I am the luckiest girl ever…. for many reasons.  The reason I’m talking about right now is that I LOVE to scuba dive and because of that (and also diving is awesome), Dave got dive certified recently.  It is not a trivial task, as you may know.  Regardless, he spent the time and money to complete the online training modules, 2 swimming pool training dives, and 2 (almost 3) ocean training dives.  His eyeballs almost got sucked out of his head in the process – long story, but luckily it turned out ok.  The blood in his cornea is almost completely gone…  Anyhow, all of this was in prep for our anticipated elopement/honeymoon trip to some place tropical with excellent marine life.  And it all paid off!

Here are some photos from our first Hawaiian dive at a collapsed bridge in Lahaina.  All photos were taken by our friend and wedding photographer extraordinaire, Josh Whittmer.

Getting ready to dive.  I have no idea what the heck I am doing.

Eel #1

Underwater vows.  🙂

Even the marine trash was feeling romantic

Eel #2

Morgan and a turtle synchronized waving

I came upon an injured, but still alive goatfish, so of course I picked him up and marvel at how cool it was to hold a live fish underwater and look at his intestines oozing out.  It did not dawn on me that we may have interrupted something chowing down on this poor little goatfish until…..

….White tip reef shark coming to claim his dinner!  I promptly threw the fish away from me so as not to get my hand bitten, however everything (except sharks) seems to move in slow motion underwater.  The shark was confused why we were flinging his dinner around and I was trying to back up away from him in slow motion.  Eventually he got annoyed and took off, but not before veering around between us for a few super awesome minutes!!


We seriously saw about five or so turtles on this dive.  They are everywhere in Maui.  Still pretty neat.

Yay!  So many awesome animals on one dive!!


About Tricia

I am a science geek who loves traveling and anything to do with the ocean!

2 responses »

  1. Tricia says:

    Thanks! In Florida it’s such an unexpected surprise to see turtles while diving, but Hawaii is overrun with them!

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