What was great about the boat trip is the fact that there have been multiple large storms off the west coast of Hawaii and the swells created are now affecting the beaches here. The swells develop into deep large waves that collide into the volcanic shoreline creating beautiful sprays that jet up over the rocky cliff sides.
Despite the wild conditions of the surface, scuba diving is still possible and very fun we dove two sites. These pictures clearly show the difference of morning and afternoon, the first picture is at about nine this morning. The last four shots were taken on our way back to harbor at about two thirty or so. The water is still incredibly blue especially as it breaks over the rocks but because of the overcast in the sky it isn't as deep a turquoise as the first picture.