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We have been trying to dive a lot more these past few months, and we have always wanted to try a kayak dive on our own out at Hawea Point, but a little nervous to do it without seeing it once with a professional. So today we went out with Kapalua Dive, paddled up the coast and anchored in a little calm bay on the back side of Hawea.We just purchased a new Canon G12 camera and underwater housing, it worked really well! Here are some of the marine animals we saw!
Zebra Moray Eel
Dragon Moray Eel
The Dragon Moray Eel was a first for Thomas and I, and it is very rarely seen out here on the reefs!! I knew it was a Dragon Moray Eel because it has long nasal tubes over its eyes, kind of like horns. It is said that they are more common in the Norther-Western Hawaiian Island Chain vs. the main islands. Its Hawaiian name is Puhi ‘o’a, the species name means “Leopard”. We are still so excited about this find!