Today we did an unusual trip across to our nearest neighboring island, Molokai, for some scuba Diving. Leaving Friday night we motored across the channel with our captains Joe and Tim taking turns while the customers and staff slept in the cabin or out on the deck. After a rather adventurous crossing we made it to the NE corner of Molokai for the first dive with the hopes of spotting sharks. It was a great reef area with lots of fish life including wrasses and butterflyfish everywhere. At the very end of the dive a few divers caught a glimpse of a hammerhead shark!
We had a nice ride along the sea cliff on the north side of the island (some of the largest sea cliff in the world) even with some rain, making for some great waterfalls all along the ride. For our second dive we dropped in on one of the small islands on the east side of Kalaupapa called Okala Island. It had a big swim-thru on a part of the island and life hidden all around it. There were large crap all around it including a 7-11 crab and a sponge crab. We also saw a pair of bandit angelfish, a native fish rare to us Oahu scuba divers.
Spot the spiny lobster!
After a nice lunch and motor to the NW side of Molokai we dropping in on a great shallow reef area for the final dive. There were large rubble piles everywhere for life to be hiding out in including groups of spiny lobsters and reef fish all about. Right at the end of the dive a few of us spotted a few bottlenose dolphins that quickly took off from the area. It was a great trip with a wonderful ride back to Oahu as the sun was slowly headed for the horizon.