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The Joys of Diving with Facial Hair

Posted: Mar 13, 2015

I have almost superhuman facial hair!  Since I left the mainland, I have not 'wolfed out' so I figured, "Its time!", and I thought that it would be a great opportunity to let my fellow man know how facial hair affects diving and what can be done to curtail the leakage.

Diving the Tires, the St. Anthony and the Z Blocks

Posted: Feb 24, 2015

Have you ever dived the St. Anthony, the Cars, or the Z Blocks? All of these are part of a large artificial reef system located right off of Keawakapu Beach in Kihei, each with their own history and points of interest.

When to Use Nitrox in Maui

Posted: Feb 10, 2015

Myth: "You can go deeper on Nitrox".  We hear this all the time and in fact, the opposite is often true.  The PADI Recreational Dive Planner uses a maximum depth of 110 feet when diving on 32% Enriched Air (Nitrox).  Your dive computer may give a slightly different depth, and if so, you should follow that.

 


Diving the Kihei Boat Ramp

Posted: Jan 24, 2015

This is the first installment of a series of blogs that I am going to do about alternative dive sites: Where they are, how to enter and exit, where to go once you get in, and what you could see.

Full Face Mask Diving, Part 1

Posted: Jan 15, 2015

Let me just start with this shameless plug.  I love my Guardian Full Face Mask!  Yep, I sure do.  Now that you know that, I am still going to share my experiences with you and will end this first blog with a brief pros and cons list.

Kelly's Save-a-Dive Tips

Posted: Jan 8, 2015

Do you have a save-a-dive kit?  If not, you should.  You may go for months at a time without having to use it or you may save others' dives instead of your own, but there will come a time when having that kit of tools and spare parts will save YOUR dive!

Pre-Dive Buddy Check is a Must for Every Dive!

Posted: Nov 15, 2014

We all learn how to do the buddy check during our initial certification courses, but if you haven't done it in a while, you might forget an important step. Here's a review just for you!


Five Quick Tips for Maui Dive Travel

Posted: Oct 21, 2014

Have you ever tried to book a dive at the last minute only to find that the boat was full until the day after you were scheduled to leave?  Do you need a prescription mask and have a narrow face/big nose/wide-set eyes? Has your gear been sitting in your closet since 2013?  In this blog, we address these issues and more!

Curly's Epic Holoholo Dive with Sara

Posted: Aug 6, 2014

holoholo

(ho loh ho loh)

Definition:  to go out, especially for a ride for leisure


The Art of White Balancing for Underwater Photography

Posted: Aug 6, 2014

White Balance Underwater:  For some people, this is obvious, but for the rest of us?  Maybe not so much!  If you've ever been stymied by photos of grayish blue turtles and fish when you remember them as being a lot more vibrant, then this article is just for you.  Read on for how to get the COLOR into your underwater pics, and we're not talking about Photoshop here!

Maui Itinerary for Certified Divers

Posted: Jul 9, 2014

Wait, there's more to do in Maui than just DIVE??!?  Apparently so, and to that end, Shad has put together a great itinerary that'll help you enjoy the best of Maui both above and below the surface, so read on!

If you live in Maui aleady, you might want to share this with someone who's coming over!


How to Attach Your BCD to Your Tank

Posted: May 19, 2014

If you've ever had your tank slip out of the strap on your BCD, we'll teach you how to prevent that from ever happening again.