Monday, November 9, 1992

Hawaii Dive: Eel with cleaner wrasse

This was the third dive of my Open Water I class. We went to Turtle Reef. When we were going around after doing our exercises, we found a huge moray eel being cleaned by a cleaner wrasse. It was very cool!

Sunday, November 8, 1992

Hawaii Dive: Dolphins!

This was the first dive of my Open Water I class. We went to Kahe to do a shore dive near the power plant. We swam out and descended and were sitting on the bottom doing our exercises when I saw a very large grey shape swim past behind the instructor. I immediately thought "SHARK" and got scared, but then another one went by and I noticed it was smiling. DOLPHINS! I pointed a few times but everyone thought I was pointing at the instructor, who thought I was asking some sort of questions. I was thinking, "No, no, we all know how to take our masks off, look at the DOLPHINS!" But nobody else saw them. When we were getting out, they thought I was making it up, until my sister (who was waiting on the shore) asked us if we had seen them, that they were playing all around us. :-)