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April Newsletter

Spinner Dolphin....


...are always a highlight during a visit to Hawaii or a blessing for those of us that get to live here. Most of us have had the chance to witness there acrobatic performances from a boat or shore, but few of us have had the pleasure of a visit while diving.

Most of the time our bubbles will keep our spinner friends at a distance. However, every once in a while, we are lucky enough to encounter the spinners while diving.

Usually our dives are accompanied by the high pitched squeaking sounds of a distant pod, however when they choose to meet us underwater, the "dolphin talk" is so loud it can be almost spooky.

During the summer months, a pod regularly visits Waimea Bay on the North Shore. They often enter the bay and remain for up to 1 hr. This takes place sometime between 7 & 10 a.m.

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Predator Game Fish

Sharks aren't the only predators in the ocean. A thrill for any diver is getting a chance to see some of the bigger game fish that often feed on the smaller reef fish.

Here is a little highlight of some of the species we often see while diving Hawaii.

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Dive Site of the month



Dive Site: Y0-257
Depth: 80-100 feet
Location: South Shore
Visibility: 50 - 100ft
Level: Beginner - Advanced

The YO-257 was a Navy yard oiler built in the 1940's. It was purchased by Atlantis Submarines Hawaii and sunk as an artificial reef off Waikiki in 1989. The ship rests in 100 feet of water with the main deck about 85 feet. Many large access holes have been cut through the structure allowing easy basic wreck penetration. It is the home to a multitude of sea life ranging from Whitetips & occasional Galapagos Sharks, tons of fish & eels, and some of the biggest Turtles on the island. You can wave to the Atlantis submarine as it passes by on its tour.


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ScubaDrew is on TV!


I recently did an interview with Olelo Community Television, which will be airing this month as well as May and June. See dates and times below!

It is only airing on local cable channels so click on the picture for a little segment of the interview if you don't have cable (5.5mb)


Scheduled Dates & Times(all times Hawaii standard)

April 13 - Channel 52 - 3:00 am

April 15 - Channel 54 - 1:00 pm

April 18 - Channel 54 - 2:00 pm

May 16 - Channel 54 - 7:00 pm

May 17 - Channel 54 - 8:00 pm




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