Saturday, July 29, 2006

Hurricane Daniel was a non-happening in Kona

Just a little update on Hurricane Daniel... it dissapated into a tropical depression and caused rain on the east side of the island and on some of the other islands. As much as 2 inces of rain fell in some parts of the state yesterday as a result of the ex-hurricane.

Kona was sunny and hot for the day yesterday, the day it affected everywhere else.

We did manage to get some nice rain today later in the afternoon in Kona, but that wasn't part of "Daniel" and didn't effect the diving. Hopefully we're settling down into our regular summer weather pattern - sunny in the morning with clouds building on the mountains and occasional rain in the late afternoon/evening, with most of tghe rain being near the mountains. We had nice diving conditions for the charter today, doing dives at Golden Arches and Turtle Heaven with a group doing a combined Open Water coruse and refresher.

The photo above is of a Fourline Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus tetrataenia). These little guys are tough to get a picture of. They tend to dart into coral heads when you approach. This particualr individual was relatively tolerant of me being near, I was able to snap off a few shots and this one was probably the best of the bunch. My first shot of one of them.




Sande - Portland, OR said...

I recently came back from an all-too-brief trip to the Big Island and Kauai, and your blog helps me feel connected to the wonderful time I had there. I am a snorkeler; I've never tried SCUBA.

I love the photos and video you post, and I'm looking forward to more. I'm also looking forward to another trip to Hawai'i and hoping that will happen sooner rather than later!

Steve said...

Thanks for the comment. If you enjoy snorkeling, you'd most likely enjoy diving. Give an intro dive a try on your next visit. It's a great experience.