Manta and Giant Cuttlefish Fever!

May 16, 2018

 

Weather:Sunny
Ground Temperature:30℃
Water Temperature:26℃
Wind Direction:South southeast (4m/s)
Swell: 1m

 

Diving point (visibility)

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☆ Potato Reef, Taketomi (12m)
☆ Oganzaki Light House, Ishigaki (20m)
☆ Kabira Manta Point, Ishigaki (23m)

 

 

What happened? It hasn’t rained this rainy season, and it has been sunny all days!

And today we had Manta and Giant cuttlefish fever! Yey!

 

We thought the season for Giant cuttlefish was over, but it wasn’t! There were over 10 of them around the coral area of Taketomi, and lots of males were fighting over small number of females 🙂

 

Here is a female cuttlefish laying eggs in cabbage coral. They usually lay eggs in branch corals, so this was news to us 🙂

 

The sun shines directly from above around lunch time, and is the best time to dive at Oganzaki Light House arch area♪

 

A Nimo protecting its eggs. When are your babies due?

 

We found number of Mantas swimming around on our way to Manta City, so we decided to dive there. And there were 4-5 Mantas swimming around!

 

It was not the regular Manta City point, so we were the only group around. Mantas were chasing after each other, and it was a great show!

 

On our way back to the boat, we saw a Manta playing with a school of  Stout chromis!

 

 

 

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