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Kauai Ultimate Shore Dive-South Island | Dive Kauai

Dive at Koloa Landing, a colorful “U”-Shaped reef with vibrant stony corals and plentiful marine life with species like Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, Frogfish, Scorpion Fish and many more! Dive Kauai experiences means unsurpassed wildlife encounters and dive memories that will never leave you!

  • Amazing Marine Life
  • Safe and Fun
  • Certified Divers Only (all levels), Ages 10+

Kauai Ultimate Shore Dive-South Island

Yes, this dive is from the shore…but not your stereotypical, run-of-the-mill shore dive. With very easy entry and exit, short surface swim and lots of unique and plentiful marine life, the most popular south shore dive site is called Koloa Landing.

This is a shore dive located in very protected Hanaka’ape Bay, which is typically sheltered from surf, wind, and chop. The entry and exit point is a convenient former boat ramp that you will use to access the reef. There is very little surface swimming involved, as the dive site begins just steps off the ramp. Dive Kauai will set up all of your equipment close to the water in a comfortable setting complete with chairs and an ice chest full of refreshments and snacks.

Koloa Landing is known as a colorful dive, full of vibrant stony corals as well as a huge abundance of marine life. The large horseshoe-shaped bay allows us to dive into two distinct areas, perfect for a two-tank excursion. The maximum depth here is approximately 50 feet with an average bottom time of 45 minutes, depending upon air consumption. The dive times are 8 a.m., 1 p.m. or dusk. Mornings are typically calm on the south shore of Kauai with trade winds picking up in the early afternoon, so the morning dives are amazing.

The animals you will encounter at Koloa Landing on a regular basis are: Hawaiian green sea turtles, up to seven species of moray eels (including the rare dragon eel), leaf and devil scorpionfish, octopus, hermit crabs, a variety of invertebrates (cone snails, auger snails, helmet snails, shrimp, sea stars, urchins), and hundreds of tropical fish! Dive Kauai also has a pair of Hawaiian scarlet cleaner shrimp who will hop right into your mouth if you let them to clean your teeth! This is their job for the fish living on the reef!

On rare occasions, you will be lucky enough to encounter frogfish, dolphins, spotted eagle rays and even the elusive reef or Galapagos shark. During the months of December through April, Dive Kauai is fortunate to hear the sound of Humpback whales singing during their dives there.

Let Dive Kauai’s professional staff show you the true beauty and magic of Koloa Landing!

Included In Your Tour

All necessary scuba equipment is provided at no additional charge, including a full-length wetsuit for extra warmth. Light snacks and beverages.

What to Bring

  • Certified Divers must bring Certification Card or Verification of Certification. Acceptable formats are either the physical card or the eCard. A photo of the card will NOT work!  **Guests who show up without the certification card (physical or electronic) will NOT be eligible to dive and will be considered a day of CANCELLATION and NOT eligible for a refund!!!

  • Wear a swimsuit. Bring a towel, sunscreen, and waterproof camera.
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