Updated compilation of underwater encounters with the beautiful ocean creatures of the Kona Coast.
Updated Hawaiian SCUBA Dives - Day & Night - Highlights
Night time at the harbor. Gun the boat throttle and head three miles straight off shore.
Leap into the inky water and descend to 30ft; The ocean floor is 6000ft below.
Hover in the seemingly empty and impenetrable darkness. As your eyes adjust and your torch sweeps the endless shadows you will experience a unique private light show from the myriad of translucent and bioluminescent creatures surrounding you.
Welcome to Blackwater.
My first three dives using a camera - not a GoPro - were all boat dives. Two day dives - Pipe Dreams and Golden Arches - and one night dive at Manta Village.
Stay tuned for footage of me diving at Manta Heaven with dozens of Manta Rays, shot by the professionals at Manta Ray Advocates.
Music: “Debussy - Printemps, II. Modéré” by Jason Weinberger & wcfsymphony (jasonweinberger.com)
Two Saturday morning scuba dives to almost 30m and a few spontaneous “oh those are spotted and spinner dolphins quick stop the boat jump in” surface snorkel swims. Plus we saw Lefty Ray who is nearly 3m across and at least 40yrs old. Lots of colorful fish, other rays, and even a shy octopus who hid in her cave and squirted water at us when we got too close. Boat dives give lots of flexibility (plus great views, snacks, and conversation) but I’m looking forward to a shore dive next week with the hopes of seeing some large tiger sharks. (at Honokohau Harbor)
Advanced Open Water - DutchSprings - 2014 06 22
Helicopter wreck at 50ft. Cessna wreck at 30ft.