Thankfully, the ‘massive’ tsunami that was supposed to slam the Hawaiian Islands following the 8.8 earthquake in Chile never materialized. It was quite a scare getting roused out of bed by blaring alarms and scrambling to find a bus to my friend’s house on a hill overlooking Honolulu. Once there, however, it turned out to be a pristine Hawaiian day with no problems. We cracked beers on the roof top, watched the mass exodus of hundreds of boats from Honolulu harbors into the open ocean, and then watched them all return when the big wave never came. Ahh, barbecue, booze, and friends… that’s what natural disasters are all about!

Divelog #1976

Dive No.: 1976 Dive Site: Sea Tiger Shipwreck, Oahu, Hawaii Max Depth: 115ft/34m Total Time: 48mins Air: 200bar – 70 bar Mix: EANx30 Tank: 12L/80cu Weight: 8lbs Visibility: 50ft/15m Water: 75F/24C Exposure: Rash Guard, 5mm full wet suit, 3mm skull cap Comments: Sweet wreck penetration run. Back room of wreck covered with diver memorabilia (champagne bottles, wetsuits, etc). Huge Hawaiian sea turtle napping inside the wreck. Eagle ray swimming around wreck. Two cleverly concealed frogfish, tons of eels, and great coral encrustation all around. My first dive in Hawaii!