Availability: Thursdays (Want a different day? Just ask!) May through October + year-round during the weather windows
Times: Meet at 6:15 a.m. for 6:30 a.m. departure & 2:15 p.m. return
Duration: Approximately 8 hours
*Note: certified divers must bring certification card or verification
Take a dive off the Na Pali Coast and explore the one-of-a-kind Mana Crack on this diving excursion!
Our surface interval is spent on the Na Pali coastline, which is the second fastest eroding coastline in the world. With its spiraling peaks and majestic valleys, it is the absolute best surface interval in the world to have lunch at!
This is world-class drift diving without having to cross an open ocean channel. It's also an excellent, worthwhile dive area for nitrox.
Charter includes: two tanks of nitrox, weights, great Boat-BQ, and the best geological/Hawaiian culture talk about the Na Pali Coast
Snorkelers/riders along are welcome and all gear is included, though they should understand that the underwater portion of the charter is all about the diver's safety, so snorkeling options are present but limited. We only take six passengers.
Nitrox package available – If you are not certified in nitrox, you're in luck! An introduction is available for an additional fee.
Please bring beach attire, and remember to wear sunscreen and bring a hat and/or sunglasses! Life is bright, so you gotta have shades!
You get all of the advantages of diving nitrox here without any of the potential disadvantages. A total win-win situation! The diving profiles are straight in this area. Diving the cracks is so interesting that, generally, you want to hang out there and enjoy them for as long as possible. However, it is a straight 80 feet, which means you often can get caught on allowed bottom time. Not so with nitrox! You get more bottom time for your buck! And you can't exceed your max operating depth as the bottom max is 90 feet.
Not certified in nitrox? No problem! We can give you a nitrox introduction.
Everyone should see the Na Pali Coast every time they visit Kauai. However, sometimes it's really just about the diving, and Mana Crack is frankly good enough to stand alone. It also doesn't get wiped out with dirty water when we are in the monsoon season. We certainly have enjoyed many days diving in clear waters at Mana when the south side is mucked up. We spend less fuel when we offer it without the Na Pali cruise, and we pass these savings on to you! Clean water, great dives, awesome fun!
• Ages 10 and up
• Participants should be in good general health.
• All participants must sign a waiver
• All medical/physical restrictions must be declared at time of reservation.