We'll be staying at the Marriott on the Big Island for 5 nights and then the Marriott on Kauai 5 additional nights. Has anyone have any experience with the dive operators around these locations? We are planning of at least 4 dives off of Kona and probably several while on Kauai.Does anyone have any suggestions for food in the areas too...any favorite restaurants? Thanks.
On Kauai - we went out of Port Allen - the trip takes you up to the Na'pali coast and then over to Ni'ihau. You cannot walk on Ni'ihau, but you get to snorkel off the beach. It was exciting because a monk seal and shark decided to come by at the same time. The water off Na'pali is so clear, it was 80 feet deep, but looked like 3. You may also get dolphin and whales to view.
On Hawaii, we always snorkeled from off the beach, never went out with a tour operator.