Scuba Diving

Kealakekua Bay

The Kona Coast of Hawaii offers some of the best scuba diving in the world. Visibility is often over 100' and the water temperate averages between 76 and 80 degrees. Local marine life includes turtles, manta rays, eels and two hundred varieties of Hawaiian reef fish.

One of the best shore dives in Hawaii is from the Place of Refuge beach, located just four miles south from Hale Keo Keo. Turtles are very common and Spinner Dolphins often frequent this bay. There is a natural two step entry rock formation. Dive amongst brilliant coral formations in depths of 15 to 40 feet, or down deeper along a drop off.

Boat dives can be arranged through the many scuba operations in Kona. The Manta Night Dive is one of the highest rated dives in the world. It is amazing.

We recommend Jack's Diving Locker for equipment and boat dives. Their site has a great gallery of images and information about diving up and down the coast.