Garden Island Dive Sites Teeming With Colorful Marine Life
Pristine and warm ocean waters with thriving coral reefs makes Kauai ideal for scuba diving adventures, especially with the lush and green backdrop of the Garden Island adding to the magical experience.
More than 30 great scuba diving sites are located around Kauai and the neighboring island of Niihau including numerous shoreline dive sites and many offshore dive locations visited on custom dive boats.
These dive sites are teeming with colorful fish and other marine life that inhabits lava arches, coral caves other interesting underwater topography where an abundance of sea life congregates.
Aquariums near Nawiliwili is known for its lobsters and octopi while Brennecke’s Ledge features rare black coral. At Sheraton Cavern in Poipu the ledges and lava tube are inhabited by a plethora of marine life, and off Kipu Kai is the famed Black Mountain dive site.
On the west side is the famed Mana Crack which resembles a sunken barrier reef and is home to many very large fish. Tunnels on the north shore is famous for its many caverns and tunnels as well as its black coral, white tip reef sharks and plethora of other marine life.
More than 650 species of fish inhabit Hawaiian waters and more than 400 of these species are reef and inshore fishes that you might see on a Kauai scuba diving adventure, not to mention dolphins, humpback whales, green sea turtles, monk seals and more.
Scuba Diving Instruction and Dive Tours On Kauai
Several dive companies on Kauai provide high-quality scuba instruction by experienced and personable staff who are trained to make safety the top priority. Instructors choose the best scuba diving site for the day’s ocean conditions, taking into account water clarity and other factors.
A variety of scuba diving certification classes are offered on Kauai, from the new Scuba Diver rating all the way up to Instructor. Also offered are Specialty Diver courses including use of a DPV Diver (diver propulsion vehicle). With the increased mobility of a propulsion vehicle you will cover up to eight times more distance and you will feel like you are flying underwater!
Introductory dives are offered for those who are not yet certified for scuba diving. No matter what your skill level, the well-trained staff will ensure an exciting Kauai scuba diving experience. Always use caution in and around Kauai’s ocean waters. See Kauai Ocean Safety Tips.
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