Waikiki: Oahu Discovery Scuba Diving for Beginners

4.7 / 5

17 reviews

Waikiki: Oahu Discovery Scuba Diving for Beginners

From $192.80 per person

Venture out into the deep blue waters off the coast of Oahu for a magical scuba dive experience for beginners. Explore Hawaii's tropical reefs and the amazing creatures that inhabit them alongside an experienced instructor.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Scuba dive in tropical reefs with a certified guide leading you on your journey
  • Explore 2 of Oahu's favorite reef sites for a thrilling underwater adventure
  • Get up close to marine life including sharks, turtles, eels, rays, Hawaiian endemic fish and dolphins
  • Enjoy premier gear rental needs for your scuba experience
Full description
Embark on an underwater adventure as you scuba dive in crystal clear waters perfect for beginners. Led by an experienced Divemaster, 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 knowledgable 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 Divemaster 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.
  • Premier gear rental
  • 3-hour beginner scuba dive with an instructor
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please arrive at the harbor, Front Row – Slip F8, at least 30 minutes prior to departure. There is parking at Kewalo Basin for $1 an hour or Ala Moana Beach Park for free parking.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19, hotel pickup and drop-off service is currently suspended. All guests must make their own way to the harbor
  • Divers must be able to understand verbal English
  • You must be able to swim and be in good shape
  • Please be ready for pickup at 9:50 AM at your meeting point and allow 10 minutes of cushion time around the pick-up time for potential traffic
  • Be prepared to fill out a PADI medical sheet before boarding the boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

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It was my first time doing scuba diving so it was a little tricky learning the steps for the first dive but the instructor was really good at calming me down and making sure I was doing everything correctly. Got the hang of it for the second dive and it was amazing! Would definitely recommend!

May 4, 2021

Brand new to the scuba diving world this was an awesome choice for a first experience! Don’t let the price scare you. It’s worth every penny. My instructor was awesome and very knowledgeable! The boat captain was very personable and they all really made us feel at home. I was worried before we went about how much time we’d actually get in the water being discovery divers, but we got a lot! The gear was very nice as well. Can’t wait to go back to work on my certification!

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February 21, 2021

It was absolutely wonderful for my first time dive. There were two stops. The first stop, the instructor tested us one by one on the three key scuba skills. Then we went to the second stop where we all got off and began our first real dive. The sea turtles were so beautiful. For anyone nervous about their first dive, trust me you will be okay. I did want to panic a little when I first got in the water, and it may feel like you’re getting a lot of directions and “remember this” at once, but as long as you breathe through your mouth, you will be fine! I do wish we could have spent a little more time underwater. The original end time was 2:30, but we were off the boat by 1:10. Also, they do accept card/PayPal/Venmo for tips on the boat. Finally, uncertified divers cannot bring a camera into the water. It a PADI rule/regulation. Not even GoPros in harnesses

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January 10, 2020

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