Hawaiian Dive Sites Green Sea Turtle, Maui HawaiiThe table below contains a complete listing of major Hawaiian dive sites from the big island of Hawaii to Kauai and Maui as well as the other islands . There are a number of great scuba diving sites all around the Hawaiian Islands.  From the incredible Manta Ray dive off the coast of Kona to the awe inspiring Hammerhead dive off of Molokai.  You can hear Humpbacks singing underwater from December to April and you may, if you are extremely lucky, have a Humpback share part of your dive with you.

When you are considering Hawaiian Dive Sites and scheduling your trip, the most important aspect from my perspective, is your level of diving expertise and your goals for diving in Hawaii.  There are some great dives in Hawaii, but some of these are only recommended for advanced divers.  There are enough dive sites for anyone to enjoy, so just make sure to read about the sites you intend to visit and then plan accordingly.  There are some great drift dives, some amazing crazy adventure dives and then many, many dives suitable for all levels of divers that have great varieties of marine life

Remember when you are diving in Hawaii, you are diving in cooler water, so the corals will be hard corals and look very different from those of the warm Caribbean.  However, these corals and reefs are just as alive and if you take the time to explore you will find some great examples of bio-diversity and a few sites that will blow your mind.  I have also provided a rating for each of the Hawaiian dive sites where I have enough information to provide a reasonable rating.  View my dive site rating system for more information on how I have developed the ratings.

Visit Hawaiian Dive Sites for reviews and information on selected dive sites.

