Boat Log Book by Captain Karl Mellon
Log Date: Saturday, Feb 08, 2014 Entry By: Kona Crew
Sunny Skies and Calm seas Water Temperature:75-77F 24-25C Air:75-80F 24-27C
We were an eager group of divers, which included Warren and Gilda from Texas,
Bill and Laura from MA, Nanda and Leo all the way from Italy, Rudi from Austria,
and Scott and Lenore back for a second visit from NJ.
Sunday: Kalokos Arches
was to be the location for our check out dive.
Everyone was great in the water.
They saw Octopus, Dragon Wrasse, and Spotted Box Fish on the first two dives.
Garden Eel Cove
was the location of the three remaining dives of the day.
The talk on the dive deck after dive three and four was of an Eagle Ray, Hawaiian Garden Eels, Hawaiian Knife Fish, and being sung to by Humpback Whales.
It was the Manta dive
after and the group got it good this week with well over twenty Mantas!!!
was the location of dives one and two.
What our guest remembered most was a Stout Moray, White mouth Moray, Longspine Puffer, Divided Flatworm,and a visit from a turtle.
was the spot for our next dive. It was a Hammerhead shark, turtle, and Conger Eel that stood out this dive.
was our resting point for the Kona Aggressor this evening.
On the remaining dives our guest's saw a turtle, Decoy Scorpion fish, Spanish Dancer, Red Lion Fish, Slender Tail Moray, Starry Octopus, Regal Slipper Lobster, and Red Reef Lobster.
Tuesday: Au Au Crater
is where our first two dives were held. What our divers remembered most from the dives was a Redstripe Pipefish ,Wire coral Gobies, Psychedelic Wrasse, and a spectacular show put on by two Octopus.
was our last dive spot for Tuesday.
The guests were treated to another Hammerhead, a purple Leaf Scorpionfish, and Scott and Lenore commented on seeing Shrimp galore on the night dive!
Wednesday: Paradise Pinnacle
was to be the location for our first two dives.
Our divers saw many creatures on this dive, but what I remembered most of the comments was from Rudi who fell in love with a Turtle!!!
was the next stop on our journey back north.
The talk on the dive deck afterwards was of a Whitley's Boxfish, Orangemouth Lizardfish, and a Giant Porcupine Puffer.
was our next and final stop for Wednesday.
On the dives our guest commented on seeing an Eel eating a fish and of course Mantas who put on a nice intimate performance as they were the only divers in the water.
Thursday: The Dome
was the spot for dives one and two. The talk on the dive deck after was of a Flame Angel, Dragon Wrasse (all stages), and for Gilda, all she could comment on was being touched by a Turtle.
is where we dove on dives three and four. It was another playful Octopus, Green Lionfish (Juvenile), Redstripe Pipefish, and an Octopus.
was our night dive Thursday (By Request).
Our guest's saw the largest migration that takes place on the planet. Bill commented afterwards on seeing Pelagic Wing Comb Jellies, and Venus Girdles to mention a few.
Friday: Turtle Pinnacle
was the dive spot for the last two dives of the week.
What stood out on these dives was everyone seeing Flame Wrasse, (striking but elusive endemic fish), Domino Damsel fish (chirping), and Redstripe Pipefish.