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Oahu Scuba Diving

Oahu Scuba Diving Tours provide some unusual dive site options and for good reason:

  • 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.
  • Oahu dive sites are some of the most sought after dive locations in the islands.

  • The other interesting thing about Oahu scuba diving tours 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. You might be able to scuba Waikiki for instance on a day that you would not be able to scuba Haleiwa.

  • One way to tell how popular dives spots are at any location is by the variety of names given to the many dive locations. Oahu is overflowing with dive locations. Among them are Mahi Wreck and Makaha Caverns, Blackrock 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, and Turtle Canyons, The Trench and many more.

Scuba Waikiki

  • For those not wanting to travel too far to make a great dive you can also Scuba Waikiki not far off the coast and dive the wreck of the Sea Tiger which is a 190 vessel that is excellent for learning wreck diving skills.

Oahu Scuba Diving Tours also offer options for the non-certified diver.

  • 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 have facilities to actually take you out on a boat for a two-tank introductory dive but on Oahu these dives are very popular.

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B.O.B.'s Hawaii Adventure

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Oahu Breathing Observation Bubble, Dinner Show

A "Breathing Observation Bubble" (B.O.B.) may sound like something you might need in the intensive care unit of your nearest hospital but in reality it is a type of helmet that you put over your head and breathe through as you travel through water about 20' in depth on a form of underwater scooter and enjoy the underwater sites.
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Hawaii Nautical

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Leid Back' Dinner Cruise, Snorkeling and Dolphins, Whale Watch off the leeward coastline,Oahu Scuba

Hawaii Nautical offers a large variety of boat tours throughout the island of Oahu and on the Big Island of Hawaii. Snorkel tours and dolphin watches are offered in the mornings and the afternoons and in addition they offer sunset sails, dinner cruises, scuba and snuba options, whale watching in season and private charters.
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Aqua Zone

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Oahu Scuba Diving and Snorkeling on the Aukai Power Catamaran

Aqua Zone offers diving and snorkeling tour options off Oahu's coast. One and two tank certified dives and introductory dives are offered out of Waikiki's Kewalo Basin Harbor.
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Island Water Sports Hawaii

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Submersible Scooters

Looking for something totally different? Why not try a self-propelled, underwater, electric scooter in beautiful Mauanaloa Bay on Oahu. This professionally guided tour will have you gliding along the reefs in no time as you enjoy this one of a kind adventure.
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Sea Breeze Water Sports

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Sea Breeze Water Sports

Sea Breeze Watersports offers awesome family playthings and fun activities on beautiful and calm Maunalua Bay.
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Hawaiian Diving Adventures

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Hawaiian Diving Adventures

Hawaiian Diving Adventures offers dives for advanced divers to explore ship wrecks, deep reefs, even unexplored areas. They also offer different reefs for both beginners, introductory dives and snorkeling options. The staff spends a lot of their time exploring new reefs, trying to find new and exciting locations that others haven't found. They will cater to your experience level and find the right dive sites that will give you the most exciting and memorable dive!
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Well, Oahu is a pretty darn good place to dive. If you're going to be diving in Hawaii, you're on Oahu, you're in pretty good luck 'cause we've got some great dives that happen over there.

There's some certain characteristics about the island itself that make it an excellent diving location. Let me show you a map. So, here's Oahu, and as you know, Oahu is kind of the center of commerce here in Hawaii. It has been for probably 150 years, a place where commerce has occurred. We've got Pearl Harbor here, we've got boats that come in from the Orient and South Pacific, and we've got ... In the other way, we've got boats coming in from the Americas and have for centuries now. And they all congregate around this island because this is the major port where boats come to bring goods, to pick up goods, and so on. And, as a result of all this commercial activity that has occurred, all of the boating activity that's happened over the course of years, the one thing that Oahu is rich in is sea wrecks, ship wrecks. Also, airplane wrecks.

So, there's a multitude of different dive spots that are based upon wrecks that we have along the coast, kind of all around the island. There's many different places. And of course, wrecks are really neat because they provide a sheltered area for fish and for coral formations to grow, and make a really kind of eerie, but wonderful place to view these little ecosystems of marine life. And so, this is a big part of what happens with regards to diving is that diving on these shipwrecks in Oahu. The other thing that's kind of neat about Oahu is that there are so many different dive locations that are found throughout that it ... If it's not a perfect situation, or a perfect day, in one location, just go around the corner and it's going to be a lot better there. So there's always a place that seems to go out to find a good dive spot to dive.

Now, diving in Oahu is kind of divided into two different categories, if you will. There's the certified divers and introductory divers. The certified divers are the ones that are going to be going out and usually doing a two-tank dive. Going out and doing a wreck or a beautiful reef, something like that. And then going and doing something else on the second dive. And these are ... We've had divers that have come here to Oahu, and you could spend a number of days doing very, very interesting dives. There's, like, really lots you can do. So, there's ... It's kind of a Mecca for certified divers. But one of the things that is a little bit different about Oahu ... We have it to a certain degree on certain of the other islands, but to a larger degree here.

Usually, the diving that we have that occurs ... If you're going on a dive, you're a diver going out on a dive. Or if you're a snorkeler, you're going on a snorkel boat. But they usually don't mix too well. But there are some boats that we have, if you're a diver and you have a family with you and they kind of want to enjoy going out with you, but they don't dive, you might go out on a two-tank dive .. Maybe the first tank is going to be deep, it's going to be 100 feet or so, and then the second one is going to be, usually maybe in a shallower water. Maybe along the coastline, maybe along some reefs, maybe in the 40 to 60 foot area ... But maybe it's close enough to where your family might be able to enjoy a Snorkel along that ... While you're doing a dive. So there are some boats that we have that'll take you out and do that kind of thing here in Oahu. And as I say it's ... Usually you don't mix the two, but it can happen here to a degree.

But on the other side of the coin, we have dives that are exclusively designed for introductory dives, people who've never dove before. And there are a number of these. They can be either one-tank dives or two-tank dives and you really ... People are often quite surprised by the fact that you don't really have to have any experience to do this, just a willingness. And there are only certain things that are really necessary to know on this first dive. The first part of your experience is going to be a lot of discussion about what it is that you need to know and about the equipment that you're going to be wearing and using. And it'll become simple to you, but you just remember these few things. The dive masters and so on are going to be going with you, they're out there with you continuously, so it's not a problem. But you're going to be able to actually, on that first dive, actually go down and enjoy being under the water and breathing and Snorkeling ... Well, breathing and diving. And enjoying that experience.

The better way to go is to do the two-tank dives because you're usually a lot more proficient by the time you get to the second tank. You feel a little bit more comfortable, you don't feel so constrained by the equipment that just feels odd to begin with. You have to get used to. And then the second dive, instead of, like consuming air at a million miles a minute, you're kind of slowing down and you're enjoying this experience of doing the second dive. And this is kind of dive that most people have in mind that ... When they're thinking about diving, this is the experience they want to have. And so, it's great to do the second dive. So, whether you're a certified diver or a introductory diver, Oahu is an excellent location to do it. And I would recommend going out and giving it a try. There's some really, really good dives in Oahu.

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