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Published: January 13th 2013
I got the pleasure to do my first dives in Oahu with Hector Seguin Jr from Honolulu Honu Divers http://www.yelp.com/biz/honolulu-honu-divers-llc-honolulu.
Hector runs a small and very professional local operation that would take you where others won’t. If you want to taste Oahu diving the way locals do it, Honolulu Honu Divers is the way to go. He will accommodate your needs: weather you are in the mood of a hardcore exiting dive and get out of the water yelling: Heca Dive!!!!! or a more traditional one…
If you are an underwater photographer looking for a customized dive to get a specific shot with specific scenery or need to work around bottom time, look no more.
Have you thought of a half and half shot with a turtle on the bottom half, Hawaiian mountains on the top half… Throw some extra to add the sunrise or sunset colors to you shot.
Give Hector a call 808-646-9333 for rates.
Oahu Dive 1: Sea Cave
The Sea cave is Wild arch formation that allows tunnels of light to come thru from each side. It’s an excellent wide-angle opportunity for shots of diver silhouettes across
Hawaiian Green turtle
Pretty common sighting when you dive with Honolulu Honu Divers :)
…I definitely was not ready for this shot haha
the tube of light inside the sea cave. The sound of the surf crashing into the edges is pretty impressive and I guarantee and experience you will never forget.
Log 508 67ft 41 min 75oF 63cc back pretty dry ank + 12 lbs 3mm+7mm+lavacore Surf and surge 40 ft in the cave and 100 ft outside
Oahu Dive 2: Buda at the coco craters.
It is a mellow dive with 3 sculptures: a little buda, a bigger one and a worrier. It has a ledge that runs along where is fun to look for critters. We saw a couple of good size turtles, eels, fish that I have never seen before, fish that I have seen before with completely different colors mostly dotted and 3 inverts: One green sea goddess with yellow rim in the sand, an stunning flatworm that apparently is an endemic species, and a head shield that looked like the ones that we have in the Caribbean. I had my wide angle on so I just played along.
Both dives were in Hawaii Kai in the southeast side of Oahu.
Stay tuned for images. I will upload as I process.
Hector from Honolulu honu divers
Log 509 36ft 77 min 77oF 80cc back pretty dry ank + 10 lbs 3mm+7mm+lavacore 50 ft viz
When I got home I received this message:
"Congratulations on winning first place in the extremely competitive behavior category in the 50th International Underwater Competition sponsored by LAUPS.
Your prize is a week of accommodations and diving at Crystal Blue Resort in Anilao, the Philippines. You will have a great time in Anilao, the resort is great (I am leaving for the Philippines tonight) and the photographic opportunities are tremendous.
Again congratulations on a magnificent photograph. Please let us know if there are any issues.
Bill Van Antwerp, Anastasia Laity, Chairs of the International Photo Competition Committee"
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