Best Marine Conditions
Clear waters provide some of the best marine life and conditions found anywhere on earth and world-class deep-sea fishing and dive charters depart from Kailua Pier and Honokohau Harbour daily. The Big Island has been rated the world's number one dive destination and best for beginner dives, with excellent shallow-water snorkelling at
Molokini Crater, Maui
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Many types of habitats — coral reefs, lava tubes, caves and caverns, sandy bottoms, drop-offs and basalt boulders — join together to create Hawaii's underwater masterpiece.
Note that boat diving is one of the easiest ways to experience Hawaii's marine wilderness, while diving from the shoreline is dictated by ocean conditions and is not recommended in high surf.