Oahu Scuba Boat Diving off Waikiki Hawaii – Daily 2 Tank Boat Dives!
Join us for the best in Honolulu scuba diving with plenty of wrecks, turtles, and fish! Our goal is to provide you with a professional and safe boat charter in a fun and relaxing atmosphere while still offering the best selection of dives of any Waikiki, Honolulu, or Oahu scuba dive shop. We strive for days in which our clients not only have had great dives, but at the end of the day feel like they have made new friends in the crew. Diving Oahu isn’t just our profession, it’s our lifestyle! Join us for a day of Hawaii scuba diving.
Morning Dives are 2 tank dives, a deep site, (usually a wreck), and a shallow reef or drift, with Waikiki & Honolulu pickup at 7-7:15am. If you are driving yourself to the dive shop, then plan to arrive right at or slightly before 8am. Note: our three daily regularly scheduled dive charters all depart from 377 Keahole St., Honolulu, HI 96825 which is our Hawaii Kai Marina dive shop address. We do have dive charters that depart from other harbors however, please ask us if you are unsure of your departure location. The boats depart the dock at 8:30am (deep and drift), or 9am (shallow reef dives) and both dive boats usually return to the dock at noon. If we picked you up in Waikiki then you’ll be back around 1pm.
Afternoon dives are usually two 30-40ft dives. These dives are good for people who are getting back into diving after a break, trying diving for the first time, doing open water referral dives, or simply don’t want to get up early! Pickup time is 11:30am with a 5pm drop off. Arrive at the shop at noon if you are driving yourself.
We do not have a set schedule and like to change up the dive sites often. We love this job! You can make specific scuba dive site requests when you sign up for a scuba charter, but unless you book a private boat we cannot guarantee any particular site. We can promise you this though: we’ll go to the best dive sites that day based on the diving conditions and taking into account all the dive sites requests that we get. We truly do want you to have the best diving day possible.
If you are interested in deepening your scuba diving experience, ask your dive instructor if there is a specialty course that you can work on during your dives. You can dive in Oahu and go home with an additional scuba certification at the same time! Check out some of the Oahu dive sites we visit.
Waikiki and Honolulu scuba charters. After being picked up, (or upon meeting at the boat), you’ll be asked to sign the ever present liability release and present your diving card. Drinks and light snacks will be present on the boat, especially water. Disposable/Reusable flash underwater cameras are available upon request in the shop. We suggest you wear sunscreen and you may want bring a towel. If you chill easily, a windbreaker or extra shirt between dives is a good thing to bring. If you are proned to motion sikness, we suggest taking an anti nausea medication like Dramamine before your charter leaves the dock. If you are booked on the Sea Fox (8:30am and 12:30am dives) then there is a dry, enclosed cabin as well as a diving deck for you to store your personal items.
At the boat dock, the captain will give a boat safety briefing. Customers booked on the morning deep and drift charter will be given the option of changing to the shallow dive boat at 9am if the Advanced charter is too Advanced for your liking at that time. Of course, the Divemaster will give a thorough dive site and safety briefing on the way to the dive site. He or she will also be on hand underwater to point out interesting dive site features and as an extra safety precaution. Certified divers however, are ultimately responsible for their own safety. Visit our PADI Dive Courses page to see the additional training available, most of which you can do while you’re diving with us! After the dives the Divemaster/Instructor will help fill out and stamp logbooks. If you are a certified diver and would like Island Divers to be directly responsible for your safety underwater, we would be happy to provide you with a professional private dive buddy. Private Divemasters are $100 per trip and dive instructors $150 per trip in addition to the cost of the dive charter.
Your instructor will write up your Dive Report shortly after your dive charter. We can send you a direct link to the report at your request. All of the pictures that your Divemaster or Instructor took during the day will be available on the dive shop computer after the dive. Those high resolution images, plus some of our best stock photography and videos can be burned to CD on the spot by request.
Reservations require payment in full by credit card. Full refunds are provided for cancellations made more than 48 hours before departure. Register your Oahu scuba diving adventure now to save your boat seat!
The dive instructors and boat crew do rely on tips to supplement their income. Working on a scuba boat requires investing in extensive and expensive training, equipment and insurance. In the tourism business, retail prices don’t leave a lot left to pay more than subsistence income for instructors and boat crew. Please support the highly trained staff in being able to continue to provide a safe and outstanding scuba dive experience in Oahu. Here is a basic, industry-wide guideline for tipping: Average service: optional, Excellent service: 5-10%, Outstanding service, 10%+