Kona, Hawaii Dive Trip
May 7 -16th, 2004 we were in Kona, Hawaii for our delayed honeymoon and for Carrie to participate in the 3rd Annual Kona Classic Underwater Photo & Video Festival
(see the winning photos here).
We hope you enjoy the photos below, too, most taken by Carrie with a couple by Charlie.
Click on any picture below to see a larger version.
One of many geckos we saw
The view from our hotel room
Place of Refuge
30 year old lava flow
Rainbow Falls, near Hilo
Near the Botanical Gardens
Another view near the Botanical Gardens
A private cove
Thurston Lava Tube
Paul the dive master explaining the next dive site
Our fantastic Kona Coast Divers boat
Carrie and Charlie
conch shell and owner
crown of thorns starfish
can you see both morays?
"You lookin' at me?"
manta ray, close up
manta rays flying
another manta (with plankton causing the spots)
these mantas are all 6 to 11 feet across
plankton-eye view of a manta ray
manta on a dive-eating run
manta ray with a torn flap
whitemouth moray eel
moray's look meaner than they are
octopus (really- look closer)
surgeonfish and goatfish
lined butterfly fish
school of raccoon butterfly fish
red sea urchin
yeah, we saw a shark
he was about 5 feet long
and not very happy to see us
shrimp in a cave
another spotted trunkfish
"Grab shell, dude!"
Carrie's favorite photo of the trip
an inverted California dork fish
"I think I'm stuck"
blackside hawkfish (?)
pyramid butterfly fish
more yellowstripe goatfish
one of several arches we saw
nudibranch (an animal, not a plant)
swimming into skull cave
Click here for our March - April, 2007 trip to South Africa
Click here for our September - October, 2006 dive trip to Australia and Fiji
Click here for our October, 2005 dive trip to La Paz, Mexico
Click here for Charlie and Carrie's Online Wedding Album
Click here for pictures of our home we bought
in March, 2003
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