Visibilty: 20m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 80minutes

Max Depth: 20m

Details: I’ve always been a bit bemused when people go to the USA and put Hawaii on the itinary..yes, its a state of the USA, but its geographically so separate. However flying out of California, it had two benefits; 1.\ Cheap flights, 2.\ On route back to Australia. So Hawaii it was for a tropical week of diving before heading back home. The Big Island, and in particular the Kona Area was the obvious choice for a diving visit. The whole west coast of the Big island has accessible shore dives, and there’s a couple of specialty dives on offer too, namely, the Manta Night dive and the Blackwater or Pelagic Magic Night dive. The first dive i did was south of Kona, and what many suggested was the best shore dive site – Two Step or Place of Refuge. This was a small little bay with nice shallow coral gardens which then dropped off to a wall that went down to about 30metres. The highlight of my first dive was a turtle that cruised over the coral gardens..keeping all the snorkelers entertained. There were lots of fish around too, and a moray eel was a good find towards the end. A lovely dive to start off the trip.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm 2 X YS-D1 Strobes