#1 CAUSE OF DEATH in HAWAII

*Update…Lots have contacted us about the FULL FACE MASKS…although we have used them and they had worked efficiently, we CAN’T recommend them until MORE testing takes place in Hawaii waters concerning them. Mahalo~

Over the last TWO WEEKS Hawaii has lost 8 vacationers to Snorkeling related Deaths…that’s over a death every other day for the last two weeks!

Unimaginable honestly…but it happened and we just lost one of them again at Hanauma Bay just YESTERDAY!

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING and how can you make sure it doesn’t happen to you, your wife, your parents, or children….THIS IS A MUST LISTEN!

We discuss TRADITIONAL SNORKELING equipment and the NEW FULL-FACE NINJA MASKS that some say are AWESOME, like myself, and others say could be causing a problem…Of the 8 people who died the last two weeks several of them had been wearing the NEW FULL FACE MASKS…for me I enjoy them much more than traditional masks, you have much more vision, can breathe out of nose and mouth and best of all if you have Facial hair, like I do, it doesn’t leak for me like the Traditional Mask…I discuss my personal feelings for both and why I like one over the other and my experience with them both…but Bruce does bring up a good point on the RESEARCH on these NEW FULL FACE MASKS…do they have issues with TRAPPED CO2? Could they actually be making people pass out? I never had an issue except that I don’t go more than 15 feet down with them because of the pressure on my entire face…but that’s be my only issue and I don’t often go down that deep for snorkeling anyway….There are good and bad about both I guess and it’s really what you prefer…but PLEASE DO THREE THINGS:

1.) RESEARCH YOUR EQUIPMENT…NEW OR OLD.

2.) BE IN GOOD SHAPE…Snorkeling is NOT for someone that doesn’t exercise…You don’t notice because you are just floating, but Snorkeling is like riding a treadmill. 

3.) IF YOU ARE 40-50 or into your 60’s…before you go to Hawaii and snorkel…ask your Doctor is you should be doing it…WE ARE NOT JOKING HERE!

DON’T LEAVE HAWAII IN A BODY BAG….that’s not how we want your dream vacation to end.

 

LIVE MUSIC VENUES in HAWAII

A subject we haven’t really gone into are all the LIVE MUSIC Venues in and around Honolulu and Waikiki.

People come all over the world to mingle in our oceans, hike our trails and sunbathe on some of the most beautiful beaches on Earth…but people also come here to wine and dine as well as dance the night away listening to great live music.

Today we give you the MOST COMPLETE LIST of Live Music Venues…some have Live music every night and others only a few nights a week, but everyone that is on this list allows you to get close and personal with the bands and musicians as many of these live music venues are small and intimate allowing you to be right in the middle of the music and get up close to the artists. That’s one of the things we love about Hawaii…all the seats are good seats when you go to a venue that has live music in Hawaii.

BLUE NOTE HAWAII-HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY-LEWERS LOUNGE-DUKES WAIKIKI
HULA’S BAR AND LEI STAND-JAZZ MINDS HONOLULU-CUCKOO COCONUTS WAIKIKI
THE REPUBLIK-UNCLE BO’S PUPU BAR & GRILL-THE DRAGON UPSTAIRS
RUMFIRE WAIKIKI-CHUCK’S CELLAR-ARNOLD’S BEACH BAR & GRILL
GORDON BIERCH BREWERY-LE BISTRO-LIVESTOCK TAVERN-TIKI’S GRILL & BAR
LULU’S WAIKIKI-TOMMY BAHAMA RESTAURANT-MAI TAI BAR (ALA MOANA)
MOANA SURF RIDER (The Beach Bar)-HAWAIIAN BRIAN’S-ANNA O’BRIEN’S
HONOLULU TAVERN-O’TOOLE’S PUB-MURPHY’S-KELLEY O’NEIL’S
HARD ROCK CAFE HONOLULU-MAUI BREWING COMPANY-BAR 35
LA MARIANA SAILING CLUB-KONA BREWING COMPANY-YARD HOUSE
and last…THE STUDY (At the Modern)

SEASONS of HAWAII

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Today we talk about the Seasons of Hawaii…Winter is upon us so you need to know the differences if you plan on vacationing here during that time or if this is your first year living here. Hawaii has two major seasons…SUMMER and WINTER. These Seasons DO HAVE major differences…WINTER brings cooler temps, Rainbows, Rain, Waterfalls, Tropical Green Rainforests, Humpback Whales and the BIG North Shore Waves as well as very ruff seas and winds. SUMMER brings warmer temps, less wind, less rainbows, very little rain, not many waterfalls, dryer browner forests and mountain ranges, no Whales, no Big surf, calm seas and less winds which makes for prime Snorkeling and scuba diving.

So before you come to Hawaii know WHY you are coming here and what you want to see or do…if you come here in SUMMER to see Humpback Whales you won’t be seeing them…if you come here in WINTER to go snorkeling…unfortunately…YOU WON’T BE…and if you come to see Waterfalls DON’T come in SUMMER!

PLAN YOUR TRIP ACCORDINGLY…and if you just moved here know what you can and can’t do during the seasons.