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Dive Alongside Volcanic Rock at Ewa Pinnacles in Oahu

Friday, January 29th, 2016
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Dive Oahu

Ewa Pinnacles

Location: Southern O’ahu, Hawaii
Depth: 50-80 ft
Visibility: 100’
Who it’s For: Intermediate and Advanced Divers

What Makes it Special:
This spectacular site is located just off O’ahu’s southern coast, and boasts beautiful lava formations and incredible overhangs. Hard and soft corals blanket the volcanic rock, providing ample shelter for cleaning stations and small reef fish. Divers can spot whitetip reef sharks, puffers, eels, octopi and schools of fish beneath the protrusions. Sea turtles and manta rays occasionally glide by the site’s lava tubes.

With its great visibility—100 feet or more in all directions—Ewa Pinnacles delivers incredible sights. Being a deep reef site, bottom time usually run around 25 minutes.

Dive Oahu offers premier diving charters right from Waikiki. To book a dive to Ewa Pinnacles, visit diveoahu.com/divenew.

Dive Brennecke’s Ledges in Kauai

Friday, January 29th, 2016
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Jackie Haeger

Harlequin Shrimp

Location: Makahuena Point, Kauai, Hawaii
Depth: 60-90 ft
Visibility: 15-30’
Who it’s For: Intermediate Divers

What Makes it Special:

If kicking past volcanic rock and massive lava formations make you smile, Brennecke’s Ledges is your next destination dive site. A huge lava shelf gives this site its name, running parallel to Kauai’s southeastern shore for several miles until it finally drops off a 90-foot wall. The ledge is peppered with pink and white cauliflower coral—homes for several hermit crabs and other small crustaceans. Pincushion sea stars and Triton’s trumpet shells also stud the shelf.

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Matthew Haeger

Divers at Brennecke’s Ledge.

The real fun begins when you drop down the wall. Black coral trees wave from the rock face. The shelf’s many overhangs are spackled with vibrant orange cup coral (be sure to bring a flashlight!). Numerous species of nudibranchs, and even the rare orange-banded cowry, nibble on the corals and polyps. Other residents include reef crabs, lobsters, banded angelfish, bluestripe snapper and snoozing reef sharks.

Visit the Brennecke’s Ledges with Seasport Divers, who charters two custom-built, Coast Guard-certified dive boats to this site and others near Kauai.

Visit www.seasportdivers.com to book your dive today.