Dive Oahu

Small groups and valet div­ing make all the dif­fer­ence when ex­pe­ri­enc­ing wrecks, walls, craters, whales and more

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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.

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