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monkeyhatfork

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Ok! so I quite my awful job sold just about everything I own aside from my fins and moved to KONA. there is a longer story there but heres a few pics from my first week at my new home instead video to come
 

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some bait ball stuff
 

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monkeyhatfork

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sorry heres that other stuff
 

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Amazing pictures mate!

Seems like you have a story to tell, so go ahead. And don't forget more pictures to brighten up these grey days us normal people have to live through.
 
manalive!

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Nope, not jealous, not jealous one bit. *Looks out of the window at the wind and the rain*
 
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Congrats Josh!!. Following your dream is something very few other people do.

Connor


All right, now you got to tell that "longer story." We won't let you rest till you do.
 
monkeyhatfork

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thanks connor, I just set up a website for all my freedive photo stuff www.joshspahr.com - Photos is now live. check it out. heres a few of my favorite pics from this morning
 

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Hey Josh,


The pics look like the dolphins are playing "with you", like spotted dolphins. I thought spinners did not do that.

Connor
 
monkeyhatfork

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yeah they will play just like spotters they are a bit more fickle u gotta catch them at playtime and spinners seem to be in rest mode by noon. the main difference is in diving with them spotters want u to dive with them if u dont they get bored and leave with spinners u have to pick your moment more carefully. i think because the crowds here are bigger in a smaller area there might be 6 boats leapfrogging people in and out plus people like myself that just swim out. 98% of those people will never break the surface so depth is the sanctuary and u gotta be more carefull your not invading that. also im sure my interactions were probably more substantial than most the charter guests that were out just because i have the gear and energy to follow them the whole time and be there at the right moments, ur not gunna get as much with a costco snorkel set and being bound to a boats swim guide and leapfrogging is no where near as successful as towing i think thats another huge factor. spotters play more too cause your towing and they get to play with the boat its also easier on the dolphins than dropping people in and out. im sure if ur in the water everyday they recognize u as well and most likely a higher comfort level. on fri they were in the bay but passed thru in stealth mode no boats even saw them im sure they have occasional hard nights hunting and go straight into rest mode and dont want to deal with people at all. spotters do this to u just wont find them on those days. spinners have to hug a small coastline if u want to find them its almost a gaurantee just cant gaurantee they want to be found. but yeah ive had equal interactions with spinners as with spotters. have even had them pass me pieces of seaweed while they play tag with it.anyway just some thought. would love to tow here.
 
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keep in mind too much of this is taken in kailua bay. if u are at honaunau when they show . which is much deeper and way fewer people a place were they encounter very skilled freedivers on a regular basis thats a whole different thing.
 
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Interesting stuff, thanks.
 
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tycoonelyk

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That must be so nice! I'm in the military, so my best bet is to get PCS Orders to Hawaii. LOL! That's extremely unlikely! Maybe I'll get lucky
 
monkeyhatfork

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floridas not so bad tho warm water and a quick jump to bahamas not that im tradin places or anything
 
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No it's not to bad. Just need a 5 mm wet suit from November - May ish. After that the water is warm again. Plus we have a bunch of springs that stay in the low 70's all year long.

All I'm saying is, If I had the choice, I would trade places! haha
 
monkeyhatfork

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occasionally i get invited to play the leaf game. epic morning pod 50+ strong mantas eels turtles everything was out n about. more pics up at www.joshspahr.com - Dolphins did some reorganizing on the site as well photos are now categorized on there own pages.
 

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Do the dolphins actually take it out your hand?
 
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