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Dive 57

Date: April 22, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Kahala Barge,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt   Conditions:  Current

Visibility: 60-80′      Air Temp:   79       Bottom Temp:  76      Weight:  22lbs.

Time In:  09:33    Time Out:  10:01

Max Depth:  83′       Average Depth: 80.4′     Time:   :28        Safety Stop: 15′ 3min

Start PSI: 2,524    End PSI: 1,767      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 7-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV, Dive Lights, Slate

Notes:

This was my second dive for the Wreck Diver Specialty. My task this dive was to map the wreck and my penetration point for a later dive on Thursday. I failed art in school, and i will be the first to admit that I can not draw anything, so trying to draw a map of a wreck that someone else will be able to use to dive the site and penetrate the wreck was very difficult for me.

I located 2 possible penetration locations with good areas to tie off a penetration line both outside and just inside the wreck structure. I wanted to located a second one just incase for some reason I was not able to use my first choice on Thursday when we come back to penetrate the wreck.

Dive 56

Date: April 21, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Koko Craters,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt   Conditions: Surge

Visibility: 40-60′      Air Temp:   81       Bottom Temp:  75.1      Weight:  18lbs.

Time In:  15:16    Time Out:  15:48

Max Depth:  35′       Average Depth: 26.2′     Time:   :32        Safety Stop: 15′ 3min

Start PSI: 2,874    End PSI: 1,159      Air/EANx:  32%

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

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV

Notes:

We tied up at the Little Buda statue and toured the Koko Craters area on the DPV’s. Since our first dive was so long and we had not fully warmed up from that dive we got cold quickly and ended this dive early. Not much life visible today, only saw 1 Moray Eel on this dive.

 

Dive 55

Date: April 21, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: West Side of Turtle Canyons,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt   Conditions: Surge

Visibility: 40-60′      Air Temp:   88       Bottom Temp:  76.6      Weight:  18lbs.

Time In:  13:28    Time Out:  14:36

Max Depth:  36′       Average Depth: 24.8′     Time:   1:08        Safety Stop: 15′ 3min

Start PSI: 2,938    End PSI: 900      Air/EANx:  32%

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

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV

Notes:

Saw a coupple moray eels, several Trumpet Fish, a Coronet Fish, and a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. Was a lot of fun using the DPV to “cruise” through the canyons. Unfortunately I had a problem with my GoPro and the video did not record.

Dive 54

Date: April 8, 2013       Dive Shop:  Dive Oahu, Honolulu, HI.

Location: Kaiser Reef / Channel Reef / Kewalo Pipe,   Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt  Conditions: Surge, Swells, & Mild Current

Visibility: 40-60′      Air Temp:   82       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  18lbs.

Time In:  14:22    Time Out:  15:06

Depth:  58′       Time:   :44        Safety Stop: 15′ 3min

Start PSI: 2745    End PSI: 1915      Air/EANx:  34%

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

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV

Notes:

Completed all of the required skills for the DPV Specialty course on the first dive so we decided to just do a “fun dive” and tour the area. Instead of riding the boat from the first dive site to the second dive site we decided to use the DPV’s and tour a large area on the way to the second dive site.

Got to tour Kaiser Reef, Channel Reef, and finally Kewalo Pipe and the coral reef around it. Saw Trumpet Fish, and Moray Eels on the dive. At the boat harbor we saw a Stingray with about a 6′ wingspan gliding under the boat at the dock looking for fish scraps dropped from the nearby fishing tour boats.

Dive 53

Date: April 8, 2013       Dive Shop:  Dive Oahu, Honolulu, HI.

Location: Kaiser Reef,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt   Conditions: Surge & Mild Current

Visibility: 40-60′      Air Temp:   84       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  18lbs.

Time In:  13:09    Time Out:  13:45

Depth:  39′       Time:   :36        Safety Stop: 15′  3min

Start PSI: 2792    End PSI: 1897      Air/EANx:  34%

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

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV

Notes:

First dive of Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty course. Went over required DPV skills while doing a tour of Kaiser Reef. Saw a White Tipped Reef Shark sleeping under a coral ledge, a couple large moray eels and a few small ones. First time diving this location, I like it a lot for a shallow dive. Great location to run the DPV’s.

Dive 52

Date: April 4, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Koko Craters,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt   Conditions: Surge & Swells

Visibility: 20-40′      Air Temp:   80       Bottom Temp:  74      Weight:  20lbs.

Time In:  11:34    Time Out:  12:35

Depth:  36′       Time:   1:01        Safety Stop: 15′ 3min

Start PSI: 2,910    End PSI: 2,000      Air/EANx:  33%

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

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV

Notes:

Just a “fun dive” getting more experience with the DPV before I do the DPV Specialty course on Monday. Saw several large moray eels, several Trumpet Fish, a Coronet Fish, and 3 Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

Dive 51

Date: April 4, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Anglers Reef,  Oahu, Hawaii

Dive Type: Boat    Environ: Ocean / Salt  Conditions: Surge & Swells

Visibility: 20-40′      Air Temp:   79       Bottom Temp:  74      Weight:  20lbs.

Time In:  10:03    Time Out:  10:39

Depth:  40′       Time:   :44        Safety Stop: 15′ 3min

Start PSI: 2,873    End PSI: 1,358      Air/EANx:  31%

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

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV

Notes:

Just a “fun dive” getting more experience with the DPV before I do the DPV Specialty course on Monday. Saw several large moray eels today.

Dive 50 – Night Dive

Date: April 2, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Koko Craters,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 20-40′      Air Temp:   74       Bottom Temp:  73      Weight:  24lbs.

Depth:  40′       Time:   :41

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 1,200      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 7-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV, 2 LED Flashlights

Notes:

Second night dive. Even though I have dove this site numerous times, it is completely different at night. The regular sea creatures are gone and a whole new set take their place at night.

Dive 49- Night Dive

Date: April 2, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Anglers Reef,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 20-40′      Air Temp:   74       Bottom Temp:  73      Weight:  24lbs.

Depth:  46′       Time:   :45

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 1,000      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 7-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV, 2 LED Flashlights

Notes:

First ever Night Dive. It is completely different diving the reef at night, the whole reef comes alive after dark. I have never seen so many different species of fish, eels, and sea life. My claustrophobia was an issue tonight but I was able to keep it under control.

Dive 48

Date: April 2, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Koko Craters,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 60′     Air Temp:   78       Bottom Temp:  73      Weight:  18lbs.

Depth:  31′       Time:   :25

Start PSI: 2350    End PSI: 1,900      Air/EANx:  34%

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

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV

Notes:

Decided to make this dive a short one since I had been down for over an hour on my last dive and we have 2 night dives planned for tonight. Saw 2 Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and several moray eels.

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