Tuesday, July 22, 2008

10-12 foot Tiger shark on today's dive in Kona Hawaii....

Sorry no pics, it was a training dive. I had a 12 year old on the dive and a tiger shark went near us. The student probably only saw the tail end of it as it was heading off, but I got a pretty good look at it from about 25 feet away... first good look at a tiger shark since I've been here. I've only seen a glimpse of one once before, in the first year I lived here.... new divers get all the luck, he isn't even certified yet (dive # two of the OW class) and he's seen a fish that most divers here dream of. Anyway, the shark paid no attention to us, it was swimming along the rocks near shore.

The water's nice and comfortably warm now, I saw 79/81 today on my computer. It took a while to warm up, but we're about where we usually are this time of year now.

Here's a shot of a Zebra Moray (Gymnomuraena zebra) I took back in '03 with my first digital camera. I may have posted it before, but I'm not going to look back through the archives tonight... I hate doing repeats, but I'll take a chance, I liked this photo quite a bit at the time I took it.




reuben said...

A Tiger AND 79/81 water temp? Wow, and I was excited that we saw a few Horned Sharks and had the water temp at 65 last weekend out on Catalina Island here in California!

Great blog, planning on going out to Kona next year, probably around this time. From reading your blog I figure I know what operator I'll be going with.

Keep up the good work.

Steve said...

Thanks. I'd like to try diving off Catalina some day... but brrr, it's going to be tough diving in cold water again.