Long Day

Dive No.: 1985 Dive Site: Corsair, Oahu, Hawaii Max Depth: 108ft/32m Total Time: 26 mins Air: 200bar – 120 bar Mix: air Tank: 63cu Weight: 8lbs Visibility: 130ft/40m Water: 73F/23C Exposure: Rash Guard, 5mm full wet suit, 3mm skull cap Comments: The visibility was jaw-dropping on this dive. We could see the entire wreck of the Corsair from the surface. The current was fairly strong; using the line was critical during the 100ft/30m ascent and descent. This WWII wreck was packed full of squirrelfish and soldierfish and surrounded by a vast field of garden eels. A handful of morays peeked out from inside the fuselage. I wish my group hadn’t gone through their air so fast, because I would have » read more «

Divelog #1979

Dive No.: 1979 Dive Site: Mahi Shipwreck, Oahu, Hawaii Max Depth: 85ft/26m Total Time: 42mins Air: 200bar – 110 bar Mix: EANx36 Tank: 80cu Weight: 8lbs Visibility: 60ft/18m Water: 75F/24C Exposure: Rash Guard, 5mm full wet suit, 3mm skull cap Comments: 180ft shipwreck sunk in the 1980s with very good coral growth. Wreck structure is unstable and swimthrus are discouraged. Two squadrons of eagle rays, first a pair, next a trio, swam around the wreck. An imperial nudibranch (found only in Hawaii) fell from the wreck and landed on my slates. It hung around for about five minutes, slowly inching up my arm while my buddy snapped photos. Several extremely long fairy nudibranches inched along the wreck, their vibrant blue » read more «

Brief Radio Silence

I’m leaving Roatan in six days. Don’t worry, it’s not because something is wrong with this place! I LOVE ROATAN! It’s just that after nearly five years of working here, I need a break this rainy season to see other parts of the world. Believe it or not, life on a tiny Caribbean island can occasionally become stressful. It’s during these stressful times that I like to return to the United States and remind myself how fortunate I am to live in paradise. Therefore, I’m taking off on a walk-about up the eastern seaboard to see friends, explore a bit, and hopefully ride out the rain. Meanwhile, I’m going to continue to update TheScubaGeek.com with local news and nostalgic stories » read more «