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SCUBA DIVING IN HAWAII: Dives in caves & lava tunnels and with sharks, dolphins whales & turtles. Review the dive centers listed in Hawaii for more complete information.
At 2300 miles from the mainland, Hawaii’s isolation gave rise to its huge underwater diversity. In Hawaii divers will be diving among caves, reefs, rocks and lava formations. There are no soft corals in Hawaii, but you will find endless networks of lava tunnels. 680 fish species of which about 23% are endemic species. Overall, about 60% of marine species in Hawaii are endemic. The Hawaiian chain has 132 islands. The main scuba operations are in Big Island, Maui and Oahu, but there are multitude of possible dive sites in Hawaii waters. (Review the dive centers listed for more information about each scuba diving area).