Hawaii’s proximity to the equator means that the its weather is tropically warm and consistent throughout the year. Rainfall is usually overnight, rather than during the day. Hawaii’s weather is warm all year round with daytime high temperatures ranging from 78F in the “colder” months to 88F in the hotter months. Typically December, January and February are the coolest months, while July, August and September are the warmest months.

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The most direct routes to Kona Hawaii are via LA or San Francisco. Flights depart regularly with most of the major American carriers, as well as BA and Virgin. We are able to book most major airlines. Please ask for a quote.

As you are flying through the States, why not add a night or few en route to break up the journey.

Due to the time differences, we'd certainly recommend adding a few extra nights in Hawaii to explore the island and acclimatise. You can easily hop between the islands too. Speak to your travel consultant about the options.

Passports - Must be valid for 6 months from return date

You must have a valid USA visa prior to travel. Most UK passport holders can apply using the ESTA system. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world click here

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

Depending on the countries you have visited, your personal exemption will be $200, $800, or $1,600. There are limits on the amount of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products you may include in your duty-free personal exemption. Allowances can change without notice - please reconfirm before travel.

You must have a valid USA visa prior to travel. Most UK passport holders can apply using the ESTA system. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. Local regulations mean that we are not able to prebook transfers, but taxi are easy to find outside the airport. Please check your onward address prior to travel. If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Local regulations mean that we are not able to include transfers in the cost of your holiday. Taxis are widely available. Certain resorts offer car hire as part of your package. Full instructions will be in your travel documentation.

Disembarkation is after breakfast in the morning. You can leave your bags on board until your departure time for your flight. The crew will assist with a taxi, that needs to be paid for locally. You may be required to pay a departure tax leaving the island.

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