Small groups and valet diving make all the difference when experiencing wrecks, walls, craters, whales and more
With a commitment to the utmost in service, this full- service PADI Five Star operator with several locations on the Hawaiian island of Oahu specializes in small groups and valet diving, which means divers get ample attention from guides and don’t have to fuss with gear at all.
Daily boat trips include two tanks, premium gear rental, expert guides, snacks, drinks and transportation from Waikiki. Underwater scooters and Gopro cameras are available for rent, and nitrox is also available.
The sites Dive Oahu regularly visit include half a dozen wrecks, such as the YO-257, an artificial reef serving as habitat for green sea turtles, eagle rays and a host of other marine life. The Navy Tug is a crowd favorite thanks to its photogenic prop and buzzing resident marine life. A top reef dive is Turtle Canyon, a shallow reef brimming with life — including eels and octopuses — and a great chance to spot sea turtles at a cleaning station.
Plus, Dive Oahu is a PADI Instructor Development Center. It offers first-timers the chance to discover scuba, and certifies new divers. Those looking to go pro can earn their instructor rating here in paradise. Snorkel trips are also available for those looking for in-water time with marine life. And for something different, on Friday nights, cruises are available to treat guests to the sunset as well as the fireworks show that follows.