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16&17/6/12 GBR trip: Excellent visibility
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
The sea condition was beautiful through this dive trip. We went to some dive sites which we hardly visit as the wind was very gentle.

The first dive site was like "Amazing Caves" at Coral Sea, there were tonnels, caves and swim-throughs everywhere with 30 m water visibility!
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

Doing safety stop at the shallow reef. We spotted a rare Bandfin frogfish just after taking this photo.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

Arothron mappa/Map puffer (70-80 cm) - was not shy, so divers took photos with it.
ケショウフグ/Arothron mappa/Map puffer

Panulirus versicolor/Painted crayfish - spotted a few during this trip.
ゴシキエビ/Panulirus versicolor/Painted crayfish

We also met Whitetip Reefshark, Green Seaturtle, Maori Wrasse and Brown-marbled grouper

Here are new PADI Advanced Openwater Divers, Congratulations!!
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

My guest house mates came to this trip due to the good weather. It is the great advantage of choosing the best day to go diving by talking to professionals.


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12&13/6/12 GBR trip: Blotched fantail ray and Chromodoris albonares
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
This dive trip started with a sunny morning again.

We had a new PADI Openwater certified diver, Congratulations!
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Colourful corals on the top of reef
グレートバリアリーフのサンゴ礁

There were our full time idols like Giant Trevally, Whitetip Reefshark, Green Seaturtle and Humphead Parrotfish
 ロウニンアジ/Caranx ignobilis/Giant trevally

Taeniura meyeni/Blotched fantail ray (Disc size: 1 m)
マダラエイ/Taeniura meyeni/Blotched fantail ray

It had perfect tail fins.
マダラエイ/Taeniura meyeni/Blotched fantail ray

Amphiprion akindynos/Barrierreef anemonefish
バリアリーフ アネモネフィッシュ/Amphiprion akindynos/Barrierreef anemonefish

Chromodoris albonares (less than 1 cm) - found this tiny Nudibranch just before seeing the big Stingray (above).
ボンボリイロウミウシ/Chromodoris albonares

We spotted many other micro creatures, and also, spotted a Whale from the boat. It probably was a Minke Whale as June is normally their season.


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9&10/6/12 GBR trip: Chill out trip to the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
Very good condition again, the blue sky, calm sea and good visibility!
Everyone were smiling having a chill out cruise.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

The sun beam reached to the bottom of swim-through.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

We saw Whitetip Reefshark, Green Seaturtle and Giant Trevally like usual.
ホワイトチップリーフシャーク

There were many kind of fish such as Red and Black Anemonefish around coral reefs.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

Scarussordidus/Bullethead Parrotfish (30 cm)
ハゲブダイ/Scarussordidus/Bullethead Parrotfish

Platax pinnatus/Dusky batfish (20 cm) - still having juvenile features and cute eyes.
アカククリ/Platax pinnatus/Dusky batfish、Long finned batfish、Pinnate spadefish

Uroptycbus kudayagi (3 cm) - very good at mimic.
クダヤギクモエビ/Uroptycbus kudayagi

クダヤギクモエビ/Uroptycbus kudayagi

Small Starfish (4 cm) - sometimes having little star marks on their bodies.
ヒトデ

Spiderman like Starfish (4 cm) having little star as well.
ヒトデ


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5&6/6/12 GBR trip: Happy Birthday, Jasmina!
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
The water visibility was going up to over 30 m!

Istiblennius chrysospilos/Red-spotted blenny (7 cm) - found at Tedford Reef area for the first time. It lives at about 2 m deep and not very shy, so it is quite easy to shoot several photos until you get satisfaction.
モンツキカエルウオ/Istiblennius chrysospilos/Red-spotted blenny

Introductory divers having their practice overlooking the very blue ocean.
体験ダイビング

We could see so many schools of Fusiliers in the blue water, as well as Green Seaturtle, Maori Wrasse and Giant Trevally.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング。

At the suset diving - The water surface looking up from under water was gold as reflected the sunset. Fish were visiy getting their dinner.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

In this cruise, we had a new PADI Openwater Diver who enjoyed an extra fun dive after getting the certificate.
グレートバリアリーフでPADIオープンウォーターダイビング

The second day was the birthday of Jasmina, our crew. She is going to take PADI Instructor Development Course soon.
お誕生日おめでとう!


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2&3/6/12 GBR trip: Many photoes of the best season of the GBR
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
The wind dropped and the sun shined. The real dry season looked like kicking on! The water temperature is slightly low this year, but the visibility is good.

