Shipwrecks are portals to the past and offer a unique window to a different kind of underwater world. Hawaiian tropical reefs teem with diverse marine life and are breathtaking dive sites. Hawaiian sea turtles, spotted eagle rays, white and black tip reef sharks, and a vast assortment of unique tropical fish and eels make Oahu diving an experience to remember.
What to expect:
Our wreck/reef dive offers a deep plunge to a legendary shipwreck and a shallow dive to Oahu’s enchanting natural reefs. We’ll take you on a scenic boat ride, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy watching for dolphins, turtles and spectacular views of Honolulu. When it comes time to dive, get ready for an exhilarating underwater experience.
Here’s a quick rundown of the dive sites we visit:
- USS YO257
About a mile off shore with Diamond Head crater in the background rests the wreck of the YO257. This old World War II Navy ship is one of the island’s most popular dive sites. She is resting upright at about 95ft. Holes have been cut through-out the ship making easy access to some of the interior cabins.
- The San Pedro
White-tip Sharks and Hawaiian sea turtles frequently visit this old Korean fishing vessel, just 50 yards from the YO-257. Keep an eye out for the mini submarines, too.
- The Sea Tiger
Made famous by the book The Hunt for the Sea Tiger by Captain Mac, she is one of Hawaii’s newest wrecks. Hundreds of colorful reef fish, eels and sea turtles have made homes on this 168-foot Chinese merchant ship.
- Rainbow Reef
This brightly colored coral reef is home to hundreds of tropical reef fish as well as several large sea turtles.
- Ewa Pinnacles
Two large lava formations rise up from the ocean floor in this uniquely magnificent dive site. Because we’re one of the only boats to dive this site, we’re familiar with the sharks, eels and turtles that frequent this spot.
- Moe’s Reef
Get a rare and intimate glimpse of turtles in their natural environment. Honolulu Scuba Company is the only boat to dive to this site, where sea turtles come to clean their shells with the help of the reef fish. You’ll likely see at least 15 turtles on top of the reef.
- Two Boat dives on an Oahu shipwreck and a shallow reef site.
- Dive Certification required.
- A Certified Dive Professional guides all dives.
- Availability: Daily
- Tour Times: 12:00 PM
- Duration: 5 Hours
- Swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, waterproof camera.
- We provide all the diving gear and equipment, but feel free to bring your wetsuit if you prefer. (Snacks and refreshments are FREE.)
- You must be 15 or older
- You must be in good overall health to participate.
- If you are pregnant, you may not take part.
- It is a safety requirement that you do not fly for 12 hours before or after you participate in this activity; please plan your activity accordingly.
Location: Honolulu Scuba Company
Address: 670 Auahi St, Suite A-1, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
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Available in designated stalls right out front.
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If you answer YES to any of the questions on the waiver please obtain physicians approval with signature and bring with you to dive.
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