Dive World Class Wrecks in Oahu!

The Big Island and Maui might have healthier reefs, but nothing compares to diving the wrecks of Oahu. With over 10 accessible wrecks around the island, you have several choices and a lot to explore. The wrecks act as magnets, becoming home to all kinds of sea life and are usually the best dive sites for spotting Hawaiian Stingray, Eagle Rays, White Tip Reef Sharks, and Pelagic fish.oahu scuba diving sea tiger

We offer daily guided charter trips to the wrecks with knowledgeable members of our staff who can give you a thorough briefing about the wreck before you dive. If you are interested in penetrating the wrecks and have the right education, we can arrange it for you. Just let us know well in advance so that we can assign our wreck dive instructors to your charter.

PADI Wreck Diving Specialty: The Right Education

This course will teach you how to safely plan and execute a wreck dive, including limited penetration. The theory section covers everything from researching wrecks to the hazards of wreck diving. We’ll take you on four dives where you can practice everything from reel to fin techniques.wreck penetration oahu

Island Divers Hawaii is fortunate to have some of Hawaii’s most active and experienced wreck diving instructors, so you’ll definitely be in good hands while you enjoy the ultimate scuba diving adventure. Oahu has many beautiful wrecks to explore, both inside and out. Learn how to do it safely with Island Divers Hawaii!

What You’ll Learn

  • The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving
  • The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines, and reels
  • Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures

To Penetrate, or Not to Penetrate

While that is the question, the choice is up to you! For those interested in wreck penetration we’ll focus on line handling skills, and trim and fin techniques. For wreck penetration, your buoyancy skills need to be good. If you don’t think your wreck buoyancy skills are up to par yet, we recommend that you take our extensive Peak Performance Buoyancy course before the Wreck Diver Specialty so you can join us! If you are not keen on penetrating, we’ll focus on mapping skills instead.


The course is three days long, with two days devoted to four different dives and one day for knowledge development. Extra dives are recommended, especially if you’re interested in penetration diving.

Course Limits

The maximum depth is 100’/30m.

The student to instructor ration is not to exceed 2:1 during penetration.

Required Training Materials

Wreck-Pak, which includes a manual, video, and log insert.


PADI Advanced Open Water certification or a qualifying certification from another organization

Minimum age of 15

Experience the adventure and wonder of wreck diving in Oahu and sign up for the wreck diver specialty today! The $595 price includes three days of diving!