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New York, New York
September 9, 2008
April 16, 2002
Bring dramamine, because it tends to be quite a rocky ride...at least half of the divers felt seasick. We were pleasantly surprised by the pod of 100+ dolphins swimming along the boat. Too bad they didn't stay around long.
The first dive was Sergeant Major. (Depth 61 feet/Bottom time 46 minutes). It was a bit of a calamity getting off the boat. There were a few who didn't seem to know how to dive, apparently they were just certified and didn't know how to deflate their BCs. Saw two white tipped reef sharks. The other group saw a moray eel. The photos were taken by the dive shop. This is the eel right before he bit into the hand of the dive instructor who later went to the hospital to get stitches. I guess he shouldn't have been playing with it.
They provided a turkey sub for lunch with assorted snacks and drinks.
The second dive was Catherdrals II (D=67 feet, Lenght=45min). The instructors helped us shoot through lava tubes and showed us the local marine life which wasn't really plentiful at this location. One instructor caught a small octopus and we all took turns holding it.
Yes, normally the second dive should be shallower and for a shorter time period. So, our nitrogen levels were a little off. And normally the dive operation would give out weights to help to counter the bu oyancy...I wonder if they were just running short that day?
We slowly made our way back to Maui and kept a look out for whales.
From journal Xmas in Maui (2001)