Tag: Beach

Oooooh Nooooo! It has been happening all too frequently…

The increasing time between dives when I find myself approaching the dangers of “Bottom Time” withdrawal!!!!

Bottom Time” – It is how we calculate each dive to determine how long we need to remain surfaced to allow the nitrogen to sufficiently escape from our bodies before we submerge for more Bottom Time (BT). Cumulative BT is also used to determine diver experience. Snorkeling helps to prevent withdrawal; however, after a long enough period of only getting to snorkeling depths, let alone out of the water all together, MY ‘gills’ get VERY dry!

I ‘NEED’ the pressure of 40 to 80 foot depths with a diving tank to infuse the water deep……


Wishing everyone MELE KALIKIMAKA (Merry Christmas)!!!; and SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!

BIG Thanks from the Big Island to my Facebook friends for pointing me to these links! 😀

Many BEAUTIFUL Pictures to enjoy and dream about paradise while in the Wet & Cold up North or the Hot & Dry down South!

And…

This one is Bing Crosby so it sounds WONDERFUL!


Holoholokai…? Story? Oh Yes!

November 28, 2010: We explored in and around the caves of the waters at Holoholokai Beach Park, Kohala. This dive helped me narrowly avoid serious “bottom time” withdrawal; and a case of “DRY Gills”! 😉

Beautiful caves with “sky lights” allowing the sun’s rays to dance gracefully about the shadows of the depths, and giving us glimpses as well as photographic opportunities of several marine animals that make themselves scarce in the daylight hours. We found their “hiding” place 😉

We found a Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) and some fish commonly referred to as Squirrel Fish. These caves, with Andy’s help, also presented me the opportunity to finally……


This Rubbish did not Soil my Dive!

Early in the week, I get a call from Dave at Blue Wilderness Dive Adventures with an invitation to join them again this year for a trashy dive…huhhmmm…

I mean another Puako Beach Clean-up Dive on Saturday morning, September 18th 😉

Both Andy and I joined in on last year’s effort on September 12; but, “sadly”, Andy had to work on the Mountain this year on the scheduled date. This year, while he was on Mauna Kea Summit, I went shore diving bringing in rubbish of all types and taking pictures as best as I could in the murky water so near the Puako Bay shoreline.

We didn’t……


Diving at the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area…

Another new dive spot that we checked out on November 14, 2009. The Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area. We met several friends from Keck that have formed our usual dive group at the end of the old runway (I am sure that we would welcome more divers to go with us). I scoped out the available facilities and noted fresh water showers as well as restrooms that were very conveniently close to the point of the beach where we chose to make our entry. A wonderfully unexpected surprise.

There are two detailed postings at Darkerview.com: “Diving the Old Kona Airport” and “Diving with the……


Bubbles from the Deep…


A Feat in Feet Photos :-D

The ”Feet” photo was a fun photo to play with. We went to our favorite beach on a relatively ”flat water” day…by the time I got the picture I was after and had a good swim, the waves were breaking high on the sand and soaking a lot of the beach…

Water has a mind of its own and so I took many, many pictures in the attempt…