Hawaii, Micronesia & Pacific
Hawaii scuba diving holidays in the Pacific offers a diving holiday with many outstanding dive sites and spectacular night dives. The best way to dive Hawaii is aboard a liveaboard. The 50th State of the USA, the Hawaiian chain comprises hundreds of volcanic islands spread over 1,500 square miles of ocean off the west coast of mainland USA. Of the eight main islands, Hawaii is by far the largest and often called “Big Island”. Kona, also known for its coffee cultivated on nearby slopes, is the boarding place for our liveaboard.
Big Island offers many outstanding dive sites including cleaning stations and spectacular night dives where soaring mantas glide within feet of divers. The unique, volcanic underwater topography is a divers wonderland with lava tubes, bommies, arches and huge craters like “Au Au Crater,” create a spectacular backdrop for Hawaii’s many indigenous species of buttlerfly fish and a playground for turtles, dolphins, frogfish and shark. More than 20% of the Hawaiian reef fishes are found nowhere else in the world, including countless Butterfly fish and Angelfish. Other marine species include Hawaiian lionfish, mantas and eels. Humpback Whales migrate through Hawaii November through February a truly spectacular sight.
Culture & Activities
The Big Island forms part of the enchanting Hawaiian archipelago. It is worth incorporating a land based stay visiting Maui with a spectacular centrepiece of a live volcano, lush green landscapes and tumbling waterfalls, beaches of white sand, bordered with swaying palms and the most magnificent waves on this earth. Endless hours of sunshine, a tropical climate with Honolulu, Wakiki Beach and Pearl Harbour on many lists of excursions to make during a visit to this very welcoming and special destination.
Best Time: November - February
Average Air temps: 22-26°C
Average Water temps: 25-30°C
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Great Reasons to Dive in Kona, Hawaii