I know what you are thinking…… Isn’t Waikiki all about fruity drinks, Hawaii 5-0 and surfing? Not so fast! Did you know that just off the shores of the most famous stretch of sand in Hawaii there is world class diving to be found year round. From WW2 Era wrecks to outstanding reefs chock full of critters your next Hawaii scuba diving adventure is only a step away.
Come check out this awesome GoPro footage we captured while diving with some guests here this past year. Featured are two of our shallow dive sites Turtle Canyons and Horseshoe Reef: Click HD for best resolution and ALOHA!
Every year it’s the same thing. The Discover Channel starts airing “Shark Week” programming and no one calls to book a dive. I can tell you that in over 8000 dives on Oahu I have rarely even seen a shark and never seen one acting aggressively. What we tend to come across are these happy fellows:
This amazing snap was taken by longtime friend and club diver Susanna. Pictured is the white tip reef shark and unlike most sharks he can hide in caves and doesn’t need to be in the act of swimming to pump water over his gills.
This makes him a delight for underwater photographers who can take the time to get the shot right. Their actions are very calm and as long as you respect their space it is possible to capture some amazing close ups. Hopefully you will get a chance to spot one on your next Hawaii scuba diving adventure!
Aloha Everyone….. summer is one of the true joys of diving on Oahu and this year has been no exception.
Over the past 7 years we have met some amazing people and families. The summer months mean that diving conditions improve on the North Shore and we are able to dive our favorite spots like Shark’s Cove and 3 Tables on the regular. If you haven’t experienced these on your own they are truly unique.
Imagine crystal clear 80 degree water and lava formations and tubes coming in from all angles. The unique lighting and cool critters combined with easy shore diving entries make our North Shore spots legendary.
In fact, I’ve lead so many dives there over the years with seasoned divers and upon coming up after an hour underneath have heard “That was the BEST dive of my life” I agree.
Here we are goofing off underwater…… come dive Oahu with us this summer.
We operate daily boat dives and shore dives. Not sure where you fit in? Drop me an email and we’ll line you up with a custom experience that matches your skill and comfort level. Shouldn’t your next dive be the BEST dive of your life?
Diving in Hawaii is just one of those experiences that is hard to imagine if you have never done it. So much to think about and so many critters coming in from all angles. This spring has been no exception. Whales breaching, turtles cruising, dolphins spinning and all set against the backdrop of a blue sky and a shining sun.
Man, it’s great to be able to live and dive everyday here on Oahu.
Lot’s of new sightings just this past few weeks and our longtime diver Susanna was fortunate enough to snap this photo of a Flying Gurnard while doing some Oahu scuba diving with the KD crew last week. These critters are super rare and I can only recall about 4 other sightings in the past 8 years. Just goes to show you that you never know who might join you for a dive.
Mahalo Everyone for 6+ Years of diving with Kaimana Divers….
Our local dive club has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of diving everyday and I look forward to every event. With that in mind, I have reconfigured the club to help you get the most out of every dive dollar. These prices are effective immediately so take action and start saving today:
Friends of Kaimana Divers (or FOKD) seeks to build the most active, knowledgeable and fun loving Dive Club on the island. Oahu is a great place to dive but we won’t just dive here! FOKD is now accepting members for a $50 annual membership fee….
As a member you can expect the following benefits:
• $60 anytime boat dives
• $65 Westside boat dives
• $89 Dark Side Dives (Saturday Nights)
• 10% off any PADI courses
• FREE Birthday Charter
• Priority booking for off island travel
• Weekly CLUB DIVES!
Tired of diving the same sites?
As a card-carrying member of FOKD get exclusive access to Westside, Townside and Hawaii Kai charters. Not to mention plenty of North Shore diving and BBQ’s in the summer time.
With over 70 members, FOKD is rockin….. come out and meet some new dive buddies this weekend! It should be noted that you can take advantage of these great prices 7 days a week. Our club is currently only available to Hawaii Residents.
It is my hope that we continue to build great friendships, log amazing dives and unlock the power our ocean has to offer….
Diving here on Oahu tends to be a bit of an adventure on any given day but we have had some incredible dives lately. Take for example the sound of whales (not uncommon in winter months) but on 3 occasions this month they have been just a few hundred yards from the boat.
Then, last week we dropped in and as I turned around to check on our group a Hawaiian Monk Seal came cruising by. It’s such a thrill to see them swimming and playing in the ocean and it’s certainly a dive I won’t soon forget. Here’s a photo I managed to snap of this 1.5 year old male Kekoa last week
Such a great day to dive in Hawaii! Our morning crew got to dive on the wreck of the YO 257 and what a surprise to be joined by a friendly white tip reef shark. Check it out and let Kaimana Divers arrange your next Oahu scuba diving adventure:
You experienced the emotions and history at Pearl Harbor. You climbed Diamond Head and took in the amazing view. If you were lucky enough, you may have even caught some big waves on the North Shore. What’s left?
Ever thought of scuba diving in Hawaii? Lot’s of folks think you need to drop big money to become a certified PADI scuba diver but nothing could be further from the truth. With our Intro Dive any novice can safely explore our reefs and be diving with turtles, octopus and colorful fish in no time!
Honolulu is really the best city in the US for diving. It blows me away that within a 5 minute boat ride from our harbor even the most unseasoned or rusty diver can be scuba diving in our warm waters in no time. Our friendly PADI Instructors and Dive Masters are ready to take you on the adventure of a lifetime……. come check out our crew!
Before you know it, you could be diving and exploring the ocean as a scuba diver here in Hawaii. From first time divers to more advanced scuba diving trips we can handle it all…… Take a peek at what people have been saying about Kaimana Divers on YELP! and Trip Advisor.
I always sleep so well on Thanksgiving night. It’s awesome when you get to go diving with a crew of good kids then next morning in Hawaii. Oahu was shining like a gem this AM with NO WIND AND CALM SEAS. Denise, Kavan and Grant joined me for a fun time scuba diving at Turtle Canyons.
Dropping in with nothing but fins I found the mother load: