AKA HAWAII LOA
Certification Level (recommended)
Open Water (OW)
Booking below does NOT mean you will be diving this site. Unless otherwise specified – the captain & crew will choose the BEST & SAFEST dive site available on the day. Aaron’s cannot guarantee ANY dive site because of weather & conditions. We do, however; take your preferences into consideration.
Hawaii Loa is an extension of the ridge by the same name found onshore. The main site is a shallow crater which rings a small sand flat. This site has variable coral coverage, from relatively sparse to exceptionally dense. As a shallower site there is plenty of time to swim around and explore the reef.
Divers regularly find Brown, Blueline, Goldring, and Orangeband Surgeonfish. Hawaiian Sergeant, Whitemouth Moray, Yellowhead Moray, Speckled scorpionfish, Commerson’s anglerfish, Wedgetail and Picasso Triggerfish (both famously known locally as Humuhumu-nukunuku-a-pua’a- or just HumaHuma), Partridge Tun snails, and Black Durgeons. The exceptionally rare and Endangered Hawksbill turtles have been seen on occasion at this site as are Spotted Eagle Rays. This site has very variable visibility.