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Scuba Diving for Beginners on the Leeward Coast

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Waianae, United States
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

If you’ve always wanted to try scuba diving — but never knew where to start — this beginning Oahu scuba dive is the key to a whole other world. Learn the basics of scuba theory and how to breathe underwater, and a professional instructor will ensure your safety and act as your underwater guide. There’s no need for prior diving experience as the dive is in shallow water, and once you demonstrate basic skills and are comfortable breathing underwater, you’re ready to follow your guide toward the reef and scour the ocean floor.
  • Beginner scuba diving class in Oahu
  • Scuba diving course is perfect for novices - no experience required
  • Sail along the Leeward Coast on your way to the dive site
  • See Hawaii's colorful marine life, including tropical fish and sea turtles
  • Professional, certified PADI guide
  • Use of all equipment is included
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One-tank dive
Beginner scuba dive with- equipment (BC, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask, tank and weights)
Light snacks, water, juice and soda
Gratuity (optional)

Departure Point

Wai'anae Small Boat Harbor, 85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
**As of June 2020 - all transportation has been temporarily paused**

Meet at Waianae Boat Harbor only.

Ports

  • Waianae Small Boat Harbor, 85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
On this beginner Oahu scuba diving tour, first-time, intro and novice divers will learn the basics of scuba, and experience the thrill of breathing underwater with a professionally trained instructor. There’s no need for any certification or previous diving experience, and all the necessary equipment is provided for exploring the underwater world. 

The adventure begins as you cruise along Oahu’s Leeward Coast, taking in views of Mt. Ka’ala and strings of sandy coves. On board, your instructor provides a thorough overview of the safety and basics of diving, before getting you fitted with a BC and regulator for the underwater journey. When you reach the protected instruction area, you’ll splash in the water and practice your skills with the instructor, who will show you how to clear your mask and use your inflatable vest. 

With all the skills successfully completed, you’ll follow your guide away from the boat in search of tropical marine life. Scan the reef for Hawaiian green sea turtles or schools of colorful fish, and there’s even the chance some eagle rays will go swimming by in the distance. The reefs here are some of the island’s oldest, and during the months of December-April you could even hear humpback whales. 

Aside from the fish, turtles, and corals, one of the day’s highlights is the friendly staff who burst with Aloha spirit, and exude exemplary customer service throughout the entire experience. Light snacks are provided on board, and there’s also the option of round-trip transport from your Honolulu hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this activity will be received at time of booking
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (e.g. asthma or heart conditions) may prevent you from diving; please consult your doctor and contact supplier directly if you have any questions.
  • Prior to your travel date, all passenger heights, weights and local contact details MUST be advised. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call the tour operator and advise them of this information directly
  • Minimum age for diving activities is 10 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hawaii Nautical

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Scuba Diving for Beginners on the Leeward Coast?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Scuba Diving for Beginners on the Leeward Coast.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Scuba Diving for Beginners on the Leeward Coast?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Scuba Diving for Beginners on the Leeward Coast.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Scuba Diving for Beginners on the Leeward Coast?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Scuba Diving for Beginners on the Leeward Coast.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Scuba Diving for Beginners on the Leeward Coast?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Scuba Diving for Beginners on the Leeward Coast.

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Fun, experienced crew, great place...
Dmitriy S
, Sep 2016
Fun, experienced crew, great place for beginners and certified divers. Definitely coming back.
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Very beautiful, instructor was amazing...
Pamela H
, Jun 2015
Very beautiful, instructor was amazing and I even got to see two turtles!!!!
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Great day! The staff on the boat...
Elizabeth M
, Apr 2014
Great day! The staff on the boat were wonderful! Wish we could have stayed underwater longer!!!
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My family's favorite activity during...
Mark M
, Dec 2013
My family's favorite activity during our stay on Oahu. The experience was exhilarating and I am likely to pursue certification now. Capt Lonnie seemed a little intense in the morning, but was having fun with us all by the second half of the trip. Melanie was an excellent instructor and I felt completely at ease with my family under her expert guidance.
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good people who have skills,i smoke not...
Richard M. C
, Feb 2013
good people who have skills,i smoke not for me at this time.mad at my self!
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Overall, it was an excellent...
Ashish A
, Feb 2013
Overall, it was an excellent experience. The instructors were really nice and accommodating.
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This tour was my second favorite...
Anais M G
, Sep 2012
This tour was my second favorite thing I did while in Hawaii. I was terrified to scuba as I am not a very strong swimmer. This was such a rewarding experience and I will definitely try to scuba again in the future. My instructor was Mark and I could not have asked for a better person to lead a discovery dive. He makes sure that you are comfortable throughout the dive and doesn't take any chances with your safety. This is a must try!!! There are so much cool stuff happening on the ocean floor. Definitely worth checking out!
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it's my first dive. my wife do not...
Cheuk C
, Jul 2012
it's my first dive. my wife do not know how to swim and she try diving for the first time... pretty brave woman and thats why i love her. you probably wont see the sea turtle in the pictures.... i didn;t get to see that many different fish, but still pretty cool as it is my first time. the crew members are super nice
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This was the highlight of our vacation...
Keith B
, Jul 2008
This was the highlight of our vacation. The crew was wonderful. They made us feel comfortable not only in the water, but also on board. Their equipment is excellent, their snacks were great, and their hospitality was even better. They took us to two dive sites. The first one was at a submerged ship. The second one was at an area with a nice coral formation. We saw lots of marine life and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. As this was our second discover dive, we were encouraged and have decided to complete our certification with them. We will be back near this time next year to complete the class. We couldn't have asked for a better time than with this wonderful crew. I highly recommend it to anyone!
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