Hawaii’s fish and reefs are some of the most iconic marine life and recognized the world over. Some of the aquarium hobby’s most important fish like yellow tangs, flame wrasses and bartlett’s anthias come primarily from Hawaii, yet the reef hobby doesn’t really know that much about what Hawaiian ocean environments really look like.
Here at Reef Builders we take the natural environment of our favorite corals and fish very seriously, with coverage from the Solomon Islands, direct reports from the Great Barrier Reef and now with a new series from Hawaii. Evan Montgomery is a lifelong aquarist, our right hand reef-man at the Studio, and also an adventurous diver who recently returned from some exploratory diving in Hawaii’s big island of Kona.
Although Mr. Montgomery is beginning to cut his teeth at travel-blogging, which is very hard to do with both topside and underwater footage, he does an exemplary job at engaging viewers. Since he’s got a reef aquarium background, when he dives he’s observing the coral, fish and reef life similarly to how we do our aquariums.
This first video from diving at Puako is the first in a mini series of videos documenting the underwater sights and creatures of this lush and vibrant central Pacific reef environment, and we’re keen to discover what else is in store for his next videos.