The world’s greatest night dive is underrated. I discover this truth during the first five minutes on a site I’ve waited 20 years to dive.

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“Don’t look off into the distance; you’ll just scare yourself,” says Matthew D’Avella, divemaster for Jack’s Diving Locker’s Pelagic Magic dive.

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After five pleasantly exhausting days in Hawai’i, my wife and two young daughters join me for a week of vacation. And for one week, we barnstorm...

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A New Generation

After five pleasantly exhausting days in Hawai’i, my wife and two young daughters join me for a week of vacation. And for one week, we barnstorm along the west coast in search of family adventures. We’re not disappointed as we snorkel the reefs of Mauna Lani and ride horses in Kohala, gobble poke at Da Poke Shack, and dance the hula at Huggo’s on the Rocks.

On the final day, we hop on a cruise down to Kealakekua Bay, where we snorkel above pristine hard corals to the tune of dolphin clicks. On the ride back, my daughters see humpback whales and bottlenose and spinner dolphins for the first time in their lives. My children are young and prone to exaggeration, but after the dolphin encounter, my oldest looks up at me and says: “Thanks, Dad. This was my favorite day ever.” Mine too.