Shore Diving - Hilo, Hawaii

Some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world happens off the coasts of this archipelago.  Enjoy easy access to these great local shore diving sites on the Hilo side of the Big Island.  Visibility is not as splendid as Kona, but sea life is just as incredible.  You will see dozens of sea turtles every dive on the Hilo side. We are going … [Read more...]

Shore Diving - Kona, Hawaii

Beach & Ocean | Snorkeling | Snorkeling Tips | SCUBA Diving | Diving Tips The underwater world off the Big Island's Kona Coast is known as a premier destination for scuba divers. And why not? Its calm, crystal clear water, protected from standard trade-wind patterns by two sprawling mountain masses, often allow visibility in excess of … [Read more...]

SCUBA Diving at Captain Cook

    Permits Required to Beach Kayaks on Shore or at Captain Cook As of 2/23/2010, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is requiring permits for anyone seeking to land vessels (kayaks) along the Ka‘awaloa shoreline or moor at the wharf adjacent to the Captain Cook Monument in Kealakekua bay.  … [Read more...]

Kona Manta Ray Diving

One of the premier dives in the world is the famous Kona Manta Ray Night Dive. It is an awesome experience. Each year thousands of divers and snorkelers from all over the world come to Kona to dive with the manta rays. The Kona Coast is one of the best places in the world to get close to and observe manta rays. The best way to interact with … [Read more...]

Diving the Big Island of Hawaii

Goat Fish above Reef at Captain Cook

Some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world happens off the coasts of this archipelago. Whether you have spent or are taking the plunge for the first time there are a lot of things to know about the where, when and how of enjoying your time under the sea. Take a Virtual Tour of a Hawaiian Coral Reef More info and photos of the … [Read more...]

Portuguese Man-o-War Jellyfish Sting

We received this by email: ---------------------------- Dear Captains and Crews, Last week I was on a snorkel/scuba boat in Hawaii when a 12 year old girl was stung by a Portuguese Man of War. The girl was submerged in fresh water and other swimmers were asked to capture the creature in a bucket. She was then sprayed with vinegar. All of us were … [Read more...]

Diving with a Hawaiian Monk Seal (Kauai)

Although this post takes place on the Island of Kauai, I thought the video was interesting enough to post on this blog. I recently had a chance to dive with a Hawaiian Monk Seal off of Ni'ihau, near Kauai. It was a wonderful and unique opportunity to see this endangered species (less than 1500 known alive). The dive was pretty tame up until the … [Read more...]

Diving with the Turtles at Honaunau

I recently went SCUBA Diving with the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles at Honaunau Bay (Place of Refuge), South Kona on the Big Island. This is one of my favorite places to dive on the Big Island and offers an expansive reef in relatively shallow water (that means a lot of bottom time!) The quality of the reef is excellent with a variety of different … [Read more...]

Snorkeling at Pawai Bay

I had heard about Pawai Bay while searching the internet for snorkeling locations in Kona. I have snorkeled most of the Big Island and am constantly searching for new places to snorkel and SCUBA dive. I read that charter boats take snorkelers to Pawai Bay and decided I wanted to go and check it out. I found out that although this bay is somewhat … [Read more...]