The Banks Discover Scuba

Posted: December 22, 2017

Discover Scuba is a blast. It can be the highlight of a trip to Oahu for people as it was today for Todd, Tim, Olivia, and Hunter Banks from just outside of Seattle. Hunter and Olivia got bit by the Scuba bug big time. Dad Todd had a great time and Grandpa Tim got back underwater after many decades of not diving. Having done the highly regarded YMCA program in the 1960's it did start to come back for him. They were in great hands with Instructor Jake. Introducing people to the underwater world never gets old. It is truly one of the fun things an Instructor gets to do.

Not everyone takes to Scuba Diving as easily as clan Banks did. Some people actually have a better experience taking an open water class instead of doing a Discover Scuba experience. An Open Water Class is more of an investment in learning and includes pool time to become familiar with scuba equipment before going into the ocean. But for someone comfortable in the water the opportunity to go scuba diving, see turtles, reef fish, eels, coral and so much more can be a life altering experience. It can also be the beginning of a lifetime of diving.

Conditions today were not great. Visibility was only about 40’. We are so spoiled in Hawaii! There was a little current at Koko Craters and many of the resident Honu were off somewhere else today. Conditions were a little better at Turtle Canyon.

Also on the boat today were Dorothea and Katie from Ohio. Katie is working on her Dive Master Certification at her home shop. Dorothea used so little air we think she is part mermaid! Rounding out the boat were John and Jack Conser another pair of solid divers. Instructor Ed led the certified divers on tours of both dive sites. Captain Garret was the rest of the crew.

We were also joined by Carsten who is in port these days. It was a blast to see Seamonkey!

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