Tuesday, November 25, 2008

USA - Hawai'i - Kona - Garden Eel Cove/Manta Dive

OperatorSiteDiveDepthBottom Time
Jack's Diving LockerGarden Eel Cove3478'0:46
Manta Dive3534'0:53

Hawaii 2008 - Kona Dive Manta
Let me just say, that dive made this entire trip to Kona worth it. Seven massive rays, flying around, brushing (or knocking into) the top of our heads, twirling, dancing, feeding... it was absolutely amazing. The pictures and video just don't do it justice. While I can't say it's my best dive ever, it was amazingly unique, wonderful, and an astounding experience.

If you watch nothing else, I compiled some of the best video clips from Josh and my camera into two different, minute-long videos. Watching these will give you a taste of what it was like, though the quality leaves a lot of lighting to be desired. I don't want to slow down the site with flash, so here are direct links:
  Josh's Video
  My Video

The dive just reinforced to me why I like Jack's. Their crew are great, with a great attitude, the dives they choose are wonderful, and I can't understate that anyone going into Kona NEEDS to do one of these dives.

1 comment:

Troy said...

Reading this is just a great timing indeed. I am looking forward to my trip to Kona this summer to try out these dives. I cannot hide my excitement.