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 www.OahuScubaDiving.com for details and locations. Come scuba diving with us off Waikiki and Honolulu!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Drew's St. Patties Day Monk Seal Suprise!

Epic 3 Tanker today off the Oahu's South shore. We first dropped in at the 90 ft. LCU where we saw a few good sized white-tip reef sharks as well as an especially friendly octopus. Due to a Monk Seal sighting by Alex Burr the day before, we chose to drift the Sea-Cave for our second dive hoping that with a little St. Patties Day luck she would still be there. Near the back of the cave an enourmous shadow cruised over our heads and we immediately knew we hit the jackpot. She gave me a curious a look as I invitingly blew O-rings towards her, and she even played with the bubbles right above the heads of a few customers! On our way out of the cave she gave us another swim-by, investigating a few divers and even chasing a turtle!

For our Third dive Capt. Joe took us over to a newly discovered dive site off of Sandy's Beach. Very nice coral and cool archways as well as a good sized shark cave. Very cool drift site that I can't wait to get back to and explore more. Still trying to come up with a name! Thanks to all who came out,  and congrats to Nick, Michele, and Anthony on the Nitrox and Advanced certifications! With thousands of dives in Hawaii and only a handful of Monk Seal encounters this was truly a St. Patties Day Dive to remember.

Cheers,
-Drew

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