This is one of our guides’ favorite diving spots. It is a dive adventure to not miss when you’re visiting the island!
Na Pali Coast/Mana Crack
"Crack Up" with Bubbles Below!
Availability: Thursdays (Want a different day? Just ask!) May through October + year-round during the weather windows
Times: Meet at 6:30 a.m. for check-in then around the corner to the marina, you’ll return approximately 3pm
Duration: Approximately eight hours
Read restrictions below.
*Note: certified divers must bring certification card or verification
- Certified Divers
- Snorkelers/Ride Along
- Call for Military & Kama'Aina Discounts
Take a dive off the Na Pali Coast and explore the one-of-a-kind Mana Crack on this diving excursion!
Our surface interval is spent on the Na Pali coastline, which is the second fastest eroding coastline in the world. With its spiraling peaks and majestic valleys, it is the absolute best surface interval in the world to have lunch at!
This is world-class drift diving without having to cross an open ocean channel. It’s also an excellent, worthwhile dive area for nitrox.
Charter includes: two tanks of nitrox, weights, pastry breakfast as well as soup and sandwich lunch, and the best geological/Hawaiian narrated culture talk about the Na Pali Coast
Snorkelers/riders along are welcome and all gear is included, 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 need a minimum of six divers to go to Mana Crack.
What to Bring
Please bring beach attire, and remember to wear sunscreen and bring a hat and/or sunglasses!
You get all of the advantages of diving nitrox here without any of the potential disadvantages. A total win-win situation! The diving profiles are straight in this area. Diving the cracks is so interesting that, generally, you want to hang out there and enjoy them for as long as possible. However, it is a straight 80 feet, which means you often can get caught on allowed bottom time. Not so with nitrox! You get more bottom time for your buck! And you can’t exceed your max operating depth as the bottom max is 90 feet with less body tiredness.
Not certified in nitrox? No problem! We can give you a nitrox introduction for a small fee or can complete certification.
You Must See NaPali
Everyone should see the Na Pali Coast every time they visit Kauai. However, sometimes it’s really just about the diving, and Mana Crack is frankly good enough to stand alone. New to any of the dive companies is our 2 tank local dive with the NaPali Coast Tour for the groups that want to see the Coast but don’t have the dive experience to do our most extreme dive, lets do a local 2 tank charter then take you up The NaPali Coast with the same great narration! Call for more information 808 -332-7333
- No divers under the age of 15.
- No one under the age of 8 for private charters only on the boats. Call for questions about young children.
- Must have 30+ dives and be Advanced Open Water (AOW) certified.
- Due to high-risk concerns for your unborn child and insurance liabilities, Bubbles Below discourages any pregnancy on board. For more information read our FAQ statement.