Dive charters are available out of Maunalua Bay located on the south east side of Oahu.
First time scuba divers can experience the beautiful underwater world of Hawaii Kai with its unique craters and sea life while experienced divers have the opportunity to get to see old ship wrecks that offer living space to a variety of fascinating sea creatures! Don’t miss out on it!
Check out the reef dive sites as well as wreck dive sites that Hawaii Kai has to offer!
REEF DIVE SITES
Turtle Canyons is one of the most famous dive sites located at Maunalua Bay and is a perfect spot for first time scuba divers. The reef gives living space to many sea creatures such as butterfly fishes, moorish idols, eels, spotted eagle rays, and of course to the Hawaiian green sea turtle.
Another beautiful dive site for experienced, as well as first time scuba divers, is the so called “Koko Crater”. A short boat ride of about 10 minutes will take you to the two main craters of approximately 35-40ft depth where you will find a big number of Hawaiian green sea turtles and some unexpected attractions!
Hawaii Loa Ridge is another dive site located at Maunalua Bay that mostly consists of a lot of craters, bigger than the ones found at Koko Crater. This dive site is habitat of the Hawaiin green sea turtle and if you are lucky, you might spot a white tip shark!
WRECK DIVE SITES
THE CORSAIR WRECK
The Corsair Airplane Wreck is one of the most famous dive sites for advanced divers in Oahu! After engine problems during an exercise in 1946 it sank down to into the depth of the Pacific Ocean where it still remains and offers living space to eels, frogfishes and many more sea creatures.
The LCU – Landing Craft Utility – is a shipwreck which is located in Hawaii Kai at a depth of 86ft and therefore only accessible for experienced scuba divers. The ship lies upside down on the bottom of Maunalua Bay where it provides living space for a variety of sea creatures such as the spotted eagle ray and of course the Hawaiian green sea turtle.