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    Body of missing teenage diver found off Yokohama Bay

    Most likely he was free-diving off of a canoe. Body of missing teenage diver found off Yokohama Bay
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    Coronavirus at the beach? Uh-oh...maybe no diving for a while.

    We have been jonesing to get in the water and were hoping to do a dive at Haolewood at Papa Bay. Looks like we'll keep that on the back burner. Coronavirus at beaches? Surfers, swimmers should stay away, scientist says - West Hawaii Today
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    Kauai Scuba Diver Death 3/3/2020

    Male visitor dies while scuba diving PORT ALLEN – Hugh Morris, a 58-year-old man from Oregon, died Monday while scuba diving in waters off Port Allen Small Boat Harbor in a location known as “Amber’s Arches.” According to a preliminary report, the company Bubbles Below was conducting a tour and...
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    Anthony's Key Van Shot Up By Robbers

    Shooting in Coxen Hole, Bus riddled with bullets near the public hospital. Driver sent to the hospital for surgery. No deaths confirm at this time. Looks like it was a robbery...van taking money to the bank.
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    Free diver dies following distress incident off of Heeia Kea Pier - Hawaii

    Posted: Oct 16, 2019 / 03:28 PM HST / Updated: Oct 16, 2019 / 08:31 PM HST (KHON2) — An 83-year-old diver has died, according to Emergency Medical Services on Wednesday, October 16. The Honolulu Fire Department says that they responded to a diver in distress offshore of Heeia Kea Pier with...
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    Missing Diver Kailua-Kona - Solo, Night Dive

    Hawaiʻi Island Police report that 45-year-old Alan Delatorre of Kailua-Kona was reported as missing after failing to return from a night dive on the evening of Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Delatorre failed to return home following his solo dive and neither family or friends have heard from him since...
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    Tour operators start ban on full-face snorkel masks

    With all the deaths related to full-face snorkel masks some local companies are not allowing their use. Tour operators start ban on full-face snorkel masks - West Hawaii Today
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    Deceased Night Diver - Kamilo Point, Big Island, Hawaii

    Shared from Ka'u Calendar/News Briefs The Kaʻū Calendar News Briefs, Hawaiʻi Island: Kaʻū News Briefs, Saturday, August 31, 2019 A DECEASED NIGHT DIVER, REPORTED AS "IN DISTRESS" LAST NIGHT, was recovered off the coast of Kamilo Point, east of South Point, this morning. Capt. Chad Sohriakoff...
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    Scuba Incident - Maunalua Bay, Oahu Hawaii.

    We just saw this story on the four o'clock news. I think this is the same op that had the death of the 12 year old Vietnamese tourist a few months back. This sounds like it might have been contaminated air cylinders. More info to come. "Five scuba divers were taken to the hospital after an...
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    Diver in Critical Condition After Being Found Unresponsive in Onekahakaha Tidal Flats

    From Big Island Now 5/18/19 @ 6:31 HST Diver in Critical Condition After Being Found Unresponsive in Onekahakaha Tidal Flats The Hawai‘i Fire Department responded to a call about a swimmer in trouble on Friday, May 17, 2019, off the shore of Onekahakaha Beach Park. Upon arrival at 8:49 p.m...
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    Spotted Eagle Ray Video - Kee'i, South Kona

    My last video compilation from our summer trip. It always takes me awhile to get through all the editing and storyboard work. Kee'i may be my favorite dive site on Hawaii. The reasonably shallow depths make for 1 1/2 hour plus dives. I think this was my favorite dive of all time. The...
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    South Kona Diving - August 2017 W/Video

    Still shaking the sand out of our gear from our recent trip to South Kona. We had a great time and are already looking at our next trip. We dove Two Step, Miloli'i, The Crack at Miloli'i, Ke'ei & Pebble. The water was mostly calm and viz good to 75 feet but a little milky. The fish and eels...
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    Dive Boat Unattended By Dive Op With Divers Below - Safe Practice?

    We were recently on a dive trip off of Kauai with a PADI dive shop. Upon surfacing, we found the boat to be unattended and the captain and watcher in the water snorkeling. Is this a sanctioned and allowable practice according to Coast Guard and/or PADI safety standards? I'm interested in...
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    Ni'ihau & Flying Next Day

    We will be on Kauai this summer and are planning on the Ni'ihau dive trip. We leave LIH for KOA at 9:48 on a Thursday morning. This will be our first Ni'ihau trip. My wife and I are both advanced divers and typically leave a day after diving for off-gassing/ It looks like we'd have a full 18...
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    South Kona Dive Video - Two Step, Miloli'i, Pebble, Kee'i & Hookena

    South Kona Dive Video - Two Step, Miloli'i, Pebble, Kee'i & Hookena We had big fun diving the South Kona spots with Garry Russell this summer. Shore diving with just the three of us was exceptional...hard to get any better. Enjoy the video.
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    South Kona Dive Video - Two Step, Miloli'i, Pebble, Kee'i & Hookena

    South Kona Dive Video - Two Step, Miloli'i, Pebble, Kee'i & Hookena We had big fun diving the South Kona spots with Garry Russell this summer. Enjoy the video.
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    Big Island - Two Step & Pebble Beach Dive Video

    Happy Memorial Day...I finally finished editing the Kona Side Dive Videos from Jan-Feb. I almost forgot how strong the surge was on us. We started our trip on Kauai and got in a couple dives. When we got to the Big Island we did a couple dives in Hilo and then moved over to Papa Bay. Lots...
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    Kauai Dive Videos

    We had a great time on our vacation. We had four days on Kauai and then ten days on the Big Island. Got in a good bit of diving. Thanks to all who gave input and tips...much appreciated. On Kauai we went out on two boat dives with Seasport Divers in Koloa. Very nice viz and some great...
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    Manta Ray Conservation & Advocacy

    We met Martina from Manta Ray Advocates yesterday on the dive boat. I found her site a few weeks back while planning our trip. They provide volumes of info on the Mantas and also manage the "Green List" of approved Manta Dive Operators. Check out their website: Advocacy and Education for the...
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    Skunked by Kona Mantas?

    My wife and I are headed to the BI in a couple weeks and plan on doing the manta dive. I've been watching the manta count on BI Divers page and saw today's post at 0. How often does this happen? Have you ever been skunked on this dive? I see Jack's gives a guarantee and an extra tank/dive...
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