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  • Shaken, Stirred and Moved by Manta Rays

    Underwater photograph of manta ray by Bo PardauI have long wanted to dive with the manta rays off the coast of Big Island. In Hawaii, dive operators claim the experience is the number one night dive in the world, and I have heard many stories about it. Read More
  • Caroline Neary: Big Island's Underwater World

    Caroline Neary spends most of her time at Kahaluu Bay along Big Island's Kona Coast.  You could call her a turtle ambassador.  But her official job title is assistance outreach and volunteer coordinator.

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  • Jamie Pardau: Enjoying Big Island Underwater

    Jamie Pardau once spent an hour diving with dolphins. His talks about this and other favorite diving experiences.

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  • Bo Pardau: On Big Island's Reefs

    Read about some of Bo Pardau's favorite diving experiences.

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  • Snorkeling Big Island

    Don your mask and slip into the sea at these great snorkeling spots on Hawaii (Big Island).

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  • Kuhao Zane: On Surfing

    Kuhao Zane shares some thoughts on surfing.

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  • Hawaii Summer Adventures

    ATV rider at Kualoa Ranch on OahuSummer is here! North Shore beaches like Waimea on Oahu and Hanalei on Kauai are swimming-friendly. Expect dry footing on hiking trails from Hilo to Hana. There's snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding for water lovers. Horseback riding, ziplining and ATVing for those who prefer a little ground under their feet. When it comes to adventure, Hawaii has it covered. What's your adventure pleasure? This collection of Hawaii adventures is sure to get you in the groove. Read More
  • Humpback Whale Guide

    Here you'll find tips on whale watching in Hawaii, the best points and peaks around the Hawaiians Islands to watch whales from land, things to think about before selecting a boat outfitter to get up close and personal with those behemoth 45-foot, 45 ton marine mammals. You'll also find a couple videos, an interview with a whale researcher and numerous blog articles and feature stories we've written about Hawaii's whales. We've also included a hand reference to those Outrigger properties with "whale-view rooms," so you can watch humpback whales breach, spy hop, pec slap, peduncle throw and fluke up dive from the comfort of your own lanai. Read More
  • Things You Can Do to Protect Coral Reefs

    Our world's coral reefs are precious and fragile. You may not live near one, but your health may rely on its health. There are many things you can do to help preserve our coral reefs, in Hawaii and beyond. This list is from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Coral Reef Conservation Program.

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  • How to Select a Whale Watching Boat Tour

    Whalewatching Waikoloa catamaran, Big IslandThere are dozens of boat companies from which to choose. They all offer “whale watching tours.” Many claim they are the best. Others guarantee you’ll see a whale. It can get a tad overwhelming. How is a person to decide? Here, we provide a few questions to ask—the boat operator and yourself—in order to make sure you experience a pleasurable whale watching outing. Read More