Snorkel, Dive at Pawai Bay

Big IslandSea Adventures

Fish and other marine life near a reef

PĀWAI BAY is an exquisite spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. A PROTECTED MARINE SANCTUARY, the bay is populated by more than 600 species of tropical fish, moray eels, manta rays, green sea turtles and the occasional dolphin.

Underwater ledges, caves, shallow shelves and steep drop-offs all add up to an interesting terrain fit for exploration.

Though it is located near the old Kona airport, not far from Kailua-Kona, Pāwai Bay is not easily accessible, which is one reason a lot of people pay for a seat on a CRUISE BOAT equipped with snorkel-and-diving gear.

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