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Explore Hawaiʻi's Underwater World

On Molokaʻi

With 1,200 miles of coral reef fringing the Hawaiian Islands, snorkeling and scuba diving are two of the island's most popular water activities. The South Shore of Molokaʻi is home to Hawaiʻi’s longest barrier reef. At 28 miles, these lush underwater gardens are teeming with green sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and a variety of tropical fish.

On Oʻahu

Don’t let the name scare you away from Shark’s Cove on the North Shore of Oʻahu—this rocky bay with clear, shallow waters is one of the top snorkeling and shore-diving locales in the world (and no, sharks aren’t common here).

On Kauaʻi 

Lydgate Beach Park is protected by a rock barrier, making its calm waters perfect for keiki (kids). 

On Maui

World-class snorkeling and diving can be found just off the shore of Maui at Molokini Crater, where crystal-clear waters support an exceptional diversity of marine life.

On Lānaʻi 

The tide pools near Hulopoʻe Bay are your best bet for snorkeling, while the lava caverns of Lānaʻi Cathedrals are a spectacular destination for a boat dive.  

On the Island of Hawaiʻi

With more miles of coastline than any other Hawaiian Island, the island of Hawaiʻi is a haven for marine life. Locals and visitors alike flock to the gentle shores of Kealakekua Bay and Hōnaunau Bay on the Kona Coast.

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