Aa au Crater / Hawaiian Islands

Aa au Crater is a unique and incredibly interesting dive site. Three sides of its pyramid-shaped bowl have preserved in its original appearance. The walls of the crater start at 9m/60ft and descend to 60m/200ft. An intensive volcanic activity of the past created a fancy and unforgettable underwater landscape that resembles the remnants of a sunken town. Clean water and currents benefit the variety of marine life.

Location: North Pacific Ocean, eastern shore of the Kona Island

What to see: Here divers can find cancroids, colorful nudibrachs, large pelagic fish (hammerheads, whitetip reef sharks and rays).

Depth: 9-60m/30-200ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 10-30m/32-98ft

Season for diving: All year round, although the rainy season (October-April) can influence the diving. The average water temperature is 22-26C/72-79F.


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