You're a Certified Diver...
But it's been awhile?
Time to get reacquainted with the boss! (the ocean!)
If it's been 6 months to a year or more, my Two Tank Refresher, Tag along, Tune up, get comfortable, shed weights & learn to use a lot less air while diving with fish, coral & turtles on a 2 tank 90+ minute Scuba Review. (relax, play dead, exhale slowly and completely to sink...)
Good for you!
Doing a refresher dive is just Being Smart!
This is a one or 2 day program designed specifically for certified divers who haven't dove anywhere from six months to 16 years! (You'd be amazed at how many of you are out there!)
Safety = fun in this case by doing two 40+ minute dives and reviewing the basics. By the end of your second dive with us, you'll feel confident and at ease again underwater.
We're going to take you through the basics of scuba including navigation, buoyancy control, tricks to help you equalize your ears, control your air consumption &, most of all, RELAX and ENJOY, while moving through the water.
One of the most important things we're going to focus on are techniques for setting the pace of your dive and reducing your air consumption. I hope to add 10 or so minutes to your bottom time while everybody else is getting low on air!
We're going to spend AT LEAST 90 MINUTES OR MORE UNDERWATER TUNING YOU UP while taking you diving!
Now, were ready to take you out to meet the turtles of turtle town, visit 5 Caves or scooter w/you out to the wreck of the St. Anthony in 65 feet of water!
One day 2 tank refreshing refresher scuba review...............$120.
Our Hawaiian Pacific Green Sea turtles are not in the least bit dangerous or afraid of divers! They can get HUGE! Up to 400 lbs!
Again, they're an endangered federally protected species so no touching, no petting, prodding or poking allowed!
Back in the 70's we were lucky to see a turtle (Honu) once in every 50 dives! They'd been hunted almost to extinction and were desperately endangered. Every one of a hundred mail-slot-box condos by Mala Wharf, Lahaina side of Maui, had a large polished turtle shell on it's lanai. (porch)
After being granted Federal and state protection in 1972 they began to make their comeback and boy have they come back! They're all over the place! We're not allowed to ride, touch or harass them. They don't bite and have no fear of divers. Sometimes they'll get curious and glide on over to check us out!
One of the coolest things to watch on a dive is a turtle cleaning station. It's just like a car wash.
A turtle will glide in and land or hover. As the Honu stays perfectly still, scores of different kinds and colors of fish will come in and clean it's scales and shell of algae debris and parasites. After a few minutes the picked-clean turtle takes off and another immediately glides in and parks in exactly the same spot! They're usually (not always!) quite civilized about awaiting their turn Sometimes as many as a dozen will hang out together.