SCUBA Dive at Night on Black Rock
Island of Oahu
Hawaiian Islands

June 7, 2003
 

Black Rock is located near the old Cornet Store on Leeward Oahu.  This  remnant of basalt is properly referred to as Lahilahi Point.  We anchored about 200 yards from Lahilahi Point and prepared for  a night dive. 

Due to previous dives that day, we only had 15-minutes at the 80 foot level and descended up above the cavern to about 40-feet. The current was very strong as it swept over the rock, but it brought out many crabs, Slipper Lobsters and other crustaceans looking for an easy meal in the current.

The area that we descended upon is a popular day dive. The dive site is about 300 yards away from the shore and with a depth of 80-feet, it is considered a deep dive. Visibility is usually very good. At the bottom is a large cavern about the size of a smaller house that tends to attract many sea creatures and an occasional Whitetip Reef Shark looking for a place to rest during the day. This was my first night dive at this location and found it to be a very good photographic opportunity.

Underwater camera equipment and film used during this dive:
Nikonos V w/15MM lens   Strobe
Film:  Elite Chrome 100

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