Fantastic Hawaii Scuba diving with Rainbow scuba Hawaii
Aloha and Greetings to you on this Thanksgiving afternoon! Following our great morning of scuba diving the shipwrecks and reefs this holiday brought us to an afternoon of more fun. It was time to Discover Scuba Diving with six first time brave visitors. Twins sisters Samantha, Melissa and their brother Shaw teamed up with online booking beginners Iris, Julie and Jonas. Regardless of who you know before you step aboard The Scuba Cat, it’s safe to say that you’re all great friends after! Rainbow Scuba Hawaii prides itself on comfortable personalized service. Bench seats for all divers and no cattle car or rushed shared boat dives here! Safety briefings, knowledge and repeated skill reviews done my our experienced staff gets everyone into a confident comfort zone. Before heading out of the slip we still offer the different choices of diving after you’ve been fully informed.
That being said, the dauntless members today’s expedition made way east towards famed Turtle Canyon Reef. This is where we made our first of two shallow reef dives. They don’t call it Turtle Canyon for no reason. There were Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles everywhere we looked. Plenty of pictures to prove they dived and as a souvenir to brag with were clicked off. Excellent visibility made this 36 foot average depth dive last a good 37 minutes! Not bad for a bunch of Discover Scuba Divers.
Having a great first dive under their weight belts motoring over to Nautilus Reef was filled with chatter and excitement to do it again. So, that’s exactly what we did. Viewing sharks, colorful schools of fish, moray eels and the obligatory octopus encounter was the highlight of the vacation. Dozens of underwater pictures were a pleasure to take. Posting them on Facebook at no extra cost is another reason for the popularity of reserving a spot on our boat!
As we pulled into the harbor smiles and delighted faces overwhelmed me on this Thanksgiving Day on the crystal clear, sunny Pacific Ocean off of the shores of famous Waikiki Beach! Be sure to visit our website for easy online booking and answers to frequently asked questions. RainbowScuba.com is the ticket to the greatest activity of your Oahu vacation. I speak for our whole crew when I wish everyone a great holiday season.
Mahalo and Aloha for choosing Rainbow Scuba!
Until tomorrow’s adventure,
Jeff, Ken & Captain Mark wishing you all the best!
Aloha & Happy Thanksgiving!
That’s right, Rainbow Scuba Company celebrated the holiday with a full day of scuba diving! We ran the gamut on skill levels of scuba divers who chose to spend Thanksgiving underwater. Our experienced crew has no problem showing our thanks by guiding newly certified open water divers to a mid morning deep shipwreck dive.
As were the three days that Sydney, her folks Steve and Lynn enjoyed. Also joining us this morning were Megan and Dan who were also finishing up her open water certification. Yes, it was a mixed boat load of great people! You can’t get a more diverse group of divers on one charter. Having two instructors working as a team to accommodate your scuba needs is what we enjoy. You’d be hard pressed to find this kind of personalized service on a private boat anywhere else in Hawaii.
As we departed Kewalo Basin Harbor, home base of The Scuba Cat, Captain Mark made way to the double shipwrecks YO-257 and San Pedro for the first of our two Honolulu scuba diving adventures.
The wind at the two wrecks was gusty, but unbelievable visibility and minimal current made this venue a good decision. Following me after I moored us up to the YO-257, Sydney & Steve took their giant strides into the Pacific Ocean blue! Descending the guideline at an even, controlled pace was a perfect way to start the day. Upon touchdown on the bow of the sunken ship we stopped to snap some pictures with a lounging Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. Diving down to the sea floor to make the crossing towards the San Pedro we passed more turtles hovering above and a large bait ball of Akule and Moorish Idols. Beautiful schools of fish to accompany us during the dive. Passing in and out of the two wrecks we waved to the passengers of the electric submarine that shares the sea at this sought after dive site. You could see the faces of the submariners looking excited and jealous of our freedom to weave in, over and around without the claustrophobic odor of the sub!
Our 20 minute excision 90 feet below left Steve and Sydney with ear to ear smiles as we passed the surface interval on route to Nautilus Reef. This is where Ken completed Megan’s open water certification with Dan tagging along. All the while Sydney, Steve and myself followed around the resident white tipped reef shark that patrols the ledge on the Diamond Head ridge if the site. A humongous octopus encounter filled a good portion of our 40 minute shallow 40 foot dive!
A loaded memory card of undersea pictures in the 90 foot visibility morning ended our excursion to the satisfaction of our guests. Remember that when you book dives with Rainbow Scuba Hawaii all your underwater photos are always free and always good. Take a peek of the albums on Facebook to preview your next best part of Hawaii scuba diving charters!
Until later today Mahalo and Aloha,
Jeff, Ken and Captain Mark!
Aloha to to everyone,
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we at Rainbow Scuba are gearing up for a busy turkey day. On this eve of Thanksgiving there have been great conditions and even better customers. Today finishing up her open water certification was Sydney. Joined, of course by Steve, Lynn, and Karol who will dive along with discover scuba diver Geeshan. As I eluded to earlier the conditions during this Hawaii winter week have been spectacular! Mild current underwater and fabulous visibility make for near perfect diving conditions.
Having an afternoon scuba tour allows our customers a relaxing, pressure free morning to get prepared for the adventure ahead! This is made possible due to Rainbow Scuba’s flexible scheduling via online booking or phone reservations. Check out our user friendly interactive website! RainbowScuba.com will have answers to all your Honolulu scuba inquiries.
As our customers filtered in by our arranged discounted transportation or personal vehicles The Scuba Cat and her crew were ready and waiting to greet them. Having the gear already set up is just part of our customer service oriented goal to a great Waikiki Scuba experience.
Our first dive site destination was the popular Turtle Canyon Reef. This shallow 32 foot 37 minute scuba dive exposed all of us to an unusually large amount of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Passing us during the dive we saw a large Spotted Eagle Ray in very shallow water! The octopus encounter ended the dive in epic fashion!
Don’t change the channel yet, because we still have one more dive to go. We unhooked and made way to Horseshoe Reef for the ultimate finish to a great day. Immediately upon entry we were surrounded by schools of colorful fish inside the confines of the reef. 80 foot visibility during this 35 minute dive made the average 40 foot dive long and relaxing. You can bet there were White Tipped Reef Sharks, Sea Turtles and a pair of Sponge Crabs that were hiding in the crags of the reef! Underwater picture taking is so easy and fun during crystal clear water conditions. We definitely took advantage of this great visibility!
Remember that We at Rainbow Scuba have been a crew that’s been working together longer than any other in Honolulu company. We know what diving enthusiast want and we accommodate gladly. All of your underwater photographs are free as a memory of your dive. Posting them on Facebook upholds our motto that your pictures are always free and always good! Please peruse former albums of other dives to know that we aim to please!
Mahalo to all who chose us!
Until tomorrow’s Thanksgiving busy scuba day double header, Aloha,
Jeff, Ken and Captain Mark