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Oahu: Waikiki Undersea Adventure Submarine Tour

1. Oahu: Waikiki Undersea Adventure Submarine Tour

Climb aboard Atlantis XIV, the world's largest hi-tech passenger submarine which holds a whopping 64 passengers—that's 16 more people compared to the smaller 48-passenger submarines. Dive 100 feet below the surface and experience Waikiki’s marine mysteries. Being in a submarine and descending to 100 feet underwater is an adventure in itself. Also get to see real marine life up close. The Atlantis Waikiki dive site is home to many Hawaiian fishes, coral, and turtles. Known for its quality and safety, Atlantis is an eye-opening experience that takes you beyond the classroom as you learn about coral, reef life, and submersibles while visiting sunken shipwrecks, airplanes, and other artificial reefs. Atlantis has a spacious air-conditioned interior, large viewports, and comfortable seating. The hi-tech 64-passenger large submarine offers an enhanced amount of personal space and viewports. 

Honolulu: Beginner Scuba Diving Adventure

2. Honolulu: Beginner Scuba Diving Adventure

Venture into the depths at Magic Island Lagoon in Honolulu with this scuba diving trip that is designed for those with no scuba diving experience. Follow your guide through waters teeming with life on this group tour. Get a quick scuba diving briefing from your professional scuba diving instructor. Start a tutorial on how to use the equipment in shallow water. Once you are comfortable, explore the dive site gradually. Watch as your guide points out different sea life. Take home your memories with the videos that your instructor takes of your adventure. Have all these videos downloaded directly to your phone so you can instantly share these moments.

Waikiki: Oahu Discovery Scuba Diving for Beginners

3. Waikiki: Oahu Discovery Scuba Diving for Beginners

Embark on an underwater adventure as you scuba dive in crystal clear waters perfect for beginners. Led by an experienced PADI certified instructor, take a beautiful guided tour of 2 of Honolulu's favorite reef sites, each teeming with interesting sea life and inhabiting unique seascapes. Climb aboard Dive Oahu’s charter and ride in style and comfort on a fully equipped boat with all necessary amenities including snacks and refreshments, both a sun and shaded deck, plenty of space to move around, and a restroom on board. While underway, your knowledgeable guide will brief you on the upcoming journey and provide insights about the dive sites you will visit, water conditions for the day, and what marine life you might encounter. Get fitted out with premier scuba equipment and jump into the water to go over basic scuba diving skills with your PADI certified instructor. Dive through crisp blue waters along one of Hawaii’s reefs with your experienced instructor by your side. Marvel at the bountiful sea life as you glide through the water over colorful coral reefs surrounding Oahu. When it’s time to return to the surface, your captain and instructor will assist you back aboard the charter, where refreshments and snacks will be provided. After a short interval on the surface, take in the views and soak up the sun as you prepare for your next dive. Once you return to the water, your PADI Certified guide will lead you around the majestic reef and offer you the opportunity to encounter sharks, turtles, eels, rays, octopus, starfish, crabs, Hawaiian endemic fish, dolphins, and other fascinating seas life. After a short ride back to the harbor you will be returned to your hotel.

Oahu: Wreck & Reef Scuba Dive for Certified Divers

4. Oahu: Wreck & Reef Scuba Dive for Certified Divers

Climb aboard Dive Oahu’s charter and ride in style and comfort on a fully equipped boat with a sun deck and shaded deck, plenty of space to move around, and a restroom on board. As a certified diver, get ready for a day of underwater adventuring through one of Hawaii's deepest recreational diving wrecks on the south shore of Oahu.   You choose to visit the Sea Tiger dive site or the YO-257 and San Pedro wreck sites. The Sea Tiger dive site is a former trading vessel which rests in 123 feet of water while the superstructure and deck are at depths of 60-90 feet, both offering you incredible sights. Begin your exploration of this beautiful wreck keeping your eyes peeled for resident whitetip reef sharks, 6-foot sea turtles, moray eels, eagle rays, and massive schools of fish. The YO-257 and San Pedro are 2 other recreational wreck sites where you will explore 2 ships laid side by side with about 50 yards between them. The YO-257 rests in 115 feet of water while the superstructure and deck are at depths of 70-90 feet. As the San Pedro wreck is a bit shallower it can experience strong currents and is only dove when conditions are ideal. After your wreck dive adventure, enjoy a relaxing surface interval with refreshments and snacks on board.  Soak up your surroundings as you prepare for your next dive, a beautiful guided tour of 1 of Honolulu's favorite reef sites. Cap off the day in pristine waters filled with fascinating underwater ecosystems.  Enjoy the opportunity to see sharks, turtles, eels, rays, octopus, starfish, crabs, Hawaiian endemic fish, dolphins, and more.

