6 Best Dive Sites in Kauai in 2024

🌴 Scuba diving in Kauai, Hawaii, offers divers the opportunity to explore the vibrant underwater world of the Pacific Ocean. Kauai is the oldest and fourth-largest Hawaiian island and is known for its lush landscapes, diverse marine life, and stunning coastline. Kauai offers dive sites for both beginner and advanced divers.

The 6 Best Dive Sites in Kauai

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Camp 1, Kauai

  (1 review)
Dive Type:
Boat Salt water

Camp 1, Kauai Dive Site

This site has amazing topography with many ledges, crevices, and arches to explore. Keep a lookout for white tip reef sharks, turtles, and frog fish that are known to frequent the area.

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Sheraton Caverns, Kauai

  (5 reviews)
Dive Type:
Boat Cavern Salt water Swim through

Sheraton Caverns, Kauai Dive Site

One of the most popular dive sites on Kauai and for good reason. Sheraton Caverns gives divers the opportunity to swim through sunlit lava tubes and is home to sea turtles and many schools of fish.

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Hale O Honu, Kauai

  (2 reviews)
Dive Type:
Boat Salt water Surge Waves

Hale O Honu, Kauai Dive Site

Hale O Honu or "House of Turtle” is one of the most active turtle cleaning stations around Kauai. You can watch hard working fish nibble away at the turtle shells to clean them up.

Also keep a lookout for frog fish, nudibranchs and white tip reef sharks.

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Tortuga, Kauai

  (5 reviews)
Dive Type:
Boat Salt water

Tortuga, Kauai Dive Site

Tortuga is another great spot to see turtle cleaning stations. Here, the turtles hang out above the reef, patiently waiting for their turn to be cleaned. This dive site is renowned for its abundance of marine life including octopus, moray eels, nudibranch, boxfish, grouper, and of course, sea turtles.

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Salt Pond, Kauai

  (4 reviews)
Dive Type:
Easy entry Restroom on site Salt water Shore Showers on site Snorkel site

Salt Pond, Kauai Dive Site

Salt Pond is a great spot to shore dive, snorkel, or just spend the day at the beach. There are restrooms and showers on site, and a tranquil atmosphere that makes this a must-visit destination on Kauai.

The entry into the water is from a sandy beach and is great for beginners. Once you descend you will encounter a wide array of marine creatures and coral formations.

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Koloa Landing - Shore Dive, Kauai

  (6 reviews)
Dive Type:
Easy entry Restroom on site Salt water Shore

Koloa Landing - Shore Dive, Kauai Dive Site

Koloa Landing is located on the South Shore of Kauai and is one of the most popular shore dives on the island. This dive site has an easy entry into the water and often calm ocean conditions.

The reef here is full of vibrant stony corals and an abundance of marine life. Expect to see green sea turtles, multiple species of eels, scorpionfish, and octopus.

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