Hawaii Trip – February 2011

Hawaii. America’s paradise. The diving and experiences at each of the Hawaiian Islands is as varied as the colors you see below on their reefs. Each island has a signature dive and feel. Join us as we explore the best of Hawaii.

We start in Maui as we join our old friend and Dive Utah Instructor Eric as he shows us around his current island home. After a few days here, we fly to the big island of Hawaii to stay on the Kona Coast, home to the famous manta ray night dive. Our last stop will be the beautiful, unspoiled island of Kauai. Each island will feature a day of diving and a free day to dive.

Our first dives will take place off Maui and Lanai as we explore the swim throughs of the Cathedrals. As light pours through the openings near the top of the swim throughs it reminds divers of stained glass.

The Kona area of the big island of Hawaii is famous for the manta ray night dive. Large lights are shown into the water to attract plankton which brings in huge mantas for dinner! Kneeling on the bottom at 20’ allows plenty of dive time to watch the mantas cart wheeling right over your head.


Diving around Kauai can only be described as fabulous. You may see butterfly fish, green sea turtles and white tip reef sharks.

On your free days you can schedule more diving, explore the island or simply relax. You will have the opportunity to see volcanoes and bike down from their peaks, partake of a luau, hike through lush rainforests or thrill down a zip line. See the itinerary below for daily details.

$2350* includes 3 days of diving, roundtrip air from SLC including inter-island air, lodging, pre and post trip parties, taxes and t-shirt. Additional island activities are not included in the price.

*This is the cash/check discount price. Regular price is $2420. Price is subject to change and is based on Double Occupancy. Single supplement will be extra. Deposits may be non-refundable and cancellation charges may apply.


Best of Hawaii Trip Details


Saturday 19 February 2011-Depart SLC at 11:19am. Arrive San Francisco 12:36pm, change planes and depart at 4:30pm. Arrive Honolulu 7:51pm, change planes and depart 10:40pm. Arrive Maui at 10:17pm and transfer to Outrigger Aina Nalu Resort.

Sunday 20 February-Free day. Activities may include- a trip to Hana, an undeveloped area on the coast of Maui. Zip line. Bike ride down from volcano. Enjoy the beach/pool at resort. Night dive off Lahaina pier.

Monday 21 February-2-tank morning dive to Cathedrals off Lanai. Hopefully see whales on boat ride to and from Lanai. Return to resort by approx. 1pm. Afternoon is free. See activities from Sunday.

Tuesday 22 February-Depart Maui between 8:40 and 9:45am. Arrive Big Island-Kona between 9:22 and 10:27am and transfer to Royal Kona Resort. Dive shop will pick up divers between 3-4pm for 2-tank late afternoon and night dive with manta rays.

Wednesday 23 February-Free day Activities may include drive to lava flow. Hike to water falls. Enjoy the beach/pool at resort.

Thursday 24 February-Depart Big Island at 10:09am. Arrive Kauai 10:45am and transfer to Kauai Beach Resort. Rest of day is free. Activities may include helicopter ride to Jurassic Falls or Grand Canyon. Hiking. Zip line. Enjoy the beach/pool at resort.

Friday 25 February-2-tank morning dive. Afternoon is free. We will plan an activity once we arrive. Most likely enjoy a luau that night.

Saturday 26 February-Day is free until 6pm. Check out of hotel and depart Kauai 7:55pm. Arrive Honolulu at 8:25pm, change planes and depart at 10pm.

Sunday 27 February-Arrive Los Angeles at 5:14am, change planes and depart 7:50am. Arrive SLC at 10:37am.