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December 9, 2011

Why We Dive – Exceeded Expectations

WHALES, whales & more whales continue to highlight first quarter diving on Maui. Lots of humpback whales, spotted eagle rays, Hawaiian sting rays, mantas, spinner and bottlenose dolphins, sharks, jacks and more….oh my!   ...more

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December 9, 2011

Why We Dive – Whales Arrive Early

Have you ever seen a frogfish in motion? Have you ever seen a frogfish (Antennariidae)? We have a plethora of sizes, shapes and colors…but don’t often see them in motion. They have a modified dorsal spine like a fishing lure to attract prey.   ...more

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December 9, 2011

Why We Dive – They’re Here!

Some of the unusual sightings this fall begin with a large bait ball at Molokini, hundreds of small silvery fish (primarily `ōpelu, Shortfin Scad). There were several large Jacks and two rare Amber Jacks hunting through the bait ball.   ...more

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December 9, 2011

Why We Dive – Wow…What a Summer

Early June provided a few unusual sightings. Deep on the Enenui side of Molokini was a 10-12’ pregnant Sandbar Shark, 3 curious Bottlenose Dolphins hung out with the divers at Hawaiian Reef , and a couple of sightings of Galapagos sharks being cleaned at cleaning stations at Molokini and Slides dive sites.   ...more

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December 9, 2011

Why We Dive – It was Big!

“Marlin, did you say Marlin?” On May 14th a Marlin was doing its own fishing at Molokini as it was chasing a bait ball. Yah! A Marlin!!!   ...more

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