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Underwater Photo Location: Kona, Hawaii

Underwater Photo Location: Kona, Hawaii

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Great area to dive. Lots of reef fish, moray eels, mantas, and dolphins, macro & wide angle subjects. There are numerous dive operators to take you boat diving as well as lots of shore dives to do. The most popular shore dive is at "The Place of Refuse". The dive site is called "Two Step", named for the two lava steps leading into the water. Ask any dive shop how to get there. Diving in Kona would not be complete without doing the night manta dive. This is a Boat dive and well worth it.
Facts about Kona, Hawaii
  • It is in United States
  • Kona, Hawaii is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-20 Metres 0-60 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive Operators - United States
  1. Explorer Ventures
  2. Sunset Divers
  3. Truk Lagoon Dive Center
  4. Aqua Hut Dive & Travel Services
  5. Great Adventures Diveshop
  6. Sand Dollar
  7. South Pacific Island Travel
  8. Island & Cruise Adventure Inc.
  9. Reservation Services Int. Inc.
  10. Aggressor Fleet
  11. Livewell Ventures
  12. Roatan Charter Inc.
  13. Atlantis Dive Center, Inc.
  14. Kids Sea Camp
  15. Caribbean Adventures
  16. Travel Masters
  17. Aqua Dreams Travel, Inc.
  18. Maduro Dive Fanta-Seas
  19. Neal Watson's Undersea Adventures
  20. Mid-Altantic Scuba Center
  21. Pro Dive
  22. Billbeard's Costa Rica
  23. Underwater Safaris
  24. Scuba North
  25. Seasport Divers Hawaii
  26. Ocean Concepts
  27. Smoky Mountain Divers
  28. Abyss Dive Center
  29. Amoray Dive Resort
  30. Kona Honu Divers
  31. Openwater Habitat
  32. Reef Trekkers Hawaii
  33. Scuba Shack
  34. Chris Sawyer Diving Center
  35. Rex Dive Center
  36. Dive Vacations By Occidental
  37. Bahia Tours Inc.
  38. The Ski & Scuba Connection
  39. Buddy Dive Resort
  40. Caradonna Caribbean Tours
  41. Island Dreams Travel
  42. Kona Coast Divers Hawaii
  43. Maui Dive Shop Hawaii
  44. Peter Hughes Diving Inc.
  45. Sail Dive Yacht
  46. 1St Spice Divers
  47. 3 Little Devils
  48. Adventure Water Sports
  49. Alpha Marine And Diving
  50. Aquarius Dive & Travel
  51. Aquatic Perceptions
  52. Beneath The Sea
  53. Broadreach Summer Adventures For Teenagers
  54. Discovery Diving Co.
  55. Dive Kauai Scuba Center
  56. Diver Down Dive Charters
  57. Kellys On The Bay & Aqua-Nut Divers
  58. Lady Cyana Divers
  59. Lady-Go-Dive Charters
  60. Laguna Sea Sports
  61. Lake Ouachita Dive Center
  62. Lighthouse Dive Ctr
  63. Looe Key Reef Resort & Dive Center
  64. Rocky Mountain Scuba Club
  65. Silent World Dive Center
  66. Splash Dive Ctr Inc
  67. Treasure Cove Watersports Inc
  68. Maui Scuba Diving
  69. Reef Fantaseas
  70. Divi Resorts
  71. alwaysstock
  72. Angelfish Foundation
  73. Reel Eaxy Charters
  74. Reef Rainforest
  75. Florida Public Archaeology Network
  76. Florida Public Archaeology Network
  77. H2O Tours, Inc.
  78. Aqua Sport
  79. Ocean Master
  80. Learning Through Travel, Inc.
  81. Shark Diving International
  82. Pro Dive
  83. Solmar V
  84. Travel Masters
  85. Kona Village Resort
  86. Waikiki Diving
  87. Jack's Diving Locker
  88. Catalyst Caribbean Adventures
  89. Trimarine Boat Company
  90. Dive Maui/Hawaiian Rafting Adventures
  91. Dive & Sea Sports
  92. Spree Expeditions, Inc.
  93. Scuba Travel Ventures
  94. Great Expeditions Travel
  95. PWD
  96. Innerspace Productions
  97. the MANTA
  98. Ocean Presence Technologies
  99. YDI Scuba
  100. World Resorts of Distinction
  101. Aua-Trek USA
  102. Miss Scuba
  103. Dolphin Destiny Adventures
  104. South Seas Adventures
  105. Oceana
  106. Dream Weaver Travel
  107. Maduro Dive
  108. Caradonna Dive Adventures
  109. Den Laman Condominiums
  110. Scubaocity.com
  111. Neal Watson's Undersea Adventures
  112. Bahia Tours Inc.
  113. Best Western Crystal River Resort
  114. Travel Network
  115. Lost Coast Excursions
  116. Live Well Ventures Travel Services
  117. Agressor Fleet
  118. Blue Lagoon Cruises Ltd
  119. Caradonna Dive Adventures
  120. Caribbean Adventures/World Dive Adventures
  121. Deep Blue Divers
  122. Go Diving!
  123. Proprietor
  124. Juliet Sailing and Diving
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by Jim Moser
I think the fish were more curious with me as I was about them. Photo taken in Kona, Hawai, with Olympus SP-550 UZ

