to the Hawaii's isolation, approximately 30% of the fish found in
Hawaii cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The fish pictured
below are just a few you can expect to see at dives sites around the
islands. Please follow the guidelines at the bottom of this page and
help us protect and preserve these beautiful reefs for generations
follow the following guidelines when diving or snorkeling in Hawaii
and help us protect and preserve these beautiful reefs for generations
touching living marine organisms with your body and equipment.
touch or stand on living coral.
care on caves dives and try to spend as little time as possible
inside as air bubbles cancause damage to fragile organisms.
aware of your fins, even without contact, the heavy surge from
fin strokes can cause damage to reefs.
gauges, computer comsoles and the octopus regulator so they're
not dangling like miniture wrecking balls.
careful when swiming in strong currents with kicking and handholds.
the temptation to collect coral or shells.
Ensure you take home all your trash and secure it while you
are aboard a dive boat.
Minimize your disturbance of marine mammals and NEVER ride on
the backs of turtles or manta rays.
are courtesy of Keoki Stender and the Hawai'i Coral Reef Network,
please visit their website
for more information on Hawaiian Fish and Coral.