Big Island Scuba Diving
Scuba diving in Big Island, Hawai‘i is an experience like no other. The youngest island in the Hawaiian chain, the Big Island is still forming, making it one of the world’s top scuba diving destinations. Undersea hot and cold freshwater vents abound, making for a unique and abundant marine life habitat. Come immerse yourself in the azure Pacific and dive the Big Island’s spectacular reefs, caves, and pinnacles. If you’re lucky, you may even be joined by a pod of spinner dolphins! Learn more about scuba diving on Hawai‘i’s Big Island below!
The Big Island’s Scuba Hot Spots
Most of the Big Island’s stellar scuba spots range in depth from 10 to 100 feet. Some of the best Big Island scuba diving bar none is off the west shore, where visibility is often up to 100 feet. In North Kōhala are spectacular Horseshoe Reef (20–60 ft.), Lava Dome (30–90 ft.), and Black Point (30–90 ft.). In South Kōhala you’ll find Puakō, (30–70 ft.) and Alice’s Wonderland (25-80 ft.). World-class scuba sites along the North and South Kona Coast include Harlequin, Manta Ray Village, 6th Hole, and KPC. On the east side, the best diving is from shore. Check out Lele‘iwi Beach and Richardson’s Beach Park, both in Keaukaha.
Big Island Scuba Charters
For diving the Big Island, Kona Diving Company is, as we say here in Hawai‘i, da bomb! They know every awesome scuba spot, and cater to every level of diver. Pacific Rim Divers has a competent, friendly team of pro divemasters and offers numerous day and night dive packages. Kona Honu Divers also offers several excellent day and night dives, and has an “Open Ocean Safari” that focuses on diving with large marine animals. Most dive shops on the Big Island rent scuba gear, and all Big Island scuba diving charters are located in Kona-Kailua.
It is important to remember that if you are going to Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Volcanoes National Park, over Saddle Road, or taking an air tour, you must wait 24 hours after scuba diving due to the altitude change.
Get Ready to Go Down Under
Whether an absolute newbie or a seasoned diver, a life-enriching scuba experience awaits you off the shores of the Big Island. Get ready to go down under by contacting our scuba diving Big Island, Hawai‘i charter experts today at ILoveHawaii.com to book your adventure down under.
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