Diving in Hawaii

Dive Guide for Hawaii

Hawaii is a dream destination with equal beauty both above and below the surface of the ocean. For divers and snorkelers, the islands offer a diverse range of underwater landscapes and marine life. On land, you will find beautiful beaches, lush jungles, mountains, and volcanoes.

Marine Life: Divers can expect encounters with endemic species of reef fish along with large marine animals such as manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles, whitetip reef sharks, and tiger sharks. Hawaii is also known for its seasonal visitors such as humpback whales which can often be seen during the winter.

Volcanic Formations: Hawaii's volcanic origins have resulted in unique underwater formations. The lava rock formations create caves, arches, and lava tubes that divers can explore.

Dive Sites: Hawaii offers a variety of dive sites suitable for divers of all levels. One of the most thrilling diving experiences in Hawaii is the opportunity to do a manta ray night dive. On the Big Island you can join a guided dive to witness these majestic creatures as they feed on plankton. It is an unforgettable and awe-inspiring experience.

Hawaii Dive Sites

Types of dives in Hawaii

Salt water Boat Snorkel site Easy entry Shore Wall Restroom on site Showers on site Deep (80ft/24.5m) Food vendor on site Surf Surge Waves Cavern Swim through Wreck Current Drift

Water Temperature

When to dive in Hawaii

Hawaii generally enjoys favorable diving conditions year-round. The water temperature varies from around 75°F (24°C) in winter to 80°F (27°C) in summer. Visibility can vary depending on the location and weather conditions but is often good, ranging from 60 to 100 feet (18 to 30 meters).

Essential Gear

Never Miss a Dive

Save a Dive Kit The Scuba Directory

Save a Dive Kit

Limited time deal
$59.99 Was: $69.99

High visibility design

Surface Marker Buoy The Scuba Directory

Surface Marker Buoy with Reel

Limited time deal
$48.95 Was: $58.95