Honolulu Scuba diving with Rainbow Scuba Hawaii
Aloha from sunny Honolulu and the blog site of Rainbow Scuba Hawaii!
As I talk to you about today’s dives and all that entails, try to remember it’s only been a few hours since I got out of the water after a great dive last night.
It’s all good because at Rainbow it’s about your enjoyment while joining us for the Honolulu scuba dive of a lifetime!
Today we had the pleasure of guiding a pair of father and son teams for a morning scuba diving adventure.
Harker and his son Reilly along with Peter and his son Schulyer met up with our crew promptly at 9:30 for the orientation and greeting before we headed off to our deep shipwreck dive site, The Sea Tiger!
We always begin with introductions, an acquaintance with our private dive boat, The Scuba Cat, as well as, a detailed knowledge and safety briefing before undocking.
Shortly thereafter it’s time to make way to the shipwreck that sits just a bit over a mile out to sea!
Today the weather was cooperating and so were the water conditions. After securing up to the mooring that tethers us up to the sunken 185 foot ship 100 feet below, everyone took the plunge and were descending to the deck that would be our host for the next 20 minutes.
Immediately after touching down upon the bow of the steel beast we had our first picture with a Giant Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. This was quickly followed up with an always popular octopus encounter! Great for memorable free pictures, everyone’s eyes usually light up with excitement while it gracefully dances before us!This was just the beginning of not only the first of two dives, but the start of a great exploration of the premier shipwreck dive on the island. As we progressed along with the help of 60 feet of visibility we crossed paths with more turtles, more than a few colorful Moray Eels and a 6 foot White Tipped Reef Shark that was swimming on the sandy sea floor 120 feet below the surface.
Winding our way through large schools of tropical fish that parted gracefully, we found ourselves back at the line with 20 minutes of deep diving under our weight belts.
Back aboard The Scuba Cat we handed out complimentary beverages, changed over tanks and gabbed and raved about the just completed dive.
The 35 minute surface interval passed quickly and before we knew it Nautilus Reef was just beneath our dive vessel.
Geared up and ready to go we headed to the ridges and valley’s that are home to more sharks, eels and of course octopus!
I literally took dozens more underwater photos that are always free and posted to Facebook for bragging to friends, as well as, being a great token souvenir of your day diving with Rainbow Scuba!
Mahalo to the two father and son teams for their generous gratuity and great company during start this busy day at sea for the captain and crew of our professional operation!
Jeff, Ken and Mark