Every year, people travel from all over the world to Hawaii to marvel at the state’s active volcanoes. Tourists come to marvel at Kilauea and Mauna Loa, which spew hot lava into the air, ground, and water at an impressive rate.
Then there is Loihi, an active underwater volcano located just off the southern coast of the Big Island.
While people from other places are impressed by Hawaii’s active and inactive volcanoes, for Hawaiians they are just another fact of everyday life.
Oahu Scuba Diving — Hawaii’s Majestic Volcanoes
The fact of the matter is that there would be no Hawaii if it weren’t for its volcanoes. The entire Hawaiian archipelago was formed as a result of underwater volcanic eruptions.
Today, volcanoes can be found throughout Hawaii. The Big Island is home to Mauna Loa and Kilauea, both of which are found in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Mauna Loa last erupted in 1984, but Kilauea has been continuously erupting since 1983.
Oahu Scuba Diving — Other Islands
On Maui, visitors climb to the top of Haleakala, a currently dormant volcano, to watch the sun rise over the islands. And Oahu, the most visible volcano is also the island’s most popular tourist attraction: Diamond Head, which is also known as Leahi.
The waters around Hawaii also abound with submerged volcanoes. In fact, some of the best scuba diving in Hawaii — or in the world, for that matter — can be found along the rims or interior of these underwater volcanoes.
The thing about volcanoes is that they may be sleeping, but there is no telling when they will erupt again. If you want to see Hawaii’s underwater volcanos while you still can, book a scuba diving adventure with Hawaii Eco Divers.
You will get the experience of a lifetime in a single afternoon.