Seven years ago when I moved over there I brought all of my life aquired diving equiptment with me and to find out that the dive work on the Big Island that it was almost non existent. What I can tell you is that Hawaii is a really great place to winter out in it really is. So I now travel the World following dive work that has some adventure in it . Where are you now located ?
Yes the water in Hawaii is awesom however the commercial diving is very limited. Presently I am working here in the Gulf of Mexico. Sorry to pop your bubble but when you get far out in the gulf its also beautiful.
All the best keep in touch.
I may have met you last year briefly at Intercoastal docks while diving for Chet Morrison, anyway I noticed your photo of the Gorski with a full welding shield here is a suggestion I found helpful on my Gorski. I tried working with the full face shield and it only got in my way when swinging hammers and tools so I went back to my Kirby welding shield with just some small diriling on the hinges it works real good and dosent dget in the way.
If your having a hard time seeing because of ageing eyes and need welding cheaters on the kirby weld lens bracket get a cutting disk and cut a grove behind the lens spring so the spring will fit into it there by allowing your plastic cheater lens to be used on the kirby braket. Makes life 100 times better when trying to weld u/w. Ok I have to scoot off so I can get my stuff done and rejoin the gulf diving season.
Good luck-also great photos thanks.