Hi'ialakai at Dock
The NOAA Ship R/V Hi'ialakai, at dock in Pearl Harbor, prior to departure on the 2014 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands expedition.

Photo: Richard L. Pyle

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands 2014 

For the sixth consecutive year, AME divers joined a research team aboard the NOAA vessel R/V Hi'ialakai to survey deep coral reefs throughout the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Location: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Export as KML for Google Earth/Google MapsOpen standalone map in fullscreen modeCreate QR code image for standalone map in fullscreen modeExport as GeoJSONExport as GeoRSS
Dive Sites

loading map - please wait...

Shake Down dive (2014-09-07): 22.019900, -160.096000
Observations from Ship Deck around Lehua/Niihau (2014-09-07): 22.019900, -160.096000
Morning Deep to 288' (2014-09-11): 23.748900, -166.146000
Short shallow dive to 55' (2014-09-11): 23.631370, -166.185000
Second deep dive (2014-09-11): 23.621783, -166.147883
Morning Deep to 262' (2014-09-12): 23.776780, -166.386780
Second Deep Dive (2014-09-12): 23.662350, -166.293950
Shark Team Shallow Snorkel (2014-09-12): 23.769498, -166.260867
Jason and Rob Dive to 200' Ledge (2014-09-14): 26.037000, -173.792180
Second deep dive (2014-09-14): 26.114283, -173.853730
Windward Lisianski Island North Facing Shallow Reef <10m (2014-09-14): 26.271940, -174.109440
Windward Lisianski Island East Facing Shallow Reef <10m (2014-09-14): 26.119440, -174.028330
Leeward Lisianski Island Northern Shoals Shallow Reef <10m (2014-09-15): 26.171940, -174.146940
Morning deep dive to Algae Habitat at 278' (2014-09-15): 25.926883, -174.054900
Second deep dive (2014-09-15): 25.882370, -173.962117
Shallow dive (2014-09-15): 25.894567, -173.964317
Morning deep dive to ledge and canyon - lots of sharks (45+) on deco (2014-09-16): 25.920780, -174.034170
Second Deep Dive (2014-09-16): 26.031700, -174.158233
Morning dive to cold 189' - algae slope with Angelfishes (2014-09-17): 27.786830, -175.853420
Second deep dive (2014-09-17): 27.785750, -175.755117
Morning deep to Flat Algae flats at 274' (2014-09-18): 27.739770, -175.961530
Second deep dive (2014-09-18): 27.761483, -175.982150
Morning Deep to Sand at 200' or so (2014-09-19): 28.185830, -177.354320
Dive under the pier (2014-09-19): 28.218221, -177.368187
Second deep dive (2014-09-19): 28.118880, -177.261280
Morning dive (2014-09-20): 28.235520, -177.450070
Afternoon dive to 200' - strong current (2014-09-20): 28.276480, -177.431870
Second deep dive (2014-09-21): 27.921400, -175.908283
Morning dive to ledge 185-215' (2014-09-21): 27.899730, -175.949630
Morning deep to 294' - good ledges (2014-09-22): 27.922067, -175.907083
Shallow second dive - spur and groove (2014-09-22): 27.927700, -175.738000
Second deep dive (2014-09-22): 27.918050, -175.906917
Morning deep to 295' - same site as 9-22-2014 (2014-09-23): 27.922180, -175.907030
Second deep dive (2014-09-23): 27.940000, -175.879083
Engine Block Pearl and Hermes Shallow Reef <20m Site 1 (2014-09-23): 27.927700, -175.738000
Engine Block Pearl and Hermes Shallow Reef <20m Site 2 (2014-09-23): 27.927700, -175.738000
Second deep dive (2014-09-26): 23.857183, -166.365017
Morning dive to 200' ledges (2014-09-26): 23.857530, -165.633330
Afternoon free dive over decompressing divers (2014-09-26): 23.748900, -166.146000
Morning deep to sandy ledge at 200' (2014-09-27): 23.633800, -166.172933
Shallow team dive at Rapture Reef (2014-09-27): 23.635317, -166.185567
Second deep dive (2014-09-27): 23.619767, -166.139533

Max Depth: 80 meters

Total Dive Time: 500 hours

For the sixth consecutive year, AME divers joined a research team aboard the NOAA vessel R/V Hi'ialakai to survey deep coral reefs throughout the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.