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Scuba Diving Beaches



Scuba Diving Beaches

Scuba Diving Beaches in Kauai

Scuba diving  is a form of underwater diving in which a diver uses a scuba set to breathe underwater.

Unlike early diving, which relied either on breath-hold or on air pumped from the surface, scuba divers carry their own source of breathing gas (usually compressed air), allowing them greater freedom of movement than with an air line. 

Both surface supplied and scuba diving allow divers to stay underwater significantly longer than with breath-holding techniques as used in snorkelling and free-diving. Depending on the purpose of the dive, a diver usually moves underwater by swimfins attached to the feet, but external propulsion can come from an underwater vehicle, or a sled pulled from the surface.
  • Anahola Beach Park

    East Shore


    Anahola Beach Park is a local favorite because it has something suitable for everyone. It's located on the east shore of Kauai. Many believe this is the safest beach on the windward coast Kauai. White-sand shores are protected from high surf by a reef.
  • Anini Beach

    North Shore


    Anini beach is well known as one of the safest and most protected beach along the North Shore. A fringed reef runs the length of beach and is Hawaii's longest reef.
  • Hanamaulu Beach (Bay)

    East Shore


    This beach is usually murky from the nearby Hanama'ulu Stream. Further out where the waters are clear some scuba diving and snorkeling can be done.
  • Ke'e Beach

    North Shore


    This is the last beach accessible by car on the north shore. Located literally at the end of the road, Ke'e Beach is probably the most visited beach on Kauai.
  • Koloa Landing

    South Shore


    Koloa Landing has a horseshoe shaped reef with plenty of underwater life and tropical fish. It's actually an old boat launch but is now mainly used as a scuba and snorkeling spot.
  • Nukolii Beach Park

    East Shore


    This beach is also known as Kawailoa Beach and offers two miles of white sand beach, which makes it the longest beach on the east shore of Kauai. The nearshore waters are shallow and somewhat rocky providing only fair swimming. Snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Palama Beach

    South Shore


    This beach has a steep slope and a raised shelf of rock at the water's edge along most of its length. When the surf is high, the rocks create a good surfing break. A half mile offshore, Lanipu'ao Rock nearly breaks the surface of the ocean. It is marke
  • Pali Ke Kua Beach

    North Shore


    This beach is just adjacent to Hideaways Beach. Sometimes Pali Ke Kua and Hideaways are considered the same beach, but access is separate unless you swim, so we consider these two small but separate beaches. Hideaways Beach is accessed via a small, steep
  • Poipu Beach

    South Shore


    Poipu literally means "crashing waves" in Hawaiian. Poipu beach is located near the southern-most tip of Kauai. The beaches in this area are favorites for snorkeling and scuba diving. This beach consistently receives national and worldwide awards and is k
  • Prince Kuhio's (PK's) Beach

    South Shore


    This beach is a favorite for surfers. When the water is calm, snorkeling can be really nice (usually in the winter). Shore is small and narrow, not a great beach for shore activities. Some times of the year, the sand is nearly all under water.
  • Tunnels (Makua) Beach

    North Shore


    The post-card scenery of Tunnels Beach offers a wide crescent shaped golden sand beach, shady ironwood trees and views of the Bali Hai and lush jungle mountains.

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