Hawaii – Glistening Sands and Gentle Surf
From ancient culture to sports, Hawaii is your own tropical back yard. With more than 600 species of fish, of which 30% are indigenous to Hawaii, these lands offer diverse environment for exploration topside and below. The sites are as varied as can get, be with its lava tubes, wall dives, shore diving, or a manta night dive, you can experience it all here.
Between the months of November – January divers are accompanied by the haunting song of the mighty humpback whales. When not diving, visit an active volcano, hike the rainforest, whale watch, or just take in the beautiful white sand beaches.
Don't forget we can also pre-book a number of other different activities for you as well, such as, city tours, luau's, sport fishing and helicopter tours.
Oahu – The third-largest island in the Hawaiian chain, is a wondrous blend of urban, rural, small-town and natural environments. With a population of about a million people, its nickname, "The Gathering Place," is very fitting. The millions of tourists from around the world who visit Oahu each year discover everything from deserted beaches and misty valleys to world-class shopping malls. Oahu's scenery should be just the beginning of all you plan to enjoy. From the grace and beauty of traditional hula to the joy of lei making, savoring traditional Hawaiian culture is a natural place for every visitor to start exploring the Islands.
Oahu Resorts/Dive Operators
The Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel – Is Waikiki's "hottest" new hotel. Located on the most scenic end of Waikiki, directly across the street from the world-famous Waikiki Beach. With two towers, Main and Mauka, one offering an affordable way to enjoy Waikiki, while being just steps from the Beach! The other (Main Tower) flaunts a beautiful, partial or full ocean view, with a tropical decor that delivers hints of Hawaiian nostalgia in an energetic style. As an added amenity, guests in the Main Tower are provided with the hotel's daily "Breakfast-on-the-Beach," a full breakfast served in a portable "to go" fashion.
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa – Directly across from world famous Waikiki Beach, the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa enchants guests with more than five acres of tropical beauty. Here, the Marriott tradition blends with the Aloha Spirit to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The resort offers newly renovated guest rooms, restaurants, amenities and two freshwater heated pools.
Sheraton Waikiki – This Oahu hotel is perfect for families seeking Hawaii activities, couples in search of romance, or weary travelers seeking a rejuvenating escape. Each of their 1,695 rooms and suites comes with either an unparalleled view of white-crested waves, the Ko'olau Mountains with their majestic silhouettes or Honolulu's whirling constellation of lights. The Sheraton has two pools and beyond the main pool lies an intimate stretch of sandy beach.
Outrigger Waikiki on The Beach – The new Outrigger Waikiki offers Waikiki's best beachfront with a beautifully redesigned lobby and 525 new guest rooms dressed in contemporary island style. Duke's Canoe Club is lively and fun and the new Hula Grill Waikiki is quickly becoming a favorite for dining at sunset with marvelous views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head.
Aaron's Dive Shop - One of the oldest scuba diving stores on the island of Oahu, having been in business for over 30 years. If you're an active scuba diver or a want to be, Aaron's is here to serve you. Their Kailua retail location supplies divers with a complete line of equipment sales and rental PLUS their unique dive trips offer something special for all types of divers: Reef Dives, Night Dives, Drift Dives, Variety of Wreck Dives, Cave or Cavern Dives, Spear Fishing Dives, Photography Dives, Easy Shallow Dives or Extreme Dives.
Kona – The Big Island of Hawaii is a land of contrasts. Its two tallest mountains pierce the sky almost 14,000 feet above sea level and yet it is encircled by more than 260 miles of shoreline where the water is warm enough for swimming every day of the year. The youngest and largest Hawaiian Island, the Big Island is still growing with volcanic eruptions from Kilauea Crater adding to its acreage on a regular basis. At sea level the waters off the Kona coast are renowned for their supply of gamefish. Every angler dreams of landing "the big one" and in Kona these fantasies come true for everyone from world-class competitors to weekend hobbyists. Charters can be easily arranged!
Kona Resorts/Dive Operators
Aston, Kona By The Sea - A relaxed oceanfront resort on a private beach cove, set among 3 acres of landscaped gardens where palm trees sway in the gentle ocean breeze. All suites offer ocean views and the "at home" comfort of fully equipped kitchens. Nearby guests will find championship golf, public tennis and the many charming boutiques and restaurants of Kailua-Kona town nearby.
Ohana Keauhou Beach Resort – Wade into oceanfront tide pools and visit gentle sea turtles. Stroll through gardens for a lesson in native trees, and encounter fragrant plumeria and colorful heleconia. The resort is decorated with exquisite displays of Hawaiian arts and crafts on display for your enjoyment. Resort amenities include the Kalona Spa, tennis courts and the Kamaaina Terrace restaurant.
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa – Crowning an ancient lava flow cascading into the serene waters along Hawaii's Big Island, this oceanfront resort offers everything from rejuvenating spa treatments to authentic luau's that offers expansive views of the dramatic Kona coastline.
Waikoloa Beach Marriott – Located on 15 tropical beach front acres, walking distance to shopping centers and award winning restaurants, the beautifully restored Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort is an island oasis beyond compare.
Jack's Diving Locker – Established in 1981, Jack's offers a wide range of customized boat charters with more than 80 great dive sites to explore. Spoiled by excellent visibility and crystal clear, calm seas that offer awesome pelagic encounters, Jack's has top of the line equipment, three comfortable, fast boats, modern training facilities and some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff.
Sandwich Isle Divers – Diving the Kona Coast since 1982, Sandwhich Isle Divers offers a unique and enjoyable small boat diving experience, with a maximum of six passengers per charter. From lava tubes, to coral reefs brimming with sea life and underwater landscapes of stunning beauty, Captain Steve and his crew will give you a diving experience you will always remember.
