Twice in a row now, we hit our mark.... today was The Carthaginian II. The day started early. Had to get the boys to the marina and off on their fishing excursion. While the kids were on their boat, we geared up to find our underwater ship, The Carthaginian II. The entry and exit were less than ideal; as people were surfing next to us. This ship is almost 6/10ths of a mile from shore. This is the farthest we have ventured from shore thus far. The ship sits at roughly 90 ft. N
Well we finally did it. No, not that......., we successfully dove the St. Anthony. We had no failures or issues. Got to the beach, geared up, hit the water, took a heading and were soon diving the wreck. After diving the St. Anthony, we headed back in for a nice reef dive in the same area. We saw a few nudibranch, assorted fish, and had an awesome encounter with an Eagle Ray. The afternoon was spent with a bit of relaxing around the house followed by yet another spectacular
Not only is it day 8 on Maui but also our 4th anniversary. I am so lucky to have someone so amazing to have great adventures with. Beth woke up this morning with her ears not fit for diving, so we did a dry day. We have been to Maui a few times before but we have never explored the East side of the island. Today we made the infamous trip to Hana. Along the Hana road is an endless display of vegetation, bamboo forests, flowers, bridges, waterfalls and all around beauty. One wa
Well if you are keeping track I have said twice now that we would be posting pictures of the St. Anthony wreck. Well, today was not going to be the day either. We got out of the house a little bit late. Once we got to the site and were gearing up, I knocked the scooter over, damaging it in a way it could not be fixed on site. All was not lost, we still dove on the local reef and had a great 83 min dive. We saw another another Manta Ray, but I did not have the correct lens on.
Today started with a nice scooter dive out to a reef called Z-blocks. On the way back we tried to pick up the wreck of the St. Anthony, but did not find it. After a quick surface break to change tanks we headed back in with a heading directly for the St. Anthony. However, the scooter battery has not been used enough, getting regular cycles, and therefore we only made it about 10 minutes into the second dive before it died. With lots of air remaining, we spent our time follow
Today we started out with a morning of kayaking. Of course for Ty that includes fishing. After getting back to the condo and cleaning up we took a walk to have a late lunch. Along the walk there were lots of photo opportunities. After a relaxing in the afternoon, we headed off in the evening to find another spot to catch the sunset. Of course, more fishing for Ty. In the morning we are headed for more diving. We are headed off to find the wreck of the St. Anthony and if we
Having the kids with us means this trip is not all about diving. We did get one dive in this morning. The area did not have as good of visibility as we had hoped. I also had a technical issue with my camera so I was only able to capture a couple good shots. Beth just hanging out and Ty trying some spear fishing. Later in the day we went out so Ty could do some shore fishing before the sun went down. While he was able to catch a few, he better watch out for the waves. #Hawaii
Family vacation 2018. Probably the last one as my oldest will be a senior at college next year and will be starting his own life adventures. What better place to celebrate family and fun than in Maui. Well, maybe John and I are being a little bit selfish.....we did bring ALL our SCUBA gear and will be diving :). I mean, how could we not. Day 1 The boys were not excited about coming to Maui. Both were adamant that they would immediately be devoured by sharks IF they went into