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These are the folks I dive and snorkel with. They can show you just about any animal you want to see (and tell you about any animal you saw). There are many other fine dive operators too.
Kaua`i Bubbles Below (specializing in trips to Niihau, perhaps Hawaii's finest dive destination)
Maui


Mike Severns Diving (Molokini and Kihei area)
Extended Horizons Scuba Tours
(Lahaina area & Lana`i)
Ann Fielding's Snorkel Maui and Island Explorations (snorkeling tours)

Maui Dreams Dive Co (shore diving specialists)
Maui Kayak Adventures (kayak snorkel tours)

Kona

Kona Diving Company (Kerry Key and her Krew will take excellent care of you!)
Kohala Divers (operating out of Kawaihae, serving the north)

East Hawaii

East Hawaii Divers
Nautilus Dive Center
Hilo Ocean Adventures

Good sites on Hawaii's marine life
Mike Severns Diving blog
HURL (Hawaii Undersea Research Lab) deepwater marine life identification guide 1500 photos of deep-dwelling marine animals
Keoki Stender's Marinelife Photography (Keoki and Yuko Stender's site: fishes and invertebrates, and especially good on Hawaiian corals)
Sea Slugs of Hawai`i (complete coverage of Hawaii's opisthobranch fauna)
Hawaiian Sea Slugs (Hawaii section of Scott Johnson's website)
Hawai`i Coral Reef Network (lots information on just about everything)
Waikiki Aquarium (the world's best little aquarium)
Hawai`i Intertidal Project (great information on the intertidal zone)
Northwest Hawaiian Islands Multiagency Education Project (info on the NWHI, but often not up to date)
Bishop Museum report: Nonindiginous Marine Species at Waikiki and Hawai`i Kai, Oahu, Hawai`i
Bishop Museum species lists: How many species in Hawaii? barnacles caridean shrimps stenopodid shrimps penaeid shrimps mantis shrimps lobsters lobsterlike crustaceans hermit crabs & relatives true crabs sea stars brittle stars sea urchins sea cucumbers tunicates1 tunicates2 ribbon worms annelid worms flatworms
Whitetip Reef Shark Project of Hawaii

Marine invertebrates of Kalaupapa National Historic Park.
Features lists of species by scientific, common, and Hawaiian names, but most useful are the photos, especially of small crabs. Choose "Browse Pictures" Not 100% accurate (but what website is?)

Jaaziel Garcia's Hawaii sponge site: www.Hawaiisponges.com
Peter Krottje's Kohala snorkeling blog OneBreathKohala (mainly fish, but other fascinating things too)
Jeff Hill's Kona Snorkeling and Fish Watching blog info on snorkeling sites, recent sightings, and more.
Manta Pacific Research Foundation

Jacky Miller's Ultimate Guide to Snorkeling

 

Good sites on Pacific marine life (including many Hawaiian species)
Marine Species Identification Portal - fabulous for identifying almost anything. http://species-identification.org
Central Pacific Crustacea (primarily French Polynesia)

Marine Biodiversity of Guam and The Mariana Islands (supplemental data and images of animals listed in Micronesica volumes 35-36, the most comprehensive summary of Micronesian biodiversity)
CRUSTACEANS mantis shrimps lobsters caridean shrimps hermits and relatives spider crabs xanthid crabs swimming crabs other crabs
ECHINODERMS
sea stars sea urchins sea cucumbers

Kwajalein Underwater (Scott Johnson's website: especially strong on living molluscs of all kinds)
Chris Mah's echinoderm blog (fascinating stuffs for echino-buffs, but mostly not Hawaii animals)
Blennywatcher Blog - Anna DeLoach's fabulous blog. You'll find much more than blennies here!
Marinelife Blog - Ned & Anna DeLoach and Paul Humann's blog
Fishwise Professional - Dennis Pollack's marine fish database. "FishWisePro is a comprehensive, fully relational fish database of more than 100,000 scientific species name combinations and just over 34,000 fish pictures."
Catalog of Fishes - California Academy of Sciences
Bishop Museum Occasional Papers - PDFs of published papers on many subjects including marine biology. 1898 - present. Great resource!
Keichi Matsuura's FishPix - excellent photos of Japanese fish, including many Indo-Pacific species

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