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I am a P.A.D.I. certified Master Scuba Diver.
What I enjoy most (so far) is diving wrecks and swimming with the big animals! (So far, I've been up close and personal with Tiger Sharks, Whitetip and Blacktip Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Sand Tiger Sharks, Dolphins, Spotted Eagle Rays, and a whole swarm of Manta Rays. I'm looking for more!)
Take a look at some of my underwater photos!
|Magic Island||Waikiki||HI||30ft||Turtles, puffer fish, moray eels, snake eels, lava tube|
|Koala Pipe||Oahu||HI||42ft||Octopus, moray eels, frog fish, huge abandoned pipeline that used to carry sewage from Honolulu out to sea|
|Turtle Canyon||Hawaii Kai, Oahu||HI||49ft||Turtles, octopus, moray eels|
|Kaena Point||Waianae, Oahu||HI||50ft|
|Ulua Cave||Oahu||HI||97ft||5ft white tip reef shark, turtles, large cave|
|Makaha Caverns||Oahu||HI||50ft||Incredible cavern diving, sea turtles galore|
|Makai Research Pier||Oahu||HI||20ft||7ft eel, night dive|
|Mahi Wreck||Waianae, Oahu||HI||95ft||Spotted eagle rays, dolphins, turtles, moray eel, huge schools of blue stripe snapper, big box fish. More pictures|
|5 Inch Reef||Waianae, Oahu||HI||40ft||2ft Samoa crab, pincushion urchins, pincushion sea star|
|Palea Point||Hawaii Kai, Oahu||HI||95ft||Fantastic 3 level wall dive|
|Sea Cave||Near Hanauma Bay, Oahu||HI||20-50ft||Great cavern, sea turtles|
|Texas Flower Gardens||Gulf, 110 mi S of Freeport||TX||80ft||Great live-aboard boat trip on the M/V Fling, lots of sealife|
|Stetson Bank||Gulf, 60 mi S of Freeport||TX||70ft||8ft nurse shark, stingray, eel, dolphin|
|GA 393 Oil Rig||Gulf, 17 mi S of Freeport||TX||60ft||Incredible sealife, like swimming in an aquarium!|
|Lake Travis||Austin||Texas||55||Lots of sunken boats, cars, a radome, and other junk to check out. Low vis.|
|Athens Scuba Park||Athens||Texas||20||Very good visibility! No plants or animals due to pH. Excellent fun diving. Lots of sunken airplanes, boats, cars, etc.|
|Santa Rosa, Paradiso, Tormentos, etc.||Cozumel||Mexico||120||Incredible place to dive. One of the best on the planet, no doubt. Divemasters that cater to your every desire.|
|Grand Cayman||Cayman Islands||Cayman||60||Fascinating tiny critters in the dense coral jungles. Excellent visibility.|
|Lanai||Lanai||Hawaii||60||The usual Hawaiian fish assortment|
|Molokini Crater||Maui||Hawaii||60||Whitetip Reef Sharks, turtles|
|Manta Ray Dives||Big Island||Hawaii||60||Fantastic night dive with the Giant Manta Rays!|
|St. Thomas||St. Thomas||US Virgin Islands|
|Papoose||About 2.5 hours off the coast||North Carolina||90-120||Torpedoed by U-124 during WWII. Photos here. Swam with about 12 very large sand tiger sharks!|
|U-352||N34° 13.682'/W76° 33.907'||North Carolina||100-115||This is a WWII German submarine, depth-charged by a Coast Guard ship in 1942. Photos here|
|USS Schurz||N34° 11.218'/W76° 36.127'||North Carolina||95-110||This gunboat sank in 1917 full of ammunition.Photos here|
|Suloide||In-shore||North Carolina||65||This wreck was blown to smithereens and cable-dragged due to the shallow depth of the ocean floor here, and it is scattered over a wide area|
|Molasses Reef||Key Largo||Florida Keys||25-40||Very colorful, very nice reef and a good shallow dive|
|US Coast Guard cutter Duane||Key Largo||Florida Keys||60-107||One of the better wreck dives I've ever been on, due to the size, condition, and number of swim-throughs|
|Minnie Breslaur, Mary Celestia||Bermuda||60||Shipwrecks, caverns, tubes|
See U/W photos and video shot in the Flower Gardens in March 2003
Several times a month from February to around September, you can board one of these 100 foot boats at about 10pm Friday night and wake up 110 miles out in the Gulf in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
You start out the morning at 6:30 suiting up, and proceed to do
2 dives in the morning, 2 dives in the afternoon, and 1 nighttime dive.
Each dive is separated by a 2 1/2 hour surface interval of eating and talking with the 33 other
divers who are sharing your adventure.
Then you go to sleep again and wake up Sunday morning to do 2 more dives at the Stetson Bank. On the return trip you may be able to make 1 more dive underneath an oil rig. (Oil rigs have been disappearing, and you may not get to dive one.)
The boats have a nice sun deck where you can spend your surface intervals working on your tan while the wind keeps you cool. On my trip in June we spotted a dolphin and a waterspout off in the distance! On a March trip we spotted 22 hammerheads, tiger sharks, and some eagle rays.
All the food you can eat is provided free, and there are 2 captains and 2 divemasters on board to make the dives extremely safe. The only thing you have to bring is your dive gear and one tank. All air fills are free. Nitrox is available for an extra charge.
Where else can you get that kind of deal?