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Dive Kauai Scuba Center

Kauai’s Best Scuba Diving Experience

Dive Kauai | Poipu, Hawaii

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Whether a curious first-timer or an advanced diver, the Dive Kauai team aims to make your underwater experience truly memorable! We’re passionate about what we do, this extraordinary island, and the abundant waters that surround it.

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Learn the fundamental rules and guidelines of safe scuba diving with a PADI Professional.  This unique experience will put non-certified divers (and certified diver friends together) in the beautiful waters of Kauai… face-to-face with our famous Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle!

Welcome to Dive Kauai Scuba Center

Discover the Wonders of Kauai’s Underwater World

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable underwater adventure in the pristine waters of Kauai? Dive Kauai Scuba Center is your gateway to the extraordinary marine life, unique lava formations, and endemic species that make Kauai scuba diving a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Unparalleled Expertise

Our team of PADI-trained professional scuba instructors is comprised of the crème de la crème in the industry. Hand-picked for their exceptional knowledge and passion for the ocean, they lead quality diving tours that go beyond the ordinary. During their engaging briefings, you’ll delve into the captivating realms of marine ecology and conservation, Hawaiian history, and local lore. Surface intervals are filled with lively discussions about the incredible critters you’ve encountered and the awe-inspiring reef structures you’ve explored. Our instructors’ deep-seated familiarity with these reefs ensures unmatched wildlife encounters and creates dive memories that will stay with you forever.

A World of Diving Opportunities

Kauai’s waters offer a breathtaking diversity of reef topography and an abundant assortment of marine life, setting the stage for truly remarkable dives. Dive sites like Koloa Landing, Sheraton Caverns, Zach’s Pocket, Fast Lanes, General Store, and more in Sunny Poipu act as nurseries for a vibrant array of colorful fish, including triggerfish, surgeonfish, parrotfish, butterflyfish, frogfish, scorpionfish, and moray eels. Majestic lava tubes, rocky outcroppings, and expansive coral structures create the perfect habitat for these marine wonders to thrive.

Meet the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

One of the most magical aspects of diving in Kauai is encountering the endangered Hawaiian green sea turtle on nearly every dive. These magnificent creatures can reach over 300 pounds and are abundant in Kauai’s waters. The key to their thriving population is the lush algae, their main food source, which flourishes here thanks to Kauai’s status as one of the wettest spots on earth. Nutrient-rich rivers flowing from our mountain ranges into the sea nourish this algae, keeping the sea turtles close to shore and providing you with awe-inspiring viewing encounters.

Book Your Dive Adventure Today

Ready to explore Kauai’s underwater wonders with the best team and dive experience on the island? Call us or book online today to embark on a scuba adventure like no other. Dive Kauai Scuba Center is your trusted partner for uncovering the hidden treasures of the deep. Join us and dive into a world of wonder!

Interested in becoming certified or furthering your certifications?

Diving Tour Features

All Equipment Provided

Dive Kauai has more than 25 years of product testing to find only the best suited gear for all of our tours. We include the Mask, Snorkel, Booties & Fins, BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit for all of our tours. DSMB and Dive Computers are provided on our scooter and boat dives.

Our Staff Makes the Difference

Passionate about what we do, all of our guides and captains spend hours training in preparation for you our guest. All scuba staff are PADI Divemasters, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors or PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers who bring superior knowledge of the underwater world to each and every tour!

Conservation & Ecology Focused

The ocean (Moana) is at the heart pulse of what we do.  Without the vast eco systems and diverse species on our reefs there would be no underwater world for us to educate, explore and enjoy.  “The oceans deserve our respect and care, but you have to know something before you can care about it” – Sylvia Earle.

We also offer more great snorkeling with our sister company, Kauai Sea Riders. Click on the link below to view our other tours and check availability.

We also offer more great snorkeling with our sister company Kauai Z Tours where you can Go Beyond The Beach! Click on the link below to view our other tours and check availability.

Our sister company, Hawaiian Style Surfing, will help you “Hang 10”! Click the link below to view our lessons and availability.

The #1 Water Experience in Koloa

Great experience getting my Padi Open Water Certification!

After years of doing "Discovery" Dives I finally got my Open Water Certification. It was a great experience! Kate, our instructor was incredibly informative, patient, and thorough. She would not move onto the next skill until everyone in our class was comfortable with the previous one. Everyone associated with Dive Kauai Team was great, including the office staff. It was the highlight of my trip and the fulfillment of a long term goal of mine.

– BeaverJohn | TripAdvisor
Outstanding Experience

I'm not a certified or experienced diver. I got instructions from Nen and Logan. Both are highly professional and very knowledgeable in what they do. I had trouble with my ears on the dive but Logan was very patient and accommodating and I made the dive - which was absolutely stunning and not to be missed. If you're on Kauai - this is a #1 must do experience.

– George D. | TripAdvisor
Good Times with Dive Kauai

I was lucky enough to have two splendid days of PADI Scuba instruction with some real pros. Nen and Jared as Dive Masters were both professional, very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient. Capt. Davey at the helm of the Zodiac was great, and kept me laughing. With a pair of shore dives on the first day, this Wyoming boy was able to have a bit of practice remembering all the nuances to scuba.

– Ben H. | TripAdvisor
Wonderful Experience for PADI Certification!

ody is a fantastic teacher. He led my two teens through two days of diving at Koloa Landing. I cannot say enough about his expertise, great attitude, patience, and laid back nature. He truly excels at what he does... Jody was super organized and made the entire adventure amazing. His knowledge of local marine life in Kauai was an added bonus. I highly recommend Dive Kauai for PADI certification!

– Amanda M. | TripAdvisor
Great Night Dive!

This was our first night dive and it was a great experience that I would highly recommend! There are so many things to see that you see better at night - octopi, shrimp, lobster, large puffer fish, and bioluminescent plankton. Very cool and worth the time to get a twilight and night dive in at Koloa landing.

– Gray D. | TripAdvisor

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