YO-257 and the San Pedro
|May 24, 2011|
Today I decided to give another dive company, Rainbow Scuba, on Oahu a try. To date I've really only ever dove with Island Divers on Oahu but they're all the way in Hawaii Kai and Rainbow Scuba dives out of Kewalo Basin, which was much much closer to where I was staying.
So today convenience trumped familiarity and I was picked up by some of the crew at 7:30 am. It was a very busy boat but I was just happy to get a seat and couple of tanks. Plus I was in the ocean by 8:38 am, which made me happy :D
In addition to all of the divers and crew on the boat was a dog named Buddy. Buddy had the full run of boat and had clearly been on boats his whole life.
Everybody and a Dog
It was a good day for diving. When we descended on the to the YO-257 there was practically zero current and amazing visibility. I've dove this site 3-4 times before and I've never been able to see or dive the adjacent wreck the San Pedro, which is only ~100 yards away. However, today, we could see the San Pedro on descent no problem. Our divemaster, Ryan, headed straight for it when we reached depth.
Bow of the San Pedro
Deck of the San Pedro
Interior of the San Pedro
Propeller of the San Pedro
On our way back to the the YO-257 I saw an interesting Horned Sea Cucumber.
Horned Sea Cucumber
The YO-257 was as interesting as ever but hadn't changed much since I last dove the wreck.
Deck of the YO-257
Turtle on the YO-257
It was a very active dive but at the end of it I ran out of bottom time before running out of air so it was time to ascend.
|Location: Honolulu, Oahu, HI, USA|
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