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Underwater Photo Location: Blackwater

Underwater Photo Location: Blackwater

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This is an open ocean dive..... while it's not a specific dive site i feel its more than worth mentioning here. This dive can be done pretty much anywhere you are able to dive over many thousands of feet of water. In this case we dive 3 miles off the Kona coast. A large population of deep sea creatures migrate to the surface at night, where we then go out and dive it around 10:00 PM. We jump in using tethers attatched to the boat and us, and drift for about an hour. And watch the strange things drift by in the night. Big Island Divers offers this trip and they are phenomenal and knowledgeable. This dive isn't for everyone, but for a diver with an adventurous streak this is a most do.
Facts about Blackwater
  • It is in United States
  • Blackwater is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 50+ Metres 160+ Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
Dive Operators - United States
  1. Explorer Ventures
  2. Sunset Divers
  3. Truk Lagoon Dive Center
  4. Aqua Hut Dive & Travel Services
  5. Great Adventures Diveshop
  6. Sand Dollar
  7. South Pacific Island Travel
  8. Island & Cruise Adventure Inc.
  9. Reservation Services Int. Inc.
  10. Aggressor Fleet
  11. Livewell Ventures
  12. Roatan Charter Inc.
  13. Atlantis Dive Center, Inc.
  14. Kids Sea Camp
  15. Caribbean Adventures
  16. Travel Masters
  17. Aqua Dreams Travel, Inc.
  18. Maduro Dive Fanta-Seas
  19. Neal Watson's Undersea Adventures
  20. Mid-Altantic Scuba Center
  21. Pro Dive
  22. Billbeard's Costa Rica
  23. Underwater Safaris
  24. Scuba North
  25. Seasport Divers Hawaii
  26. Ocean Concepts
  27. Smoky Mountain Divers
  28. Abyss Dive Center
  29. Amoray Dive Resort
  30. Kona Honu Divers
  31. Openwater Habitat
  32. Reef Trekkers Hawaii
  33. Scuba Shack
  34. Chris Sawyer Diving Center
  35. Rex Dive Center
  36. Dive Vacations By Occidental
  37. Bahia Tours Inc.
  38. The Ski & Scuba Connection
  39. Buddy Dive Resort
  40. Caradonna Caribbean Tours
  41. Island Dreams Travel
  42. Kona Coast Divers Hawaii
  43. Maui Dive Shop Hawaii
  44. Peter Hughes Diving Inc.
  45. Sail Dive Yacht
  46. 1St Spice Divers
  47. 3 Little Devils
  48. Adventure Water Sports
  49. Alpha Marine And Diving
  50. Aquarius Dive & Travel
  51. Aquatic Perceptions
  52. Beneath The Sea
  53. Broadreach Summer Adventures For Teenagers
  54. Discovery Diving Co.
  55. Dive Kauai Scuba Center
  56. Diver Down Dive Charters
  57. Kellys On The Bay & Aqua-Nut Divers
  58. Lady Cyana Divers
  59. Lady-Go-Dive Charters
  60. Laguna Sea Sports
  61. Lake Ouachita Dive Center
  62. Lighthouse Dive Ctr
  63. Looe Key Reef Resort & Dive Center
  64. Rocky Mountain Scuba Club
  65. Silent World Dive Center
  66. Splash Dive Ctr Inc
  67. Treasure Cove Watersports Inc
  68. Maui Scuba Diving
  69. Reef Fantaseas
  70. Divi Resorts
  71. alwaysstock
  72. Angelfish Foundation
  73. Reel Eaxy Charters
  74. Reef Rainforest
  75. Florida Public Archaeology Network
  76. Florida Public Archaeology Network
  77. H2O Tours, Inc.
  78. Aqua Sport
  79. Ocean Master
  80. Learning Through Travel, Inc.
  81. Shark Diving International
  82. Pro Dive
  83. Solmar V
  84. Travel Masters
  85. Kona Village Resort
  86. Waikiki Diving
  87. Jack's Diving Locker
  88. Catalyst Caribbean Adventures
  89. Trimarine Boat Company
  90. Dive Maui/Hawaiian Rafting Adventures
  91. Dive & Sea Sports
  92. Spree Expeditions, Inc.
  93. Scuba Travel Ventures
  94. Great Expeditions Travel
  95. PWD
  96. Innerspace Productions
  97. the MANTA
  98. Ocean Presence Technologies
  99. YDI Scuba
  100. World Resorts of Distinction
  101. Aua-Trek USA
  102. Miss Scuba
  103. Dolphin Destiny Adventures
  104. South Seas Adventures
  105. Oceana
  106. Dream Weaver Travel
  107. Maduro Dive
  108. Caradonna Dive Adventures
  109. Den Laman Condominiums
  110. Scubaocity.com
  111. Neal Watson's Undersea Adventures
  112. Bahia Tours Inc.
  113. Best Western Crystal River Resort
  114. Travel Network
  115. Lost Coast Excursions
  116. Live Well Ventures Travel Services
  117. Agressor Fleet
  118. Blue Lagoon Cruises Ltd
  119. Caradonna Dive Adventures
  120. Caribbean Adventures/World Dive Adventures
  121. Deep Blue Divers
  122. Go Diving!
  123. Proprietor
  124. Juliet Sailing and Diving
Dive types
nightdrift

Marine Life
bigsmalldolphinsstinging

Diving facilities
airnitroxguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
macropfriendly

by Joshua Lambus
A larval Cusk Eel, or some other unidentified brotulotenia.

by Joshua Lambus
Taken at night in the abyss, 3 miles off the Kona coast in Hawaii. Water depth below us was probably 6000 feet deep.

by Joshua Lambus
Taken at night in the abyss, 3 miles off the Kona coast in Hawaii. Water depth below us was probably 6000 feet deep.

by Joshua Lambus
Pelagic Trigger Fish. Taken at night in the abyss, 3 miles off the Kona coast in Hawaii. Water depth below us was probably 6000 feet deep.

by Mark Hoevenaars
Larval Crab - Blackwater Dive off Kona, Hawai'i

by Jeff Milisen
This larval flounder was observed on a blackwater dive off the coast of Kona, Hawaii.

by Jeff Milisen
This is an undescribed pelagic octopus we observed on a blackwater dive off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. These dives are known for offering up creatures that even seasoned divers have never seen.

by Jeff Milisen
Juvenile flying fish

by Steven Backerman
Arrow Squid on blackwater dive in West Palm Beach, Florida 24 May 2018
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