Welcome to the one of the most remote places on earth and obviously one of the greatest vacation destinations! The island chain from up to 132 islands is lying at more than 3219 kilometres (2000 mi) from the nearest continent.The biggest and the most famous island is definitely Hawaii that is also being called the Big Island! It is a true Pacific paradise for both tourists and divers. The island features all wonders of nature from the fire of lava to the ice of snow-capped volcanoes, farmland and cities, waterfalls and sandy beaches. Hawaii is all about the most pristine sceneries, cleanest air and unique marine creatures on the planet! Do you feel like you have a new thing in your bucket list? Sure you do, let’s go diving to Hawaii!
There are tonnes of diving spots around the island, however Kona side is the most famous. Because is it protected from the winds, Kona features the best conditions for divers, great visibility and calm waters. Hawaii’s volcanic underwater topography amazes all divers with its lava tubes, arches and craters.
Hawaii is home to more than 20% of the reef fishes that are found nowhere else in the world. You’ll see white-tip reef sharks, giant green sea turtles, moray eels, slipper lobsters, reef fish and hundreds of other critters at dive sites around the islands. In some locations, morning dives offer spotted dolphin sighting opportunities. In winter, you can see migrating humpback whales topside and even hear them sing when you’re underwater during their migration period from November through February.
Generally 10-30 metres/35-100 feet plus, depending on conditions.
A comfortable average of 23-27°C/74-80°F overall, towards the cool end of this range in winter and warmer in summer. 3-5mm wetsuit recommended
Generally tropical, but temperature and climate can change dramatically depending on where you are located on a particular island.
Who to go diving on liveaboard with
The KONA AGGRESSOR II operates out of downtown Kailua-Kona. The KONA AGGRESSOR II offers a week of hassle-free diving along the western coast of the island at favorite sites. Excellent snorkeling is available for non-diving passengers.