I came to Mikomoto for practice and catching Hammerhead Sharks.
Today visibility was okay, average of 15 m, maximum 20m.
When I take this photo, I had a light.
I took this photo without light; it’s more in green.
This how we dive in a party.
I told my instructor that I’m sick of Takabe ( yellow striped butterfish) and want to watch Hammerhead Sharks!
Due to Typhoon 5, I didn’t have clear sight for last two dives.
Today, I could see the beautiful landscape of Mikomoto.
After diving, went to Korean BBQ Keiuma for dinner.
It’s delicious so a phone of this restaurant never stops at dinner time for reservation.
And this restaurant is highly recommend
I will continue to dive tomorrow; therefore, I’m staying at Pension Minami-Izu Shokan that is walking distance to my diving shop: Mikomoto Hammers.
A room is cute and private Onsen (Hot Spring) is nice.
Private Hot Spring
This Pension is also highly recommended.
I wish I can catch Hammers tomorrow.
I dived three times today.
I saw body of Hammer at the first dive.
I couldn’t see his head…I tried to look hard, but ocean is so blue and his body blended in.
At the second dive, when we just started diving, I met one Hammar.
I saw his head and body, but I didn’t see his distinguish head.
He must have been facing side way.
Then there was a family of Hammer, but I was bit late to swim fast.
I missed them…. ahhhhh
Unfortunately, I couldn’t take a photo of Hammer, but there are fish.
Now I became greedy.
Last week, I couldn’t see any Hammer and wished for one.
I saw one yesterday and two (!?) today.
But now… I want to see Hammer clearly, near and MORE!!!
I better check my schedule… hummmmm
There was a concern about Typhoon 5.
It was 50:50 to dive today.
Nonetheless, I departed Tokyo by Shinkansen (Kodama 631) at 6:33 am and arrived Izukyu Shimoda Station by Ito line at 8:48 am.
The wave was high, but we could dive today.
Finally, I saw a Hammer…
He was alone…
There was a distance between us, but I saw him…
A photo might not clear enough, but I think you can still see his figure.
Now I’m a certificate diver to see a Hammerhead Shark.
After finally have seen one, now I want to see a group of them… many Hammers!!!!
This is never ending adventures…
Today, I went to Mimatsu-Zushi Shimoda Station Branch to celebrate catching a Hammer!
I enjoyed every bite of sushi!
This Sushi restaurant serves many fresh local sushi that I highly recommend to visit!
Now let’s sleep to dream of meeting many Hammers….zzzzzz
I’ve been monitoring Typhoon 5 (Typhoon Noru) because it will affect my plan tomorrow.
The ocean swells today.
I would know I would dive or end up enjoying dipping into a hot spring tomorrow morning when I arrive at Izukyu Shimoda Station at 8:48 am.
Now it’s 50:50 chance. Amen.
I hope I’m not boring you…
Today, I received a turtle shaped dive stick and a book: Fish Watching 500.
When I started diving, I never thought I would want to learn name of fish and marine creatures that I see under the water.
By the way, I usually buy diving goods at Aqros Shibuya Store.
Staffs are kind and always give good recommendations.
I also seek an advice on diving spots.
I cannot stop thinking of Hammerhead Shark.
I decide to return to Mikomoto this weekend.
Hopefully, I can upload nice photos of Hammerhead!
To be continued!
I ordered two books in Amazon: Fish Watching 500 and Sea Creatures Watching 500.
I received Sea Creatures Watching 500 today because Fish Watching 500 is currently out of stock.
Now I’m interested to learn names of fish and sea creatures so that I can introduce what I see under the water.
For example, I’ve seen these sea slugs such as yellow one and blue with polka dots (I should have seen it in Malaysia because the book says it can be found in Malaysia).
I never thought I would enjoy watching these encyclopedias….