We encountered schools of Dolphins both on the way to the Great Barrier Reef and back to Cairns. There were about 20 Dolphins accompanying to the reef.
ハシナガイルカ/Stenella longirostris/Spinner Dolphin

The top of the coral reef was so colourful with the sun light.
グレートバリアリーフのサンゴ礁

Looking up from the deep bottom - Mysterious contrast of the light and shadow
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

An Advanced Openwater student and Green Seaturtle
グレートバリアリーフでアオウミガメに遭遇

The sunset, sunrise and stars... there are many features with the overnight cruise.
グレートバリアリーフでサンセット

Dasyatis kuhli/Blue-spotted Stingray
ヤッコエイ/Dasyatis kuhli/Blue-spotted Stingray



Oxycercichthys veliferus/sailfin dottyback (10 cm) - native from North Great Barrier Reef
セイルフィンドティバック/Oxycercichthys veliferus/sailfin dottyback

セイルフィンドティバック/Oxycercichthys veliferus/sailfin dottyback

Amphiprion melanopus/Red and black anemonefish - as well as native fish
レッドアンドブラックアネモネフィッシュ/Amphiprion melanopus/Red and black anemonefish

Canthigaster papua/Papuan toby (15 cm)
パプアン・トビー/Canthigaster papua/Papuan toby

Flabellina rubrolineata (3 cm) - orange colour
ヒメエダウミウシ/Kaloplocamus acutus

Flabellina rubrolineata (4cm) - red and purple
セスジミノウミウシ/Flabellina rubrolineata

Flabellina rubrolineata (4cm) - Blue and purple
セスジミノウミウシ/Flabellina rubrolineata

Valonia aegagropila
バロニア/Valonia aegagropila

Starfish (2 cm)
ヒトデ/sea star

12 cm
ヒトデ/sea star

7 cm
ヒトデ/sea star

We spotted many types of fish and other creatures.

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29&30/5/12 GBR trip: Divemaster Course and unique creatures in the G.B.R.
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
We had a new pro training diver who tried to assist other divers for her first time.

The wind was still strong, but we had the sunny and shiny sea this time.
ミコマスケイとラムランナー
 
The team Openwater training divers accompanied by a divemaster and Lionfish
グレートバリアリーフで少人数制ダイビングコース

A divemaster with a Green Seaturtle
アオウミガメと一緒にダイブマスター海デビュー

The coral reef with the sunbeam
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

Acanthurus dussumieri/Bronze tage - entertained us a few times in this trip. We also saw Giant Trevally, Green Seaturtle, Whitetip Reefshark, Brown-marbled Grouper, Blue-spotted Stingray, a school of Batfish etc...
ニセカンランハギ/Acanthurus dussumieri/Bronze tage

Pomacentrus grammorhynchus/bluespot damsel - its neo blue back looks outstanding in the water.
ブルースポットダムゼル/Pomacentrus grammorhynchus/bluespot damsel

Archamia zosterophora/Blackbelted cardinalfish (aprox. 5cm) - always make a big school among the coral reef.
クロオビアトヒキテンジクダイ/Archamia zosterophora/Blackbelted cardinalfish

Unique creature - 1
Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus/Bend Stick Pipefish (aprox. 20 cm) - looked like a stick.
ワカヨウジ/Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus/Bend Stick Pipefish

Unique creature - 2
This Starfish looked like a popular Chinese character "水" (;water) or "木" (;wood or tree).
水のような木のような漢字のヒトデ

Unique creature - 3
These are not patterns, but flat worm's babies!
ヒラムシ/flat worm


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26&27/5/12 GBR trip: the Great Barrier Reef cruise in the storm
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
We had a rough trip to the Great Barrier Reef this time due to the strong wind. However, once got the dive sites, we were protected by thick coral reefs and the surface of water was acceptable for diving.

On the day like this, we recommend our guests diving rather than snorkeling as the deeper water will be less effected by the wind.

We spotted Hawksbill Seaturtle, Green Seaturtle, Whitetip Reefshark, Blue-spotted Stingray,Giant Trevally and a school of Batfish etc... they are usually seen much closer with rough sea.
タイマイ/Eretmochelys imbricata/Hawksbill turtle

Scolopsis margalitifer/Pearly monocle bream (20 cm) - hovering above the coral
http://img.dive.cairnsgbr.info/20120601_2375281.jpg

As the visibility was low, we forcused on small marine creatures like Crownfish, Cardinalfish, Goby, Blenny, Nudibranch, Shrimps and Crabs.

Amphiprion percula/Clown anemonefish - shooting photo as close as possible not to be affected by muggy water.
クラウンアネモネフィッシュ学名:Amphiprion percula 英名:Clown anemonefish

Sphaeramia nematoptera/Pajama cardinalfish - domestically common around Michaelmas Cay, but not other reef near Cairns.
マンジュウイシモチ/Sphaeramia nematoptera/Pajama cardinalfish

Apogon compressus/Blue-eyed cardinalfish (8cm) - having beautiful neon blue eyes.
ヒラテンジクダイ/Apogon compressus/Blue-eyed cardinalfish

Cryptocentrus cinctus/Yellow shrimpgoby
ギンガハゼ/Cryptocentrus cinctus/Yellow shrimpgoby

Tomiyamichthys sp/Rayed Shrimpgoby - easily found 3 in a same area, but hard to find mature one which shows it's Godzilla like fin.
レイドシュリンプゴビー/Tomiyamichthys sp/Rayed Shrimpgoby

If you have booked a diving or snorkeling trip to the Great Barrier Reef and found out the weather of the day you going will be rough, don't become nervous! Many beginner divers and experienced divers have found fun under the water.


