene at last dive.
The scene is that this fish do the toilet.

It is rare scene .

Recently, the number of inquiry from foreign guest is increasing .
I’m so happy to take many inquiry from overseas.

I want to everyone come to our shop.
Now, you can use dry suit without rental fee of it.

I think you can enjoy diving in your pace in this season.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in kushimoto.

See you then(^^)

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Sumisaki, Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Sporochuus dotyi Brostoff

It looks like beautiful fireworks.

March 14, 2023

Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 5~15℃
Water Temperature: 16℃
Wind Direction: west(3m/s)
Swell: 0.5m

Today, we went to diving for observing “Sporochuus dotyi Brostoff”.
In the spring season, the number of these are usually increasing in Kushimoto area.

The sea plants that is called “Sporochuus dotyi Brostoff” got a Japanese name last month.
It called “Kujyaku-keyari”in Japanese.

Kujyaku means Peacock in Japanese.
Don’t you think that its color looks like peacock feather?

It looks like flower or fireworks.
When you take a pics of these, the picture is so beautiful.

So, many Japanese diver like this sea plant.

Sometimes, you can see other underwater creatures near this sea plant.

A tiny sea slugs  or Hermit crab is often staying near.

If you are lucky, you can meet beautiful jerry fish.

This color is very beautiful.
It will be more beautiful if you take a picture so that the background is black.

In spring season( March-May), you can see various of underwater macro creatures in Kushimoto. Of course, the school of fishes as well.

By the way, From March 22nd, we will hold a campaign where the rental fee for drysuit will be free.

So, if you want to try to dive with drysuit, this period is the best timing.
If you have never use it, don’t worry.

I teach you how to use drysuit at first dive.

If you take the course, you will be good at using drysuit.

I’m looking forward everyone to coming our shop!!

see you then(^^)

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Sumisaki, Bizen, To-no-oki

Strong wind day

We cannot dive in Kushimoto area due to heavy wind.

February 19, 2023

Weather: Cloudy→Rainy
Ground Temperature: 18~19℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(8~12m/s)
Swell: 1.0m

I couldn’t update our blog.
So, I will show you recently sea condition in this blog.

Recently, the visibility of Kushimoto is very good.
So, we can dive without stress.

The sea water is so clear.
Sometimes, we can meet rare fish that is usually living in the deeper area.

I can meet this rare fish on last Wednesday.

The fish usually swim near surface.
So, if you want to find it, you should keep neutral buoyancy in 1~3m.

But, I want you to observe it, because it is so cute!!!

There also other macro creatures.
I found the unique situation.

The crab is hiding in this picture.
Could you find it??

Most Japanese diver like this situation .

Today, we cannot dive in Kushimoto area.
So, we went to another dive site.

But, there are many rare macro creatures.

In the first dive, I can found mimic octopus .

It changes shape to imitate a fish or some underwater creatures.
So, It is so fun to observe it.

And, we can see cute fish in this dive site.

The goby and fish live in the same place.

At last, we can see rare sea slug.

It walks on the sand.
I have never seen it before, so I’m so happy to find it.

Then, we may not be able to dive in Kushimoto area.
We may be going to dive in Sue area tomorrow.

I hope I will be able to dive in Kushimoto tomorrow.

Now, we accept a reservation for foreign guest.
So, when you come to Japan, Please contact us freely.

We have many rental gears.
All you need is a change of clothes and you can go diving.

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Uchiura beach