Category Archives: Hawaiian Islands

Taps

TaaaaTaDaaa¬†TaaaaTaDaaaTaTaDa TaTaDa TaTaDaaaaa. The sun is setting on our Kona dive vacation. Today is the last day of diving and it is long range day. Three dives far away from home. It is an all day event leaving at 7am … Continue reading

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Bingo!

There are dolphins that hang around these parts, they do their sleep thing in the daytime. They keep half their brain turned on and cruise around while the other half sleeps, at some point they switch sides and side two … Continue reading

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Breaking In a New Camera

I have a new underwater camera. My old one was a Canon S95, new one is a Canon G7 X Mark II. Similar, but different. On day one of diving, I choose settings for the new camera like I chose … Continue reading

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All Creatures

“Whale!” shouts D from the bow of the dive boat. “Which brownies are you eating?” calls Shaggy from the aft. Everyone laughs. We all rush forward and watch a humpback whale spout and then show us his tail. Magnificent creature! … Continue reading

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Last year, one of the dive masters suggested I try a 63 cu ft tank instead of using the normal 80 cu ft tank. It is shorter and weighs less, but the volume of air is “less”. I tried it … Continue reading

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It Takes Time, Kona.

It is amazing how long it takes to get back in stride and begin to find the small animals you know you can locate. 5 days in and I think I am getting close to finding the things I should … Continue reading

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Kona Island Tour

It took all day but we circumnavigated 1/2 of Kona island. We have been diving a lot and have 6 more dive days left so today is a break. We have heard this island has two distinct personalities. One lush, … Continue reading

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Our Friends the Octopi

It is a day of octopi. The waters along Kona seem to team with the creatures as we see these eight legged friends on every dive. They are curious and will venture out of their hiding place to take a … Continue reading

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Kona Diving

We have the time from the hotel to the dock time to the second. Out to the lot a couple of minutes late and the lineup on the road is horrendous. I don’t get it!!! Kona is a small island … Continue reading

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We Meet Again

It’s our first day of diving with the Kona Diving Company. We dove with the same crew last year and are looking forward to diving with them again. Laid back, super friendly and fun. As we walk onto the boat … Continue reading

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