2 August 2018 Weather:Sunny & Cloudy Air Temp:29℃ Seawater Temp:29.8℃ Wind:WSW
Today started as a windy day with big waves expected coming from the typhoon up north from Okinawa, so knowing that our options were limited today due to weather, we went for 2 very nice dives the best protected from the waves, as a first dive we ventured to Saba Offing, and went for a second dive at Twin Hole.
【Dive1 Saba Offing】
After the harsh trip navigating the waves, we jumped into the water a group of 3 American girls actually living in Kyoto, and one English man actually living in Fukuoka. Under water the conditions were very good, no big current, pretty good visibility and many many fish, at first we saw some pink anemone fish, and after swimming a bit more to the outside part of the first big rock, we stumbled upon a big remora that kept approaching and going away as if it was testing us. On that same area we could see a big bank of goldlined sea bream staying still on a small current, a little bit further we saw some more anemone fish, and we played with a sea cucumber before going back to the boat after a 50 minutes dive.
【Dive2 Twin Hole】
After the first dive, the trip to the second site was fairly easy as we were now following the waves, once at the dive site we headed towards the cave entrance following a very shallow area to realise as the conditions were announcing that the cave was not possible to enter today as the waves kept smashing the entry hole. We kept a little bit and we found an anemone with some clown anemone fish, and a bit further following a ridge on another anemone we could see some pacific clown anemone shrimps. Following the ridge we went deeper and deeper until we found some cavities were we could see a very big Giant Moray hiding on the rocks. Coming back from the depths, we followed a rocky wall stumbling on some nudibranchs and hiding inside a rock a huge Crown of Thornes Starfish before arriving back to the boat after a 48 minutes dive amazing dive.
22 July 2018 Weather:Sunny & Cloudy Air Temp:30℃ Seawater Temp:29.6℃ Wind:SSE
After yesterday’s typhoon, today started with very light wind, no signs of rain and good temperature, for the first time in a week we headed towards Irabu island with our Hungarian guest, as a first dive we dove double arch to warm up a little bit, and then we went to twin hole where it started to rain as we were diving and until we came back to mainland.
【Dive1 Double Arch】
The dive started quickly and even if our guest last time diving was 5 years ago everything went very easy, we headed towards the deepest part of the dive before going into the crack that leads us to the first arch. There we could enjoy a couple of big angelfish dancing in front of us, and after taking some pictures with the arch we entered the cave. Inside the cave we found a big group of red soldierfish and we took some good pictures playing with the entrance light. Outside the cave we found the second arch, a heartshaped arch, and looking closely we could see a very big lionfish. Finally we went to a shallower area enjoying many of the typical Miyako fish before coming back to the boat on a 50 minute dive, good job!
【Dive2 Twin Hole】
On the second dive we moved straight to the cave called twin hole, where we could watch the inside ceiling and the blue entrance light that gives it it’s second name “blue hole”. There we met our other Japanese guests that were snorkeling, and after heading out we swam to the deepest wall to get back to the boat, we got down to 17/18 meters and found a huge octopus trying to change of colour in a desperate move to hide from us, or maybe frighten us. After taking some pictures we kept going watching the amazing shapes the coral takes at this point and finding a cute family of clown anemone fish. Finally coming back to the boat we enjoyed playing with some bubble rings before finishing our 55 minute dive.
6 April 2018 Weather:Sunny & Cloudy Air Temp:26℃ Seawater Temp:23.8℃ Wind:WSW→NNE
Today, We went 2 Boat Introductory diving to Irabu Island with the guests from Singapore.
【Dive1 Double Arch】
1st dive, we went to Double Arch.
Practice breathing on the surface and descend.
We headed for the arch.
Guest looked up at the heart ‘s arches.
Two people lined up and posed in front of the arch.
I took a picture and saw a lot of fish.
They were enjoying the first time underwater world.
2nd dive, we went to Overhang.
We dived, we saw a lot of Redtoothed triggerfish.
We saw anemone fish and pyramid butterfly fish in overhang.
I also found a rare Nudi Branchi.
When we go back to boat, we saw coral shaped Pig.
It was a very enjoyable diving.
19 March 2018 Weather:Sunny Air Temp:25℃ Seawater Temp:23.0℃ Wind:SSW
Today, We went to 1 boat fun diving in Irabu Island.
Yesterday’s Spanish guest came for diving with mother.
【Dive 1 Overhang】
Today afternoon, 1st dive we went to the Overhang.
Her mother had been nervous because it does not have a long time diving.
We confirmed and reviewed the skills with Japanese Introductory diving guests.
They practiced breathing and went underwater tours.
We saw A lot of Red toothed triggerfish, peach fairy basslet, Pyramid butterfly fish, Moorish Idol and many fish.
We saw the pig coral on the way back to the boat.
I have been very happy diving.
18 March 2018 Weather:Sunny Air Temp:25℃ Seawater Temp:23.0℃ Wind:SE
Today in the morning, We went to 2 boat fun diving in Irabu Island.
The guest came from Spain.
【Dive 1 L-shaped Arch & Double Arch】
1nd dive we went to the L-shaped Arch & Double Arch.
Headed to the L-shaped arch in the beginning.
We saw White Tip Reef Shark under the arch.
Entered the warp hole through the arch.
We saw Long legged spiny lobster, Semicircle angelfish, A lot of Big-eyed soldierfish in the hole.
Left the hole and went to a double arch.
We went back to the boat looking at the heart shaped arch.
Hawksbill turtle passed when I returned to the boat.
【Dive 2 Cross Hole】
2nd dive went to the Cross Hole.
We headed to the Cross Hole.
The sunlight entering the cross hole was very beautiful and a fantastic world had spread.
Looking up the hole, it seemed to Hokkaido.
Guest enjoyed topography dive.
We got back to the boat, We saw White Tip Reef Sharks and Clark’s anemone fish.