Year Established: 2011
At Living Ocean Scuba we have dedicated our lives and our livelihood to observing, preserving, respecting and enjoying our Living Ocean. We offer daily Oahu Scuba Diving Tours for certified divers, Introductory Scuba Diving with no prior experience required, and Hanauma Bay Scuba Diving. Whether it is your first time Scuba Diving Oahu or you are an experienced diver we invite you to share in the ALOHA of Hawaii...
All Boat Trips Include Complimentary Shuttle Service to and from Waikiki
Ever wanted to try Scuba Diving? This is the perfect dive experience for the first timer. This Introductory dive takes place at the world famous Hanuama Bay.
This tour is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday . Choose from two dive times - 7:00 AM & 12:45 PM
Your Scuba Diving adventure at Hanauma Bay will start by either being picked up (free of charge) in Waikiki or meeting Living Ocean Scuba by the loading area in the parking lot of Hanauma Bay.
We will have you sign your Discover Scuba Diving registration and medical forms and walk you to the entrance of the park (the entrance fee is included in our price) then send you in to see a 7 minute video about preserving Hanauma Bay.
This introductory video tells you about some of the marine species that we will encounter on our trip and gives some good guidelines to help keep Hanauma Bay beautiful (such as not touching or standing on the coral reef.) While you are watching the video your Scuba Instructor will be getting all of your equipment ready for you.
Once you are finished with the video your instructor will give you a thorough safety briefing that will cover Scuba equipment use, interacting with marine life, and hand signals. After your safety briefing you will get into the gear, ride the tram to the beach and head into waist deep water to get comfortable breathing underwater as well as practice a few skills that your Scuba Instructor went over with you in the briefing.
After completing the skills and experiencing SCUBA for the first time your instructor will take you on a tour to see all of the beautiful species of marine animals that live in Hanauma Bay!
Boats are not allowed to enter Hanauma Bay so the only way to see these protected reefs is from shore. The best part of the reef is around 30ft making it colorful and giving us plenty of time to explore. We see Spotted Eagle Rays, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, schools of Convict Tangs, Sergeant Majors, Parrot Fish, Moray Eels and many other species while Scuba diving Hanauma Bay.
Our morning charters are great for certified divers that want to explore the most exciting wrecks and reefs around Oahu. Dive famous wrecks such as the YO-257, San Pedro and the Korean fishing vessel "Sea Tiger".
Your second dive will be a reef dive at either Horse Shoe Reef, Kewalo Pipe or Turtle Canyons. This is where we often see Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, octopus and schools of reef fish. We keeps groups to no more than five divers per instructor so we can find the best marine life on the site and make sure that you are comfortable and taken care of.
7:15am Hotel Pickup/11am Hotel Drop-off
Small Groups of 4 or Less Per Scuba Instructor
Wreck Dive ~ 100 Feet Max Depth
Coral Reef Dive ~ 60 Feet Max Depth
Great for Newly Certified and Rusty Divers - or Divers that just LOVE Turtles!
Our afternoon dives are the best place to swim with the endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. The sites that we dive are not deeper than 40 feet and make a great place for certified divers of all levels. During these dives we often encounter octopus, Moray eels, turtles and a variety of reef fish, including the Hawaiian State fish the Humuhumunukunukuapuaa.
Available daily with FREE Waikiki hotel pickup at 11:00 AM ~ Hotel Drop off at 3:00 PM
Small Groups of no more than 4 divers per instructor
All trips include rental equipment (BCD, Regulator, 3mm Full Wetsuit, Mask, Fins, Tanks and Weights)
1st Dive: Turtle Reef (Approximately 40 feet, 12 meters max depth)
2nd Dive: Shallow Reef (Approximately 40 feet, 12 meters max depth)
Cancellation Policy: Terms & Conditions:
Full payment is required at time of booking. Reservations cancelled with at least 48 hours notice prior to the scheduled tour start time will be charged a 5% service fee (95% refund). No refunds can be given for any reason within 48 hours of your scheduled tour start time. In the event of dangerous weather or ocean conditions, we may cancel your tour. You may choose to transfer your activity to a later date or receive a full refund. If you would like to pay cash or split the charges between your group please give us a call and we can arrange this over the phone.