Hawaii Scuba Diving is available throughout all the major Hawaiian Islands. There are many diving options. You can view your choices here!
Hawaii Diving is Enhanced By the Fact that the Hawaiian Islands are Remote
To dive in the underwater world of Hawaii is a dream most scuba divers would love to fulfill. Hawaii is of course a series of islands but truly many more than most people realize. There are eight major islands to dive: Maui, Big Island, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai, Niihau and Kahoolawe, but most people are surprised to learn that there are a total of one-hundred and forty-three islands total in the Hawaiian chain. Not only does this mean that there is a lot of reef to be explored in Hawaii but much of it is still in good shape even though the islands have been encroached upon by civilization for centuries.
Obviously Hawaii and all its islands are completely surrounded by ocean but the one fact that truly makes the waters surrounding Hawaii so different is that the islands themselves are literally so far away from any other land mass. This fact alone has played a major role in the development of the underwater world here and though the oceans of the world are obviously connected it is surprising how little migration takes place among most species of sea life and in actuality the sea life found in the waters of the Hawaiian Islands consists of 30% that are native to the Hawaiian Islands. Knowing this, it is no wonder that Hawaii has been on the “dive list” of almost every serious diver in the world.
The Diving Clarity in Hawaii is Remarkably Good
The clarity of the ocean in Hawaii also makes it a natural for scuba divers. In many places and on most days the visibility can be in excess of one-hundred feet. Water temperature in Hawaii is also a formidable factor in attracting scuba divers to its shores. The average water temperature varies throughout the year from between 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit and this accompanied by a average air temperature of between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit make diving in Hawaii all that more attractive. Having such moderate temperature ranges makes diving in Hawaii pleasant at all times of the year and hence there is really no specific season you need to arrange to be here for a diving vacation.
The Kona Coast in particular has been blessed with some of the calmest waters in Hawaii in both the morning and the afternoon allowing scuba companies to take charters out all day long. This Hawaii activity is one of the few in the State of Hawaii to feature views of Manta Rays on a regular basis.
Get beneath the water at one of the most beautiful dive locations in the world. On a Kauai diving tour you'll see crystal clear water and very interesting wild life. The added advantage that Kauai offers is the bonus island of Niihau which has fabulous diving and is a great place to see Monk seals.
There are many wonderful scuba diving spots on Maui. Probably the best known is Molokini crater. Many people snorkel there but scuba divers have a much wider range. They can dive the crater, the outer reef, or Molokini's backside "wall" which appears to descend straight down and disappear into the abyss. Many scuba enthusiasts think this is the most exciting dive of all. Another popular dive is off the shoreline of Maui's island neighbor, Lanai.
Diving on Oahu can include beach dives, boat dives, multiple dive sites and dive locations, scuba certification, night dives and PADI courses. Some of the scuba dives available on Oahu are dives to shipwrecks, a Corsair Fighter plane wreck, cave dives and dives to lava tubes and beautiful coral reefs. Many of the scuba dives on Oahu are off the coast of Waikiki and the South Shore, but some of the more adventurous scuba diving is off the coast of the North Shore.
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