If you like scuba diving, then one of the best destinations to visit in order to indulge in your hobby is Hawaii. Regardless of whether you are an experienced scuba diver or are just going to begin, there are excellent dive sites around Hawaii to research. Let us take a look at some of the top scuba diving areas in Hawaii.
Kealakekua Bay (Hawaii Island)
Kealakekua Bay is the ideal spot for both snorkelling and scuba diving. As a result of the fact that the bay is shielded by cliffs, the water is very calm and the bay is home to a plethora of marine life. It is also possible to either kayak or have a boat ride to the nearby Captain James Cook memorial that’s also a great spot for some snorkelling. Captain Cook was of course, the man who discovered the Hawaiian Islands back in 1778.
Another place on Hawaii Island where there is bountiful opportunity for scuba diving is Honaunau Bay. The bay is protected from the hills on the southwest coast of the island and has calm, clear waters. The bay may be known as ‘Two Steps’ because of a spot on the coast where the volcanic rock has worn away to form a two step point of entry into the water! It’s like it was made for scuba divers! There are hundreds of species of fish and you might even spot the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle!
In the most south-eastern tip of Oahu you may find Hanauma Bay, one of Hawaii’s best scuba diving areas. It is actually a Marine Life Conservation District so entrance to the bay is strictly controlled to maintain the fragile ecosystem in the bay. However, it is family friendly and has some stunning reefs and friendly fish in every colour of the rainbow.
Kee Beach is at the Northern end of Kauai and featured a protected lagoon that is simply perfect for snorkeling. However, this should be limited to the summer months as the water can become rough and dangerous during winter.
Hulopoe Bay (Animal Removal)
On the Southern coast of Lanai is located Hulope Bay which was named America’s Best Beach! It is easy to see why when you examine the beautiful golden sands and clam, clear water. The secluded beach is a favorite spot for snorkelers and you will find fabulous tidal pools perfect for children. There’s also excellent hiking if you feel like a while out of the water.