Kauai’s waters offer a diversity of reef topography in combination with a rich assortment of marine life that makes for truly remarkable diving. Dive sites like Koloa Landing in Sunny Poipu and Tunnels Reef in Haena are nurseries for many colorful reef fish including triggerfish, surgeonfish, parrotfish, butterflyfish, and moray eels. Majestic lava tubes, rocky outcroppings, and large coral structures create the perfect habitat for fish to prosper.
In Kauai, we are also very lucky to encounter the endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle on nearly every dive! The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles can reach 300+ pounds and are prolific on Kauai. Their main food source, which is algae, grows in abundance here because Kauai is one of the wettest spots on earth. Rivers flowing into the sea from our mountain ranges disperse nutrients which feed algae and make it thrive. Because of this, the sea turtles stay close to shore and allow for awesome viewing encounters.
The waters off Kauai are home to some of the best scuba diving locations in the world featuring spectacular coral reefs, bountiful marine life, lava rock formations, enormous caves and incredible visibility.