Oahu Scuba Diving Articles, Dive Maps and More

budda turtleComing to Oahu Hawaii to scuba dive? If you want to explore all the great scuba diving opportunities Oahu has to offer and take your scuba skills to the next level, Island Divers Hawaii Oahu dive shop is here to help you. On this page you’ll find articles, suggestions, dive maps of various dive sites and more. Enjoy!


Dive Maps

The following Dive Maps are maps that have been created by Divemaster candidates (DMC’s) as part of their Divemaster Certification. These are not professionally done maps and users are strongly encouraged to be aware that conditions regularly change in the ocean – in other words, do not bet your life on these maps. That said, they had to be accurate enough at the time of creation to meet the certifying Instructor’s standards. User discretion is advised and scuba divers using these maps for navigation accept 100% responsibility for their own safety.

Tip: Print out the Dive Map and laminate it before you go to keep it in good condition.

      1. Koko Craters – Maunaloa Bay (boat dive), Credits: Bodhi Ocean
      2. Electric Beach – West Oahu (shore dive) – Color, Credits: Michael Kurt, Dean Hutton, Adam Hershey, Maxine M., Mirja G., and Lucas. Black and White version
      3. Shark’s Cove – Waimea Bay, North Shore Oahu (shore dive), Credits: Josh Krieger Darrell Sammons, Kyle Hayden
      4. Turtle Canyons – Maunaloa Bay (boat dive), Credits: Bodhi Ocean

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Hawaii Scuba University is the professional education division of Island Divers. Theory and practical pool training take place on JBPHH (Hickam Location) at Pool #1 where Island Divers also runs a retail location. Practical diving can take place anywhere that Island Divers is running a boat charter, but the majority of that work is from the Hawaii Kai dive shop and the Island Divers vessels slipped there. Professional training programs from Divemaster to IDC Staff are available. HSU offers the full range of training programs starting at Open Water based on a university type setting. Training is approximately 20 hours per week. Credit (monetary and academic) is extended to those individuals that already have some training. The training schedule is designed around professionals that have weeknights and weekends available.

Also, if you’re military, HSU accepts post 9/11 GI bill benefits for professional level training, so make sure to ask how you can make them work for you.

To learn more about Hawaii Scuba University and becoming as Scuba DiveMaster or Instructor, please visit the Hawaii Scuba University website here.

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