It was a wonderful day out on the Sea Fox today off the southeast side of Oahu. The water was crystal clear as we dropped in on the Kahala Barge. As we got down to the site there were reef fish all about with schools of pyramid butterflyfish and wrasses swimming around. We also spotted […]
About Mark Savel
Mark grew up in San Diego, CA and has always spent time in and around the water. He first came to Hawaii in 1997 to study marine biology and oceanography at Hawaii Pacific University. He first took up scuba diving in the summer before his senior year of college in 2000 and found time at least once a week to avoid school work and go shore diving around the island of Oahu.
Upon graduating in 2001 Mark moved back to San Diego and started working in a dive shop. Over the next four years he worked his way up from an open water diver to an open water scuba instructor. But after getting tired of putting on a hood, gloves, 7mm suit, and a ton of weight to go shore diving, he decided to pick up and move back to Hawaii.
Mark has since been working at Island Divers Hawaii from 2005 and has become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. His main passion in diving is photography and enjoys playing with his camera whenever he has a chance. Over the years he has been diving in Thailand, Grenada, Australia, California, and Hawaii.
Entries by Mark Savel
It was a nice day out on the water this morning, scuba diving off the southeast side of Oahu. We had a wonderful group of divers all diving nitrox as we headed to the LCU for the first dive. We had some current as we tied up to the site and some great visibility as […]
It was an absolutely wonderful morning scuba diving off the south east coast of Oahu today. We had a great group of divers as we headed out to the Corsair for the first dive. Dropping in the water we had no current and 100 ft of visibility. It was the perfect time to dive the […]
It was one of those spectacular days out on waters of the southeast side of Oahu. We had a nice group of divers today was we headed for the LCU for the first dive. There was a little rain but crystal clear, blue water as we tied up to the site. There was no current […]
Today was a wonderful day on the waters of south Oahu with a great group of divers. We had most of the boat diving enriched air nitrox with a few of the guys finishing up there EAN class. We had planned to tie up for the first dive but as we got to the barges […]
We had a great pair of dives this morning off the Sea Fox with light winds and perfect visibility. For the first dive we tired up at the LCU and dropped down and found a couple white tip reef sharks right away under the wreck. There were also schools of goatfish and snapper swimming about […]
This morning was a great day diving off the southeast side of Oahu. There was a rising swell today on the south side but the water was crystal clear with a little surge. For the first dive we tied up to the Corsair and we could see the wreck from the surface. As we got […]
Today was one of those perfect days to be scuba diving on Oahu. We had a small group of divers as we headed out this morning off the Sea Fox. We got out to the LCU for the first dive but the current was real strong so we decided on doing a barge drift. With […]
It was a perfect morning to be scuba diving in the waters of southeast Oahu and a great day to be leading a great group of divers on my birthday. We headed to Baby Barge for the first dive and had a turtle waiting for us on the surface as we tied up to the […]
This morning was another perfect day scuba diving on the southeast side of Oahu. We had a great group of divers as we headed out on the Sea Fox for the Baby Barge. Getting to the dive site we had 100ft visibility and little current as we got in the water right away. Right away […]