Diving in Hawaii

Tropical Paradise” is probably what comes to mind when you think of Hawaii. You will find every possible type of adventure in Hawaii including lush rolling hills, dramatic jagged cliffs, active volcanoes, lava flowing into the sea, waterfalls galore, warm, clear turquoise waters, and the friendly “aloha” vibe of the locals. Hawaii consists of a series of islands including Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, and “the Big Island,” which is officially known as Hawaii. Oahu is home to the state’s capital city, Honolulu, and a preferred island for many tourists, as well as one of the busiest. Water for diving in Hawaii is warm but less warm than the Caribbean waters. Hawaii is the perfect place for beginner and more experienced divers. Dive into the crystalline, full of life Hawaiian waters, and admire reefs and garden eel beds, and explore ancient lava tubes and plenty of great shipwrecks. Some of the shipwrecks you can’t miss are Corsair Plane, Sea Tiger, USS YO-257, Carthaginian II and San Pedro. You can also explore one of the many caverns and rock formations in the region. You can expect to see many different fish species such as lobsters, angelfish, turtles and many different types of sharks, as well as many species that are unique to the region.

Dive Sites in Hawaii

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Oahu, is an island surrounded by great shore and boat dive sites. The North Shore is also famous for its huge waves.

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Kauai is best known for its numerous lava tube dives like Tunnels Reef where you see spectacular lava formations, reef sharks, turtles and plenty of fish.

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Kona, the big island, has one of the most amazing and famous dive sites “The Manta Ray Night Dive“.

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Maui is a unique, awe-inspiring divers paradise with great shore dives such as Black Rock, Honolua Bay or Kahekili Beach.

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Aquatic Life in Hawaii

Hawaii has tropical waters full of amazing, colorful, and active marine life. About 20% of the fish species you’ll see in Hawaii are unique to these islands. Diving in Hawaii you’ll see colorful reef fish such as the Hawaiian state fish, the reef triggerfish which is also known as the humuhumunukunukuapuaa by its Hawaiian name, bandit and potter’s angelfish, turkeyfish, many wrasse species, eels, stingrays, lobsters, butterfly fish, and many other species. Hawaii is most famous for the large marine species that thrive in its waters. Pay attention to find spotted eagle rays, manta rays, green sea turtles, sandbar sharks, tiger sharks, reef sharks, Hawaiian monk seals, dolphins, and even humpback whales.