Red tides in Florida are caused by harmful algae blooms, which can fill fish, can be harmful to humans that swim, snorkel or scuba dive in the sea, or can make the shellfish and molluscs dangerous to eat. Red tides affect Florida in the months of August to November most years.
Oceanic whitetip shark vs great white shark are two shark species that mostly do not come face-to-face in the oceans, as they each prefer different sea temperatures. Great white sharks are on average 3.5 times larger by weight than oceanic whitetip sharks, but they are both formidable carnivores.
Liveaboard diving in Hawaii offers dives on sunken volcanos, dives with giant manta rays and whale sharks, listening to the singing of humpback whales, to seeing tiger sharks in the summer. A Hawaii liveaboard dive trip is the best way to experience the Big Islands’ exceptional dive sites.
This Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard review reveals a 24 metre (79 ft) Hawaiian diving safari boat for up to 14 scuba divers. Operated by Aggressor Fleet with paid nitrox onboard to extend your dive times, meals catering for all dietary requirements, and 6 ensuite aircon cabins for couples or singles.
Hawaii has great white sharks visit during the months of January through to April, which is when the waters around Hawaii cool down to below 24°C (75°F). In the summer months great white sharks leave the Pacific waters of Hawaii, as they generally prefer water temperatures between 12-24°C (54-75°F).
A buddy line in scuba diving is a strap that physically tethers two scuba divers together underwater to avoid separation in low visibility conditions. A buddy line is even more important and is used more often on low visibility drift dives, as there’s more risk of being split apart in a current.