Is Niihau still forbidden?
Situated approximately 18 miles northwest of Kauai, Niihau extends five miles and has been privately owned for more than 150 years. While Hawaii’s Forbidden Island remains closed to the public, the reasons why might come as a surprise.
Is Kauai good for scuba diving?
For more relaxing diving, Kauai’s south shores offer diversified sites for all experience levels. Since Kauai is exposed to large swells, its coral formations are not as plentiful as in other Hawaiian islands; it compensates with its rich ecosystems and unique underwater terrain.
Can you visit the Forbidden island in Hawaii?
No one is allowed to visit Hawaii’s Forbidden Isle—the 70-square-mile island, which on a clear day can be spied from Kauai’s west coast—unless they are invited by Niihau owners the Robinson family, or by one of its 70 full-time Native Hawaiian residents.
Which Hawaii Island has the best scuba diving?
There is no best Hawaiian island for scuba diving — every island packs its own flavor. The Big Island offers the greatest number of dive sites, as well as sweeping biodiversity on reef dives, from manta rays to nudibranchs. The island of Kauai delivers the biggest numbers of green sea turtles.
How much of Kauai does Mark Zuckerberg own?
Zuckerberg and wife, Priscilla Chan, paid $17 million last month for 110 acres of agricultural land on Kauai, bringing their total Hawaii property holdings to more than 1,400 acres, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
How many tanks do you need to dive the Forbidden Island?
Our trips allow for up to three tanks and a much safer and more comfortable crossing aboard our vessels. Seasport Divers offers incredible diving to “The Forbidden Island” of Hawaii, Niihau. These trips are available from late May through early October.
Where can I learn to scuba dive in Kauai?
If you are looking to learn to scuba dive in Kauai, Seasport Diving Kauai is your top choice. As a PADI 5 Star Training facility we train to the highest standards. We have an incredible team of experienced and dedicated professionals who can help you learn to become a competent and safe diver.
How far from the harbor can I dive Kaua’i?
Our local diving; 2-10 miles from our harbor, hosts some of the densest marine life that Kaua’i has to offer. It’s great for newly certified and experienced divers looking to view a wide variety of marine life on this shorter, less expensive, 5 hour tour!
How deep can you dive at Niihau?
The first dive is done in deeper waters and can often be a drift dive. Max depth can be between 100-120 feet. During the dives at Niihau you will get the opportunity to dive with the endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal as well as several other species unique to Niihau.