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Hammerhead Sharks at Mikomoto

It’s a season and I had a free Saturday.

I caught an early Shinkansen (bullet train) to go down Mikomoto, Izu Shimoda, Shizuoka.

It’s such a nice day!

I overheard conversation of others and learned that we can view Izu Islands from train window.

At the window, there are shapes of islands that we expect to see from the window.

Could this be Ooshima?

Miyakejima?

8:50 am sharp, I arrived Izu Shimoda Station.

Today, I could see Hammerheads!!!

Big Yeah!!!

At the first dive of today, I saw one but very close by.

At second dive, I saw 6-7 Hammerheads in a group, picture is not clear to identify hammerheads.

For lunch, we went to a beach house.

It was nice and peaceful between two dives as if I were at vacation.

We celebrated at Izakata (Japanese pub) at Izu Shimoda Station to celebrate watching Hammerhead Sharks today.

This time, no stay over; going back to Tokyo.

Though I managed to see Hammerhead sharks not for singular for singular but plural, but now I become more greedy…I want more clear and more more more Hammerhead sharks!!!

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Long Weekend @ Kamogawa, Chiba

I woke up early at 5:30 am because we forgot to close the curtain.

I went to a morning bath; to my surprise, there are many people at 6:00 am.

Today, we plan to go to Kamogawa Sea World.

We reached at the entrance of Kamogawa Sea World. Yeah.

There are many performances by many aqua creatures.

First, watched Shachi (Killer Whales) Performance.

Great performances and splash!

Then Ashika (Sea Lion) Performance

Smile Family performed a comical play.

Then continuously watched Iruka (Dolphin) performance.

Four dolphins performed acrobatic show.

Then we took a break: lunch.

The last show: Beluga Whale Performance

They are cute!

Would I have an opportunity to swim with them?

And there are aquariums to meet many more creatures.

Yes, these are the situation that I want to swim with them!

After enjoying spending time at the Kamogawa Sea World, returned to hotel to take a bath before dinner.

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Golden Week Holiday in Okinawa (Day 3)

Today, we went to Kerama Shoto (Islands) area by this boat.

It takes one hour to reach diving points.

The first point: Kuroshima Kita (Kuroshima North).

We enjoyed landscapes; there are many corals (hard, soft and fan), crevasses, cracks and fish in cracks.

Kasago (Rockfish/Scorpion Fish)

I took a photo of boat from ocean.

The second point Kamigu.

Again enjoyed landscapes.

Reminded me of Oolong Channel, Palau.

Small Umiushi (Sea Slug).

Nimo! Kakure Kumanomi (Crown Fish)

I had lunch on the boat.

Then last dive in Okinawa at Jizuru.

We again enjoyed the landscapes.

HoshidaKaragai (Tiger Cowrie)

And there are many fish at the crack.

There are few Umiushi.

Kakure Kumanomi

At last, meeting a turtle.

On the way back to Tomari Port, we are lucky to watch Naha Hurley (Dragon Boat Race) 2018 from the boat.

I had a good look of it because I didn’t have to worry about people in front of me

For dinner, first, we went to Korean BBQ Roins, Naha, Okinawa.

Then we went to Hagama Zushi, too.

I enjoyed too much of Awamori (Okinawa’s strong rice distilled liquor).

I went to bed at 9 pm. hahaha

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Golden Week Holiday in Okinawa (Day2)

Yeah, this is my first Okinawa dive!!!

Today, went to Onnason, Okinawa.

We took a boat to the first point: Dream Hole.

I haven’t dived since last September in Palau; it means I’m so-called blank diver???

I wished I had some time to get familiar with diving before entering to a cave.

I had to enter the cave from a small hole…

Nonetheless, I managed to enter/drop through a small hole to dive narrow path.

When I see an iseebi (lobster), I finally could control buoyancy a bit.

Then a narrow path led me to…Pikachu!!!

So cute!!!

We also dived through Pikachu.

There are many corals and fish.

Kasago (Scorpion Fish)

Next point was Cross Line.

I managed to see famous heart shaped back anemone fish: Touaka Kumanomi (Toe Red Anemone Fish.

They are so lovely!!!

I also see a rare fish: Kaeru Anko (Frogfish).

Yes, his eyes look like Frog! hehehe

Close look.

We also dived through a channel.

Then met Nimo: Kakure Kumanomi (Crownfish)!

They are cute.

We took lunch break at Kinchichi Soba.

This soba is not typical Okinawa Style Soba, very unique in tsukemen (dipping) style.

We ordered extra porks for additional topping.

After we finished noodles, we asked for soup to add in sauce to enjoy sauce as a soup.

The last point: Overhead Rock.

We enjoyed landscape here, too.

We dived through crevasse.

This is my first time to use GoPro.

It didn’t function right or I operated wrongly.

I saw Pygmy Sea Horse and took few photos; but these photos are not in my camera. Ahhhh

Hopefully, I operate it right tomorrow.

For dinner, went to Jack’s Steak House Okinawa.

I had Orion (Okinawa’s Local Beer) and Tender Lion Steak Medium Rare.

Now I better study about GoPro and sleep early. hummm

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Akiba Girl

Today, I went to Yodobashi Camera Akihabara to buy GoPro Hero 6.

On the internet, I found new GoPro, GoPro Hero 6, is available in the market.

I wear waiting for a new GoPro for diving.

Yes, I got it!!


A box is big, but I got only few pieces.

I placed an order for casing for 60 m under water.


I’m still trying to figure out how to operate it on the internet because it dosen’t come with a manual.

After purchase it, I had nice ramen at Ifu, Akihabara, Tokyo.


I had Noukou Miso Ramen Special (Thick Miso with all-Cheshu (pork), egg, nori (seaweed), negi (leeks)).

Egg was hidden under leeks, but there was a nice flavored egg.

It’s nice Ramen!


Today, I was Akiba Girl to check electronics at Akihabara, Tokyo.

On the other hand, Tokyo was busy receiving President Trump.

Tokyo is decorated by American and Japanese flags and many roads are blocked for security reasons. Ahhhhh

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Sunday Before a Storm

First, I went to send my laundry to Laundry Shop Pony.

Then, stopped by Don Quijote (we call it Donki for short) to buy household goods such as detergents, pocket tissue, etc. and boosters: (emergency) Mon Cafe drip coffee, Clorets (gums) and Manan Life Konnyaku (konjak) Grape and Peach Jelly.


I also stopped by at Book 1st, newly opened book store at Roppongi.

It’s very comfortable staying there so I read Scuba Diving Guide and Self Enlightmenr Book: Tado-Ryoku (Multi Task Power).

My short stay at a book store refresh me♪

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Diving in Palau

I returned from Palau yesterday.

I wanted to post frequently, but internet connection was bad, terribly bad in Palau.

The internet condition will improve next year after optical fiber reaching Palau.

Ocean is so beautiful there.



German Channel

Manta, Manta, Mannttaaaaaaa!

Manta swam over meeeeee!!!




Cowtail Stingray 


Sias Corner

Handsome Turtle



Baraccudas


There are many sharks.

Big one, small one, could they be a family?


Ulong Channel

The landscape is beautiful.


Blue Hole

So mysterious; bless taking. 



Blue Corner

Napoleon Fish


Shark




Helmet Wreck




Blue Corner – Sunrise Diving

Ocean is clear and peaceful.

There are many fish and early riser, Baffalo Fish greated me.







It was fun diving in Palau!