The most popular south shore dive site is called Koloa Landing. This is a shore dive located in very protected Hanaka’ape Bay, which is sheltered from surf, wind, and chop. The entry and exit point is a convenient former boat ramp which we use to access the reef. There is very little surface swim involved, as the dive site begins just steps off the ramp. We set up all of your equipment close to the water in a comfortable setting complete with carpet, chairs, and an ice chest full of refreshments and snacks. Koloa Landing is known as a colorful dive, full of vibrant stony corals as well as a huge abundance of marine life. The large horseshoe-shaped bay allows us to dive in two distinct areas, perfect for a two tank excursion. The maximum depth here is approximately 50 feet with an average bottom time of 45 minutes, depending upon air consumption. Our dive times are 8:00 am, 1:00 pm or dusk. Mornings are typically calm on the south shore of Kauai with trade winds picking up in the early afternoon, so our morning dives are amazing!
The animals we encounter at Koloa Landing on a regular basis are: Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, up to seven species of moray eels (including the rare dragon eel), leaf and devil scorpionfish, octopus, hermit crabs, a variety of invertebrates (cone snails, auger snails, helmet snails, shrimp, sea stars, urchins), and hundreds of tropical fish! We also have a pair of Hawaiian scarlet cleaner shrimp who will hop right into your mouth if you let them to clean your teeth! This is their job for the fish living on the reef! On rare occasion, we are lucky enough to encounter frog fish, dolphin, spotted eagle rays and even the elusive Reef or Galapagos shark. During the months of December through April, we are also fortunate to hear the sound of Humpback whales singing during our dives here.
All dives include:
Guaranteed small and personalized groups of 6 divers or less per instructor!
Detailed site and marine biology briefings before every dive!
Delicious snacks and cold beverages!
All pricing includes equipment at no additional charge!
The average time for a standard 2-tank dive experience is approximately 4 hours from arrival to departure. Should you choose to only do a 1 tank dive, the approximate time from arrival to departure is approximately 2 hours.
Located at the Sheraton Kauai Resort
Sheraton Kauai Resort
2440 Hoonani Road
Koloa, HI 96756