One of the treats of diving day after day at a location
such as Sharks Cove on Oahu's North Shore, is the chance to see the
endangered Hawaiian Monk seal. This summer I have had the pleasure of
getting some great footage of this magnificent marine mammal both above
and below the ocean surface.
From the larger to the smaller we go. Yes we all love to see the big animals of the sea but often the intricate lives of the smallest critters can be a spectacular thing to watch.
Tucked away in the cracks and holes of the reef, you can find any number of the 190 species of shrimp that inhabit our island waters, but you have to know where and when to find them.
This video just shows
some of the more common species I encounter on dives, a good portion
of this video was shot during night dives at Shark's Cove. So get a
good dive light and you will see that's when most of the species are
Dive Site of the month
Summer months only
Sharks Cove is not a haven for sharks, the name comes from the fact that it looks like a shark took a bite out of the land. Although as you can see, we occasionally do encounter them.
These protected waters make for up-close encounters with endangered Green Sea Turtles along with an abundance of other reef life.
is even a beautiful area to snorkel, easy access and convenient facilities
make this a great spot for all to enjoy, however only in the summer
months. During the winter, the cove is pounded by the North Shore's
famous big surf.
and amazing swim-through caverns (See
the movie clip) make for a spectacular dive. Shark's Cove is one
of my most favorite dive sites on Oahu. I rate it a 10+. I also recommend
that first timers go with an experienced guide. Some of the best features
of the site are almost impossible to find on your own and can be extremely
For more information on guided tours of Shark's Cove, contact Surf N Sea's dive shop
Past Videos Available
Once again, we are reaching out to those divers that may have passed on getting their video at the time. How about now?!?!
This video is a bunch of snippets showing the fun we had on those dives, maybe you will see yourself so look closely.
If you are interested in a past dive or video, just email me. New online order form comming soon!!
To the Camp ScubaDrew "Rat Pack"...don't worry your video
will be available soon, it's just a lot of dives to go through. Hope
the rest of your summer is as fun as your time here.
KEEP OUR OCEANS BLUE