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  • Scuba diving and snorkeling on Kauai

Fabulous Kauai Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Hawaii's warm, clear waters provide ample opportunity to explore the fabulous tropical underwater world, and Kauai scuba and snorkeling are unrivalled. Some of the best Kauai diving sites are situated on the North Shore, and two of the island’s top snorkeling beaches are located just minutes from Hanalei Colony. Underwater lava tubes. Expanses of live coral. Brightly colored tropical fish. Underwater lava tubes, expanses of live coral and brightly colored tropical fish await you in Kauai's waters!

Snorkeling on Kauai is easy and fun for people of all ages. Snorkel gear is inexpensive to rent and simple to use, and there are plenty of beaches offering great snorkel experiences. Two of the most popular are nearby Makua Beach, also known as "Tunnels," and Ke'e Beach, inside a barrier reef.

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If you are snorkeling on your own, make safety your first priority. Changing tides and weather can make swimming conditions unpredictable, so always evaluate ocean conditions carefully before entering the water. Do not snorkel if the water is murky, rough, or choppy. Always snorkel in areas where there are other swimmers and snorkelers, but not in the way of surfers or body surfers.

Local dive shops offer a variety of escorted Kauai scuba tours, designed for the novice to expert diver. For a guided snorkeling experience, a number of tour boat companies offer wonderful excursions to pristine snorkeling spots along the coastline. Scuba and snorkeling are two of the most popular Kauai activities. Dive in!

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