Turtle Cleaning Station

Turtle Cleaning Station

Green Turtle Hale O Honu is one of our favorite Kauai scuba diving sites. It is a very large and healthy coral reef that never fails to deliver a variety of exciting creatures. For most of the people we dive with, the favorite encounters are with the green turtles...
A Whale Tale

A Whale Tale

A whale tale refers to a story that’s probably not true. This story is most assuredly true, though. At up to 52 feet in length and 40 tons weight, it’s fair to say that Humpback whales are a big deal! More than in just the literal sense, though, whales...
What? I Don’t See It

What? I Don’t See It

A few years ago there was an ad campaign that ran in several national level magazines. The ad was designed to promote recruitment to the US Navy Seals.  It had a picture of a swamp and a caption underneath that said “Pictured from left to right . . .”  I’m guessing...
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

My experience as a professional scuba tour guide on Kauai has been that people are most interested in seeing the colorful tropical fish that are found here.  It’s common to come in from a dive and have someone ask a question like “What was that blue one with the...
I Wanna See More of Those!

I Wanna See More of Those!

For as long as I’ve been a diver, I’ve been particularly excited to get to see a nudibranch.  The first part of the name ‘nudibranch’ does mean “naked” but that has nothing to do with why they’re exciting to see! The word “nudibranch”  comes from Latin;...