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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.

Diving
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.

 

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Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

 

Best Time: November - February

Average Air temps: 22-26°C

Average Water temps: 25-30°C

Visibility: 30-60m 

Top Dive Sites: 
Paradise Pinnacle, Tubestria Tunnel, The Hive, Turtle Pinnacle and Rob’s Reef. 3-Room Cave -200ft lava tube with 3 large rooms, Au Au Crater - sibmerged volacano crater. Catacombs with swim throughs arches and tunnels.

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Great Reasons to Dive in Kona, Hawaii

  • Spectacular Hawaii island Volcanic UW landscapes 
  • Humpback whales migrating Nov-Feb.
  • Unique Hawaii fish.
  • Dolphin, turtles & mantas.
  • Helicopter Volcano tours, deep sea fishing, golf.
  • 7 niight liveaboard itineraries with US/Hawaii stopovers.

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.