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Kona's Big Island Divers

Discussion in 'Hawai'i' started by WVDiver, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Ann Marie

    Ann Marie be happy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California
    Nope, didn't see any. Everything we saw was relatively small. A squid did come up and buzz through the group.
  2. WVDiver

    WVDiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Podunk, WV
    Well we are back from our Hawaii vacation. We did the Black Water Dive with Josh Lambus and had a great time. Twenty seven minutes into the dive two Oceanic White Tips showed up and I hope Josh got some good pictures. There was a fair current and the little deep sea critters were floating by at a fair pace so I had given up on any good camera footage, clipped it off to my D-ring and decided to just enjoy the experience.

    Josh has not yet sent me the pictures so I am still hoping for the best. He said it takes some time to switch his equipment over from macro shots at 8" away to large sharks at 10' and so he isn't sure how the pictures will come out. I have my fingers crossed. I'll post them here when they come in.

    Although the OWTs were not showing any aggression, just curious to see what we were, one of them decided he needed a really GOOD look at me and got up close and personal. He was two arm lengths from me when Josh's camera flashed and he veered off into the darkness. We saw them 6 or 8 times as they made passes at us and always coming straight in my direction. We never saw them both at once either. One had a large scar on it's tail the other didn't so we knew there were two different sharks at our party.


    We also did the Manta Ray Night Dive and had a great time with that also. We did a dive just prior to it and saw two fairly large Mantas, a White Tip Reef Shark, Garden Eels, a Lion Fish and other more common critters.


    I loved both dives and would recommend them to anyone. Although Josh said he canceled the BWD that he was suppose to do the following night because he didn't think the group that had signed up were up to the dive.

    Of the two dives, had it not been for the OWTs, I would have chosen the Manta Ray Dive as my favorite. I really enjoyed the grace and beauty of such large, majestic animals and their acrobatic performances even if it was a "staged" sort of a dive. They were both great experiences that I will not soon forget.

    Big Island Divers did a wonderful job on all of our dives and we all enjoyed our time with the shop and the crew. Kudos to Josh, Lucas, Russ, Mike all and the folks at the shop. We would not hesitate to dive with you folks again. Keep up the good work.

  3. Noboundaries

    Noboundaries Manta Ray

    Man this is one expensive thread. I was just killing time before heading to work and my wife was reading over my shoulder. She got all excited looking at the pics above. Additionally, she has a connection to the space industry. As soon as she read Ann Marie's statement "It's like being in outer space and all of these little alien things come floating by!" she screamed "We're doing that!"

    It's fun to have goals and a dive buddy wife.
  4. WVDiver

    WVDiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Podunk, WV
    It sure is!! :D I wouldn't have it any other way. Have fun if you go.

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