The dive team, including Jean-Michel (foreground) and Holly Lohuis (center) explore the "coral desert" off Wakiki. Prior to leaving Honolulu, the team dove and filmed off Waikiki - what a shock! Although the visibility was about 50
Although for many team members, this is the first time they've working together with each other, they have bonded together and are working as a cohesiveness unit. This is critical for successfully executing the different logistics required for diving and filming in remote conditions.
During the traditional farewell blessing and "Awa Ceremony" led by Kumu John Lake, Halau dancers performed special dances specific to the time-honored cultural traditions of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.