Kona SCUBA Diving Video

The first time I planned a dive trip to Hawaii, I had divers saying things like, “Well, the diving’s not that great in Hawaii,” or “Hawaii doesn’t compare to the Bahamas,” or some such criticism. So, my expectations really weren’t that high. Turns out, these divers either know about places I can only imagine, or […]

Diving with Dolphins (in Case Diving with Pilot Whales isn’t Exciting Enough)

Dolphins! The Pilot Whale experience was truly rare, but if ever there is a place divers have a good shot at diving with dolphins, Kona is it. It seems that on about 1 of 3 dive boat trips, dolphins have been present. Usually that means they’re speeding alongside the boat, but once in a while, […]

Join JoeScuba

When I originally created the JoeScuba blog, I had several informal goals. First, managing a blog is a fun way to stay connected between dive days. Secondly, I want to grow JoeScuba into a large online forum where divers from all over the world can share information about all topics related to diving, dive travel, […]

Hawaiian Airlines Thank You

When it comes to customer service, I’ve gotten pretty used to disappointment. With all that is affecting the air travel industry, I understand the diminishing level of service and the ever-increasing price of a plane ticket. I don’t like it, but I get it. Hawaiian Air really angered me a year or two ago when they […]

More on Kona Diving

Diving the Kona Coast, Hawaii I’m still trying to fill two more spots on the Kona trip for December, 2011. It’s a great deal so that won’t be a problem. In the mean time, whenever I stumble across an article or other interesting piece building up to the trip, I’ll post it. This one’s from […]

Help End Shark Finning

I just got back from the PADI Annual Forum. It was very interesting and I won a hat. One thing that came up is the issue of shark finning, the hideous practice of cutting the fins off of sharks in huge numbers and tossing them back into the ocean to die. Shark numbers have been […]