If you are looking for a unique scuba diving experience, then you should definitely consider going on a Reef Dancer. The Reef Dancer is a very unique experience that allows you to get up close and personal with the fish in the reef. This experience is offered at two separate locations, namely the Big Island of Oahu and Molokai Island. Because the Reef Dancer doesn’t submerge the water you will be seeing marine life in the shallow surface area just below the surface where the sun is shining brightest but this is also the region of good activity in the deep ocean where the depth is lesser.
You will see many different coral formations here and you can identify them by fish charts which are usually provided. There are several varieties of fish to be seen as you go snorkeling with the Reef Dancer. This includes blackfin tuna, wahoo, and sometimes eagle rays. There are also several varieties of sea turtles which include leatherback, red-eared slider, and sometimes green turtles.
It is best if you choose the Reef Dancer to go on this viewing excursion since you won’t have any trouble seeing the various things that you are going to be seeing. The reason for this is that the reef is placed on a level surface that allows you to clearly see the different things that you are going to be seeing. In fact, the depth that you will be viewing fish at is deeper than what you would expect. For example, you will be seeing octopus, sardines, sharks, turtles, sharks, manta rays and sometimes stingrays as well. If you are viewing these creatures at this depth, you will find that they are not as difficult to view since there are not that many layers of rock for the octopus and sardines to hide in.
The reef dancer is not really like any other marine creature that you will encounter on your snorkel tour. There are a lot of different reasons why this occurs. For one, this creature has evolved over the centuries as a weapon against ships. For another, it is a very efficient swimmer, which enables it to travel long distances on ocean currents. For all of these reasons, you can see that there is a very good chance that you will come across this creature while on your Reef Dancer cruise ship travels around the world.
One thing that you should know about the Reef Dancer is that it is a great alternative to watching live coral reefs. As you likely already know, the best way to observe coral reefs is from the air. However, if you are only able to get up to the depths of ten feet or so you will need to rely on videos and photos that can be taken on board. This is not where the reef dancer comes in. You will find that the reef dancers can also be observed right along with the fish from shore.
One of the best places where you might want to watch a reef dancer is while you are sailing close to shore on a Maui cruise. The frequency of sightings on a Hawaii boat has been consistent for the last several years. If you are on a Maui vacation, you may want to consider making the trek to the island to watch the reef dancer up close. It is an awesome experience to witness and learn about the many (oars) and Hawaiian sharks that inhabit these waters.
The biggest threat to the reef dancer that you will come across while you are enjoying a Hawaii or Maui cruise is one that does not involve fish at all. That would be the powerful, but shy, octopus. The octopus can sense the presence of other octopuses as long as there are other octopuses near it. If the octopus notices another octopus it will quickly dart away like the flash of a bullet from a distance. If you are watching a reef dancer in the same vicinity as a large octopus it is not likely that you will see it, but if you happen to be watching a sea lion, stingray, or any number of dangerous deep-water creatures you are in grave danger of being attacked by the octopus.
The only time that the reef dancer should pose a threat to your safety is when the boat is in motion and moving directly at its destination. This means that you may need to anchor in place to allow the octopus to move away. There have been a number of incidents where divers have tried to feed octopus by hand. Although this may have been a one-time encounter, it is still a dangerous proposition to try and feed an apex predator by hand.