Hawaii & Midway

The Hawaiian Islands represent the perfect combination of the familiar and the exotic. With convenient air access from all around the Pacific Rim, a well developed tourism infrastructure and an intoxicating tropical splendor, this U.S. state is a magnet for travelers of all kinds. But, it’s especially popular with divers.

The chain of volcanic islands that makes up Hawaii stretches more than 1,000 miles through the warm, crystal-clear waters of the open Pacific. Underwater offerings feature elaborate bottom formations, encrusted with corals, an abundance of colorful tropicals and the ever present possibility of big animal encounters, including Humpback Whales, sea turtles, reef sharks, Pilot Whales and dolphins.

Though excellent diving can be found throughout the chain, the sites closer to the tourism hot spots are, naturally, the most popular. A few, brief examples include the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, where exceptionally clear water meets the newest lava formations; the Cathedrals, off Lanai, where the lava chambers offer an almost religious experience; Molokini Crater, where you’ll find Black Coral and reef sharks; and the 165-foot Mahi wreck, off Oahu.

The Midway Islands (famous for the naval/air battles of WW II) are located at the northern tip of the Hawaiian chain. Administered by the U.S. Navy, they offer a unique twist on the underwater offerings in this area—a taste of atoll diving. This is the home of the rare Monk Seal, and you will also find sharks, shallow lagoons, barrier reefs and all of the endemic Hawaiian fishes.

Maui Dive Shop
Hawaii's largest diving retailer with 7 locations on Maui. Daily boat charters to Molokini Crater and Lanai. Your complete source for all Island Activities.
(800) 542-3483;
(808) 879-1644 Fax; www.mauidiveshop.com.
E-Mail: PacificDiver@

Sea Paradise Scuba
since 1982
Explore the Big Islands most remote and pristine
locations with some of the most experienced guides on the coast. We offer 1, 2, and 3 tank dives for certified divers, also instruction and introductory dives. Bubblemaker and SASY programs are available for kids. Check out our diving and vacation packages from $681 per person double
1-800-322-KONA. www.seaparadise.com.


Dive Kauai Scuba Center
is Kauai's exclusive PADI 5 Star IDC Enriched Air Dive Center, Universal Referral location and a NAUI Dream Resort. We feature all levels of scuba diver certifications from beginner through Instructor, Introductory Discover Scuba, Refresher dives plus Speciality courses. Daily guided Boat-Shore dives, Sales, Rental equipment, Service and Repair.

Ed Robinson’s Diving Adventures
Maui’s most diverse scuba diving operation focusing on marine education & personalized service and voted in Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine’s top ten dive operations in the Indo Pacific for 5 years running. Featuring Molokini, Lana`i, 3-Tank Adventure, Night Dives & our “New” Premiere Trip.
Call toll-free 1-800-635-1273
email to robinson@maui.net.

Ocean Concepts-Dive Oahu
Ocean Concepts Scuba. Action, adventure, fun and great value! We boat dive every day. Join us for the excitement. Entertaiment & enjoyment for the whole family. SASY for kids ages 5 and up, Bubblemaker for kids age 8 to 9. PADI 5 star Career Development Center. Open water referrals. Nitrox available. Unique underwater lava topography and marine life endemic only to Hawaii. Something for everyone, uncrowded beaches to big city night life in Waikiki. Unsurpassed convenience, quality and service. Air, car, hotel and dive packages available. 1-800-808-DIVE (3483). 1-808-677-7975.
www.oceanconcepts.com. Email: diver@oceanconcepts.com.


Jack's Diving Locker
"Our friendly people make the difference"
• 800-345-4807
• 808-329-7585

The old Hawaii you long for still exists…underwater. Dive an ancient volcano, explore lava tubes, immense caverns, and stately pinnacles. No cell phones, no T.V., only you and the fish. The island of Maui, toll free 800-998-3483 or visit our website at

Kona Coast Divers
74-5614 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740. USA Calls: Voice: 808.329.8802 Fax: 808.329.5741 Reservation: 800.KOA.DIVE. International Calls: Voice: 001.808.329.8802 Fax: 001 808 329 5741. E-mail Address: divekona@kona.net.