|Crew bonding at the erupting volcano|
|Humpback whale tail action|
|No Boat, No Problem|
|2019 Crew w/Danny and Anna Akaka|
|2019 Crew, my last day|
|Monk seal snorkel, 5 Sisters Lana'i|
|This made the cover of the Brochure|
|Halawa Valley, Molokai|
|Greg pounding poi, Molokai|
|The Dillons: Backwall Molokini|
There are too many highlights to write down but here are a few that come to mind. Swimming with 40 hammerheads, pilot whales, oceanic white tips, and an albatross with Captain Zodiac adventures. Also letting our blind passenger drive the zodiac with Mitch and Collin at top speed an a flat calm day offshore Kona. Seeing an aerial collision of two humpback whales who were fighting over a female. The Dillon Family Christmas trip pictured above. Skurfing pre whale season, jumping off the top deck, Molokai Pizza parties, a New Years Eve beer, levitating out of my bunk crossing the Alenuihaha, stealthy surf sessions to Honolua Bay, cruising the 3000ft sea cliffs on Molokai's North shore, the list of baby names, the whale shark birthday drawing, crew Movie nights, seeing my baby in Lahaina, and making the trip seem smooth when the boat was not there....twice.
|the rare Black Morph of |
the Longnose Butterflyfish
I don't know how many fish presentations, photography talks, whale presentations, star talks, shark talks, next adventures, and slideshows I did but it felt great giving them. It seemed like I was able to make the experience a little more immersive for many of the guests. I mean who else would get them as excited about seeing the lauwiliwilinukunukuoi'oi'ele'ele....or the black longnose butterflyfish?
|One of my favorite shots|
|Kyle, Amanda, and Hannah |
basking in the sunset
|Frogfish at Mala Pier|
|Manta night snorkel, Kona|
|Kayaking at the blowhole, Lana'i|
|Sweetheart Rock: Pu'u Pe'e|
|Uncle Polipo, or 'Pops', welcoming us into Halawa Valley with |
the traditional blowing of the Pu.