Swim through Mana Crack, an 11-mile long sunken barrier reef of finger coral with large fissures and chunks cracking off, turning 180 degrees upside down.
Availability: This is trade wind exposed and limited to advanced experienced divers. Please inquire.
Times: Meet at 6:30 a.m. for check with a 3:00 p.m. return
Duration: Approximately eight hours
*Note: certified divers must bring certification card or verification
With just under a dozen sites on the East Side we have choices from 20′ – 30′ to 90′ on the outside of the reef where seeing predator fish and school of large jacks swim with you! Chances of seeing anthias to surgeons and live tiger cowries are good and Eagle Rays even better!
Charter includes: 2 tanks of 32% Nitrox and 1 tank of air, weights, pastry and fresh fruit breakfast, soup and sandwich lunch, non-alcoholic cold beverages and the “sin bin” tub of dry snacks, marine ecology tour, snorkeling
Snorkelers/riders along are welcome, though they should understand that the underwater portion of the charter is all about the diver’s safety, so snorkeling options are present but limited. We take 6-8 passengers.
Nitrox package available – If you are not certified in nitrox, that’s okay! We can provide an introduction for an extra fee.
What to Bring
Please bring beach attire, and remember to wear skin protection and bring sunscreen, a hat and/or sunglasses!
The East Side has extreme diving conditions and potential for dangerous situations. Buoyancy control, comfort on the surface while a boat is picking you up, and knowledge of drift diving are necessary. We ask that you have a snorkel with you or rent one from us during your dives. We strongly encourage you to dive with us ahead of any long range charter to learn our drift diving techniques and get a feel for the Kauai’n waters. While we take your safety very seriously, we elicit amazing encounters, laugh, and have a grand time!
This trip is weather/seas-dependent, it’s usually doable May thru September/October. However, there are weather windows throughout the remaining months when we can make the trip. We offer the service of watching those windows of opportunity and can offer the trip in the off-season, our favorite being February/March when the Eagle Rays are schooling for mating and the humpback whales are numerous.
We keep our group size small — six divers on Dive Rocket and eight divers on Kaimanu. With so few of us getting in the water, the marine mammals, fish, and elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) often come right up to us! With proper diver etiquette advised in advance, you get fantastic photo opportunities found at no other time. This charter is a marine ecology tour, and your guide is with the group at all times pointing out rare species.
This scuba adventure is all about you and your encounters, and we try to put you in the right place at the right time. You can see the sights of a lifetime while snorkeling in the intervals, and that’s what we try to do for you!