Only two dives in the morning today. At depth Nitrogen builds up in your body and you need to wait for that to dissipate from your tissue before you can fly. Otherwise bubbles might form and really bad things happen…
The weather today was just gorgeous. Sunshine, light breeze, picture perfect. Even the sunrise was spectacular.
We did another boat dive at Lanai. Which is the island that you see at sunrise in the picture to the right.
These were taken early this morning and I have to admit that the colors of the sunrise really caught me by surprise. I literally ran back to the hotel to grab my camera to take some pictures before the stark sunlight would take over. These are my two favorites. No photoshopping, Not even cropped. This is straight how they came out of the camera (well, resized for posting to the web, I guess).
Our first dive site today was Menepachi Caves. This is where the picture below was taken (you can actually see our dive master Scott in the water, attaching the boat to the mooring).
This could have been a great dive if it hadn’t been for a rather long and boring swim across uninteresting ground for quite a while in the middle. The swim-through lava tubes at the beginning and end of the dive were just spectacular. Which made the rest seem like even more of a waste. 40 minutes with a maximum depth of 75ft.
For the second dive we went back to the Second Cathedral. I actually asked the skipper if we could go back there and he happily obliged. It was a wonderful dive. The last one for a while but really good.
One of the fun things to see was how air bubbles were coming out from the reef (through the porous lava that the reef is made out of) for a long time after all of is (today about 20 divers, including dive masters) repeatedly swam through the “Cathedral”. Awesome. 65ft at the deepest (mostly around 40ft, though) and 46 minutes.
Linus and I met two couples on the dives here – all four of them geeks as well. We ended up having dinner together tonight (at Gerard’s – definitely the best food we had here the whole trip). Very nice – I think we made new friends!
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