Island Divers Hawaii is a multi-location dive operation on Oahu Hawaii, near Waikiki & Honolulu. Three daily boat charters depart at 8:30am, 9:00am and 12:30pm for wreck, drift and wall diving. Visit for details and locations. Come scuba diving with us off Waikiki and Honolulu!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

After 3 and a half years...It finally happened.

White-tip Reef Shark

When I first moved to Hawaii and learned about the Humpack whales that anually migrate through the islands I always hoped that I would be lucky enough to encounter one while I was diving, and after 3 and a half years, my oahu scuba diving dream finally happened. As soon as we dropped in at the LCU we could hear the Humpbacks singing so loud that you could feel it in your chest, foreshadowing what was to come. We saw a few barracuda in the distance, and under the wreck we got to hang out with a few of the LCU's resident white-tip reef sharks. Durring our accent the whales had gotten so loud that I couldn't help but turn my head to look back at the wreck one last time. Thank the SCUBA Gods that I did because I witnessed a +50 ft. Humpack whale gracefully glide over the wreck, surface, dive back down and then dissapear into blue. A life-changing experience to say the least.

Entrance to Sea Cave

On our second dive we took advantage of the nice conditions and went to drift the Sea Cave. Inside the cave we saw a Green Sea Turtle hanging out, as well as a Titan's Trumpet. After the cave we drifted down the wall and spotted an emaculate Tiger Cowry, a beautiful and rare find. Thanks to all the guys who came out with me, I hope you are still in as much bliss as I am at this moment. Today was oahu diving at its best.