Water activity

Waikiki: Oahu Discovery Scuba Diving for Beginners

4.6 / 5

72 reviews

Activity provider: Dive Oahu Inc

Waikiki: Oahu Discovery Scuba Diving for Beginners

Activity provider: Dive Oahu Inc

From US$ 235.89 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.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Scuba dive in tropical reefs with a certified guide leading you on your journey
  • Explore 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 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.
  • Access to Waikiki Beach
  • Instructor
  • Transport for activity duration: Other water transport
  • Snacks
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 10 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with low level of fitness
    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 must fill out a travel information form

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    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

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • You must be able to swim and be in good shape
    • You should receive a confirmation email from the local partner upon booking. Please carefully check your email address when providing it - if any of the information listed is incorrect or you do not receive an email within 2 hours of your booking, contact the local partner directly.
    • All divers must review the medical questionnaire included a confirmation email. If any questions are a
    • "yes", you must immediately notify the local partner in order to receive a full refund. Otherwise, you must provide a medical release from a physician
    • Divers must be at the boat harbor 30-minutes before the scheduled activity starting time to allow time for waivers and equipment fitting
    • Children aged between 10 - 11-years old must be accompanied by a private instructor. This is reflected in the price of their ticket
    • Refreshments will be provided
    • Premier gear is included in the price
    • Tips/gratuities and parking fees to be paid separately
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 72 reviews

    Review summary

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    The crew was absolutely amazing! There was private instruction prior to taking a dive to approximately 30 feet which is far deeper than I expected to go for an introductory dive. The crew was professional, funny, engaging, and totally competent in their ability to train beginner divers. I will highly recommend this excursion to my friends. Thank you for a fantastic day and awesome experience.

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    June 23, 2022

    (Beginner/intro dive) Awesome experience!!! Extra friendly. Professional. Really made it easy to understand and fun!! They give you classes which was brief and easy to follow, walk you through with the scuba gear then the dive instructor works with each individual till they are comfortable. Last you dive as a group supervised. It was a great experience for me and my teenage son who were diving for first time.

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    August 11, 2021

    Our overall experience was excellent, the dive instructors were very patient and funny. I have two teens (14 & 16) It’s our first time and I’m not even a good swimmer. It’s very nerve racking for me but paying attention and practicing the skills helped calm my nerves. My eldest son who’s 16 yrs old went diving with Alex and he had so much fun. We will definitely go back for another lesson. If only we don’t have scheduled tour the next day, we would sign up for another lesson. Thank you very much Alex, Annabel & Captain Drew for a wonderful experience! until next time!

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    August 1, 2021

    Product ID: 236632