One of the things I really enjoy about scuba diving is the diversity of life that can be found underwater. One of the largest realization that was a shock to me was the size of many of the critters. Growing up in the PNW, I am used to seeing "Trout" size fish and that was my reference point. Many of the critters in the ocean are tiny; at under 1". Yes, there are still plenty of "fish" sized fish but I find I am fascinated with the macro sized sea life. Here are some "Fish" si
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
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
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