LocationNameDepthAccessRating
Maui Hawaii7 Pools60ft / 18mShore
Back Wall130-160ft /39-48m
Boat
Baldwin Beach60ft / 18mShore
Big Beach30ft / 9mShore
Black Rock25-30 ft / 7-9m
Shore
Carthaginian II90ft / 27mBoat
Cemetery20ft / 6mShore
Coral Gardens35ft / 11mBoat
D.T. Flemming Beach30ft / 9mShore
Dragon Reef25-70 ft / 7-21m
Boat
Enenue50-120 ft / 15-36m
Boat
F-6-F Hellcat30 ft / 9m
Boat
Five Caves/Graves20-50 feetBoat / Shore
Haleki’i Point60ft / 18mShore
Haloa Point50ft / 15mShore
Hana Bay50ft / 15mShore
Hidden Pinnacle120 ft / 36m
Boat
Honokohau Bay50ft / 15mBoat / Shore
Honolua Bay35ft / 11mBoat / Shore
Hononana Bay50ft / 15mShore
Hyatt/Marriott Reef50 feetBoat
Inside Crater10-60 feetBoat
Kahakuloa Bay70ft / 21mShore
Kahawaihapapa Point160ft / 49mBoat / Shore
Kahekili Beach20ft / 6mShore
Kamaole Beach Parks25ft / 8mShore
Kapalua Bay & Beach45ft / 14mShore
Ke’anae Peninsula60ft / 18mShore
La Perouse Bay50ft / 15mShore
Lookout40ft / 12mShore
Makena Beach30ft / 9mShore
Makule’ia Bay40ft / 12mShore
Mala Pier45ft / 13mShore
Maliko Bay60ft / 18mShore
Manu’ohule50ft / 15mShore
Marty’s Reef60ft / 18mBoat
McGregor Point50ft / 15mShore
Mokolea Point110ft / 33mShore
Molokini Crater110ft / 33mBoat
Nahiku60ft / 18mShore
Nakalele Point150ft / 45mBoat / Shore
Napili Bay30ft / 9mShore
Nu’u Bay45ft / 14mShore
Olowalu35ft / 11mBoat / Shore
Pauwela Point50ft / 15mShore
Puu Koae100ft / 48mBoat
Reef’s End100ft / 30mBoat
Shark Ledges160ft / 48mBoat
The Tubes40ft / 12mBoat
Ulua & Mokapu Beach35ft / 11mBoat / Shore
Wai’anapanapa50ft / 15mShore
Wailea & Polo Beach50ft / 15mBoat / Shore
Lanaist Cathedral45-60 feetBoat
2nd Cathedral15-65 feetBoat
ArmchairBoat
Barge HarborBoat
Fish Rock15-70 feetBoat / Shore
Houlopo’e/Manele Bay20-35 feetShore
Lighthouse ReefBoat
Menpachi CavesBoat
Monolith15-70 feetBoat
OtherBoat
Pyramids40-80 feetBoat
Sargent Major15-50 feetBoat
Sargent Minor15-50 feetBoat
Shark Fin25-90 feetBoat
Turtle Haven60ft / 18mBoat
Wash Rock65 feetBoat
Oahu100ft Hole70-160 feetBoat
Black Rock / Ulua Cave40-90 feetBoat
Blow Hole20-60 feetShore / Boat
Corsair Plane107 feetBoat
Devils Rock70 feetBoat
Dominique’s Wall35-95 feetBoat
Electric Beach10 – 30ftShore
Ewa Pinnacles50-80 feetBoat
Fantasy Reef40-60 feetBoat / Shore
Hanauma Bay15 -70 feetShore
Ka’ena Point20-45 feetBoat
Kahala Barge80 feetBoat / Shore
Kahuku Ledge70-160 ftBoat
Kahuna Canyon35-100 feetBoat
Keaau Corner35-70 feetBoat / Shore
Kewalo Pipe40 feetBoat
Lanai Lookout107 feetShore
Land Of OZ20-70 feetBoat / Shore
Makaha Caverns30 – 45 feetBoat / Shore
Makapu’u Point45 feetBoat / Shore
Makua Valley Ridge33-45 feetShore
Manana “Rabbit” Island40-80 feetBoat / Shore
Mokolea35-70 feetBoat / Shore
Moku Manu90 feetBoat
Mole Heaven60 feetShore
Pearl Harbor Wall5 -60 feetBoat / Shore
Police Beach15-85 feetBoat
Rainbow Reef And Magic Island20 – 60ftShore
Sea Cave40-80 feetBoat / Shore
Sea Tiger80 – 120 feetBoat
Seaplane Wreck90-110 feetBoat
Sharks Cove15-60 feetShore
Tech Reef10 – 25 feetShore
The Mahi70-95 ftBoat
Three Tables20-45ftShore
Turtle Canyon / Koko Craters30-40 feetBoat
Turtle Heaven10-100 feetBoat / Shore
Turtle Street25-30 feetShore
Unnamed Reef60-70 feetBoat / Shore
Waialua Wall10-80 feetBoat / Shore
Waimea Wall25-60 feetBoat / Shore
Y0-25780-100 feetBoat
MolokaiFish Bowl40-60 feetBoat
Fish Rain100ft / 30.5mBoat
The Cove / Fish Cove20-100 feetBoat
Hole In The Wall20-120 feetBoat
Mokuhooniki Rock / Elephant Rock90-100 feetBoat
KauaiAhukini Landing160ft / 49mShore
Blue Bluffs110ft / 33mBoat
Brennecke’s Ledge50ft / 15mBoat
Dragon’s Head45ft / 14mBoat
Fast Lanes50ft / 15mBoat
Fishbowl80ft / 8mBoat
General Store35ft / 11mBoat
Icebox55ft / 17mBoat
Ke’e Lagoon80ft / 24mShore
Keyhole60ft / 18mBoat
Lehua Gardens50ft / 15mBoat
Luckenbach60ft / 18mShore
Mana Crack95ft / 29mBoat
Niihau Arches60ft / 18mBoat
Oceanarium130ft / 40mBoat
PK50ft / 15mShore
Pyramid Point60ft / 18mBoat
Sheraton Caverns30ft / 9mBoat
South Point60ft / 18mBoat
Stairway To Heaven50ft / 15mBoat
Turtle Bluffs50ft / 15mBoat
Vertical Awareness50ft / 15mBoat
Big Island Hawaii‘Au ‘Au Crater130ft / 40mBoat
Black Coral Forest130ft / 40mBoat
Chimney70ft / 21mBoat
Coral Domes80ft / 24mBoat
Driftwoods80ft / 24mBoat
Fantasy Reef50ft / 15mBoat
Frog Rock60ft / 18mBoat
Golden Arches60ft / 18mBoat
Hammerhead Point100ft / 33mBoat / Shore
Henry’s Cave65ft / 20mBoat
Horseshoe Bay60ft / 18mBoat
Kaiwi Point130ft / 40mBoat
Kiholo Bay115ft / 15mBoat
Ledges130ft / 40mBoat
Leleiwi70ft / 21mShore
Long Lava Tube50ft / 15mBoat
Mahai’ula130ft / 40mBoat
Mahi Reef60ft / 18mBoat
Makalawena50ft / 15mBoat
Manta Ray Village40ft / 12mBoat
Manuka Bay100ft / 33mBoat
Milemarker 460ft / 18mShore
Milolii90ft / 27mBoat
Old Airport60ft / 18mBoat / Shore
Pentagon30ft / 9mBoat
Pinetrees100ft / 33mBoat
Poho’iki100ft / 30mShore
Puako90ft / 27mBoat / Shore
Puhi Bay60ft / 18mShore
Punalu’u60ft / 18mShore
Richardson Beach20ft / 6mShore
Robs Reef/Twin Sisters100ft / 33mBoat
Ruddles45ft / 14mBoat
Sharkies Cove50ft / 15mBoat
South Wall70ft / 21mBoat
Suck-em-Up Caverns60ft / 18mBoat / Shore
Three Room Cave80ft / 24mBoat
Turtle Pinnacle60ft / 18mBoat
Waialea Bay35ft / 11mBoat / Shore
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