Hawaii: the statue for Kamehameha the Great at Kapa'au
Maui: A diving class takes to the waters near Kihei
Maui: Turtles and divers infest the St Antony wreck
Hawaii: in 1993 aboard a helicopter you could look right into an active lavatube and see the red stuff
Hawaii: the Peepee Falls near Hilo
Maui: the Seven Sacret Pools of Ohe'o Gulch
Maui: the famous Hana Highway provides spectacular views
Maui: under the Banyan tree in Lahaina
Hawaii in 1993: lava has covered part of the southern coastal road
Hawaii: in 2001 you could still hike in the Kilauea Caldera. Now there is a 600 m deep pit filling in with water
The Hawaiian Islands have many things on offer, from white sandy beaches, superb diving spots and lush rain forests to active volcanos
that gush redhot lava in the sea.
On Ohao you can stroll along the world famous Waikiki Beach and visit the USS Arizona
Memorial that commemorates the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Maui has something for everybody, you can
pay a visit to touristic Lahaina, once a major whaling center. Nearby is the lush Iao Valley State Park. A must-see is the Hana
Highway with just past Hana the scenic cascading pools of Oheo Gulch.
Divers like the famous Molokini drift dive and
everybody likes the colorful Haleakala Crater at 3000 meters altitude.
If you like active volcanoes head straight to Hawaii,
where Kamehameha the Great was born. At the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park you can visit the Kilauea Caldera with the collapsed
Halema'uma'u crater inside.
On the southern shore lava flows of the Pu'u O'o vent have swallowed parts of the coastal road. At
Hilo you can board a helicopter and fly right over the red lava and see it flow into the sea.
Oahu : who does not crave to get wet feet at Waikiki Beach with the Honolulu skyline in the background ?
Oahu : the remains of the main turret of the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor
Maui: Inside the colorful Haleakala Crater
Hawaii: when ocean meets redhot lava, the ocean always wins, but at the expense of much steam
Hawaii: the then intact Kilauea Caldera as seen in 2001 from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Hawaii: inside the Nahuku orThurston Lava Tube