Kona Aggressor II – Undoubtedly the Big Island's western coast offers Hawaii's finest diving. There are over ninety miles of pristine coral gardens, caves, arches, bommies and lava tubes, which are teeming with an abundance of marine life. Now a diver can explore it all on-board the 80-foot floating dive resort, Kona Aggressor II. This intimate, luxurious power catamaran, which caters to 14 divers, offers the ultimate way to swim face-to-face with Hawaii's underwater natives such as spinner dolphin, whales, turtles, mantas and butterfly fish. The Kona Aggressor II is proud to have been named a Handicapped Scuba Association-approved barrier-free dive yacht.
Maui - Second in size in the island chain, "the Valley Isle" comprises more than 700 square miles and features two distinct locales, east Maui and west Maui. The town of Kahului is the island's transportation, commercial and financial hub. Here you'll find Maui's largest airport, as well as the island's largest harbor. Presiding over east Maui is 10,023-foot Mount Haleakala, "House of the Sun," hiking and camping in Haleakala Crater are quite popular. The center of activity in west Maui is Lahaina. This rustic whaling town was Hawaii's state capital until 1845. From classic shops along Front Street, to the Whaling Museum and the whaling ship Carthaginian, there are several days' worth of exploring on Maui. The Valley Isle also boasts the state's largest number of swimmable beaches. Offshore you'll see the islands of Lanai and Kaho'olawe, Maui's neighbors to the south.
Maui Resorts/Dive Operators
Sheraton Maui Resort, Kaanapali Beach – Privately nestled against historic Black Rock; Sheraton Maui Resort’s 23 oceanfront acres flow gracefully from the crest of Pu'u Keka'a, to the shores of world famous Ka’anapali Beach. Once the home of Hawaiian royalty, the crystal waters and vibrant reef life of Black Rock boasts one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. The pure white sand of Ka’anapali beach, along with commanding views of the regal Pacific, neighboring islands of Molokai and Lanai and the pristine coastline give Ka’anapali Beach its recognition as one of the best beaches in Hawai’i.
Marriott's Maui Ocean Club – Located on beautiful Ka'anapali Beach on one of the world's most desirable island destinations, the Maui Ocean Club is an exciting resort that invites you to experience the best of Hawaii. Whether you have a passion for golfing, diving or mountain biking surrounded by spectacular scenery, or your taste runs more toward luxuriating at a lavish resort, complete with a waterfall pool, lively restaurants, activities and entertainment, you'll find your definition of vacation paradise here.
Lahaina Divers – Located right in Lahaina town, with two custom dive boats, Lahina Divers runs daily trips from the harbor.
Maui Dive Shop – Is Hawaii's largest diving retailer with seven stores all located on the island of Maui. No matter what part of the island you are staying on, one of their stores will be near you. Their primary areas of business are; Retail sales, Scuba and Snorkel Rentals, Daily Scuba trips, Daily Snorkel trips and Diving instruction. All stores carry a wide selection of merchandise for both snorkelers and scuba divers as well as for general beach going and water activities.
Kauai - "The Garden Isle," is the oldest and fourth-largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands. Kauai's biggest city, Lihue, is where your adventure begins. The scenery is dominated by one color; green. Small towns bordered by the sea surrender to miles of sugarcane fields. Before long, a bridge crosses the Wailua River, which bustles with activities ranging from waterskiing to boat rides. Princeville and Hanalei signal your arrival on the north shore. Beaches are the main attraction here, and Lumahai Beach, where the classic South Pacific was filmed, takes top honors for beauty. Where the roads ends, one of the world's most stunning coastlines begins.
The towering pinnacles and sheer cliffs are the stuff that dreams– and movies– are made of. South Pacific, King Kong and Jurassic Park all contain scenes from this wondrous expanse. Farther west, the sleepy towns of Kalaheo, Hanapepe and Waimea are nice rest stops on your way to Kauai's undeniable highlight– Waimea Canyon, "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific."
Kauai Resorts/Dive Operators
Aston Islander on The Beach – Located on the east coast of Kauai at the Coconut Plantation Resort area. This low-rise resort is set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and swaying palm trees. All guest rooms offer charming plantation-style decor and have private lanais. Guests can relax by the beachfront swimming pool and jet spa, or take a walk on the beautiful white sand beach. The Coconut Plantation Marketplace, with more than 60 specialty shops and restaurants, is just a short stroll away.
Outrigger at Lae Nani – Nestled on a lush beachfront on Kauai's eastern shore. Tall coconut palms and well tended gardens surround the low-rise apartments in this intimate setting. Natural stones create a calm pool for relaxing in the sea water. And on the resort grounds a sacred Hawaiian site adds a special blessing to this unique locale.
Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club – Set on 800 lush tropical acres on Kalapaki Bay, it's easy to be swept away with the white sand beaches and sapphire lagoons. Horse back riding, rock climbing, golf, and a full service spa, are just a few of the amenities this resort has to offer.
Bubbles Below Kauai - Owned and operated by Ken and Linda Bail, Bubbles Below will take you on an underwater adventure that's just a little different than the usual dive charter. The 35 foot Kaimanu is Coast Guard certified to carry 18 passengers but Ken and Linda have built their business by taking smaller groups to the most interesting and unique scuba diving locations around Kauai, Niihau and Lehua Rock. For this reason Ken and Linda continue to limit the number of divers to between 6 and 8 with divemasters who are very knowledgeable in marine life. They spend time discussing what is rare and endemic in Hawaiian waters. These marine biology/ecology tours are critter intensive. They also spend time explaining relationships that are found underwater, and then view them. Like the blind shrimp that dwells with the goby, there are numerous symbiotic relationships occurring here in Hawaii.
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