Hawaii Scuba diving with Rainbow Scuba Hawaii
Aloha again to all scuba divers!
Yes it was turning out to be a beautiful southerly wind, but sunny day at sea for the crew of Rainbow Scuba Company Hawaii. We just finished our first morning dive charter of the day with our first time scuba divers. The Discover Scuba went well, but now it was time to take on the certified scuba divers for some deep shipwreck and shallow reef dives!
Having booked and reserved their spot online from our user friendly and extremely interactive website these savvy seasoned scuba enthusiasts chose a private charter. I mean seriously, if you going to do it, do it right! Especially since this trio of brothers with their mother were going to dive yet again later that night with us!
Bonnie along with her two sons Jim and Mike converged on Kewalo Basin Harbor early to be ready for a meet and greet before we headed out to sea once again. On that note, we really appreciate everyone being on time or early as we can be very busy and hate to rush anyone’s scuba dives since you’re paying hard earned money to enjoy a day underwater with us!
I could tell that this family was serious about getting right to it as they had there own masks, boots and fins in hand! They made an immediate point of getting acquainted with our excellently maintained rental gear and after a short briefing we were making way to our deep shipwreck dive site The Sea Tiger!
We all took our giant strides and descended slowly and steadily to the deck of the steel monster 100 feet below to begin our journey of exploration for the 20 minutes that the dive tables allow.
Wanting to enter every compartment Mike and Jim were quick to leave me alone with their mother and wait for them to catch up as we all must dive together for your safety and mine!
I guess they were curious as they hoped to aquatint themselves with the wreck in the day before we headed back out in the darkness of light. Not a bad idea to tell the truth!
With so much to see and limited time at depth we progressed nicely along the deck. Taking pictures and navigating the swim throughs before I dropped down to 120 feet to catch a few pics of the 6 foot White Tipped Reef Shark laying on the sandy bottom.
Posing for pictures with the giant Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and watching Bonnie point out the massive schools of Moorish Idols that comb the deck was a sight to see.
Of course the obligatory Octopus Encounter with lots of pictures is always a crowd pleaser!
After we took our surface interval and handed out our complimentary beverages, we were soon off to Horseshoe Reef for a long 45 minute dive at 40 feet!
More schools of fish, a pair of sharks and a lot of macro type diving was happening as we meandered at a leisurely pace.
Cleaner Shrimp, dozens of Eels including 3 Snowflake Morays of different ages all presented themselves for photo opportunities!
I managed to find Nudibranchs and another octopus for great pictures before we headed toward the Scuba Cat to brag about who’s photos came out better. Of course I win!
Seriously though today everyone wins because Every Underwater Photo I take on all our dives are yours to keep as a great souvenir of your day of scuba diving with Rainbow Scuba!
Aloha to Bonnie for joining us.
We’ll take good care of your boys that you’re leaving with us for the exhilarating night dive that’s happening right after they run across the street for dinner!
Mahalo for reading!
Jeff, Ken and Captain Mark