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05-06/5/12 GBR TRIP: The Tuna night and Super Moon!
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
On the way to the Great Barrier Reef, our skipper dropped a trolling line off the back of the boat. Just before we got the reef, the line caught something big! 10 minutes later, we had a gigantic Yellowfin Tuna on the boat! We all got very excited. Thanks Captain! It was amazing to have fresh sashimi and marinade at the dinner.
キハダマグロ釣りました。グレートバリアリーフ

Additionally, it was "Super Moon" at that night. We could see the huge full moon on the Great Barrier Reef.
グレートバリアリーフでスーパームーン

グレートバリアリーフでスーパームーン

In the water, we saw Green Seaturtle, Whitetip Reefshark, Blue-spotted Stingray, Giant Trevally etc...

As the weather was good, we had lots of lights in the water.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

Clown Anemonefish were protecting their eggs, giving fresh water to the eggs several times.
クラウンアネモネフィッシュ/Amphiprion percula /Clown anemonefish


Happy to see Sagaminopteron Psychedelicum - rare in the north Great Barrier Reef.
トウモンウミコチョウ/Sagaminopteron psychedelicum


Lotilia graciliosa/Whitecap Goby - unusual at Tedford Reef, but 5 of them were spotted in one dive site.

Dance-goby Shrimp was about 3 times bigger than this Whitecap Goby, taking lots of sand out at once.
オドリハゼ/Lotilia graciliosa/Whitecap goby

A pair of Stenopus bispidus/Banded Coral Shrimp
オトヒメエビ/Stenopus bispidus/Banded coral shrimp


Urocaridella sp.3 / Rock Shrimp
ミカヅキコモンエビ/Urocaridella sp.3/Rock shrimp


Periclimenes soror/Starfish Shrimp on a Crown-of-thorns Starfish
ヒトデヤドリエビ/Periclimenes soror/Starfish shrimp

It is easier now to watch or photo small marine creatures like shrimps as we can find many adults this time a year.


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08-09/5/12 GBR TRIP: The photojenic Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
This time I will introduce some underwater pictures which are specialized in the lights and shadow.
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An introductory diver
グレートバリアリーフで体験ダイビング

A friendly Green Seaturtle was a good subject of photo shooting while she was having lunch.
アオウミガメ/Chelonia mydas/Green turtle


アオウミガメ/Chelonia mydas/Green turtle


アオウミガメ/Chelonia mydas/Green turtle

There was another perfect subject  - Red Lionfish
ハナミノカサゴ/Pterois volitans/Red or Common


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


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

This is one of my favourite fun of diving.


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03-04/5/12 GBR TRIP: Beyond the regular reef
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
We went to a reef where not to visit often. However we spotted quite a few big marine creatures like usual - Maori Wrasse, Green Seaturtle, Mackerel, Giant Trevally, Blue-fin Trevally, Blue-spotted Stingray,  Blue-spotted Ribbontail Stingray and Whitetip Reefshark. Especially, we came verry close to a Whitetip Reefshark as he was sleapy on the sand.
ホワイトチップリーフシャーク

A Sharksucker hitchhiked all the time for a dive with out team.
コバンザメ/Echeneidae/Remora

Caesio cuning /Red-bellied fusilier
ユメウメイロ/Caesio cuning /Red-bellied fusilier

Premnas biaculeatus /Spinecheek anemonefish
スパインチークアネモネフィッシュ/Premnas biaculeatus /Spinecheek anemonefish

Macropharyngodon choati/Choats Wrasse - The Great Barrier Reef nativeMacropharyngodon choati/Choats Wrasse

Ostracion cubicus/Yellow boxfish
ミナミハコフグ/Ostracion cubicus/Yellow boxfish

We can see many different types of Starfish in the Great Barrier Reef, too.
ヒトデ

ヒトデ

We also enjoyed beautiful coral gardens and dynamic landscapes.
グレートバリアリーフとダイバー

グレートバリアリーフの地形とダイバー


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24-25/4/12 GBR TRIP: Diver and instructor debut in the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
We had new PADI Openwater divers and newOWS instructor in this trip.

Daigo started his PADI Resque Diver Course with AL WING and became an OWSI last week. He is working as an assistant for dive courses and DSD until his register completed and learning to be a professional of dive trip coordination.
ダイゴさんインストラクターデビュー

New Openwater divers - mastered controlling their buoyancy - were hovering onto Green Seaturtle and coral beds.
アオウミガメと一緒にPADIオープンウォーターダイバーコース

The clear water and colourful corals at the shallow reef.
グレートバリアリーフのサンゴ礁

This short movie was taken at sunset time.

We can enjoy vast of colours anytime in the day at the Great Barrie Reef.

