Waikiki scuba divng with Rainbow Scuba Hawaii
Aloha to all scuba diving fans.
As the holiday season progresses toward Christmas and New Years visitors are flocking to our island paradise to escape the cold, vacation with family, shop for exotic Hawaiian gifts and scuba dive!
Today was all about Discover Scuba Diving for first time diver. We at Rainbow Scuba specialize in that regard!
Today’s customers had quite the international flair about it. Home countries represented three different continents, including Europe, East Asia and North America.
Joining us today from Hong Kong were a trio of first timers. Karen, Micheal and Raymond were the first to arrive at Kewalo Basin Harbor. They we soon followed by Courtney and Mik, who took advantage of our discounted ground transportation service from the Waikiki hotel area. Last to step aboard the Scuba Cat was Vivek. Everyone introduced themselves, exchanged pleasantries and expressed a common feel of excitement for the scuba diving adventure that was just ahead.
The briefing began with no interruptions. The diving gear aboard our boat was already set up and ready to go before the guests arrived.
Ken explained what to expect, as well as, the necessary skills that need to be practiced and mastered prior to entering the water.
Taking their giant strides into the ocean the six intrepid divers got a chance to, one at a time, practice the three basic skills in shallow, safe water. We were soon all on the seafloor and with two instructors present to guide, the underwater adventure began at Turtle Canyon Reef. Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and all types of colorful tropical reef fish swarmed the dive site. Everyone became comfortable during the 30 minute discover scuba dive. Our maximum depth for the first of two dives was only 32 feet. There were turtles everywhere and many chances for free photo opportunities.
We ended the dive and climbed back aboard the dive boat with the assistance of captain Mark. Complimentary refreshments were passed out and the chatter of excitement began before I could get my gear off!
Our second dive destination site of the day was Nautilus Reef. We chose Nautilus because our customers expressed an interest in seeing sharks and having an octopus encounter. The waters of this site were a little clearer as visibility on this 35 minute dive was closer to 50 feet. The White Tipped Reef Sharks that patrol under the ledge on the east side of the valley laid down for only seconds as we dived up near her. Being surrounded by the vibrant reef and naturally complex undersea topography everyone was able to view the sharks in their graceful swimming state. We traversed the eastern ridge and descended to our maximum depth of 36 feet. Amongst the schools of colorful Hawaiian reef fish, coral heads and different types of moray eels we navigated the dive site taking more free underwater photographs.
Our guests enjoyed their day with us as we soon reentered the harbor to comments about the dives and exclusivity of the boat. All these perks added with many more, like the ease of online booking reservations makes Rainbow Scuba the obvious choice for you.
So, in closing this blog entry I would like to thank everyone for allowing our crew to guide you on your first Oahu scuba diving adventure.
Aloha until the next time!
Mahalo from Jeff, Ken and Captain Mark.