ScubaDivingVacation.netDiving Resorts & Hotels In Big Island, Hawaii

Hawaii is known for many things such as great weather, beautiful, sandy beaches and a unique and colourful culture. For divers, a one-of-a-kind diving experience rarely seen anywhere else awaits! The water is warm and calm, and the sea is clear and full of marine life, caverns and other interesting sites. Altough there are diving spots all over the islands, one of the best places for scuba diving vacations in Hawaii is on the main island in the chain also known as The Big Island. While on a dive in this area, tourists can expect to see many things such as sea turtles, small sharks, dolphins, lava tubes, reefs, colourful coral and even small shipwrecks. The diving is exquisite no matter where one goes around the island, but some claim that underwater visibility is clearer on the Kona side.

Numerous companies offer tours on Big Island and all are unique in its own way. Some popular tours in the area are: Big Island Hawaii Two Tank SCUBA Dive that is know for sites such as The Garden Eel Cove, Turtle Pinnacle and Thunder Reef; Big Island Divers, known for its nighttime dives with manta rays and frequent encounters with sea turtles; Kohala Divers, which is known for encountering sharks and dolphins on most occasions and exploring lava tubes; finally, Kona Honu Divers is also known for its nighttime manta rays dive, but also for sightings of a wide variety of tropical fish, big and small. For independent divers who prefer to go on their own rather than with a tour, some of the best places to dive around the island are Place of Refuge National Park, The Captain Cook Monument, Kahaluu Beach Park, Spencer Beach Park, and Kailua Bay.

Other interesting trips available to visitors to the Big Island are the submarine tours. These excursions are a new addition to the area and are the first of their kind. The Atlantis Submarine Dives descend one-hundred feet below the surface to a large coral reef where one can view eels, turtles and reef sharks, many species of tropical fish, wrecks and caverns. These dive trips include a scenic boat ride to the site. The submarine part of the tour lasts approximately thirty-five minutes and is suitable for the whole family. Excursions leave the Kailua-Kona Pier daily at 9:30AM, 11:00AM and 12:30PM and it is rare that the available seats fill up far in advance since the submarines are so spacious at sixty-five feet and a passenger capacity of forty-eight.

Visitors planning scuba diving vacations in Big Island will no doubt prefer to stay at a hotel or resort close to the main dive sites. Since the area is so popular for the sport, many large resorts and smaller hotel chains have built up around these sites so there are many choices. The Four Seasons Resort in Kahuwai Bay is located near a beautiful, sandy beach and is close to over forty dives sites of Hawaii. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Mauna Lani Resort, Fairmont Orchid and the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel located at Anaehoomalu Bay are all close to many dive locations in that area. The Ka'awa Loa Plantation is located on a coffee farm above Kealakekua Bay and is close to popular dive spots as well. All these resorts are all within a short distance to diving but, in reality, almost any resort travelers stay at on the island will be located, at most, an hour drive away from great diving areas in Big Island Hawaii.

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