Based on the all-encompassing Best Dives of the Western Hemisphere, this publication focuses on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Maui, Kaua, Lanai, Molokai and the Big Island. Includes the latest and best dive and snorkel sites, each rated for visual excellence and marine life. The author's knowledge of the sites is unparalleled. From sunken planes and snorkel trails to blue holes, the best destinations beneath the waves are covered. Also covered are the best places to stay & eat, activities, sightseeing and all practical details needed for visitors. "I have bought both editions of this book, mostly because the first edition got so dog-eared that I wanted a clean one for vacation last year. The book is a marvelous source of information for both the snorkeler and the diver. The authors divide the book into chapters on individual islands, starting out with a brief but interesting history of the island, a topographical description, relative location map, best time to go, weather, and proximity to other islands. They then rate the island's diving locations, awarding from 1 to 5 stars, and provide another larger map visually locating the sites. Each site is described in detail, with info on depth, sea life, currents, visibility, photo ops and difficulty level. As if that weren't enough, they include some (but not enough!) beautiful photos, and end each chapter with yet more info on dive operators (detailed), beaches, other activities, dining, accommodations (with rates, addresses and phone numbers), medical facilities, documentation requirements, currency, driving, local customs, departure taxes, etc. I take this compact book with me everywhere. My only complaint: I wish they covered more islands!" -- (Suziekew). Diver-friendly resorts and hotels are featured, along with many recommended outfitters for learning, improving and mastering your diving skills. A list of decompression chambers is given. Landlubbers will appreciate the sightseeing sections. Color photos enhance the text. Maps show dive site locations. A must-have for divers, snorkelers, or those who just love to float in liquid turquoise. -- Brenda Fine, Travel Editor, NY Law Journal. Don't plan a dive without it! Concise and informative... one of the few bargains of the decade. -- Wendy Canning Church, Divers Exchange International. It's super! A great reference and we love it. -- Dive Travel Magazine. The bible of dive-travel. I highly recommend it. -- Chris Lofting, The Travel Show, WOR Network Radio. When I'm thinking about where to go diving next, I always thumb through this gem... It's a trustworthy publication. -- In Depth/Undercurrent Magazine. "I thought this was one of the best books for the travelling diver that I have ever read. A recent trip to Aruba proved it. Recommendations are still right on the mark." -- C. Harmon
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Best Dives of Hawaii
by Joyce Huber
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Best Dives of Hawaii
by Joyce Huber
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by on October 28, 2016
- Hunter Publishing, April 2011
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