!A gathering of BE-ings on Big Island of Hawaii
This is open invitation for readers of TUC –
the Ultimate Book of BEing
to gather on the Big Island of Hawaii.
February 12 – 19, 2022.
This would be a time of BEing with other readers of TUC the Ultimate Book of BEing.
There is no schedule – you can arrive anytime and depart any time.
There is no agenda – unless you would like to co-create one.
We can BE together in Hawaii:
- Adventure together.
- Dine together.
- Share and serve together.
or you can BE solo.
- At times the mana of the island calls for that too and it is incredibly powerful!
To serve this first GatherBEings of TUC there is no cost for your accommodations if you would like to stay at WhaleSpirit Sanctuary in one of the six rooms of the main house or one of the five private cottages – you just pay for your transportation and meals.
As people join, I will coordinate the accommodations for everyone who chooses to stay at WhaleSpirit Sanctuary.
If you would like to stay at a hotel, I can help you find one that is to your preference and comfort.
I suggest flying into Kona and encourage renting a car (vs taxi, Uber or Lyft) so you can have the ease of joining on adventures or solo-ing your own adventures.
NOTE: If you are coming in solos and would like, I can help coordinate car-pooling with someone.
One option is we can collectively chip in for a private chef prepare meals (cost is about $65-$85 per person per day). As the group gathers I can coordinate this discussion – if there is interest.
Another option is we just flow with it. Go out to eat, create potlucks etc. I have a HUGE, well stocked kitchen in the Main House and it will be easy to co-create meals together.
What to Bring:
Here are some basics to consider:
- light comfortable, casual summer clothes
- sandals/water shoes (the sand can get hot and a few of the ‘beaches’ are black lava rocks and boulders)
- walking/hiking shoes
- small Camelback for water
- swim suit(s)
- large beach towels
- bamboo/straw beach mat
- natural sunscreen (no chemicals please)
- light tunic / t-shirt for after swim – if there is a light breeze
- light raincoat for short afternoon rain shower
- book for light reading during an afternoon or evening.
- notebook and pens (colored if you prefer)
- camera (underwater camera is ideal)
- beach bag/backpack to carry your stuff
Here are some things consider:
You will most likely want to have snorkel, mask, and fins. It will greatly improve your experience with the dolphins and when visiting other reefs to check out fish and turtles.
Check out http://www.tropicalsnorkeling.com/snorkeling-fins.html for more information on different types of fins.
I have been swimming with the dolphins for over 14 years. I recommend an Open Foot Fin with Boots. Yes, it is slightly more expensive and worth the investment. This allows you to put the boots on first/last and walk in and out of the water with ease.
As for Paddle or Split Fins – I have both and there is no real difference. It is a personal preference.
Check out http://www.tropicalsnorkeling.com/snorkel.html for more information on snorkels.
I would recommend the Dry Snorkel as sometimes with low waves you can get some water down the tube.
Check out http://www.tropicalsnorkeling.com/snorkeling-mask.html for more information on masks.
Again this will come down to personal preference. This is something you are best trying before buying to get something that is a comfortable fit for you. A good mask will give you a great experience. A cheap mask will ruin it.
For those who wear glasses, check out this page on prescription masks if contacts are not an option for you. http://www.tropicalsnorkeling.com/prescription-snorkel-mask.html
The average water in Kealakekua Bay and the other area we may swim is about 76-78 F or 25 C.
If you are someone who gets cold easily, you may consider a surfer’s Rash Guard Swim Shirt. They can protect you from long sun exposure if you do not have a good tan base as you might be out in the water for a few hours and they can hold in a bit of body heat as well. Swim shirts are a personal preference.
If you have access to a local dive shop in your area we would encourage you to start there so you can try out your equipment first. A second option is online and many have great return policies if what your purchased does not fit. For those who arrive a day early into Kona, there are plenty of local dive shops in Kona where you can purchase quality equipment. Because of ease of online shopping and other local competition they do not ‘tourist increase’ their prices.