Snorkeling with Hawaii’s Turtles

By Tammy Peluso Every destination has its signature attraction; perhaps sea lions, Manta Rays or Whale Sharks. Without question, the stars of Hawaii’s underwater extravaganza are the turtles. Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), best identified by the single pair of scales on the front of their heads and their dazzling green and brown flecked shells…


Hawaiian Encounters

By Al Hornsby As we slide along a smooth sea in our big inflatable toward Oahu’s northwest tip, the shoreline that slips by is a mix of new and old Hawaii. There are stretches with a few scattered hotels and lovely homes nestled right against the beach, but much of the rest is undeveloped. Here…


Romantic Getaways – Hawaii

Kauai Text by Brad Doane Born of fire, Kauai has thrust herself from the sea and touched the heavens above. The island is a place of such extreme and sublime natural beauty that the harshness of everyday reality is forgotten and replaced with lush mountain tops and blue waterfalls. Under the magic spell of falling…


Hawaiian Rapture

Casey Mahaney and Astrid Witte Mahaney Like little blessings from the fire goddess Pele, the hawaiian Islands stretch across the central Pacific from the Big Island to remote Midway Atoll. Each is a unique world of its own and our Dive Guide will lead you to encounters that range from the electribying to the sublime.…


Southern California Boat Diving

by Jeanne Bear Sleeper Boat diving is the only way to see the absolute best stuff in California! Beach diving is easy, close, cheap and fun, and the sights near shore are varied and pretty. But, you just cant beat the visibility, plethora of life, serenity and reduced human impact when you travel farther from…


Two Jumps on California’s Oil Platform Grace

Twenty some years ago Judy Hemenway and I co-founded the 10:00 O’clock Club, resolving never to dive before that civilized am hour. Over the years, on many boat trips, we have recruited numerous converts; even her husband Jon is now a member. When a chance comes to dive a special site, however, the club is…


Local Wet Spot

By Al and Laurie Huelga Monterey, California, is a diver’s town. Show up any weekend, year-round, and you’ll find the beaches packed with divers. There are more dive shops than Starbucks. Most of the divers are locals, and they’re here because Monterey’s underwater appeal is as exciting and interesting as just about anywhere in the…