Water activity

Oahu: Shallow Reef Scuba Dive for Certified Divers

Activity provider: Dive Oahu Inc

Oahu: Shallow Reef Scuba Dive for Certified Divers

Activity provider: Dive Oahu Inc

From US$ 214.35 per person

Scuba dive through clear blue Hawaiian waters on a leisurely tour of 2 of Honolulu's favorite reef sites led by an experienced PADI diver. Experience unique seascapes and up-close encounters with vibrant marine life as you cruise by reef formations.

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience 2 guided reef dives along pristine waters of Southern Oahu
  • Scuba dive alongside experienced PADI divers
  • Discover 2 shallow reefs teeming with tropical wildlife
Full description
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.
  • Instructor
  • Transport for activity duration: Other water transport
  • Water
  • Tea
  • Soft drink
  • Water
  • Tea
  • Soft drink
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 10 years
    • Pregnant women
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Dive Oahu. If you are driving, you can park at Kewalo Basin for $2 an hour or at Ala Moana Beach Park for free.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Diving certification

    Know before you go

    • Divers must show proof of certification through PADI or another approved diving course before boarding the boat
    • Divers must be able to swim and be in good health
    • Divers must be able to understand verbal English
    • Divers must not be flying within 24 hours after diving
    • The following can be requested as add-ons while booking: GoPro Rental, DPV underwater scooter, Nitrox tank rental, a private guide, and/or a private photographer
    • You must provide a valid email address. You will then receive a confirmation email from the local partner upon booking (please check your spam folder).
    • Divers must be at the boat harbor 30 minutes prior to the activity starting time to allow time for waivers and equipment fitting
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
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    • Service
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    A great dive with lots of sea turtles and two white tip reef sharks. The equipment was very good and all is very organized and safe. The captain (Nacho) was a great guy and Dan the instructor took really good care of everyone and was a very good spotter of sea life. Absolutely recommended if you are in the area.

    September 17, 2022


    Excellent Diving

    The team is great, super good. The schedule is strictly followed, it is good that it starts and ends early, and you can enjoy the rest of the day in peace. The dive sites are similar to other places, I dived on Maui and there is not much difference.

    August 31, 2019

    Product ID: 236622