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Southwest Kauai Dive Sites

Explore erosion sea caves, huge lava tubes, fingers, arches, and beautiful coral!

Hinneocus Horehouse

This drift dive is in the current, so planktivores abound!

Lip Service

Awesome erosion sea caves, which are home to crustaceans. Also provides excellent swim-bys by pelagics.

Amber’s Arches

Huge lava tube covered in cup coral, which resembles flowers when feeding! Many crabs, shrimp, and unusual fish live here.

Salt Pond Surprise

Very pretty drift-through with lava fingers encrusted with nice coral heads. Large schools of snappers and surgeons!

Shauna’s Shelves

White tip reef sharks and turtles! Named after my daughter, you will love the double arch and erosional sea caves that remind me of the black spots on rolling dice.


Pretty dive with much of the lava covered in red sponge. So many eels, live cowry shells, and lobsters!

Cliff Hanger

A triple arch lava tube system with a super nice erosion sea cave close by. Excellent for large jacks, sharks, and leaf fish spotting!

Hale O Honu

Turtles, turtles, turtles! Plus sharks, dragon morays, frogfish, and harlequin shrimp. We are blessed to have this site so close to the harbor!

Wild Side

Drift dive for an experience with lionfish and large jacks. Be aware of the strong current!

Kekaha Ledge

Beautiful black coral trees, sharks, frogfish, and crabs.


Massive school of snappers, which makes the whole bottom look alive. Lots of sharks, too!

Happy Talk

Close to Hale with lots of turtles and sharks.