Category Archives: Travels

Kona Olio

Random thoughts. We have a new favourite sushi restaurant in Kailua-Kona. It is called Shimaichi Sushi Kona and is on Hualalai Rd and Kuakini Hwy. Great sushi and super friendly staff. Go early though as they close at about 5:30 … Continue reading

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Fish of the Day – Yellow Spotted Scorpionfish

The little fellow on the left of the photo is a Yellow Spotted Scorpionfish. They always seem to hide in coral heads and are very hard to photograph. There were four of these guys in the same coral head. They … Continue reading

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Creature of the Day – Octopus

One of our favourite creatures is the octopus. Octopi are fascinating to watch, especially when they change colour. The brown and white spotted octopus in the photo below is right in the centre of the photo. If the photo is … Continue reading

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Fish of the Day – Pyramid Butterflyfish

The Pyramid Butterflyfish is found mostly in schools. Their colouring leaves no doubt as to where the name came from. They like the outer reef slopes, or drop off, where they can swim into open water to find food, which … Continue reading

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Attack of the Killer TURTLE!

A long time ago, when we were scuba diving in Grand Turk, a great dive master told me that when I encounter turtles, as long as I stayed at the turtle‚Äôs level or below, the turtle will not see me … Continue reading

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Creature of the Day – Wire Coral Shrimp

Wire Coral Shrimp are very tiny and are found on wire coral. Wire coral is a type of black coral and are covered in polyps. The tiny shrimp blend in with the coral they are sitting on, which makes them … Continue reading

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Creature of the Day – Golden Lace Nudibranch

Nudibranchs are basically sea slugs. Not a glamorous thought, but boy are some nudibranchs beautiful. The Golden Lace is extraordinary, with the fine golden lines of highlighting and the black and white spotted gills and rhinophores. They look to be … Continue reading

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Creature of the Day – Crab

We peak in holes, crevices and inside coral heads to find crabs. Crabs come in all sizes and colours, although mostly orange. Their eyes are intriguing and seem to stare right at me as I click a photo.

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Hello Kona

We arrived late at night. We have learned, don’t dive the next day! Hanging about on day 1 we orient ourselves by driving around a bit. We see if we can remember what roads lead where. A visit to the … Continue reading

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Fish of the Day – Boxfish

One of my favourite fish is a boxfish. The one in the photo is a Spotted Boxfish. The males are blue sided with white and gold tops and the females are black with white dots all over. They have a … Continue reading

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