Where does deep ocean water come from?
Kona Deep comes from a deep ocean current, 3000’ below the surface in one of the most remote and protected archipelagos in the world. Our water is created from melted glaciers in Greenland and Iceland, which, due to differences in salinity and weight, sinks to the ocean floor and begins a 1000-year journey flowing halfway around the world. Ultimately it arrives off the coast of Hawaii. Along its journey, this deep ocean water travels over undersea volcanic fissures and vents absorbing significant amounts of ionically charged electrolytes and trace minerals—becoming a natural part of Kona Deep.
Because the Big Island is the “youngest” Hawaiian Island, no reef has yet been formed. As a result, just off the coast of Kona Hawaii, the ocean floor falls sharply to over 3000’ below the surface. It is this geological phenomenon that allows us to access this deep ocean water in Kona and bottle it at the source.