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;...
A Regular Day

A Regular Day

We were having a pretty regular day of scuba diving at Koloa Landing the other day.  In other words, it was spectacular!!!  Looking at the picture below you might think we were in a less interesting area of the reef.  You’d be wrong.  The rubble flats are home...
There be dragons here

There be dragons here

Dragons, as most people understand them, are mythical creatures – huge fire breathing reptiles that can fly and sometimes even speak human language. That idea is nonsense but dragons do exist! According to the Maui Ocean Center, there are 42 species of eel that...