Map puffer / Arothron mappa- about 700 mm long.
ケショウフグ/Arothron mappa/Map puffer

Whitetip reef shark / Triaenodon obesus
ネムリブカー/Whitetip reef shark /Triaenodon obesus

Green Humphead Parrotfish / Bolbometopon muricatum/
カンムリブダイ/Bolbometopon muricatum/Green Humphead Parrotfish

Menaethius monoceros on the moring line - about 3 mm long
イッカクガニ/Menaethius monoceros

Fragfin Shrimpgoby with a beautiful back fin - lived symbiotically with a Snapping Shrimp at the deep sandy bottom.
カスリハゼ/Mahidolia mystacina/Fragfin Shrimpgoby

Of course we saw a spectacular sunset and...
グレートバリアリーフのサンゴ礁

shiny sun beam from the under water!
グレートバリアリーフの地形


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28-29/4/12 GBR TRIP: The first dive in life and the first instruction in life
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
Our new instructor trainee Daigo accompanied his first introductory divers in the water.

グレートバリアリーフで初めてのダイビング

They, were from Sweden and India, seemed to enjoy their first dive.
グレートバリアリーフで初めての体験ダイビング
After this dive, Daigo certified a new Openwater diver who came from UK.

Our regular entertainers like Green Seaturtle, Whitetip Reefshark and Blue-spotted Stingray showed their great figures.

We also had PADI Underwater Naturalist course, so introduce some marine creatures and their unique life style.
アオウミガメ/Chelonia mydas/Green turtle
Green Seaturtle is one of the most popular invertebrate animal in the Great Barrier Reef.

Sea Anemones are the invertebrate and Crown Anemonefish are the vertebrate. They live symbiotically.
クラウンアネモネフィッシュ/Amphiprion percula/Clown anemonefish

White-line Seawhip Goby on the moring line as well as Caulerpa Racemosa.
ホソガラスハゼ/Bryaninops loki/White line eawhip Goby

Caulerpa lentillifera is the edible seaweed, called "Sea Grapes" or "Green Caviar" and have been breeding commercially in Okinawa.
クビレズタ/海ブドウ/Caulerpa lentillifera

Halimeda Opuntia Sp looks like the cactus.
サボテングサ/Halimeda opuntia

Padina Arborescens Holmes or Funnel Weed seasonally grows thick on the sandy bottom in the Great Barrier Reef.
funnel weed

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19-20/4/12 GBR TRIP: Rainbow on the reef
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
We saw a perfect rainbow on the reef in this dive trip. There was actually another rainbow outside of this one though the second one is hard to see in the phpto!
グレートバリアリーフで虹

Typical scenes of the Great Barrier Reef - the synergy of sun light, coral reef and fish school make spectacular beauties.
グレートバリアリーフ

グレートバリアリーフ

デバスズメダイ /Chromis viridis:/Blue green damselfish

Many-spotted Sweetlips (juv.) - found her early Feburary, now she is losing her baby face, but still cute.
チョウチョウコショウダイ/Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides/Many-spotted sweetlips

We spotted Brown-marbled Grouper, Giant Trevally, Green Seaturtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Blue-spotted Stingray etc...
アカマダラハタ/Epinephelus fuscoguttatus/Brown-marbled grouper

We congraturated 2 divers newly certified as PADI Advanced Openwater Diver!
グレートバリアリーフでPADIアドバンスコース
Completed their Underwater Navigation training carefully, and also enjoyed fun dives!

グレートバリアリーフでPADIアドバンスコース

The team new divers - Some of them had 4 introductory dives during this trip.
The day started with cloud and rainbow, but ended up with very sunny, hot day!
ラムランナー ケアンズ

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10-11/4/12 GBR TRIP: Variable styles of dives in one trip
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
Like usual, we encountered Giant Trevally, Green Seaturtle, Whitetip Reefshark and some other big sea crreatures in this overnight trip.
ロウニンアジ

There were hundreds of Yellow-tail Barracuda at some dive sites.
タイワンカマス/Sphyraena flavicauda/yellowtail barracuda

Sparkling Blue-green Chromis matched to the clear water of the Great Barrier Reef.
デバスズメダイ/Chromis viridis/Blue green damselfish

Swim-through getting sun lights - we always have variable styles of dives in only one night trip.
グレートバリアリーフ

Dusky Batfish gathered against the current.
アカククリ/Platax pinnatus /Pinnate spadefish

Found a pair of Bigfin Reef Squid around the mooring line.
アオリイカ/Sepioteuthis lessoniana/Bigfin Reef Squid

Cheek-Streaked Goby - having beautiful neon blue line
/Echinogobius hayashii/Cheek-streaked goby

Taringa Halgerda - not so common in the northern Great Barrier Reef
タリンガ・ハルゲルダ/Taringa halgerda

Gymnodoris ceylonica - spotted 4 this time
オオエラキヌハダウミウシ/Gymnodoris ceylonica

Phyllidia Exquisita reproducing? - Big 2 adults close together
ボンジイボウミウシ/Phyllidia exquisita

Still having rain in the morning and at night in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, but there are lots of sea creatures and of course fun and adventure under the sea.


