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-inquiries & Mike Quist Art- 


I Found It
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Coral Garden
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5 sharks

Kona Hawaii

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Stingray in the Sun
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Kona Hawaii

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Lion Fish
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Turtle at Kaloko-Honokōhau
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Clown Fish
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Mama and Baby Humpback

Manta Ray Kona

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Hermit Crab
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Manta in Kona

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Kahaluʻu Honu 

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Sleeping Turtle

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Garden Eel Cove

Manta Rays Meeting

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Yellow Tang

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Spider Web

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12 Sharks

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Hawksbill Sea turtle

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My First Tiger

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Giant Manta

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White Tip in a cave

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2 Sharks

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Rainbow parrotfish

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2 Turtles

2 Turtles at Turtle Heaven

Turtle Heaven

Turtle Heaven

Turtle in the Sun Rays

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Manta over Sand

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Puako Turtle

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2 Big Island Whales

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2 Whales Diving

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My sons and I went on the most extreme dive, the Pelagic Magic trip, is a black water dive. We started our Pelagic Dive in Kona, Hawaii just after dusk, floating tethered offshore in the deep dark sea. 6 divers in total dove last night and waited to see what went by,in inky black water over 5,500 feet deep.. The mesmerizing jellies put on a colorful display that can only be described as breathtaking. Some zooplankton, that only rise to the surface to feed when the lights go out, are now visible to us. Our lights are but small twinkles in the vast blackness of the sea. This was a very difficult photography session because the current took us 3.5 miles in the 70 min dive. The creatures are already difficult to spot because they are small, but then capturing them in the viewfinder and getting a usable image with all the correct settings is another level! This was my first experience on this type of dive and I absolutely loved it! Simone was my dive guide who encouraged me to take this adventure. He met me at the boat early to give me a private lesson on my camera settings. It was so extremely helpful and why I continue to use companies like Jack’s Diving Locker to go on epic dive adventures. I hope you enjoy these alien pictures!

Parrot Fish in night Bubble
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I captured this image at night while this fish was sleeping in a mucus bubble! The queen parrotfish is by day a beautiful and diver-friendly reef fish. By night, it’s a reclusive slime-bag. Literally. Here's why… Come sundown, this watermelon-sized Caribbean gem slips into a crevice and, using special glands behind its gills, secretes a bubble of mucus that swells up and over its head like a diving helmet. The pouch spreads towards the fish’s tail and, within 30 minutes or so, the fish is resting inside a surprisingly spacious sac of slime. The clammy cocoon – in which the fish spends the entire night – has many benefits. It is laced with antibiotics that kill known parrotfish pathogens, and also physically blocks blood-sucking parasites from getting near the fish. In addition, it appears to seal in the sleeper’s body odour, masking it from scent-tracking predators such as moray eels. And the instant the pod is disturbed or torn, its owner wakes up and high-tails it out of there. It’s like a high-tech tent with a mosquito net and burglar alarm system.

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