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June Newsletter

Night Dives

 

With summer upon us, the North Shore diving season is open. This also means more Night Dives for ScubaDrew. I will be running Shark's Cove night dives almost every Friday while conditions last.
Venturing into the ocean at night is an exhilarating experience. You never know what you will see and you never see it until it's right in front of you. Night Octopus and free swimming Eels on the prowl, multiple species of Shrimp and Crab can be seen out and about. The reef come alive with a completely different set of workers on the night shift.
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Creature Feature

EELS

Eels are always a highlight on any dive. From the smallest (Dwarf Moray) to the some of the largest (Yellow Margin Moray), eel behavior can range from docile and timid like the Zebra or Snowflake Morays to aggressive and intimidating as found with the Undulated or Yellow head Morays.
Known to Hawaiians as "Puhi Eels are most often seen with heads protruding from holes in the reef. With jaws open and teeth exposed, eels can appear menacing, however they are merely breathing by circulating water across their gills each time they open their mouths.
Feeding primarily on fish, they usually don't pose a threat to divers but be aware they can and do bite if they feel threatened.

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Yellow Mouth Moray.

 

Dive Site of the month

100 ft Hole.

 


Depth: 70-160 feet

Location: South Shore

Visibility: 100 feet

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Sea Life: Crabs, Nocturnal Fish, Lobster, Octopus, Moray Eels, Turtles, Manta Rays, White Tip Reef Sharks, Tuna, Amberjacks

 

Located outside Waikiki on Oahu's south shore, 100 Foot Hole is an ancient Hawaiian fishing ground that was accessible only to the Ali'i (Royalty). Despite the name, the 100ft hole is neither a hole or 100ft deep Although it's 70-90 feet deep, it got its name from fishermen, who, after being asked how deep it was, answered, "it's about a hundred feet". The site is constructed from a cluster of volcanic rocks forming ledges, caves and one large open-ended cavern. One formation, encrusted with cauliflower coral, houses the main tunnel. Within that tube there is an obstructing rock that can easily be traversed. Boats tie off to a naturally formed lava anchorage in 75 feet.Source = http://www.hawaiiscubadiving.com/oahu/dive-sites/100ft-hole.html

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Do you believe in MIRACLES

 

Editor's side notes
We made it!!! Our youngest son has graduated high school. No more "It's late, get out of bed. Time for school" or "Is your homework done?"

Our new phrase is, "Do you have a job yet?"!!!!

Now our elation of pending freedom is really not what we want to share with you all, The ceremony is the most amazing graduation I have ever seen.

It was high energy, boisterous, fun, silly and emotional. It was like going to a football game…some families even brought air horns!!! Of course there were the usual speeches, there were 6 valedictorian speakers. The Kahuku high principle received the "Hawaii State Principle of the Year" award. There were over 1.4 million dollars in scholarships awarded to a class of less then 340 seniors. Six 4-year full ride scholarships, 4 for football and 2 for scholastics (one of those is a full scholarship to USC, not bad). All that being very cool, what was really cool was the Ohana ("family" in Hawaiian). Kahuku's love, friendship and aloha really showed through the whole ceremony, especially during the end. This is where all the seniors gather outside the gym and receive hugs, kisses, congratulations and LEI"S. When I say lei's…I mean LEI'S. It was phenomenal. Please click on the image below to watch a quick "clip" of a time we will never forget. Especially the LEIS!!! Country living in Kahuku ROCKS.


Jamie Wheeler - Video Editor

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KEEP OUR OCEANS BLUE

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