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.

Diamond Center
Instructor Training Center
Instructor Training Center

{{ item.stateLong }}, {{item.countryLong}}
Show affiliated dive sites
Affiliated dive site {{additionalItem.title}} {{additionalItem.distance}} km


{{item.stats.loggedDives}} Logged Dives
Show affiliated dive centers
Affiliated divecenter {{additionalItem.title}} {{additionalItem.distance}} km
No results/current events found. Please try another search term.

Featured places to go in Hawaii

Underwater 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.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Tiger Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Whitetip Reef Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Molluscs
Octopus
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Tiger Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Whitetip Reef Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Molluscs
Octopus

DIVING INSPIRATIONS

Scuba Diving is a fascinating sport

START DIVING

Scuba Diving is a fascinating sport, with many adventures waiting for you.

absolute silence and freedom only with one breath

FREEDIVING

Get absolute silence and freedom only with one breath. Freediving is amazing.

Diving and Family: possible destinations and activities

FAMILY

Diving and family in one package? No problem, find here possible destinations and activities.

follow footsteps of the past or explore a cave

CAVES

It’s an amazing feeling, follow footsteps of the past or explore a cave.

 Get more Inspiration
where are the best places for diving

SPECIAL

What’s new in the diving industry? And where are the best places for diving?

Diving is a sport in nature

ENVIRONMENT

Diving is a sport in nature. Learn more about the creatures, ecology and conditions of our oceans.

facts about Swim and Lifeguard

SWIM

Read interesting stories, news and facts about Swim and Lifeguard.

Discover the world of Mermaids

MERMAID

Your dream will come true move like a glamorous mermaid underwater. Discover the world.