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!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Day after Rough Kona Winds.....EPIC IS ALL I SAY

 Aloha everyone!

Corsair frogfish - Honolulu scuba diving
Red Frog Fish
We headed out on a two tank dive charter under the shadow of moisture rich clouds, ready to release. We voted and ended up with a 9:1 vote for the Corsair wreck dive. We had a nice hour of sun while we geared up before the clouds and rain rolled in, but that was soon to be in the back of our minds. We descended down to 105 ft on the only real wreck you can enjoy while Oahu Scuba Diving. We checked out the duo of frogfish on the tail section, the octopus in the wing, and...

 ...THE HUMPBACK WHALE SWIMMING DIRECTLY AT US! 

I honestly thought it was a long lost Atlantis Submarine drifting around as it came directly at us. The whale seemed to be going in slow motion (even though they move so, so fast!) due to his 40ft size, as were my photography skills as I put my regulator back in my mouth. the 9:1 vote just went to an all around vote for the Corsair. We had a few buddy teams ascending and it was as if this playful whale knew it, and decided to make 3 circles around the wreck, so everyone got a chance to fumble about and try to get pictures of it. It was amazing seeing the whale, but even during this, the garden eels moving up and down as the whale circled, and the fish trying to avoid this behemoth of beasts. Right when bottom time was getting low, the whale left us with wide eyes and smile induced mask leaks. After a few days of rough weather and choppy surface conditions, Poseidon decided to give us epic calm surface, slack current, and nice visibility underwater.

Humpback whale - Oahu scuba diving
Humpback Whale Crusin'
         
Sea Turtle - Waikiki diving
Hawaiian Green sea Turtle taking a snooze
   Our second dive was to Baby Barge wreck dive around 75 feet max. Conditions were still calm, mild current, and good visibility. It seemed it was sea turtle nap time, cause every turtle we came across was passed out! The reef fish were cruising and watching as Bob was working on his finely tuned buoyancy skills and waiting to finish paperwork at the shop to complete his PADI Advanced Open Water certification. a couple Morays were hanging out in the shark cave, waiting to get some lunch.

Hawaiian sea turtle - oahu scuba diving
Sea Turtle watching divers cruise by
That dive was amazing as well, but when we returned after a nice 40 minute dive, everyone was still talking about the lifetime experience of being within 50 feet underwater of a humpback. Thanks from all the crew and staff at Island Divers for you all coming out with us today, and for all you reading this! Mahalos!


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