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The Sea Tiger Wreck in Honolulu

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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Dive Oahu

The Sea Tiger wreck in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Location: West of Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
Depth: 80-110 Feet
Visibility: 15-30’
Who it’s For: Advanced Divers

What Makes it Special:

The Sea Tiger is a former Chinese trading vessel originally named Yun Fong Seong No. 303. It was confiscated in the early 1990’s for carrying 90+ illegal immigrants into the state of Hawaii. Purchased by Voyager Submarines, then cleaned up and sank in 1999 as part of a dive enrichment effort, the Sea Tiger is 150-feet of incredible sights.

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Dive Oahu

The Sea Tiger is located in 90 feet of water.

It teems with myriad species of marine life. Resident whitetip reef sharks, six-foot sea turtles, moray eels, eagle rays and massive schools of fish weave through the ship’s swim-throughs, while eagle rays circle the ship to greet divers.

The ship’s deck sits at roughly 90 feet. The bottom rests on the sand at approximately 110 feet making bottom time between 20-to-25-minutes. Divers can penetrate the Sea Tiger through the cargo holds and bridge. Despite some minor decay inside the ship, the wreck is remarkably intact making it a unique dive for wreck enthusiasts.

To book a dive of the Sea Tiger wreck, visit www.diveoahu.com/divenew today!

Dive Pyramid Pinnacle in Lanai, Hawaii

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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Jeff Milisen

Takahashi ray over reef.

Location: South Lanai, Hawaii
Depth: 40-120 ft
Visibility: 15-30’
Who it’s For: Intermediate Divers

What Makes it Special:

This dive site, as its name implies, belongs to the pyramid butterfly fish that school around the reef. The submerged lava arches, caverns, pinnacles and finger corals peppering this site offer plenty to explore.

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Stacy Herman

Spotted moray at Pyramid Pinnacles dive site.

After a brief kick, you’ll glide above a large, hollow lava pinnacle replete with nooks, crannies and all sorts of marine life. Pyramid Pinnacle’s aesthetic beauty is rivaled only by the site’s incredible biodiversity—of both coral and fish. Black and soft snowflake corals hide cleaner shrimp and lobster, while squirrelfish dance among several species of eels.

The resident conger eel, sleeping sea turtles, schooling chubs and Hawaiian flagtails swim in and around the site’s swim-throughs. Sand channels to the west shelter helmet shells, razor wrasse and peacock flounder. No matter which direction you turn, you’re surrounded by some of Lanai’s best diving.

To book a dive at Pyramid Pinnacle, visit www.konahonudivers.com

Vertical Awareness in Lehua, Hawaii

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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Seasport Divers

Vertical Awareness dive site

Location: Lehua Rock, Lehua, Hawaii
Depth: 40-130 ft
Visibility: 13-30’
Who it’s For: Advanced Divers

What Makes it Special:
Highly developed dive skills are necessary to tackle this exhilarating site. Due to potential for strong currents, maintaining neutral buoyancy and depth perception is crucial. The time spent honing your skills will pay off when you lay eyes on the dive’s majestic, sheer-sided seamount.

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Christina Hepburn

Monk seal at Vertical Awareness.

This site also hosts a smattering of larger marine life. Uluas, tunas, wahoos, Galapagos sharks, and even monk seals coast along the imposing rock face. Coral blooms cling to the crags and deep crack in the seamount, providing smaller fish refuge from the site’s apex predators. The 240+ feet of rock face means you can explore the site for hours, but the most popular features are found between 50 and 100 feet.

If you like being challenged on a dive, Vertical Awareness offers much to be explored. Seasport Divers fields two custom-built, Coast Guard-certified dive boats on charters to Vertical Awareness and other sites around Hawaii. For more information and to book a dive at Lehua Rock, visit www.seasportdivers.com.

Vertical Awareness in Lehua, Hawaii

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
monk seal hawaii

Seasport Divers

Vertical Awareness dive site

Location: Lehua Rock, Lehua, Hawaii
Depth: 40-130 ft
Visibility: 13-30’
Who it’s For: Advanced Divers

What Makes it Special:
Highly developed dive skills are necessary to tackle this exhilarating site. Due to potential for strong currents, maintaining neutral buoyancy and depth perception is crucial. The time spent honing your skills will pay off when you lay eyes on the dive’s majestic, sheer-sided seamount.

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Christina Hepburn

Monk seal at Vertical Awareness.

This site also hosts a smattering of larger marine life. Uluas, tunas, wahoos, Galapagos sharks, and even monk seals coast along the imposing rock face. Coral blooms cling to the crags and deep crack in the seamount, providing smaller fish refuge from the site’s apex predators. The 240+ feet of rock face means you can explore the site for hours, but the most popular features are found between 50 and 100 feet.

If you like being challenged on a dive, Vertical Awareness offers much to be explored. Seasport Divers fields two custom-built, Coast Guard-certified dive boats on charters to Vertical Awareness and other sites around Hawaii. For more information and to book a dive at Lehua Rock, visit www.seasportdivers.com.

Sheraton Caverns of Kauai

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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Seasport Divers

Sheraton Caverns, Kauai, Hawaii.

Location: Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Depth: 35-65 ft
Visibility: 13-30’
Who it’s For: Novices to Advanced Divers

What Makes it Special:

First thing’s first: bring a camera and a flashlight. This popular site delights novice and advanced divers alike with some of Kauai’s most gorgeous underwater vistas. Located just off Poipu Beach, the coral and marine life live relatively untroubled by harsh ocean swells.

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Seasport Divers

Boat ride out to Sheraton Caverns in Kauai.

The site’s main attraction is a trio of striking lava tubes that tunnel toward the Sheraton Kauai Hotel’s house beach. Divers kick through these massive structures, with communities of reef crabs, spiny lobsters and shrimp scampering between the nooks to crannies. Remember to crane your neck to the tubes’ lava ceilings: you’re sure to spot some crustaceans and turkeyfish dangling from the cracks.

Outside the tubes, even more sea life darts about from yellowmargin and white-mouth moray eels to gentle sea turtles—even the elusive leaf- and giant anglerfish make the occasional appearance. With the wide variety of marine life, this site comes by its affectionate nickname, “The Circus,” quite earnestly.

Seasport Divers fields two custom-built, Coast Guard-certified dive boats on charters to Sheraton Caverns and other sites near Kauai. To book a dive at Sheraton Caverns, visit www.seasportdivers.com.