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24&25/5/12 GBR trip: Mum & daughter's adventure
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
We had a mother and daughter here on board for diving and snorkeling.

The mum's request was to see big, wild creatures. We spotted Seaturtle, Shark, Giant Trevally and Maori Wrasse etc... She tried her first night dive as well.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

While the mum was diving, the 7 year old girl was snorkelong on the shallow reef. She mastered how to use snorkel gear quickly and kept swimming until the sunset.
グレートバリアリーフでスノーケリング

Another diver with Grean Seaturtle
グレートバリアリーフでアオウミガメとダイビング

Orectolobus maculatus/Spotted wobbegong - swimming in a fish school maybe because the cloud was above the reef. After a little while, it settled down on the bottom, so the divers could shoot photoes of it.
クモハダオオセ/Orectolobus maculatus/Spotted wobbegong

Many-spotted Sweetlips - unusual to make a group like this in the Great Barrier Reef.
チョウチョウコショウダイ/Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides/Harlequin sweetlips

A school of Yellowbanded Sweetlips
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

Barramundi Cod - about 1 m long, he had a huge scratch mark on his stomach.
サラサハタ/Barramundi Cod/Chromileptes altivelis

Caesio caerulaurea/Blue and Gold Fusilier
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

Dendrochirus zebra /Zebra lionfish (juv.)
キリンミノ/Dendrochirus zebra /Zebra lionfish

キリンミノ/Dendrochirus zebra /Zebra lionfish

If you have a mix team which consists divers and snorkelers, our overnight cruise must be a good idea to share the adventure as we stay long time around the reef. Divers have time to do snorkeling as well and your non-diver companies can try a free introductory dive (subject to the age and health requirements).

Come and experience our adventure and incredible nature in the Great Barrier reef.


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17-18/5/12 GBR TRIP: Priceless? Additional dives in the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
We had a busy trip with certified divers, training divers, introductory divers and snorkelers.

A few sonorkelers tried the introductory diving, liked, and added 2 more dives. another snorkeler wasn't interested in the diving at first, but finally encouraged to try the introductory diving as seeing the most guests did... All smiled at last!

Our trip includes one free dive (subject to the age and health requirements). So if you have a little interest in the diving, better to try!
グレートバリアリーフではじめてのダイビング

PADI Openwater Diver training team was private this time. Completed the confined water training and knowledges on the day 1, had 3 dives on day 2, congratulately certified as Openwater Diver at the first dive of day 3, and then, had an additional dive for the fun!
グレートバリアリーフでPADIオープンウォーターダイバー

Arothron Hispidus / Whitespotted Buffer with Sharksucker - swimming around the mooring line.
サザナミフグ/Arothron hispidus/Whitespotted puffer

Red Lionfish
ハナミノカサゴ/Pterois volitans/Red or Common lionfish

A colony of Amphiprion Akindynos / Barrierreef Anemonefish
バリアリーフ アネモネフィッシュ/Amphiprion akindynos/Barrierreef anemonefish

Amphiprion Perideraion Bleeker / Pink Anemonefish
ハナビラクマノミ/Amphiprion perideraion Bleeker/Pink anemonefish

Many-spotted sweetlips (juv.) - getting mature
チョウチョウコショウダイ/Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides/Many-spotted sweetlips

Starfish with 6 legs
六本足のヒトデ/Sea Star

The water tempereture is slightly dropping, so bring your jumper and enjoy beautiful scenes and creatures.


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10-11/5/12 GBR TRIP: Starfish in the Great Barrier Reef
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My team was of all certified divers this time. We had many different types of fun within 2 days and 6 dives.

チームALWING

It was cloudy, but once the sun shown from behind the clouds, the top of coral reef shined with lots of colours.
グレートバリアリーフのさんご礁

The coral Reef with Blue-green Damsels
グレートバリアリーフのサンゴ礁

Some big creatures like Humphead Parrotfish, Blue-spotted Ribbontail Stingray、Giant Trevally, Green Seaturtle, Giant Moray appeared, too.
カンムリブダイ/Bolbometopon muricatum/Green Humphead Parrotfish

Where the current hit the reef, there were schools of Yellowtail Fusilier, Double-lined Fusilier, Yellowfin Barracuda etc...
ユメウメイロ

It was gorgeous to see thousands of Double-lined Fusilier around a bommie.
タカサゴ/Pterocaesio digramma/Double-lined fusilier

We enjoyed swim-throughs as well.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

For miniature creature loving customers, we found Red-eye Goby, Crab-eye Goby, Many-spotted Sweetlips (juv.), Ardeadoris Egretta, Orangutan Crab, Rock Shrimp, Roland's Damsel, Anemonefish and sone other native fish.
アカメハゼ/Bryaninops natans/Redeye goby/Purple eye goby
Bryaninops natans/ Red-eye Goby (Purple-eye Goby)

A colony of Linckia laevigata / Blue Sea Star
アオヒトデ/Linckia laevigata/Blue Sea Star

This Starfish had a pattern like another Starfish in the centre. What's the name of this Starfish?? I couldn't find out on the web or books.
グレートバリアリーフのヒトデ


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