Hawaii’s Oahu have numerous fascinating scuba diving places as well as possibly the most prominent dive site in Oahu is the Hanauma Bay. Hanauma Bay was developed by the erosion of one side of a volcano crater as well as is quite possibly protected from the trade winds and browse making it a great scuba diving as well as snorkeling website in Oahu.
Hanauma Bay’s crystal clear water and also varied reef are good intros to Hawaiian aquatic settings and also its waters are hardly ever considered to be dangerous to scuba diving divers.
After the Hanauma Bay are the sea cliffs of Koko Head where scuba diving is done practically solely from liveaboard diving watercrafts from Hawaii Kai. The deep blue shade of the water below contrasted perfectly with the mesmerizing white water cascading the dark brown uneven high cliffs.
As you complete Koko Head, you will certainly enter into contact with the gusty trade winds. Nevertheless, the wind will certainly go away when you travel into Maunalua Bay.
The waters of Maunalua Bay are a great deal calmer than the windward side of Oahu. There is even a WW2 competitor aircraft wreck for those who enjoy accident diving, a fabricated reef of numerous concrete components and even sunken barges. The bay ends at Diamond Head, the final windbreak prior to the calm waters of Waikiki. There are likewise some good scuba diving locations off Waikiki on some outer ledges as well as man-made coral reefs.
On Maunalua Bay is the Fantasy Reef. Erosion has created numerous locations for the fish to play hide-and-seek. Although live coral reefs coverage is not that high in Fantasy Coral reef, the corals are healthy and intact as well as therefore can be considered as one of the far better scuba diving spots in Oahu. Marine life is plentiful here with eels, barracudas, octopus, turtles as well as sharks are typically seen.
There are supposedly 4 barges sunk in Maunalua for the function of creating fabricated reefs as well as the largest of these is the Kahala Barge which is 165 feet in size.
Nonetheless coral reefs development here is thin, however, the wreck is choked with soldier fish making their characteristic grunting sound when disturbed by scuba diving divers. Lots of eels and also huge crabs can additionally be found right here. There are also lots of sea turtles and also white suggestion sharks making this artificial coral reef their home.
A mile off Portlock, regarding a hundred feet deep is an airplane accident. This is a fantastic wreck diving area in Oahu. The cockpit is the home of 2 upper leg sized thick yellowmargin moray eels.
Right here, scuba diving divers will see dazzling red encrusted sponges as well as bi shade anthias hareems hovering over picking off planktons. Neighboring is a colony of interesting dancing yard eels as well as huge horned safety helmet coverings. Water presence in this field is excellent. If you are in Hawaii for a spot of diving, attempt these scuba diving websites at Oahu South Coast.