Kona (Big Island) is located on Hawaii Island (Big Island) It is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain, but it’s remarkable for more than just its size. The North and South Kohala Coast provides spectacular diving opportunities.
Garden Eel Cove at Makako Bay
The location for the world-famous Manta Ray Night Dive. A healthy coral reef is the launch pad into this Manta Ray territory. It slopes dramatically into an underwater landscape where you will witness the rhythmical dance of garden eels. But when the sun goes down, the spectacular night dive begins as Manta Rays come to feed off plankton – a thrilling experience for every underwater adventurer.
Turtle Pinnacle/Turtle Heaven
Looking for Green Sea Turtles relaxing in an underwater spa? Then this is the place. As turtles rest on the reef, Kole eat the algae off their backs. Yellow tans, damsels and wrasses also get in on the action. It’s also great dive spot for sighting moray eels, octopi and healthy coral reefs. A show stealer in diving circles!
Only accessible by boat, this diving spot is one of the best. Witness trumpetfish, triggerfish and trevally cruising between colourful coral structures, and expansive lava rock wall (aka Wash Rock) and a carousel shaped cavern with mini skylights. This site is where big things might swim by. Divers have seen manta rays, sharks, and even humpback whales at Kaiwi Point!
Other sites include: Suck’em Up Lava Tube, Golden Arches, Honokahau, Puako 76, Black Point Caves, The Lava Dome, Crystal Cove.
Fly into Honolulu International airport and transfer to a domestic flight to Kona.
We can arrange a taxi/shuttle/boat transfer to the resort.
As Kona is a major resort destination it has a variety of accommodation available including hotels, condos and liveaboards. Options to satisfy every taste and price range.
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