Diving with Monk Seals in Hawaii
Diving with Monk Seals in Hawaii

My experience with Monk Seals Have you ever wanted to go diving with monk seals? Whenever we’re lucky enough to see a monk seal on a dive, the whole group is so excited. The way they swim through the water with elegance in their big, shiny bodies always amazes a crowd. Amazingly, there is so much more to monk seals than just their beauty. The Hawaiian monk seal is endemic to Hawaii. You can’t find them anywhere else in the world. The ancient Hawaiian name for them is ‘Ilio holo I ka uaua,...

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My Advanced Divers Certification with Hawaii Eco Divers
My Advanced Divers Certification with Hawaii Eco Divers

What it takes to be an Advanced Diver The first necessary certification needed to receive a Divemasters with Hawaii Eco Divers after open water is your advanced. As soon as I arrived in Haleiwa I started my e-learning and subsequent dives.  I was required to study deep diving and underwater navigation. I additionally chose to study wreck diving, being an underwater naturalist, photography, night diving and fish identification.  Some of the most important lessons I learned online were ho...

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My First Dive with Hawaii Eco Divers
My First Dive with Hawaii Eco Divers

The Beginning of My Divemaster Candidacy Today was my first day of training to get my advanced, rescue and divemaster certification with Hawaii Eco Divers. It began by overlooking the sunrise on the ocean, stretching to prepare for my first dive in over a year. I walked over to see the new shop already in motion; tanks were being filled and kits prepared. I knew then my new teammates were hard and fast workers. I watched in awe as they finished the morning tasks with ease. A car pulled up and I...

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