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Plonger à Kauai Populaire

Région de plongée : Kauai - Voir la carte Plonger à Kauai

Meilleure saison pour plonger : Mai  •  Juin  •  Juillet  •  Aout  •  Septembre
Nombre de jours recommendés sur place : De 2 à 4 jours
Nombre de sites de plongée : 11 à 15 Sites
Température de l'eau et combinaison adéquate : 21-25C : Combinaison fine
Visibilité en moyenne : 16 - 20 mètres
Profondeur moyenne des plongées : 20 Mètres
Type de courant : Courants de force moyenne
Mois de présence des courants : N/A
Conditions générales de surface : Conditions moyennes
Types d'épave : Navires récents  •  Avion
Note générale
Note client
Expérience vécue
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Type de vie marine : Barracuda  •  Dauphins  •  Murènes  •  Pieuvres/poulpes  •  Requins léopard  •  Requins de récif  •  Thons  •  Tortues  •  Baleines
Présence de grottes ou cavernes sous-marines : Oui - Ouverte


The Hawaiian island chain is made up of 132 islands, though we generally only think of the eight main islands, Ni'ihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Kahoolawe and Hawaii.

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and located over 2400 miles from the nearest continent has created a unique underwater environment, in fact over 25% of marine is endemic to Hawaii. The four most visited islands are Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii, they each have their own unique characteristics and dive locations.
Lanai, Molokai and Ni'ihau are dived less frequently and offer some unique dives and marine life, although generally recommended for intermediate to advanced divers.
If you are interested in diving off Kahoolawe you will need to charter a dive boat. When you are not beneath the waves there are plenty of activities to keep you busy, why not try skydiving, visit a luau, go to the world's most active volcano or kick back and relax on a nice secluded beach.

Hawaii's is certainly appropriate, as it is big in stature, big in volcanic activity, the origin of all the island chain, and big in diving. The Kona Coast offers what many divers find is the best diving in the state, although Maui enthusiasts will disagree. With the most well developed coral reef system, Hawaii has three long coastlines, but due to water conditions, only the lee side where Kona is located is regularly dived.
The water on the Hilo side usually faces into stiff tradewinds, so don't try and dive this side without an experienced dive shop guide who knows the local waters.
Most dive sites require boat access and local knowledge to maximize safe, comfortable diving. This may not be the place where you just rent a couple tanks and take off in your rental car- Best to do it with the pros and be assured of a good dive and a safe dive.

Approximately 680 species of fish are known to exist in the Hawaiian Island chain. About 420 of those species are designated as reef and inshore fishes. A surprising 24% are endemic to Hawaii (i.e. found nowhere else in the world)!
Kauai's marine world is steeped in legends and myths about our sea turtles, dolphins, humpback whales and more. Kauai is the northernmost island in the chain and receives more weather than the other islands. Year-round the leeward southern shore is diveable most all the time.
In Poipu you'll find fabulous beaches, hotels, condos, and a bunch of dive shops and related tourist infrastructure. Come to Kauai from May through September and experience some of Hawaii’s most spectacular scuba diving at the island of Ni'ihau. A three tank day of wall diving, huge caves and arches, giant schools of butterfly fish, schools of jacks, sharks, and visits by the endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal make Ni'ihau and Lehua rock some of the best scuba diving in the state. The
Kauai, nicknamed The Garden Island, is the oldest, fourth largest and least populated of the Hawaiian Islands. Divers visiting Kauai will discover a host of excellent dive sites along the shoreline as well as from our custom built dive boats in offshore waters. Kauai offers an interesting topography of lava ridges, pinnacles, archways, caves and caverns formed by molten lava meeting the sea. Wave action and erosion over the centuries formed coral reefs and miles of sand beaches. The warm tropical waters are teaming with marine life around the beautiful coral reefs in an array of pastel colors.
Kauai offers an abundance of sites to scuba dive. Beginners and experienced divers will find areas worthy of an entertaining day. Boat dives, night dives, and other dive tours offer plenty of sea life to discover -- tropical fish and reef creatures, dolphins, and sea turtles. Experienced divers will generally find more thrilling spots on the east and west shores, while those new to scuba should start on the north or south shores (Hanalei, Kee Beach, or Poipu Beach).
The more advanced dives include cave exploration and lava tubes. You can rent all the dive gear and equipment on Kauai, as well as get your certification on the island, but bring your medical paperwork with you if you choose to get certified. Also, keep in mind that if you drive to Waimea Canyon or Kokee State Park, or want to take a helicopter excursion, you need to wait 24 hours after diving due to altitude change.

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