Oahu: Shallow Reef Scuba Dive for Certified Divers

5. Oahu: Shallow Reef Scuba Dive for Certified Divers

Cast off on Dive Oahu’s charter and ride in style and comfort on a fully equipped boat with a sun and shaded deck, plenty of space to move around, and a restroom on board.  While cruising to your first dive site, your certified instructor will share information about water conditions for the day and what marine life you might encounter.   Swim through crystal clear turquoise waters and explore extraordinary reef formations brimming with sea life. Follow PADI Certified guide around the reef for amazing opportunities to see sharks, eels, rays, octopus, starfish, crabs, Hawaiian endemic fish, dolphins, and more.   After a short interval on the surface, perfect for soaking up some sun, return to the underwater world to experience another amazing scuba dive. Visit Turtle Canyons, a reef site that was formed thousands of year ago due to volcanic activity. Marvel at the large rock encrusted coral formations that jut out from the shallow shores of Waikiki. One of the canyons, in particular, is known for the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that consistently frequent the reef to get their shells cleaned.  Encounter the endemic Gold Ring Surgeon Fish cleaning the algae off of their shells and bodies. If you can peel yourself away from the turtle station, this site offers a range of reef fish and you might even catch glimpses of the more rare fish like Saddleback Butterflies or Flame Angels.

Honolulu: Mermaid Snorkel Adventure with Videos

6. Honolulu: Mermaid Snorkel Adventure with Videos

Start with a quick snorkeling and mermaid briefing. Walk a couple of minutes to the private Mermaid area where you can put on your mermaid tail with the help of your instructor. Watch as your instructor shows you a series of mermaid poses, including the hair flip. Keep these moments to save or share as your instructor captures it all on video. Find out how to use the mermaid equipment in shallow water. Explore the dive site and let your instructor point out all of the different sea life. Enjoy the wildlife as your instructor takes some short video clips throughout your tour of the drive site. Once the tour has concluded, your instructor can download those videos directly to your phone, so you can instantly have those memories.

Oahu Night Dive: Adventure for Certified Divers

7. Oahu Night Dive: Adventure for Certified Divers

As the sun dips below the horizon and the beautiful colors of dusk begin to fade away, you will embark on a nighttime adventure to two dive locations off Oahu's south shore. Ride in comfort and style on a fully equipped charter with both a sun deck and shaded deck, plenty of space to move around, and a restroom on board. As a certified diver, you will get to experience Hawaii’s unique seascape during an evening excursion outfitted with premier gear and all necessary equipment. For your first dive, dive at twilight on one of Hawaii’s famous dive sites with a PADI certified guide. Explore reefs in transition as some marine life are off to rest and nocturnal species come out to play. You are likely to encounter sharks, turtles, eels, rays, octopus, starfish, crabs, Hawaiian endemic fish, dolphins, and other marine life. Enjoy snacks and refreshments during a relaxing surface interval at sunset. Then, embark on your second guided tour of oceanic nightlife on the south shore of Oahu, and marvel at the different creatures that come out in the dark. Outfitted with complimentary dive lights, you will experience Hawaii’s unique seascape underwater in great detail. Alongside your knowledgable instructor, plunge into complete darkness and experience the ocean like never before!

Oahu: Scuba Diving Lesson for Beginners

8. Oahu: Scuba Diving Lesson for Beginners

Explore an aquatic wonderland in the Hawaiian Electric Beach with a scuba lesson designed for beginners. See the natural beauty one of Oahu’s top scuba destinations in the safe company of an instructor. Choose to have some underwater pictures taken to remember the experience forever. Go through a thorough safety and gear briefing with your instructor to make sure all your questions and concerns about scuba diving answered. Once you’re suited up and comfortable with the equipment, enter the water at a pace that suits you. Have the chance to observe large schools of fish native only to Hawaii, giant sea turtles, underwater structures, and on rare occasions, dolphins and monk seals. End the activity with a photo just after exiting the water so that you can capture the shared the moment between you and your scuba class.

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What people are saying about Oahu

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Was nervous since we’ve never done scuba before. This was done in such a way as we felt totally safe and comfortable.

We had an awesome time! Everyone was very nice and made the trip extra special! Nacho, Chris, Tiffany were awesome!

Nacho Tiffany Chris and Jim were really helpful and friendly guides. Beautiful location.

Great support during diving. Friendly people and the turtles were amazing. Thanks!

It was an amazing experience. Definitely a must try activity!