On this edition of Dive Travel we fly into Honolulu on Oahu, the capital and most populous city in the state of Hawaii where we examine its famous land sites, including a downtown site seeing tour, and the famous Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the back ground. We later take a driving tour and view the majestic scenic coastline surrounding the island and also visit infamous Pearl Harbor for a tribute to those who lost their lives in World War II. Our dive host on Oahu is Pearl Harbor Divers, Honolulu, and The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Waikiki Beach.
With Pearl Harbor Divers we made some shore dives off the southern coast in swim throughs, seeing a variety of marine life as well as a boat dive to see the SeaTiger Wreck located near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. In part two of this series, we fly to Lihue on Kauai where our hosts include Bubbles-Below Scuba and the Hale Kua Bed and Breakfast, located in Lawai, Kauai.
We left from the south part of the island off Port Allen and ventured some 40 miles (64.37 km) west to Niihau Island, Lehua Crater and Niihau Arches for an incredible three tank diving tour, passing a pod of pilot whales on our way. Our land tours include a complete drive around the outer island, passing beaches along the way and then taking a colorful internal route into Kauai's Grand Canyon with its rugged rolling interior mountains and canyons. Later we take to the sky in a helicopter for a breathtaking view of the island as some sites are only accessible by air.