Hawaii has some of the best scuba diving in the world.  From large pelagic species to lava tubes, hard corals, nudibranchs to a wide variety of endemic species. Dive sites here differ greatly from those in warmer, more temperate environments, but that does not mean they are any less spectacular.  In fact, one of my favorite dive sites on the planet is on the north eastern end of Molokai.  This dive site, know as Fish Rain, is on Moku Ho’oniki rock and in the Pailolo channel.  It is famous as a Hammerhead dive, but the reef here is amazing which some of the richest biodiversity anywhere in Hawaii or for that matter in the world.Hawaiian Dive Site Reviews, Fish Rain. Molokai Hawaii

The article provides Hawaiian Dive Site Reviews of selected scuba diving sites from a variety of the Hawaiian islands. Each review provides an overview of the dive site, a look at what you will expect to find, including photographs taken on the sites.  The reviews also provide a rating covering several aspects of the dive including:

  1. Access
  2. Depth
  3. Visibility
  4. Current
  5. Marine Species Variety
  6. Reef Health
  7. Pelagic species
  8. Wreck dive

Click on any of the sites below to read the complete review or go to Hawaii Dive Site Listings for the complete list of dive sites in Hawaii.  See Dive Site Reviews for information on ratings.


Rating Poor Below Average Average to Good Good to Very Good Excellent
Scale 0 to 1.0 1.01 to 2 2.01 to 3 3.01 to 4 4+


Hawaiian Dive Site Reviews


Dive Site Rating
Garden Eel Cove 3.50
Golden Arches 2.74
Lone Tree Arch 3.27
Manta Ray Dive 4.13
Sukem Up Cavern 3.27


Dive Site Rating
First Cathedrals 3.31
Sergeant Major 3.19


Dive Site Rating
Black Rock 2.84
Carthaginian II 3.14
Five Caves 2.56
Mala Pier 3.59
Molokini Crater 3.69


Dive Site Rating
Fish Rain 4.63

If you are interested in other dive sites please check out:

Grand Cayman Dive Site Reviews

I will also be putting up other reviews for dive sites in Indonesia and Malaysia shortly.  Also be sure to let me know what your favorite dive sites are and as always, the pool is open….

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