What’s inside the Diamond Head Crater?
Known by Hawaiians as Lēʻahi, this Honolulu cinder cone is a world-known icon of Hawaii. It is a United States Monument and has some sections open and some sections closed to the public. The closed part of the cone is used by the United States for several antennae arrays.
Inside the cone used to be Fort Ruger, which was the first US military reservation on the islands. Additionally, a shuttered air traffic control center operated on the interior of Diamond Head until 2001.
Today, the inside of Diamond Head houses the Hawaii State Civil Defense and a National Guard facility.
The Moloka’i coastline rises out of the Pacific ocean and stretches skyward to touch the clouds with a green-tipped finger. read more
Iconic Diamond Head crater rises in the background while scenic (and small for most of us youngsters) Waikiki beach and the up-and-coming town of Honolulu come to life in the foreground. read more
The clear blue water of the Hawaiian Pacific meets the Big Island’s pahoehoe lava Puna coastline creating an aerial scene resembling a boater’s flag. read more
Moloka’i appears as an unanchored island, floating freely in the Pacific like a great ship on the sea. read more
Although not as often shown off as Kauai’s scenic coastline, Oahu’s southern shores boast beautiful vistas from the air. This picture overlooks the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Park with Koko Head park in the distance. read more
Molokini Islet is home to fantastic snorkeling and diving. Accessible only by boat, the islet was formerly used as a bombing target by the US. read more