Diving at Hawaiian islands

Hawaii is located in the center of the Pacific Ocean. This is a chain of islands that consists of 8 large and 124 small islands of volcanic origin. Coagulated flows of lava create fancy underwater landscapes – tubes, arches, craters that create the atmosphere of a magical place. Hawaii is a home for endemic species, 20% of which are Hawaiian reef fish that cannot be found anywhere else. The national symbol is reef triggerfish. Besides, divers can find here lots of other marine dwellers. In Hawaii both daily and safari diving is possible. Yachts in the safari diving mode swim along the western coast of Kona island, where it is possible to see mantas and giant marine turtles. Other islands are not less attractive. For example, Molokini is a crater that was created by volcano lava where approximately 250 endemic fish species and 38 coral species live. Maui island is windsurfers’ favorite place and it’s also a place where various exotic dwellers can be found. At Kaui there is diving at the reefs and in the caves, covered with coral gardens and inhabited with sharks. Wreck diving is also possible here. Ohaku island attracts divers with sunken ships. Hawaii has plenty of the dive sites that are suitable for both beginners and professionals. Location: The middle of the North Pacific Ocean, to the south-west of North America What to see: There are various corals, schools of butterflyfish, Zebra spiny eels, Spanish dancers, angelfish, Hawaiian lionfish, Lunula (Raccoon) butterflyfish, dolphins, turtles, mantas, humpback whales (November-February), toadfish, and national fish – reef triggerfish. Depth: 6-12m/20-40ft Currents: 1-3knots Visibility: 10-30m/32-98ft Season for diving: Diving is possible all year round. However, a greater amount of the rainfall Hawaiian islands get from October to April. In other time it is dry, but with the increase of temperature the risk of hurricanes increases as well. The hurricane season lasts from June to November. Tsunamis are possible as well. They mainly come from the north. Air temperature varies between 29-32C/84-90F in summer and 18-21C/64-70F in winter. On some days the temperature can rise above 32C/90F and fall below 16C/61F. Water temperature varies between 22-26C/72-79F. See more details and prices for Hawaii liveaboard trips.

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