Big Island day four

After a busy couple of days with a new friend, my final day on the Big Island was more chill. The friend I had been staying with wanted to do the Atlantis submarine tour, so we geared up for that. We arrived early, so we enjoyed a drink in the yacht club. We got to hear a funny conversation tidbit – there was a server whose English was decent, but not native. And we heard her exclaim in a surprised voice, “Oh! I’m not looking for a husband.” Then the reply, “don’t worry, I’m not looking for a wife either.” We chuckled and one of us mentioned, you could just get it all out there in the open by saying that you are a sailor… I’m just saying.

So we got on the boat to head out to the sub, along with about 30 other people. It was a mixture of Asian and Haoli (Caucasian) tourists. The guide was entertaining and good with kids, and he informed us of everything we might see at 70 – 100 ft below the surface. He went over protocol on the sub. I was very pleased with the crews’ manner – they were professional, direct and friendly, but you knew they were in charge, therefore I felt well contained. It was definitely structured well, very coherent.

I must emphasize something here.

If you are claustrophobic, this might not be a good idea. Fortunately I don’t have this issue, but once on the sub, which is a long bench with seats facing out multiple portals. I rather enjoyed it myself. The sub dropped to 100 ft but I never felt it in my ears. Plus our sub was not full (it could hold a maximum of 48 ppl).

We went by many coral reefs with an amazing diversity of fish. I was a little disappointed to not see any eels, but when we passed the second shipwreck, there was a white tipped reef shark sleeping next to the sunken sailboat, so that was a find. We were underwater for at least forty minutes.  They let one of the kids steer the boat back to the harbor which was fun.

Overall, I’m glad I went, but honestly I saw more fish by both snorkeling in Keauhou and later by visiting the Honolulu Aquarium.

The highlight of this day may have actually been to visit Peabody’s and Gisselle, a crepe and tea house. I had the best crepe I have ever encountered there – I ordered the Ratatouille crepe, perfect combination of spices, so good!! Plus we had some nice red bush tea to boot. A nice ending to my visit to the Volcanic Isle.

We returned to Hawi and enjoyed an episode of Doc Martin – a show I had never heard of prior, but which was entertaining.

I flew back to Honolulu early he next morning.


Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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