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Pu'u O'lai Caverns

Otherwise known as “Red Hill” (a small crater that towers over the shoreline of Makena) Pu’u o lai is a site that we dive as a drift dive, moving from the bay just off the Makena Golf and Beach Resort toward “Big Beach” and “Little Beach” of the Makena Coast.

Moving with the current, if there is one, divers are treated to lava rock formations, caverns, corals, and the wonderful—Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle.

a group of fish in the water
a turtle swimming under water

Once at the edge of extinction, the Green Sea Turtle has made a remarkable comeback and is a real treat to dive with.

Pu’u ola’i is a second dive option with a profile of 45 feet max. for the duration of the tank (generally 45 minutes to an hour). It is often a second dive for our Expedition Dive Day.

All dive sites are weather conditions permitting.