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    Exploring the North Shore

    Jan. 12, 2008 (8884 views)

    GO BOLDLY! That's the slogan of Maui's newest dive boat operator...North Shore Explorers. Have you ever wondered what reef life was like on Maui's south and west shores decades ago? Go dive with these guys...it's all still there on Maui's more remote and rugged north shore. The only spot I have ever dived on the north shore is at Maliko Gulch which I have done many times and I have written about in a previous...

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    Scootering Around Maliko Gulch

    Sep. 23, 2007 (10619 views)

    Remember the underwater scooter battle in the James Bond movie, "Thunderball?" I got to play my own version of underwater James Bond with my good friend Bobby Baker of Maui Sun Divers. Bobby has been a scuba instructor here on Maui for 28 years. He knows everything there is to know about diving on Maui and, of course, can get you through all the certification courses your little heart desires. Name an environment on earth, and humans have invented a personal motor craft for traveling through...

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    Coral Spawning Watch

    May. 23, 2008 (10469 views)

    The Hawaiian creation chant places the origin of life at the sea, beginning with a coral polyp. Springtime is the beginning of the yearly coral spawning ritual. The signals are subtle. First, the water temperatures begin their gradual rise as the season changes from winter to spring. Next, a fat full moon droops through the heavy clouds of a tropical May spring night. Below the ocean's surface, coral polyps begin to swell slightly. Coral spawning is an amazing thing to observe....

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    Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

    Oct. 27, 2007 (8119 views)

    Maui Dreams Dive Company held their 9th annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest today. I don't have an artistic bone in my body, but I do enjoy going into the water to watch what other creative and talented people can do with a pumpkin in an hour underwater! Take a look at the photos of some of the winners and others that I thought were particularly unique! How do these people come up with these things? Dive buddy Tau or someone from his family has won prizes in this contest...

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