Two of those passengers are in stable condition, but the third, a woman in her 20s, was listed in serious condition with a fractured femur.
The other 22 were treated for minor burns and scrapes, including 12 who were treated at a hospital in Hilo.
An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said.
The Coast Guard recently changed the rules for lava tour operators to allow them to take visitors as close as 50 meters from shore.
"If we stop operating, it not only hurts us, it hurts the community", Jones said. "The investigation is going to find out whether there were any violations of federal or state law", said Jason Redulla, with the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement. The debris crashed through the roof of the vessel, which had taken visitors to watch the lava flowing into the sea. In early May, the island went on high alert after the volcano erupted.
The agency said the island is just a few meters offshore, and about 20 to 30 feet in diameter.
He didn't observe "any major explosions", so he navigated his vessel closer, to about 250 yards (228 meters) away from the lava.
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"(The volcano) just exploded straight out at the boat", Glenda said.
The U.S. Geological Survey says explosions of varying sizes occur whenever 2,000-degree (1,093-degree Celsius) lava enters much colder seawater.
But Monday's large blast may also be related to the undersea landscape and the amount of lava being produced by a fissure miles from the coast. "There was screaming... You'd look on the floor and there were hot lava rocks glowing", Olsen said. According to local authorities, the volcano is spewing up to 26 times as much lava per second as it did during a period of significant eruption in 2016-17. Government officials have also been warning about the dangers of laze, potentially unsafe mix of hydrochloric acid, steam and tiny glass particles in the air that results from the interaction of the lava and the water.
Kalapana Cultural Tours, which competes with Turpin's company, reported normal boat services and no cancellations. Despite the dangers, many companies continue to operate the vessels.
There were several small earthquakes at Kilauea's summit on Wednesday, where the vent inside the volcano's Halemaumau Crater has grown along with a series of explosive eruptions that have sent rock and ash thousands of feet into the sky.
An aerial view of a flow of lava moves to the doorsteps of the Puna Geothermal Venture facility after a new fissure eruption within Leilani Estates sending a fast moving flow of lava began to consume homes and property, near Pahoa, Hawaii More than 10,000 people were ordered to evacuate as flows of red lava entered residential areas.