Underwater adventure on the Maui Reef Dancer

Reef DancerToday we did one of the last things on my tourist to-do list.  We took a ride on the Maui Reef Dancer.  The Reef Dancer is kind of a half submarine, half boat.  The boat takes you out to a reef to explore and see the fish.  The top half is just a normal boat, but the bottom half has lots of windows so you can see everything that is under water.

They even have a scuba diver come over to the boat to show you some star fish, sea urchins, and other things that they find.  They must give some of the fish some food, because a lot of fish just kind of appeared once the scuba guy got in the water.

The water was a little cloudy, and the camera didn't capture it well, but we did manage to see a lot of fish.

The water was a little cloudy, and the camera didn’t capture it well, but we did manage to see a lot of fish.

The water wasn’t quite as clear as it could have been, so I think that took away from the experience a little.  But it was still cool for the kids to see what the bottom of the ocean looks like.  Especially since neither of them have done any snorkeling.

We are down to our last two weeks here on Maui.  Officially in the home stretch.  Luckily since we took the company housing, our end-of-assignment task list won’t be nearly as chaotic as it usually is.  We don’t have very much stuff to sell on Craigslist.

I am excited to move on to our next adventure at camp.  But at the same time, I am kind of sad that my time as a stay at home dad is coming to an end.  I know I will look back at the times I’ve spent with the kids and really miss it.  It’s scary to think about the amount of influence that I’ve had on them the past couple of years! 

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