Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Captain Cook

Ready to check out the best sites in Captain Cook for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 3 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Captain Cook to suit your needs.
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Hookena State Beach Park

#1 - Hookena State Beach Park

The Big Island, Hawaiian Islands

We will be "hooka" diving using an inflatable boat on the big island of Hawaii this Thanksgiving, so shore entry is very important too us. We are sure some of the dive sites you have described will be visited. One beach not mentioned on your site is Hookena state beach park south of Kona. Having snorkeled there I wonder how it compares with the other sites you've reviewed. Thanks for a very good web site.
Place of Refuge (Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park)

#2 - Place of Refuge (Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park)

Hōnaunau, Big Island, HI

The Place of Refuge (also known as Two Steps) is a 'must-do' site. The drive to get there is wonderful, the entry is easy, and the diving is great. Turtles abound! The facilities are a little sparse. Take some water and a picnic lunch. There are porta-potties on the site. Directions: From Kealakekua Bay, you can continue to travel South on Highway 160 for 3.2 miles to find the turn off. If this is your first destination of the day, you can take a faster route: from Kailua, drive south on Highway 11 for about 19 miles, well past Captain Cook. Take a right on Highway 160, Ke Ala o Keawe Road, (about mile mark 104) to Kealakekua Bay, and wind your way about 3.5 miles down to the ocean.
Kealakekua Bay

#3 - Kealakekua Bay

USA, Hawaii, Big Island

West side of Big Island, on Highway 160. Kealakekua Bay is also known as Old Wharf.