BOAT & SHORE DIVE TOURS
Oahu has an amazing variety of dive sites. The wrecks, reefs, walls and lava tubes have a plethera of marine life. Most morning wreck dive boat charters start with a wreck dive in the 100ft range, followed by a reef site in the 40ft range. Most afternoon boat charters do two shallow reef sites in the 40ft range. Take a look and give me a call to book your dive adventure today! Also, these sites are great places to do Advanced Open Water and Specialty courses such as Wreck, Deep, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Digital Underwater Photography and more!
OUR OAHU DIVE SITES
BOAT & SHORE DIVE TOURS
BOAT DIVE - The Mahi wreck is one of the most popular dive sites on Oahu. A squadron of Spotted Eagle Rays can often be found on the wreck. Max depth of 93 ft, with the deck ranging from 65 to 85 ft.
BOAT DIVE - The Sea Tiger wreck often has giant Green Sea Turtles on the deck, cargo hold and wheelhouse. Commerson Frogfish can be found on the rails and a White Tip Reef Shark has been around the wreck lately. 122ft max depth with the deck ranging from 103 ft to 75ft.
BOAT DIVE - The only natural wreck on Oahu that we dive recreationally. The pilot was doing drills just after WWII, had engine failure and went into the water. But he survived the crash! The plane lies in 107ft. A Yellow Margin Moray named Beth has lived in the cockpit for sometime, while wire coral sprouts from the tail. All around the plane is a grove of Garden Eels!
BOAT DIVES - There are two Landing Craft Units on the west side of the island and one on the southeast side. On the 'shallow' LCU on the west side, we have seen Commerson Frogfish, White Tip Sharks, Green Sea Turtles and more!
BOAT DIVE - This reef is part of the Kewalo Pipe dive site on the south shore. Dragon Morays have been seen here recently, along with Commerson Frog Fish and Varicose Phyllidia nudibranchs. Max depth here is 50ft, but most of the reef is between 35 - 40ft. A great site for all skill levels.
BOAT DIVE - This fantastic reef on the southeast side of the island boasts White Tip Reef Sharks, Green Sea Turtles, Imperial and Trembling Nudibranchs and more! 50ft max depth.
BOAT DIVE - This five fingered reef system off of Waikiki is a Green Sea Turtle cleaning station. The turtles hover over the reef and wrasses, convict tangs and surgeonfish clean off their shells. White Tip Sharks and Monk Seals have been seen here along with Pustolose Phyllidias and Imperial Nudibranchs. 40ft max depth.
BOAT DIVE - Descend down the mooring line right to a lava tube that goes from 30ft to 60ft. The ledges below hide White Tip Reef Sharks and Green Turtles. Tiger Cowry shells, Hawaiian Day Octopus and Medusa Spaghetti Worms can be found here. Max depth of 62ft, with the above reef at 30ft.
Wedged between two reef systems with Yellow Margin Morays, Kahuna Nudibranchs and Slate Pencil Urchins lies a plane fuelsage that was used in a short lived television show called 29 Down. The plan lies at 75ft with the reefs between 45 and 60 ft. Snowflake Morays and Leaf Scorpionfish have been seen in the plane.
YO-257 & San Pedro
BOAT DIVE - Two wrecks for the price of one! The YO-257 lies in 105ft of water and the San Pedro lies parallel to the YO from 85ft to 45ft. Hawaiian Sting Rays have been spotted between the wrecks, Green Sea Turtles lounge on the deck of the YO and White Tip Sharks are often inside the San Pedro.
SHORE DIVE - Located at Kahe Point, an outtake pipe pumps warm water into the ocean causing a really cool effect. Tons of tropical fish such as Moorish Idols, Trumpet Fish and Convict Tangs swim into the flume and tumble out. It is like watching an out-take of 'Finding Nemo'. Max depth of 35ft.
BOAT DIVE - This site has incredible reef formations, a few lava tubes and tons of life. Octopus, Zebra Morays and Titan Scorpionfish can be found here. 45ft max depth.
SHORE DIVE - This dive has some of the healthiest and largest coral formations on the island. Tons of turtles, huge schools of tropical fish and several Tiger Cowries have been seen here. 90ft max depth, but plenty of amazing things to see in 40ft or less. I have seen Manta Rays at this site a half dozen times.
BOAT DIVE - Right outside the Wainae boat harbor, this site can boast incredible visibility with blankets of Blue Stripped Snapper covering the reef. Turtles and the octopus are hiding here. 40ft max depth.
BOAT DIVE - Along the ledge of Anglers Reef are Commerson Frogfish, White Margin Nudibranchs and more. Years ago, a Monk Seal joined our group during night dive. He came right in the middle of our group and hung out for a while!
BOAT DIVE - A signature dive site on the west side of the island with amazing lava tubes! Green Sea Turtles and White Tip Sharks hide in the ledges and tubes. Octopus and Morays can be seen here and well as huge schools of endemic tropical fish. Max depth of 45ft.
SHORE DIVE - The crown jewel of the North Shore Marine Sanctuary, Sharks Cove has lava tubes, tons of nudibranchs, tropical endemic fish, turtles, rays and more! Sharks Cove boasts incredible lava tubes, swim throughs, reef and rock formations with tons of marine life. Max depth of our normal profiles at Sharks Cove is 46ft.
SHORE DIVE - Between Waimea Bay and Sharks Cove on the North Shore, the site gets its name by the three rock formations parallel to shore. Divers can explore Cathedrals and Carwash from this entry point and see White Margin Nudibranchs, Green Sea Turtles and White Tip Reef Sharks. 52 ft max depth.