The Okeanos Explorer beats its way into heavy seas. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Hohonu Moana. Download larger version (jpg, 4.3 MB).
We have not been able to dive for three days now because of terrible weather. At the worst point, the seas were running 30 feet and the wind was blowing 40 knots. These conditions were substantially worse than the forecast called for. Given our remote location, there was no shelter nearby, so all we could do was batten down the hatches and wait it out. As the sea and winds start to lie down, we are optimistic that we will be able to dive again on Wednesday.