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17-18/3/12 GBR TRIP: Spawning Shells from The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
Due to a tropical low, thick clouds covered the sky whole times in this cruise. There are thermoclines throughout ocean. With rain, it was a bit murky above the thermocline, however, we could see the clear water below the thermocline.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

We really closed up to a Blue-spotted Stingray. There were also Giant Trevally, Whitetip Reefshark, Skipjack Tuna, Milkfish, Green Seaturtle, Giant Sweetlips etc...
ヤッコエイ

Clown Triggerfish
モンガラカワハギ

Yellownose Shrimpgoby seems to be now in season.
Randall's Pistol Shrimp came out from thier nest reguraly.
ネジリンボウ&コトブキテッポウエビ

Ring-eye Jawfish
リングアイジョーフィッシュ Opistognathus sp.1

Curious Wormfish
Gunnelichthys curiosus Curious Wormfish

Pipefish were easily to be seen at the sunset diving.
ノコギリヨウジ Doryrhamphus japonicus

Siphopteron Pohnpei again? - 3 having reproducing
マダラウミコチョウ?の交接

Cone Shell was spawning? We often endeavor rare or mysterious scenes during diving. It is the diver's previlege to watch the under water world closely.
イモガイの産卵?
Just make sure not to touch this kind of shells as they are venom.

The water condition was not the best, but we could enjoy to see dark lover fish in the Great Barrier Reef. We spotted some Dottybacks, like Sailfin, Royal, Ravender and Firetail because they often come out from their nest if it's dark.


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13-14/3/12 GBR TRIP: Big hit of Seaturtle...again
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
It was a little breezy at first in this dive cruise, but the wind calmed down later. We met heaps of Seaturtle again - 4 of 5 dives during day!

A big Green Seaturtle eating seaweeds without care of divers.
アオウミガメ
We also spotted Giant Trevally, Gold Spotted Trevally, Blue-spotted Stingray, Mackerel, Brown-marbled Grouper, Whitetip Reefshark etc...

Due to thick clouds and showers, the water visibility was not the best. However, many fish still gathered beautiful coral reefs.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

When the sun shined, we could tell how clear the water was.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング

Black and White Snapper (juv.) - like a Panda
マダラタルミ幼魚

Painted Crayfish (Juv.)
ゴシキエビ

Siphopteron Pohnpei? - about 7mm long
ウミコチョウの仲間

Glossodoris Cincta
モンジャウミウシ

Polycera Risbeci? about 10mm long
チャイロオウカンウミウシ

Phidiana Indica - 15mm long
ヒブサミノウミウシ

Here are super introductory divers. They tried 4 dives and enjoyed the freedom in the water.
グレートバリアリーフでダイビング


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10-11/3/12 GBR TRIP: 5 Seaturtles and more Siphopteron
The Great Barrier Reef / MASA
It was cloudy all through this dive trip - unusual in the Great Barrier Reef. However, all of us enjoyed as long as we were in the water. My group spotted 5 Seaturtles, and the other group found a few at the different place. So guess how many Seaturtles were swimming around us in this trip??
アオウミガメ

We also met Giant Trevally, Whitetip Reefshark, Grey Reefshark, Maori Wrasse and Blue-spotted Stingray.

There were schools of Yellowtail Barracuda and Parrotfish, too.
イエローテールバラクーダ

Clown Anemonefish
クラウンアネモネフィッシュ(ニモ)

Spotted Shrimp Gobyヤマブキハゼ

We can spot many different varieties of shrimps and crabs with this warm water.
バブルコーラルシュリンプの仲間

Nudibranch lovers...

Siphopteron pohnpei
マダラウミコチョウ

Costasiella Usagi
ウサギモウミウシ

Thorunna Furtiva

シノビイロウミウシ

Chelidonura Sp.
カノコキセワタの仲間

Chelidonura Hirundinina

ニシキツバメガイ

Stylocheilus Longicauda
ヒメミドリアメフラシ

We had a customer who tried the introductory diving for 4 times in this trip and is now thinking about stepping up to an Openwater Diver.

We offer a special course for the repeaters who complete our Introductory Diving program within a year. If you are interested, please tel us on board or contact RumRunner http://www.rumrunnercairns.com.au/.


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