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Snorkeling and Scuba on Kauai

As amazing as this island is on land, you’ll discover even more incredible sights in the waters of Kauai. While flourishing gardens and rainforests get most of the attention on Kauai, the island offers a wide range of snorkeling and scuba spots to explore under the sea.

On the North Shore, fantastic shoreline snorkeling beaches include the reefs off Kee Beach and Haena Beach Park. Anini Beach offers a lagoon great for beginning snorkelers. Makua, or “Tunnels,” Beach in Haena also has a wide reef area that’s a treat to the senses.

On the East Side, Lydgate Beach Park offers a protected snorkeling lagoon great for keiki (children) snorkelers.

On the South Shore, Poipu Beach State Park offers protected areas for snorkelers. Be sure to check ocean conditions and currents prior to going out, especially during the big north shore swells of the winter.

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Kauai also offers a variety of scuba sites for beginners and experienced divers. Dive tours offer plenty of tropical fish, reef creatures, dolphins and honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles) to discover. Experienced divers will generally find more thrilling spots on the east and west shores, including cave exploration and lava tubes.
Those new to scuba should start on the north or south shores (Hanalei, Kee Beach, or Poipu Beach). 

You can rent all the necessary gear and equipment on Kauai, as well as get your certification on the island, but bring your medical paperwork with you if you choose to get certified. Also, keep in mind that if you drive to Waimea Canyon or Kokee State Park, or want to take a helicopter excursion, you need to wait 24-hours due to altitude change. 

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Napali Coast Snorkel Sail
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Holo Holo Charters
4353 Waialo Rd
Eleele, HI 96705-0940
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Holo Holo Charters is the only Kauai boat tour company that offers daily snorkeling and sightseeing trips to the Napali Coast and "Hawaii's Forbidden Island" of Niihau. Experience unique marine life while exploring sea caves, waterfalls, cliffs, beaches, and valleys. Call 808-335-0815 to learn more.

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Kauai Bound
3486 Rice St
Lihue, HI 96766
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Kauai Bound is a locally owned snorkel, golf, underwater camera, and beach rental and retail shop located in Lihue at Anchor Cove Shopping Center. We carry quality dry snorkels with silicone masks, new Wilson golf sets, underwater cameras, and more!

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Kauai Beach Boys
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Kauai Beach Boys
3610 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766
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Kauai Beach Boys is Kauai's most complete ocean fun headquarters. We offer surf and stand up paddling lessons, thrilling outrigger canoe rides in the surf, beach gear rentals and sunset catamaran tours of Kalapaki Bay and the Huleia River and private Kauai Lagoons sunset tours.

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Kayak Kauai
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Kayak Kauai
3-5971 Kuhio Hwy
Wailua River Marina
Kapaa, HI 96746
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National Geographic winner! – Located at Wailua River Marina - Summer Na Pali sea kayak tours - Poipu Winter Whale Watching - Wailua River waterfall tour - Hanalei River paddle & snorkel adventure - Island wide hiking tours - Stand Up Boards Rentals - Camping outfitters - VACATION RENTALS.

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