Freediving Charters

Freediving Charters

Many of you probably know that freediving is a rapidly growing sport, and freediving on Oahu is no exception.  On August 11th, with the support of members of the Oahu Freedivers Facebook group, we organized our first freediving charter through sister company Oahu Dolphin Divers which operates the South Seas II on the Waianae coast.  The trip was a success, and everyone local said they would be back.  We will be able to improve the event with more down lines for line diving, and better surface rigs.  Assuming continued support from the freediving community, these charters will become regular events, monthly for now and more if demand increases.  The next event is Saturday Sept 15th at 1pm departing from Waianae Small boat harbor.  The price is only $40 and participants bring their own personal freediving equipment.  Here is the link if you would like to book the next charter https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/oahuscubadiving/items/102198/calendar/?flow=5615

Turtles puffers and eels oh my!

Started a beautiful breezy Friday afternoon prepared  for a day of teaching and diving. Our up and coming open water students Carrie and Jason were practicing compass skills while the rest of our certified divers were suiting up. Our afternoon dive sites were planned for Angeler’s Reef and Koko Craters. Our first dive of the day had amazing visibility with a slight current. After working on a few skills our student and certified divers began our search for the creatures hiding between the rocks. Several eels poking their heads around and a few swimming freely between the cracks of the ledge. Puffer fish were all around this afternoon, swimming in schools of 5 and 6! Our second dive of the afternoon was met at the bottom of the mooring line by a HUGE green sea turtle. Our shelled friend effortlessly hovered in place while we kicked our way down into the Crater. After finishing up our last bit of skills the dive group hung out with a few sargent majors, trumpet fish and the happy Buddha statues standing guard. Our day ended in smiles and cheers for our new certified divers all the way back into harbor! _ DCIM100GOPRO CREW: Bradley (instructor) Jessica (instructor) Neil (captain) CONDITIONS: light rain/clouds, 84*F, 81*F water, visibility 80+ft DIVE PROFILES: Anglers Reef: 46ft max depth, 35min dive time Koko Crater: 40ft max depth, 36min dive time MARINE LIFE: spotted moray eel, green sea turtle, scorpionfish, puffer fish

7th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving

Weather Conditions:  Sunny and clear, 90 degrees
Dive Sites: Koko Craters
Dive Conditions: Mild current, great visibility
Marine Life Observed:  Underwater pumpkins, rock scorpion fish, various moray eels
Staff: Capt. Neal and Amy

Aloha,

Happy Turtle Day from IDH!

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Swimming in the schools

Swimming in the schools

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Not so shy..

Not so shy..

Weather Conditions: Clear, sunny, slight breeze
Dive Sites: LCU and Fantasy Reef
Dive Conditions: Medium Koko Head current and 100′ of viz
Marine Life Observed: White tip reef sharks, green sea turtles, blue dragon nudibranch, frog fish, a variety of eels and reef fish
Staff: Capt. Jo, Amy, Everett, and Max

Labor Day Party Boat (aka Club Dive)

Weather Conditions: Sunny (87 degrees), slight breeze, flat waters
Dive Site: Corsair
Dive Conditions: Strong Diamond Head current, 100+ viz
Marine Life Observed: Garden eels, scorpion fish, moray eels, schooling reef fish
Staff: Captain Kellen and Amy

Bumpy Ride on a Wednesday morning 7/16/14

Weather Conditions: slightly overcast, 30 knot winds
Dive Sites: Corsair and Angler’s Reef
Dive Conditions: surge, large swell, minimal current, 150+ feet of visibility
Marine life observed: garden eels, rock scorpion fish, leaf scorpion fish, helmet shells, trident shells, school of porcupine fish, and gold lace nudis
Staff: Capt. Jo, Capt.-in-Training Max, Amy, and Brent (crew)

Lazy Sunday Diving 7/13/14

Weather Conditions: Sunny, breezy, 80 degrees
Dive Sites: Angler’s Reef and Spitting Caves
Dive Conditions: 80 feet of visibility, 79 degree water temp, mild current
Marine Life Conditions: Spotted Eagle rays, sea turtles, leaf scorpion fish, sponge crabs, and various reef fish
Staff: Capt. Greg, Amy, Aughie

Aloha,

Shark Sighting Saturday 7/12/14

Weather Conditions: Sunny, slight breeze, 81 degrees
Dive Sites: Baby Barge and Fantasy Reef
Dive Conditions: 100+ visibility, mild current
Marine Life Observed: 3 sharks, tons of turtles, TURKEY fish, nudibranchs, and a rock scorpion fish
Staff: Capt. Jo, Amy, Carl, Bodhi, and Chelsey (Crew)

Aloha,

Triple Tanking for the Holiday Weekend, 7/6/14

Weather Conditions: Sunny, slight breeze
Dive Sites: Baby Barge, YO257, and Fantasy Reef
Dive Conditions: Slight Koko head current
Marine Life Observed: Sea turtles, white tip reef sharks, eels, and schooling reef fish
Staff: Capt. Jo, Amy, Larry, Dave, Lauren (crew)

Aloha,

Pre-4th Fun diving!

Weather Conditions: Sunny with a slight breeze
Dive Sites: LCU and Angler’s Reef
Dive Conditions: 100+ viz, medium to strong current
Marine Life Observed: Spotted eagle rays, Kahuna nudibranch, green moray eels, gold lace nudibranch, horned helmet shells, frog fish, octopus
Staff: Capt. Kendal, Amy, and Steve (crew)

Aloha,