THE POWER + POTENTIAL TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Even though we haven’t met (or maybe we have on a night snorkel or dive with the mantas), we’re more alike than you know.
Currently, we may live worlds apart or a completely different lifestyle.
…no doubt, Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places on earth; it’s almost magical, a true paradise. It’s filled with thousands of adventure-seeking-love-birds, families on vacation, an individual on the quest to find the meaning to life, or recover and heal after trauma and hardship.
You’re maybe one of them.
Life can be hard and disappointing; we can be “damaged” by people and events… but what may make Hawaii so special is it offers many different types of exposure to natural beauty.
Natural beauty can heal. It speaks a language our soul” understands” and “thirsts” for.
Most likely you’re coming here (or have been here) to celebrate life, marriage, an anniversary or needed a getaway… and Hawaii is the unique place that keeps people in the present and satisfied.
It’s a present filled with hope, passion, and experiences that you’ll never forget. You’ll leave with something more than memories.
The Big Island of Hawaii has the power and potential to change your life.
It did for us.
Hi, we’re James & Martina Wing. We met on this glorious island in 1998 and since then, life has never been the same.
WAS IT LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT?
I (Martina) came to the islands to study dolphin intelligence as a volunteer on Oahu. I had heard that the scuba diving along the Kona Coast was the best of all islands so I arranged to do a refresher course with a company called “Eco-Adventures”. At that time, James was the professional underwater video-/photographer for them.
We met first on a daytime excursion which was great, but it was the night dive with the manta rays that ignited a flame of passion for the ocean in me. James took video off my first encounter with the gentle giants, and I just had to buy the VHS tape (Yes, VHS was a long time ago!).
Experiencing the mantas was over-whelming beautiful and I had this sense that there was something changing me, healing me and giving purpose to my life. I was “all in”, I just didn’t know it yet.
So, it was over many dives and conversations that we developed a relationship. We somehow knew that there would be a path to walk together and it would involve both our passion for the mantas.
Was it meant to be? Yes, we both believe it was.
But it wasn’t that simple — we lived on opposite sides of the globe from each other.
I lived in Germany and Jim was in Hawaii. Martina’s family thought it was crazy and couldn’t understand why or how we would make this work. The questions were endless, but …
We found a way to make it happen and in 2000 we married.
Maybe you’re coming here to celebrate a wedding, anniversary or milestone event. Maybe you’re here to re-charge, have a dream vacation or get back your spark for life.
We, too, have been in your shoes — we know what it feels like to celebrate love and life here.
It’s amazing, exciting, and emotionally charged.
In fact, we feel the new and established love you bring to the island and we share in your sense of wonder and joy.
You give us the “inspiration” and remind us to relish in the love that got us to where we are today.
It’s beautiful and it’s contagious!
From our home to yours — Mahalo!
James L. Wing
Founder, Owner, Photographer, Producer, Private Pilot
PADI Master Instructor
Manta Ray Advocate and Educator
Martina S. Wing
Owner, Author, Photographer, Producer, Operations-Manager, Editor
PADI Dive Master
Manta Ray Advocate and Educator