Just wanted to send a quick reminder on a few things
1) Stickers are ready to mail, just send me your snail mail address.
They are FREE, but it would be awesome if you would put one on
something random, cool, lame or totally inappropriate and take a photo
of it. If you email me the photo, I’ll put it up on the myspace
site….. or better yet, take a quick video clip!
2) Big Island Trip is booked and only 5 spots are left! Since we are
only taking a small group and so many people responded with “maybe” I
have decided to fill it on a first come first serve basis. The total
cost is $395 which includes 3 nights hotel and two days of diving
including the world famous Manta Ray Night Dive on our private charter
That’s MARCH 2nd 3rd and 4th…… better act fast!
3) I’m offering a special for the month of February: Nitrox and
Advanced for $400. Get 6 dives, certified to 100 feet and a Nitrox
Specialty which will let you dive even longer! Boat seats are INCLUDED
and the dives can be scheduled around your days (or nights) off!
Not too much else to report…. I’ll be updating the calendar on
myspace and putting up a new blog soon.
Let me know if you have any questions or call to book your course,
charter or trip today!
(808) 772 1795
It’s been a rather crazy holiday season, but the diving has been fantastic. Since I haven’t had a chance to write an update in a while I’ll take a few minutes here to catch everyone up with what has been happening. First I have been teaching a bunch of Open Water courses. Congratulations to Kaimana Divers newest OW certs. Right after Christmas, I had the chance to teach someone from Eugene, Oregon (GO DUCKS) how to dive. She was a friend of a friend and a bit nervous, but after a few days, she looked like a pro….. congrats Rebecca!
Next up I got Lisa and Chris going on their Open Water courses. Lisa is in a photo with me a couple of posts below and Chris had been wanting to get certified for quite some time. Nice work in the pool with these two and even though Lisa has two more dives left, Chris finished up last weekend. Way to go you two!
The first week in January I had a blast with Tom and Dianne from Washington State. We did six dives total and started out with a shore dive at Electric beach to figure out buoyancy and get them used to diving without drysuits…… WOOO HOOOO! They both enjoyed the idea of diving without 30 pounds of lead! Nice photos here of the two during and after the dives! Tom got to see his first shark and Dianne could often be found saying “it’s like an aquarium down there” after the dives…
As well as doing plenty of diving, I’m working on several courses as well. I got to teach Courtlin Coral Reef Conservation, Underwater Naturalist and Nitrox. Just a few more specialties and he is a Master Scuba Diver….. good work amigo!
Still, one of the best parts about my job is taking new divers out on the reef for Discover Scuba. Terry is in great shape and since both of his kids dive (Kim and Jeff) he figured he would try it out while in Oahu. At 68 years young, he had no problem swimming around last week and I was stoked to have him along…. nice photo here by Kim
Finally, yesterday I got to go out on a fun dive with Ski and Courtlin. Courtlin was finishing up his divew for his Underwater Naturalist specialty and Ski was diving for his last time in a while. Ski snapped a nice one of the Waikiki skyline at sunrise with Diamond Head in the background and also got a beauty of this little damselfish. The final shot is one of the fish bunkers at Kewalo pipe, a solid place to explore when next on that dive!
Great dives guys and thanks for all the images. Hope to hear from you all real soon!
Aloha and Happy New Year,
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It occured to me that we, Friends of Kaimana Divers…. or FOKD should
probably get together and plan a dive trip. Well, taking a look at my
schedule I decided to set the date for the first weekend in March. I’m
looking for a handful of people that would like to go over for a long
weekend March 2 thru the 4th or 5th.
What will we be doing? DIVING of course! The Big Island is home to one
of the top dive sites in the world just off the Kona Coast. The Manta
Ray Night Dive is so famous that the last time I was on the dive,
National Geographic Explorer was filming a segment as four massive
Manta swooped by inches above our heads!
Along with this signature dive you can expect some awesome wall dives
complete with all the critters you know and love here on Oahu and
stretches of some of the most pristine corals and lava tubes you will
ever lay eyes on.
Dive sites might include Suck-em-up, Golden Arches, Black Rock and Harlequin.
I’m still working out the price and trying to get a funky little hotel
in Kona called the “Tiki” booked, but for now I want to know if you
are a YES, NO or MAYBE. I’ll be looking to take a deposit by early Feb
and hope to have the details hammered out in the next week.
The only requirement for this trip is that you be at least Advanced
Open Water certified or have 50 logged dives. I am happy to get people
trained up to this level in the mean time of course (wink, wink).
So, take your time….. think about it…… 5 or 6 dives, some
excellent chances to get out and explore the rest of the Big Island
and good fun with a mellow bunch of cool divers.
Aloha for now,
Hope to hear from you soon!
Oh and the photo if courtesy of Divemaster Joe (who grew up on The Big Island)
Gabe @ KD
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