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Helicopter Tour, Shark Cage, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving – GoPro Video From My Hawaii Trip

While in Oahu, Hawaii in December 2012 I had the opportunity to go on several incredible adventures including a helicopter tour of the island, snorkeling at Turtle Bay and Hanauma Bay, and scuba diving at Koko Crater. Of course, I brought along my GoPro and captured some of the action…

To see some of my photos from Hawaii, click here!

For the helicopter tour, I booked it through Paradise Helicopters, and I highly recommend them!

For the shark cage snorkel trip I booked it through North Shore Shark Adventures. It was awesome, but I got lucky and only had six people on the trip with me, whereas they usually have up to 24 people on the boat at a time. I heard that another company on the island only brings six at a time maximum, so I’d keep this in mind if you are planning a trip.

For my scuba dive, I went with Island Divers Hawaii. I didn’t find the staff at the shop or on the boat to be particularly friendly or helpful. If I decide to go scuba diving again in Oahu, it won’t be with this company.

71 Years Later – Pearl Harbor Memorial From Above

Yesterday I had the privilege of taking a helicopter tour of Oahu, Hawaii, and it just so happened to be one day before the 71st anniversary of the day that Honolulu’s Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese forces. The air raid resulted in 1,177 deaths of US sailors and was the catalyst that led the United States to become active in World War II. I thought it was fitting to post this photo of the resting place of the sunken USS Arizona that I shot from above exactly 71 years later…

Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial Photo from Above
Thanks to all of the men and women who have served our country in the past, are serving our country right now, and who will server our country in the future!

To learn more about Pearl Harbor, you can visit their official Web site at pearlharboroahu.com. I visited the memorial in November of 1997, and it was a great experience!