Beach Walk 704 – Skin Diving with Hiko

My friend Hiko shared this footage of free diving in the clear waters off Hilo on the Big Island. Check out their monofins and breath-holding abilities – it’s the latest cool thing to do underwater. And I want to do it! In one of life’s little synchronicities, I read an article on this same topic in the magazine Hana Hou – traveling back to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines last month. They have some beautiful photos.

Today’s music is “Swim for It” by Subtronix, found on the Podsafe Music Network

Hawaiian Word:
Lalo kai: underwater

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Beach Walk 645 – Underwater Myths

I think I may be on one end of this spectrum, but I sometimes experience a little let down when I stick my head in goggles under the water. What we see published in magazines and in underwater films is amazing scenery. In reality, it usually does not look that perfect-pretty. Water absorbs a lot of light, so unless you are diving with a light or at high noon in clear, shallow water, you will not see the same colors with your eyes that a camera with light can. So today we are going underwater on an average day, with no special effects, to give you the expected view, if not the perfected view. I still love it anyway, and I hope it helps set your expectations to a more reasonable comfort zone too.

Hawaiian word:
Kohu ʻoiaʻiʻo: realistic

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Beach Walk 479 – Finding All That Matters

My nephew Jordan came for a visit from California. We went SCUBA diving, saw dolphins, and found “all that matters” along the way.

One more reason why we locals say, “Lucky to live Hawaii!”

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Beach Walk 345 – Local Magic

We went snorkeling with the turtles today. There’s magic in your neighborhood too, I suspect.

I really like being in the water and it is always a thrill when I can bring you along with me, Lexi, and Secret Cameraman. Can you believe I lived in this town for two years before I discovered this place at the other end of the beach where there are virtually always honu?

What remains to be discovered within 5 miles of your home?

Hawaiian words
Luʻu: to dive, plunge in the water
Honu: turtle

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Beach Walk 154 – A Good Day Diving the North Shore

Brave Rox took a day off and went to the North Shore to go SCUBA diving.

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About Today’s Show

Only you obsessive workaholics in the audience will recognize this trait: fear of taking a day off. I survived, there were no server crashes, the water was beautiful…so this was a good day!

Please enjoy the scenery from our two-tank morning. First at Three Tables and then at Shark’s Cove. We had Three Tables to ourselves…but Shark’s Cove? It was packed with people and fish!

Join us underwater and go SCUBA diving in Hawaii! Where’s Lexi? She stayed with her friend Brent while Brent’s owners went diving with us. Check out their site at PetFlight.

Today’s special show music is “Good Day” by Natives of the New Dawn and is available on the Podcast Music Network. (Mahalo Adam)!

Hawaiian words
Luʻu: dive
Puhi: eel
ʻŌpae: shrimp
huʻa o ka wai: water bubble
Honu: turtle

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