Kona offers a great mix of marine life and dive-site opportunities. From reefscapes, to lava tubes, and from Mantas to indigenous butterfly fish, there truly is something for everyone.
Which Hawaiian island is best for scuba diving?
Some of the best scuba diving in Hawaii can be found on Big Island along the southwest coast of Kona, and also at sites close to Honolulu on Oahu. These sites are accessible and close to plenty of accommodation and transport links, making them the most popular in Hawaii.
Do you need a wetsuit to dive in Kona?
Wetsuit. Even though the waters are warm, you still need a wetsuit to scuba dive in Hawaii. However, it doesn’t need to be very thick or insulated. A 3mm thickness is just right for Hawaiian waters.
What is the best time of year to scuba dive in Hawaii?
Diving in Hawaii can be enjoyed year-round, with average water temperature between 75-80°F (24-27°C) which reach their peak in September. A 3mm wetsuit is preferred in the winter whilst a 1mm rash vest is suffice for the summer.