Diving Sites in Hawaii
More than the magnificent view above sea level, Hawaii is also famous for what your eyes can explore under water. Hawaii attracts millions of tourists every year because of its rich marine biodiversity composed of natural wonders and fascinating history. This popular place offers Hula music, the amazing Aloha and above all are the greatest sites for diving. Here are the top 5 diving sites in Hawaii you should definitely check out:
Manta Ray Night Dive, Kailua, Kona
Listed as one of the top dive sites, Manta Ray Night Dive is an experience like no other.
Large lights built in the ocean floor attracts unbelievable amounts of plankton on the area; it also provides a smorgasbord for the majestic Manta Rays of Kona, Hawaii.
Because of the adrenaline many tourists have been a fan of this diving site.
Just a little reminder: don’t get too close to the Mantas because they can whack into you.
Sea Tiger Wreck, West of Waikiki, Honolulu
Sea Tiger, a Chinese trading vessel was confiscated for carrying illegal immigrants in the region, during early 1990.
‘Voyager Submarines’ purchased the Sea Tiger, cleaned up and then sunk as a part of diving enrichment. Today, this tourist spot is approximately 45 meters and boasts some of the most spectacular sights. Marine life like fishes, giant sea turtles, eagle rays, and moray eels live on this ship wreck.
Divers are able to penetrate the wreck with the correct dive certifications, entering through the cargo holds and bridge. Sea Tiger is still in good shape, making it an amazing experience for wreck diving enthusiasts.
Back Wall of Molokini Crater, Maui
For more experienced divers, exploring the Back Wall of Molokini Crater in Maui island is a must. Its visibility reaches over 30 meters. This spot is great for seeing wildlife including: sharks, manta rays, dolphins and even whales during certain seasons.
The Cathedrals, Lanai
The Cathedrals in Lanai is definitely one of the most popular diving sites in the whole of the Aloha State. In fact, professional divers identified it as one of the best and a world class location for divers.
Because of its depth of 18 to 20 meters; visibility is excellent that every diver can enjoy. The two pinnacles from ‘Cathedral’s’ can be used for a great wall diving and stunning arches, t. Most noteworthy, an exciting caves to explore. Like a stained glass window, cavern roofs have heights of up to six meters which covered in lava rock that lets light passed through.
Koloa Landing, Kaua’i
This is the best location to see some of the island’s rarest reef fish, including Bandit angels, dragon morays, and frog fish. And if you’re looking for more sea creatures like Eagle rays, green sea turtles, diving into Kauai’s Koala Landing should be at the top of your to do list.
This popular dive spot has the easiest diving entry because it is protected from strong winds.