Kua Bay, HI. One of the few white sand beaches on the big island. Most beaches here are black sand, and one beach near the southern tip is even black and green sand. Crystal clear bath temperature water and a light consistent breeze make it difficult to leave. I happened to run into a fellow volunteer at the beach which enabled me to share outloud my “is this real?” questions.

Deep diving at Dutch Springs. 30ft for a Cessna. 40ft for chinook helicopter with American flag on the tail rotor. 85ft for army truck and poor visibility. Also at 40ft we found an instructional DVD about scuba gear.