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.
Manta, Manta, Mannttaaaaaaa!
Manta swam over meeeeee!!!
There are many sharks.
Big one, small one, could they be a family?
The landscape is beautiful.
So mysterious; bless taking.
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!
On the way to the diving shop, I thought I’m lucky today because I found two crabs on the street.
This is Mikomoto Hammers, specialized in Hammerhead Sharks.
However, I could upload only these fish: threeline grunt, yellow striped butterfish, etc.
Between divings, I ate threeline grunt at Moki, Umi no Ie (Beach House Restaurant), Yumigahama Kaigan (Yumigahama Beach) Nuhahaha
Unfortunately, I couldn’t catch even one Hammerhead Shark; though, I appreciate Komei-san for his warm hearted guide and teaching me to improve my diving skills.
Thank you Komei-san, thank you Mikomoto.
I returned to Tokyo by Marine Express Odoriko 75.
I received fresh tuna directly from a fisherfamily’s boat!
Recently, we became friends in Kushimoto, Wakayama.
They are fisherfamily (not only men, family) and catch Kihada Maguro (Yellowfin Tuna).
It’s so nice of them to send me fresh tuna!
I had Sashimi tonight and I could say it’s fresher than Tsukiji!
Arigatogozaimasu, Aiko san & Family!
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.