Snorkel, Dive at Pawai Bay
Pawai 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 dropoffs all add up to an interesting terrain fit for exploration.
Though it is located near the old Kona airport not far from Kailua-Kona, Pawai 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.
Body Glove gets you there in style on a state-of-theart, 65-foot catamaran equipped with freshwater showers, a 15-foot-high dive platform and a 20-foot-long water slide. The company offers both snorkeling and diving.
Kamanu Snorkel Sailing Charters has been taking visitors to Pawai Bay for 30 years. Kamanu caters to non-swimmers and novice snorkelers with a wide assortment of gear carried on board the vessel. A brief orientation will be provided before passengers enter the water.
Kona Boys Beach Shack takes you on a kayak tour along the Kona Coast to this beautiful bay. Once there, you’ll take in the aquatic sights via a leisurely snorkel. The guides then share the cultural and natural history of the area with the group.
• Body Glove (800) 551-8911 • Kamanu Charters (808) 329-2021