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What is best island for scuba diving in Hawaii?
Scubakat67 - 3/01/2013 6:20 PM
Category: Travel
Replies: 11

need recommendations for what Island is good and where to stay and dive.?? going in Oct of this year..
Scubakat67 - 3/02/2013 5:55 PM
thanks for the input.. I am a little overwhelmed with options.. so looking forward to it thought..
Eric_R - 3/03/2013 11:01 AM
I did Oahu and Maui and enjoyed both. Lots of wrecks with easy access at Oahu and Molokini crater off Maui is the bomb. They each have their unique options for diving. Don’t forget to weigh the between diving options as well. Maui has the road to Hana that’s the most scenic twisting turning drive you’ll ever have. Over 600 hairpin curves with nearly 60 narrow bridges of which 46 are one lane.
NewtoScubaHB2 - 3/03/2013 12:24 PM
I like Maui and had good experience with MAUI DIVING SCUBA CENTER, Mark was great to work with and they got me scheduled on boats without issues. Several good sites on Maui and choices.

Going to Kauai in June 2013, first time back as a diver to Kauai. Looking forward to it. Been to Lanai, my favorite island, but not yet as a diver.
Greg - 3/04/2013 11:32 AM
This guy likes Kona:

"the day to day viz in Kona is tough to match as rain does not affect our visability here"

"Kona is unique in the Hawaiian islands in that we have a couple of great big volcanoes that block the tradewinds"

"Dive operator-wise, Kona has a bunch of good ones. You should be able to find one that meets your needs."
CallieJax - 3/07/2013 11:19 AM
I dove Kona and it was awesome.
B4UDive - 3/31/2013 1:46 AM
Out of all the islands, I find that Maui has the most to offer for shore diving. Plus, from Maui, you have boat dives that go to Lanai, Molokini, and Molokai. Can’t beat the diversity! Kona side of the Big Island would be my second choice.
joeyro16 - 4/27/2013 6:45 AM
Dove all of the islands and Kona is my favorite. Lots of great shoe diving. Maui is a close second. Check out will give you many great tips (also some warnings) Have fun!
joeyro16 - 4/27/2013 6:45 AM
Shore diving.
LoriA - 5/16/2013 1:54 AM
I’ve have been diving at Oahu and Kona. Oahu was ok but highly recommend Kona (the vis is much better). Used Kona Honu Divers and they were great. Definitely do the Manta Ray night dive!