by Morgan Ashton
The Show. Kona, Hawaii. Manta night dive. Taken with a Sea and Sea DX-1G with two strobes. Aperture 2.5, Shutter Speed 200.

by Morgan Ashton
Manta profile. Kona, Hawaii. Taken with a DX-1G with wide angle lens and two strobes. ISO 400. Shutter Speed 200. Aperture 3.8.

by Stuart Ganz
Green sea turtle at a cleaning station in Kona.

by Stuart Ganz
Longfin Anthias, Taken at a dive site in Kona named "Two Step". These fish prefer depths of 100 feet or more. This photo was taken at 130 FSW with 60MM Macro, F5.6, 1/100s, ISO 200.

by Melanie Daneluk
Just hanging out (frogfish on an anchor)

by Melanie Daneluk
Midnight dance

by Melanie Daneluk
Happy 15 year anniversary, honey!! Sunset at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

by Melanie Daneluk
Look into my EYE! (I'm getting braver and braver to get into the face of terror!) Yellow Edged Moray.

by Jeremy Conklin
Photo taken in Hawaii... Diving out of Kona...

by Jeremy Conklin
Manta at night, the green is a glowstick reflecting off the white of the animal. This was taken in Kona Hi in December of 2008.

by Melanie Daneluk
Jewel of the night. Big-fin reef squid. Followed this beauty for a long time but had a really tough time getting the camera to focus and take the shot. I guess that's the trouble with being a newbie! Any suggestions on what my settings should be?

by Melanie Daneluk
Show off!! Yellow hairy hermit crab in Triton's Trumpet Shell.

by Melanie Daneluk
At your service...Anyt'ing for me to clean?? -Pierre (Jacques' cousin), Banded Boxer Shrimp

by Melanie Daneluk
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming... Raccoon Butterflyfish with diver (thanks for modeling, yet again, honey!)

by Melanie Daneluk
Phantom of the ocean. Manta on night dive.

by Mick Tait
An Eel off the coast of Kona Hawaii. Olympus C5060

by Carol Cox
This turtle swam into the shallows near Kailua Kona, Hawaii. It was eating seaweed growing on the lava rocks right below my feet.

by Stuart Ganz
"CASPER" The friendly coral.

by Brandi Mueller
These goatfish, called Kumu in the native Hawaiian language, often congregate in large schools.

by Kevin Robert Panizza
Divers inside "The Dome" in South Kona Hawaii Canon 5D MK II, Ikelite Housing with two Ikilite DS-161 strobes. Canon 15MM Fisheye Lens.

by Kevin Robert Panizza
On the edge of the reef in Kona Hawaii

by Ken Thiessen
Grumpy little crab

by Ken Thiessen
Tinkers at 110 feet at Black Castle, Kona Coast, Hawaii

by Stuart Ganz

by Stuart Ganz
Dragon Wrasse

by Ellen Cuylaerts
"White belly blues" Spinner dolphins in milky water, Kona, Hawaii

by Ellen Cuylaerts
"Blue" Spinner dolphins in Kona

by Stuart Ganz
Colors of the Kona Reefscape.

by Ellen Cuylaerts
"Rhapsody in blue" Manta's in Kona

by Conor Culver
"Monochromatic School" part of my Underwater Surrealism series

by Conor Culver
"Inking Through the Universe" part of my Underwater Surrealism series (ink drop shot in water in my studio, not from the animal). Image is referring to these pelagic squid's deep and dark habitats (their Universe).

by Chris Mckenna
Divers at Hoovers Pinnacle.
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