Tag Archives: Hawaiian Barracuda

Dive 90

Date: July 9, 2013       Repetitive Dive: 2 of 2

Time In:  16:49    Time Out:  17:19     Time:   :30

Dive Location: Kea’au Beach,   Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Shop:  N/A

Purpose: Solo Kayak Dive

Dive Type: Kayak    Environ: Ocean / Salt

Conditions:  Strong Current        Weight:  14lbs.

Visibility: 60-70′

Air Temp:   86      Bottom Temp:  76.4

Max Depth:  58.6′       Average Depth: 33.6′

Safety / Decompression Stops:  3 Min / 15′

Start PSI: 3,015    End PSI: 2,213      Air/EANx:  21%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air, iGills, DPV, 2 Dive Lights

Notes:

Wanted to try a new dive site today that I have been looking at for a while. Getting out to the dive spot in the kayak was a bit harry today with the surf, but I finally made it after two attempts, just before I was going to give up for the day.

Lots and lots of fish, especially Tangs, Triggerfish and Barracuda and several Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Inside one of the swim-throughs I saw a HUGE moray eel that must have been at least 5 or 6 foot long and fat. He definitely hasn’t missed many meals. Will have to come back and do this site again when I have more time.

iGills Snapshot

Dive 81

Date: June 25, 2013         Repetitive Dive: 1 of 2

Time In:  13:27  Time Out:  14:35  Time:   :68

Dive Location: Kahe Point Beach Park (Electric Beach),  Oahu, HI.

Dive Shop:  N/A

Purpose: Fun Dive

Dive Type:  Shore      Environ: Ocean / Salt

Conditions:  1-3′ Swells, Mild Current & Surge   Wt:  14lbs

Visibility: 40-50′

Air Temp:  82° F    Btm. Temp:  81° F

Max Depth:  24.9′    Average Depth: 12′

Safety / Decompression Stops: None

Start PSI: 2,735   End PSI: 856      Air/EANx:  21%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: 30cf Pony Bottle, Oceanic V-12 Split Fins, iGills, DPV

Notes:

A DiveBuddy.com member was on island this week and wanted to do some shore dives so we decided to try out Electric Beach. The visibility was a little lower than normal today, but we still had two good dives and I got to put my new Dive Trailer into use.

We saw a couple Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, Hawaiian Barracuda, and a Moray Eel, but no sharks today.

Logan had never used a DPV before so I gave him a “crash course” in safely using a DPV, he loved it and plans on purchasing one for himself now.

To keep him from having to rent gear for the dive I loaned him a set of fins, weights, and 2 tanks. No need to go out of the way to the dive shop.

iGills Snapshot

Logan from DiveBuddy.com learning to use the DPV safelyLogan from DiveBuddy.com

Dive 12

Date: March 8, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Sea Cave,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 125′       Air Temp:   84       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  18lbs.

Depth:  59′       Time:   :42

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 500      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

Nitrox Specialty certification dive. We did a drift dive by Sea Cave today as our second dive. We were extremely surprised to see 3 Hawaiian Monk Seals (1 female, and 2 males) playing inside the Sea Cave. We stayed there with them for about 30 minutes allowing them to come down from the surface and check us out and allow us to take photos of them. Also saw Moray Eels, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, a large school of Hawaiian Barracuda, and several star fish along the cliffs and ledges.

Dive 8

Date: March 6, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Sea Cave,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 80-90′ +      Air Temp:   84       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  20lbs.

Depth:  52′       Time:   :28

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 500      Air/EANx:  21%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment:

Notes:

Drift Adventure Dive for the Advanced Open Water certification. We did a Drift Dive near the Sea Cave on the Southeast corner of Oahu, drifting past lots of coral heads and explored in and around the Sea Cave. Several species of fish were everywhere. Saw 2 very large schools of Hawaiian Barracuda and several White Spotted Eagle Rays.

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