July 17- Mrs. Funny Face Cushion Star

Thanks to the Yoshida family for coming out on the Sea Fox today with Island Divers Hawaii and Davy.  We had a spectacular time wondering the garden eel sands that surround the 4Fu Corsair.  The small plane was ditched in 1948 when shortly after take off from Honolulu air strip, the pilot noticed his fuel gauge was broken, oops, turns out it wasn’t broken after all.  The pilot made it out alive making the Corsair a fun, deep, lighthearted dive.
After the Corsair, the crew and I went over to Anglers Reef to hunt for Cushion star fish and Antler Coral.  Success, we found both and I demanded they stand still for photo time, they did. Antler Coral is an island, often separated from other colonies and in the middle of nowhere.  Cushion Stars feed off living coral by sticking their stomachs out side their body. Oddly enough I don’t recall seeing a Cushion Star on top coral before. Have you?

Safe Diving,

Mrs. Funny Face Cushion Star

Weather Conditions: Rainy and fantastic!
Dive Sites: Corsair & Anglers Reef
Dive Conditions: moderate current, 80 Ft Viz
Dive Crew: Captain Kendal, Davy Lead, Deckhand Steve

Mrs. Funny Face Cushion Star

Mrs. Funny Face Cushion Star

Cushion Star

Cushion Star

July 17 Starboard side strike a pose!

July 17 Starboard side strike a pose!

July 17 Port side strike a pose!

July 17 Port side strike a pose!

Antler Coral

Antler Coral

Steve and the Fox

Steve and the Fox

 

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