Hawaii, the Big Island

 

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The Big Island contains most of the magical wonders of our world. Volcanic activity, snow-topped mountains, rain forests, incredible beaches and fantastic craft beer and coffee. (What? I'm pretty sure those count as magical wonders, too). I came here to strengthen my underwater photography skills and to become a certified free diver. I also became certifiably besotted with Hawaii. 

 

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Here's a typical day for me on the Big Island:

5:30 - the smell of Kona coffee waltzes through the apartment...

6:30 - depart for the coastline (after consuming said Kona coffee).

7:30 - 3:00 - freedive in crystal clear, reef-bottom water with an abundance of sea life (turtles, dolphins, reef sharks, tropical fish). Only surface to change camera batteries. Spear a fish or two for dinner.

4:00 - nap time.

5:00 - hit the local brewery, Kona Brewing Co., to sample their 'brew of the day'. Continue sampling...

9:00 - sleep.

Repeat

 

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Not a bad way to spend some time. To see more of my Hawaiian adventures, click here to see Haleiwa Bay, and here to see some of my sharky exploits...

 

Photography by Amber Jones

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