Hawaii is the only state in the United States that is completely made up of islands, they officially became a part of the USA on August 21, 1959. In total Hawaii has 137 islands including islets, atolls, reefs and of course the major eight- Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Niihau, Kahoolawe, and Hawaii Island (Big Island). The islands are situated on top of a geothermal “hot spot” deep under the ocean’s surface, and on Hawaii Island the world’s most active volcano Kilauea is constantly erupting, creating more land mass everyday! Scuba diving is accessible here from the shore, boat diving and on liveaboards. Known for outstanding visibility, warm waters, abundant sea life and dive sites that suit any diver. One of the more notable dives is the manta night dive on Hawaii Island, where you sit at the bottom of the sea with flashlights pointing up and watch in amazement as the mantas come in and make huge sweeping circles feeding on plankton. The islands also have tons of cavern diving, wrecks, sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and clouds of fish!
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Jack's Diving Locker
Founded in 1981, Jack’s Diving Locker is located in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii is the best choice for divers on the Big Island. Their two locations are perfectly situated to take divers out to explore the underwater world of Kona. They offer boat diving, shore diving, and the famous Manta dive where dives can witness numerous Mantas doing their barrel roll style feeding. Jack’s Diving Locker has the most professional friendly staff around and are a joy to dive with. If you are planning a trip to Kona, be sure to spend a day or two diving with Jack’s Diving Locker!
Maui Dreams is a PADI authorized 5 Star Instructor Development Center that offers boat diving and shore diving on the island of Maui. They are dedicated to high quality education for new and experienced divers, as well as providing a fun and safe experience on their guided dives. Maui Dreams supports the Hawaii Ecotourism Association’s principles of sustainable tourism. Their guides don’t handle octopuses or remove shells from the ocean. Divers who join us will be encouraged to refrain from from wearing gloves, educated about the damage that touching coral can do and taught the value of viewing the underwater life passively, without disturbing it. Next time you are in Maui, join Maui dreams on a dive to Molokini crater for a chance to see wild dolphins or to Lanai to see the famous cathedrals!
Royal Kona Resort
Let the aloha spirit wash over you as you step into the world of Royal Kona Resort. Perched dramatically on the lava shoreline of Kailua Bay, everything you need for the perfect island vacation is at your fingertips. Enjoy sumptuous island cuisine with captivating ocean views at Don the Beachcomber Restaurant and Mai Tai Bar. Sip tropical cocktails poolside and soak up the sunshine. Explore active volcanoes. Scuba dive and snorkel with manta rays. Stroll to Kailua-Kona village for an afternoon of shopping, dining and exploration. Indulge in an oceanfront massage at the spa. Or celebrate your wedding in the beautiful destination of Kona, Hawaii. For an authentic Hawaiian experience, there's no place quite like Royal Kona Resort.
The Kona Aggressor II sleeps 14 guests in privacy and comfort. She is an 80-foot catamaran, built and powered for comfort, safety, and stability and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Accommodations include 5 double staterooms and 1 roomy quad stateroom on the upper deck. She has a beautiful spacious salon, 50 feet of sun deck with shading, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar, and grill. Diving amenities include freshwater rinse showers, camera tables, and nitrox. The sun deck features a “moon deck bar” with seating, lounge and deck chairs, stereo and CD player, shaded wet bar and grill. The Big Island's volcanic underwater topography filled with lava tubes, arches and craters is a diver's wonderland and a photographers delight. The KONA AGGRESSOR II® offers a week of liveaboard scuba diving along the western coast of the island at favorite sites. The yacht ventures far from the reach of day operators to beautiful South Point, the southernmost tip of Hawaii. Excellent snorkeling is available for non-diving passengers.