Our first day of research diving yields some exciting and unexpected encounters! If today was any indication of what is to come, this will truly be a fantastic expedition!
After our shakedown dive yesterday off Lehua Rock, today we are making our way towards our first dive site within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument at French Frigate Shoals.
As we do on all expeditions, we began with a "Shakedown" dive. Although we missed the drop on the deep dive, the lunch-time snorkel was spectacular!
Amid the flurry of activity surrounding preparations for the 2016 [...]
Diving hundreds of meters into the Mesophotic region of the coral reef is always an adventure.