UPDATED 2021: Description of activity subject to change without notice due to new limitations and updated capacities. Thank you.
- Availability: Daily
- Tour Times: 7:30 AM
- Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Oahu is known for its variety of wreck dives. From massive fishing trollers, to minesweepers, or WWII planes, we’ve got it all. These underwater structures also provide host to a plethora of amazing marine life! Ancient green sea turtles come to rest on the decks, colossal moray eels peek out from vents, while sharks and rays swim around the bottoms to create a truly remarkable dive.
- Snacks & Drinks
- Reef Safe Sunscreen
- Participant must be 15 years and older
- Dive is for Certified Divers (must present Certification)
- Participant must be in good overall health to participate.
- Participant must not be pregnant.
- Participant must have good circulation and healthy, unblocked breathing.
- Participant must be in good physical condition. If you have asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or have suffered a stroke, you will need a medical release form signed by your doctor to take part.
- If you are taking antidepressants, or other potential contraindicated medications, you will need a medical release form signed by your doctor to take part.
- If you have problems equalizing your ears, you should not take part.
- All participants must complete electronic waivers prior to participation.
Location: Banzai Divers, Kewalo Basin, Pier B, Slip B-3.
Address: 1125 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96814
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/8MQ3GxBSycRTPRiXA
Check-in: At Pier B, Slip B-3. Vessel’s name is “Kahala Kai”, white with yellow and green lettering.
- Dive sites are chosen each day based on weather and water conditions.
- Please allow adequate travel time.
Mahi Minesweeper – 70 to 90ft (20-27m)
Though this wreck was sunk on purpose to create an artificial reef, you would think it was in battle! Originally a Navy minesweeper, this ship was thrashed by two different storm years apart, finally completely ripping her clean in half. The main attraction here is the frequent spotted eagle rays. As many as 3 dozen strong have been reported here. There is also huge schools of blue line snapper, octopus, eels, and occasionally a very large barracuda.
SeaTiger – 80 to 130ft (25-40m)
This is an advanced dive as it claims the title for deepest recreational wreck on the island. Originally a fishing vessel, this ship was sank in 1996 by a submarine company for its tours. However, shortly after the company closed and the site quickly became a must dive for locals and visitors. Large schools of pyramid butterflyfish, massive sea turtles, and white tip sharks frequent this wreck.
YO-257 and San Pedro – 60 to 100ft (18-30m)
Enjoy this 2-for-1 special! Two unique shipwrecks sit only about 100ft/30m apart. When the conditions are just right, you can see the other wreck off in the distance. Great corals share the decks with large numbers of fish and several species of eels. These sites were also sunk by a submarine company, and they still frequent the area. If your lucky, you will see the long white sub pass around and between the two wrecks. Don’t get too close!
LCU – 60-80ft (18-25m)
LCU stands for Landing Craft Unit. This is another great wreck on the west side of the island. Though it is new and the growth is still sparse there is still lots to occupy your time here. Aside from the ship, over a hundred z blocks were scattered and now house white tip reef sharks, trumpet fish, and more.