What a beauty of a Sunday it turned out to be as our Divers began their morning getting checked in to Island Divers Hawaii Kai shop. Andy, Brian, Chris, James, and Jonathan climbed aboard the Enzo in search of adventure in the blue waters of Maunalua Bay. After an in depth briefing and a short ride out we reached our first destination… LCU. The waters were calm and the visibility was around 75 ft as we descended down the lines to the wreck. Plenty of reef fish, an Octopus, and a large school of Pacific Barracuda make this site their home.
Next it was off to the West and the Mamala Bay area just outside of Waikiki. There sits the YO 257 and the San Pedro, 2 beautiful wreck sites. The currents were strong, so we decided to drift the area and head East towards the wreck site. We dropped down on a site known as Wine Racks where we observed a Sponge Crab and a Porcupine Fish. Riding the current East we soon saw the YO and the San Pedro off in the distance along with the Atlantis submarine which cruises through the area. We chose the San Pedro where we saw a Hawaiian Green Turtle and 2 large Pompano Fish. After a few more feet it was time to surface.
After a nice lunch interval it was on to our final site of the day… Fantasy Reef. An awesome reef site that sits at max 50 ft that boasts an abundance of life. Green Turtles, Moray Eels, White Tip Reef Sharks, and the Great Barracuda all live and thrive here. So much to see, so little time. After a 35 minute dive it was time to bid farewell to the blue water of Oahu.
Thank you to all our divers for a great Sunday of safe, fun, and eventful day of diving. Until we dive again… ALOHA!
Lead Instructor Dave
LCU 90 ft,
San Pedro 95 ft
Fantasy Reef 50 ft