Freediving at Electric Beach, Oahu

Free diving at Electric Beach, Oahu from thescubageek on Vimeo. A day of free diving in around the thermal exhaust vents at Electric Beach, Oahu. Fish and turtles love to congregate in the warm water pumping from the pipes. Strong swimmers can free dive into the exhaust stream and rocket hundreds of feet out to sea. Weeeeeeee!

Release The Kraken!

When I left Roatan in October 2009, one of my biggest worries was that I would never get to taste a rum as fine as Flor de Caña again. This sweet Nicaraguan nectar that had graced many a rum and pineapples during my five year Caribbean tenture was a thing to be treasured. The liter that I brought back to the States with me lasted a mere week, and, with the exception of one truly exceptional night in which Lia Barrett and I shared a spectaclar bottle of Flor de Caña Centenario 21, I was never to taste her again. I tried to compensate for my loss with various other substitutions. Sailor Jerry’s remained my favorite of the commercially available » read more «

Good Morning Hawaii!

Dive No.: 1980 Dive Site: Lanai Lookout, Oahu, Hawaii Max Depth: 58ft/17m Total Time: 48mins Air: 200bar – 120 bar Mix: EANx36 Tank: 80cu Weight: 8lbs Visibility: 80ft/24m Water: 73F/23C Exposure: Rash Guard, 5mm full wet suit, 3mm skull cap Comments: The climb into and out out of this shore dive was half the insane adventure! The approach began with a scamper down the smooth rock face, a crawl through a narrow tunnel running under the road, and a stagger out onto a slick wave-beaten pinnacle— all in full dive gear. The eight-foot plummit from a giant stride entry had to be timed with the rolling waves to avoid being smacked against the rocks. Plunging beneath the wave crests in » read more «

I’m going to Hawaii! Yaaaay!

I’ll let Special Ed explain… Less than two weeks! Yaaaaaay!