Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Honaunau Bay, Hawaii - Kayaking and Scuba Diving

As promised, this is the second part of our day from the post below.

After the fun at Ka Lae, we headed north on the island and stopped off at Honaunau Bay (pronounced Ho Now Now). The full name of this place is Hōnaunau-Nāpo'opo'o, Hawai'i! No idea how to pronounce that!

We unloaded the kayaks, all our scuba gear, and my underwater housing camera and were set to go. It's a really popular place to go snorkeling and scuba diving, and there were people everywhere, so Taylor and I paddled about a half mile or so to get out of the bay to the point, where it was void of people. After parking the kayaks up on the rocks we were in the water checking out all it had to offer. Super clear water, caves, coral, fish, and warm water all came together to make it a pretty sweet dive! This was my first time diving in water warm enough to go without a wetsuit, so that was a great feeling.

Here are some of the photos!

Paddling out to the point-

Coming out of a cave-

Taylor and I-

These 2 were super sketchy. I was about 45 feet deep when I took them, and my underwater housing is not made for deep water. The pressure starting getting to the trigger button because it sucked in really tight and basically became an innie instead of the normal outie. So I let Taylor go down to 120 feet by himself while I tended to my camera. If I would have gone down any further... that thing would have cracked like an eggshell! Erik (the mastermind behind the housing) wouldn't be too happy about that!

Coral and fish-

These were fun. I was cruising directly over Taylor and couldn't stop taking photos of his air bubbles rising. UFO anyone?

We took our regulators out and started blowing bubble rings, and I got this shot-

No better way to end an incredible day like that with super good Thai food. Mmmmm.


Blogger Chad Cheverier said...

i like the air bubbles

10/09/2007 5:16 AM  
Blogger Stephen Abbas said...

I remember when we where in school, Earnie Brooks came out with a book of his underwater photography, and there was a shoot just like the water bubble. Awesome

10/09/2007 1:01 PM  
Blogger Portraits By Lucinda said...

I'm jealous! I want to go to Hawaii!!! Awesome shots too :)

10/09/2007 8:52 PM  
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