Oahu Dive Tours and Scuba Diving off Oahu
Oahu diving tours offer some of the best diving in Hawaii.
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Scuba Diving off the coastlines of Oahu provides some unusual dive site options for scuba divers. Oahu is the most populous island in Hawaii and as such has always had more commercial activity in the way of boating than the other islands. With the increased boat traffic surrounding Oahu comes the increased likelihood of boat and ship accidents and thus Oahu has numerous dive sites that dive to underwater shipwrecks. These dive sites are extremely interesting as they provide an excellent home for sea life. Typically these dives are reserved for experienced divers. Oahu dive sites are some of the most sought after dive locations in the islands.
Obviously many visitors to Oahu would love to dive but have no experience. Consequently there are a multitude of dive companies offering tours to learn how to dive for the first time and also dive classes that will allow you to become a certified diver. It is not every island that will actually take you out on a boat for a two-tank introductory dive for the completely uninitiated but on Oahu these dives are very popular.
The other interesting thing about Oahu dives is that great diving locations can be found on all parts of the island. This will often mean that certain Oahu dives may be available when sea conditions may not be ideal for other dive locations. Having dive locations with exotic names such as the following make it clear that there are a plethora of dive locations to visit and enjoy: Mahi Wreck and Makaha Caverns, Black Rock and Land of Oz, Airplane and Kea'au Corners, Haleiwa Wall and Turtle Cleaning Station, Angler's Reef and Koko Craters, Baby Barge and Fantasy Reef, Corsair Wreck and China Wall Drift, Sea Tiger Wreck and Turtle Canyons, The Trench and many more.
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Pick up and return to your dive shop is usually included as a service.
Dives to shipwrecks can often be fairly deep and can be quite tricky, especially if you work your way into the wrecks and therefore should only be considered by the most experienced divers.
If you are a first time diver consider doing the two tank introductory dives, as the second tank is usually the most interesting when you are a bit more relaxed with the equipment.
Aqua Zone Scuba Diving offers beginner and certified dives, daily boat dives, snorkel tour, private charters and equipment rentals. They have two custom power dive boats, "Banana Patch" a twenty-seven foot, fast reliable transport for scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching and other water activities for up to six passengers and "Force" a twenty-seven foot custom built boat for diving, snorkeling and whale watching for up to twelve passengers. With Aqua Zone Scuba safety is a top priority and they offer free pool lessons that are excellent for first timers, or as a refresher dive for certified divers that are a little rusty on their skills.
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Bob's Hawaii Adventures offers a "breathing observation bubble (BOB) which provides you with a new and interesting way to dive. You will be taken to the beautiful waters of Maunalua Bay where you will essentially sit on an underwater chair with a special helmet placed over your head. The helmet is continuously filled with air and you will be able to maneuver about underwater and enjoy the wonderful sights without having to don scuba gear. These dives are about fifteen to twenty minutes in length and dive to a depth of about fifteen feet.
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Submersible Scooter Tours - come and experience a spectacular underwater journey through the crystal clear waters and colorful reefs of Hawaii. No diving or scuba experience necessary. The friendly and professional staff at Island Water Sports Hawaii will take you on a truly unique, underwater adventure.
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The Sea Dreams is a boat that specializes in diving. The beautiful Sea Dreams ll is a boat owned by the company Hawaii Nautical and it departs from the Ko'Olina Marina on Oahu's Waianae Coast. The Sea Dreams ll is coast guard approved to take as many as twenty-five people but limits its certified divers to only twelve persons. They have a large array of tours that are offered including shallow reef dives, beginner dives, night "wreck" dives, and variations of the above. This coastline of Waianae is excellent for diving and the boat is a first class dive vessel
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Scuba Diving in Oahu - Many people have the mistaken impression that Oahu does not have the quality dive locations that exist on other islands. On the contrary, Oahu has some of the best dive locations in the state, and they're located on all sides of the island. A short list of dive locations on Oahu would include: Mahi Wreck and Makaha Caverns, Black Rock and Land of Oz, Airplane and Kea'au Corners, Haleiwa Wall and Turtle Cleaning Station, Angler's Reef and Koko Craters, Baby Barge and Fantasy Reef, Corsair Wreck and China Wall Drift, Sea Tiger Wreck and Turtle Canyons, The Trench and many more. Many people can, and do, spend their entire vacation diving on Oahu as Oahu is one of the most interesting dive locations in Hawaii.