There is no better way to escape the heat then go diving! Well that’s what 6 other certified and 1 DSD divers thought as well. So everyone showed up ready to go, boat briefing was done, and we were on our way to the open sea. The water temperature was around 79 degrees and everyone was ready to take a plunge into the aqua blue Pacific waters.
July 7, 2017 started out as any other day as we got the Sea Fox ready for another trip out into the Maunalua Bay. Everything was set and this day was special because out of the many people who were going on the dive we had two honeymoon couples on board! What better way than to spend their honeymoon by diving in our beautiful Pacific waters!
We love catering to eclectic boatfuls of saltwater enthusiasts here at Island Divers. Last Saturday we hosted a healthy mix of introductory, certified, open water, and advanced open water students/divers. The wind was a bit stiff but that didn’t stop our adventurous bunch from having a blast under the waves.
It’s always a welcome treat to have a full boat of divers on our afternoon charters. The sun was shining, the breeze was cooling, and the seas were fair. Our destinations were Koko Craters and Angler’s reef; two dive sites that offer the perfect mix of stunning underwater topography and diverse marine life. Both dives were replete with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and a variety of moray eels – the 150 feet of underwater visibility didn’t hurt either.
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 site. We had fish all over the site with wrasses, tangs, and soldier fish hiding in the wreck and snapper and butterfly fish swimming about. There are also tons of garden eels all around the site. But soon it was time to head up and move on to the second site.
Working at a dive shop allows you to meet all sorts of people from all backgrounds, cultures, and in this case…ages! First of all meet the Davis family from Colorado with their youngest Jackson aka “Jack” who is 11 yrs old and not afraid to scuba dive! I believe this boy has an incredible future in scuba diving awaiting him when he turns 12. GO JACK!
Another beautiful day out on Maunalua Bay. Blue skies, a light wind, and fantastic water greeted our 4 divers as we departed the dock on the Sea Fox. Anita, Brandon, Ben, and Tim had the boat all to themselves and we decided to drop on our first deep site: the LCU.
It was another sunny and fun-filled day on June the 3rd. We had a great group which consisted of certified divers, OW and AOW students, and also 1st timers (DSD’s)! With myself, Everett, and Carl as the instructors and Matt at the helm we set out for the bay. With the water temperature just right at 78 degrees we headed out to Koko Craters. Surface was a little choppy, but once we cleared that the visibility was incredible with hovering turtles, very gabby looking eels, big eyed pufferfish, and so much more right before our eyes. Our maximum depth was at 36 ft.
June has arrived and so has the warmer waters that the island of Oahu is known for. Ready to take advantage of the beautiful conditions in Maunalua Bay was James B, James F, Katie, Nate, Paul, Shay, Travis, and Marilyn. And near perfect conditions there were: 78 degree waters, 80 ft plus visibility, and a slight current as we reached our first destination: LCU.