There are more than 700 species of fish in Hawaiian waters, many of which exist nowhere else in the world. One of the best places to see them is Kaua‘i, which offers you spectacular underwater scenery in the form of wrecks, caverns, lava tubes and other marvels.
Just off the island’s southeast shore lies Brennekes Ledge, a black-coral-peppered lava shelf frequented by soldier fish, white-tip reef sharks, and even giant tuna.
Another famous destination is Sheraton Caverns. Like swimming in an aquarium, schools of surgeonfish, blue striped grunts and frogfish teem among dozens and dozens of sea turtles.
Other exciting Kaua‘i dives include Turtle Bluffs, Fast Lanes, the “forbidden” island of Niihau and several shore dives — most perfectly suited for beginner, intermediate and advanced divers alike. For the beginning scuba diver, enjoy introductory lessons right at the resort.