About Me

Michael M Wakashige

  • Certified Diver in 1995
  • Certified in Advanced Open Water in 1995
  • Certified Rescue Diver in 1996
  • Certified Dive-master in 1996
  • Certified (OWSI) Scuba Instructor in 1997

Have been a scuba instructor since 1997. I have logged over 8000 dives, certified over 3500 open-water divers, and over 200 advanced open water divers.

I also teach specialty courses which include the following:

  • Night Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Underwater Photo

All of my diving has been in HI, including Maui,Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island of Hawaii.
about my gear:

dive gear:

  • Seaquest BCD
  • Apeks regulators
  • Suunto dive computers

photography gear:

  • Canon S70 (digital) powershot with WPDC-40 housing and Sea and Sea strobe
  • Nikon D200 (digital) with Sea and Sea DX-D200 housing, and a couple of Sea and Sea YS-90 strobes
  • 12-24mm and 60mm for macro – for wide angle

Some of the best diving in Hawaii can be done in Maui – off shore near Airport beach (aka Kahekili beach). There is nice all around diving, and this is where I found the rare hawaiian sea horse. Honolua Bay is a marine life sanctuary making for a nice dive. Mala ramp in Lahaina provides for viewing of sharks, frogfish, turtles, octopus, choke marine life. Hopwever, there is nothing like seeing a couple of 1000 lb manta rays with 12 ft wingspans gliding thru the open ocean.