Poipu Beach Park
Shallow protected bay. Excellent snorkeling for beginning through advanced. Best on the left side of bay, 3-12 feet. Lifeguard, showers and bathroom facilities. Great for families.
Horseshoe bay, excellent for scuba diving and advanced snorkeling. Site used for introduction and certification scuba lesson. Best shore diving location on South side. Easy navigation on either side of the bay. Avoid the sandy middle. Lots of turtles eels and large schools of fish, 5-45 feet
Prince Kuhio Park
Shallow beginning through advanced snorkeling. A little shallow for scuba. Rocky entry, but very protected bay. Turtles are the highlight. 3-21 feet. Directly across from the Prince Kuhio Park.
Beach House / Lawai Beach
Excellent snorkeling, lots of small reef fish, good coral formations, occasional monk seals and turtles. 3-12 feet. bathrooms, showers and telephone.
80-100 feet. Named after our very own Captain Zac! Lava fingers extend out on the southern most tip of Kauai. Intermediate to advanced divers. Access by boat.
65-84 feet. Large shelf with black coral and sharks. Great drift dive. Intermediate to advanced. Access by boat.
30-60 feet, also known as Tortugas (turtles) home of many Hawaiian green sea turtles. Good shallow dive for beginning through advanced.
65 – 85 feet, three fingered reef with occasional white tip reef sharks, lobster and large schools of sea life.
Signature dive for Kauai. 20-65 feet. Can be used for snorkeling as well as beginning through advanced scuba diving. Blown out lava tube formations with overhangs and archways. Home to the Hawaiian green sea turtle. Occasional octopus, shark and manta ray sightings. A must dive!
General Store / Turtle Bluff
60-90 feet. You’ll find a little bit of everything, trees of black coral, intriguing rock formations teeming with marine life. Seas turtles, sharks and manta rays are also occasional visitors.
60-70 feet. Excellent reef formation only minutes away from Kukui’ula harbor. Sea turtles and schooling fish. Excellent dive for beginers to intermediate divers.
40-60 feet. Shallow dive with nice exydoyi coral heads, octupus, and frog fish sightings. Easy dive for beginners.
3-10 feet. Very protected. good for beginning snorkeling and bad weather days. Best to snorkel net to children’s Playground. Located next to the Wailua River.
3-60 feet. A very shallow snorkeling site that is good except in high surf conditions. The barrier reef extends about 150 yards. Inside the reef remains consistently shallow so there is not much coral growth, but plenty of juvenile fish seeking protection. First of the north side snorkeling sites, right after the bridge on Kalihiwai Road, left on Wining to Anini beach park.
5-60 feet. Very shallow initially but drops off to 60 feet. It is over the drop that you will find the entrances to the tunnels. They should be entered only on scuba and with proper training or supervision Great summer location for snorkeling and scuba diving. Lots of boating traffic. Located 9/10th of a mile past the 8 mile marker.
3-8 feet. Located at the end of the road. Strictly a flat water conditions snorkeling spot. Stay inside the reef. Conditions can be very dangerous past the reef. Follow the highway until it ends. This is the beginning to the Na Pail Coast and trail.
Salt Pond Beach
3-8 feet. Snorkeling to the left side of the beach. A very shallow snorkeling site so there is not much coral growth. Great tide pool walking. Bathrooms and showers.