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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. 

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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.

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Lahaina, Maui: Lana'i Snorkeling and Dolphin Encounter

3. Lahaina, Maui: Lana'i Snorkeling and Dolphin Encounter

See an entirely new island in Hawaii on a catamaran cruise to Lanai. Start the day with Hawaiian music and local breakfast. Hear your captain chat about this paradise and look out for spinner dolphins jumping in the air. Arrive on the Lanai coast and explore the underwater world accompanied by a crew member throughout. Take advantage of the waterslide for extra fun. Marvel at the marine life as you snorkel beneath towering cliffs reaching up to 300 feet. Be among the few to snorkel at remote locations with great visibility, such as Shark Fin Rock and Manele Bay. See a spectacular view of the West Maui Mountains while enjoying a beverage and Quicksilver Crew Trivia on the trip back to Lahaina.

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Waikiki: Oahu Discovery Scuba Diving for Beginners

4. 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.

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Maui: Waterfalls Tour with Kayaking, Snorkeling and Hiking

5. Maui: Waterfalls Tour with Kayaking, Snorkeling and Hiking

Start your day in the Makena Landing Beach Park on the south side of Maui. Grab a kayak and paddle over the waves beneath the warm Hawaii sun.  Dive in and take the plunge as you snorkel in crystal clear waters. Be sure to be on the lookout for Hawaii's famous Green Sea Turtles grazing at the bottom or floating at the surface. Head for the lush rainforest and cross through the scenic green landscape. Once you arrived at the waterfalls you can jump off the cliffs and then relax in the pools below.

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Maui: Beginner Discovery Scuba Dive Excursion from Lahaina

6. Maui: Beginner Discovery Scuba Dive Excursion from Lahaina

Embark on an awe-inspiring scuba diving excursion perfect for beginners with no certification required. Experience what it's like to breathe underwater and swim with the fish off the coast of Lahaina. Benefit from personal attention on a small group excursion for no more than 4 people. Begin with a short classroom session where your PADI certified instructor will help you suit up and brief you on your upcoming journey. Learn how to breathe through a regulator, manage your buoyancy, and safely swim underwater with all the necessary equipment. Soon you'll be ready for an ocean dive with your instructor at one of Maui's tropical beaches. Once in the calm clear island waters, take in the magnificent surroundings filled with tropical reef fish, turtles, and rays. Explore beautiful seascapes teeming with interesting sea life you may have never seen before.

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Honolulu: Mermaid Snorkel Adventure with Videos

7. 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.

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Oahu: Wreck & Reef Scuba Dive for Certified Divers

8. 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.

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Oahu: Shallow Reef Scuba Dive for Certified Divers

9. 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.

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Maui: Eco-Friendly Conservation Dive for Certified Divers

10. Maui: Eco-Friendly Conservation Dive for Certified Divers

Enjoy an interactive workshop-style dive with a focus on sustainability, conservation efforts, and ocean awareness. Begin at the dive shop where you will meet your certified instructor, then choose one (or more) of the workshop topics. Eco-dive topics include coral reef ecology, reef cleanup, sea turtle education, shark education, interactive fish identification, and a buoyancy workshop. Whichever eco-dive topic(s) you focus on, your passionate and experienced dive guide will customize the dive session to your interests and give your dive purpose. During the workshop, learn how to be a citizen scientist and contribute to research that protects the oceans and their flourishing ecosystems. Before you know it, you'll be ready to gear up and take off to your dive spot for a fascinating offshore eco-dive. Develop concrete skills for protecting the marine environment during your dives while receiving insights on improving your buoyancy, and much more. Benefit from a small-group adventure with no more than 4 divers per instructor. After your dive, you'll have the opportunity to debrief about all the marine wildlife and abundant coral reefs you observed while exploring the crystal clear blue waters of Maui.

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What people are saying about Hawaii

The all girl crew on the quicksilver were awesome from start to finish! Everything went smooth, and they were funny and had so much knowledge about the islands and the fish that we saw while snorkeling. It was my birthday and they made me feel truly special! Recommend this trip 1000 times!! We even saw whales heading back to the harbor and they stopped so we could see the whales a little bit more! Crew was awesome. Drinks were AMAZING! The snorkeling was fantastic! Captain Heather killed it! Thanks Quicksilver crew!!

What an incredible experience! Captain Paul was so amazing and informative and his crew was fun and helpful yet made sure safety was a priority. To top everything off we got to watch a baby whale play in the ocean while momma was nearby and see unclose a pod of dolphins.

Great crew — what about the pictures / we didn’t see th - are they still available

The crew did an excellent job efficiently managing a larger boat.

The trip to and on the submarine It was fantastic!!