Autumn in the AM

Dive No.: 1999 Dive Site: Hawaii Loa, Oahu, Hawaii Max Depth: 45ft/13m Total Time: 36 mins Air: 200bar – 120 bar Mix: EANx36 Tank: 80cu Weight: 8lbs Visibility: 40ft/12m Water: 73F/23C Exposure: rash guard, 5mm full wet suit (busted zipper), 3mm shorty, 3mm skull cap Comments: Autumn had just arrived in Oahu after a long series of flights from Haiti. I had been roped into working the morning charter. Nothing like a 5am start time to say “aloha!” Conditions were choppy as a fierce tradewinde pressed down on Koko Marina. The air was Hawaiian cold (65F/18C) and the water wasn’t much warmer (73F/23C). We dropped anchor and explored the crater rims of Hawaii Loa. There was a nice diversity of » read more «

First Hawaii Class

Dive No.: 1981 Dive Site: Turtle Canyon, Oahu, Hawaii Max Depth: 38ft/11m Total Time: 38mins Air: 200bar – 140 bar Mix: air Tank: 80cu Weight: 8lbs Visibility: 30ft/10m Water: 75F/24C Exposure: Rash Guard, 5mm full wet suit, 3mm skull cap Comments: My first Discover Scuba Dive on Oahu. Michael from Germany did a great job with the skills and dived like a natural; one of the easiest DSDs I’ve ever taught. Viz wasn’t great, but we managed to spot a big turtle right off the bat. Lots of slender cornetfish in this area. Dive No.: 1982 Dive Site: Kokomo Craters, Oahu, Hawaii Max Depth: 35ft/11m Total Time: 42mins Air: 140bar – 80 bar Mix: air Tank: 80cu Weight: 8lbs Visibility: » read more «