DISCOVER Scuba Diving Experience in Honolulu

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From USD 235.89

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


There's no better place to learn to scuba dive than the abundant waters of Hawaii. Join this intro course to scuba diving in Honolulu and learn the basics of the underwater sport with one-on-one instruction from a PADI-certified guide. Then, enjoy a guided dive in one of Hawaii's famous reefs where you can observe sharks, turtles, rays, endemic fish, dolphins, and more.
  • Discover life under the sea with a guide
  • See more than you would on a snorkel tour
  • All scuba diving equipment is provided
  • Enjoy snacks and light refreshments

What's Included

  • FREE premier Gear Rental
  • FREE snacks and refreshments
  • Guided tour by a PADI Professional
  • Gratuities
  • Parking

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Dive Oahu - Ala Moana
    1085 Ala Moana Blvd suite 109, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

    Please meet us at Kewalo Basin Front Row Slip 8 at least 30 mins prior to departure.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Add ons available; Private Guide
  • Please provide a valid email address. You should receive a confirmation email from Dive Oahu upon your booking, please review. If any of the information listed is incorrect or if you do not receive the email within 2 hours of your booking, please contact us.
  • All divers must review the medical questionnaire included in the confirmation email. If any questions are a yes, you must notify Dive Oahu more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled dive in order to receive a full refund or you must provide a medical release from a physician
  • All divers must provide height, weight, shoe size, and date of birth.
  • All divers MUST be able to swim and be in good health.
  • Divers must NOT be flying within 24 hours of diving.
  • Dive Oahu has a 48-hour cancellation policy. Cancellation within 48 hours of the scheduled dive will result in forfeit of payment.
  • Divers must be at the boat harbor 1/2 hour before the scheduled boat dive to allow time for waivers and equipment fitting.
  • Minimum age 10 years old! 10-11 year old require an additional fee.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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83 reviews
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A good experience
Tracy_D, Mar 2023
The people were very professional and helpful. My first time to dive in Hawaii and I was a little disappointed in the coral reefs...I feel like they need to rehabilitate them. There were plenty of fish and turtles to see.
Memorable dive trip
Barbara_S, Mar 2023
Seeing the beautiful fish, coral and huge sea turtles.. it was an amazing dive..Brian and his team was very professional and took careful eye in seeing we were safe during the entire time in and on the water.
Fun and safe
Emma_P, Feb 2023
Great locations and understanding instructors. Skills test is a good intro to diving and the staff made sure to accommodate my friend group so we could dive together.
The tour guide was...
Michael_J, Oct 2022
The tour guide was amazing and worked with you on a one on one to make you feel comfortable and relaxing in a new environment
Amazing tour! The crew...
Michele_E, Sept 2022
Amazing tour! The crew was SO friendly and helpful. They really tried hard to make everyone’s experience the best! I was afraid at first but Tiffany was super calm and patient. Before I knew it we were at the bottom swimming around! A big thank you to Nacho, Tiffany, Dan Chris (and I think one more!). You guys are awesome and made our trip!!
Excellent experience! Saw...
David_N, Aug 2022
Excellent experience! Saw sea turtles a shark, eels and other tropical fish. Great dice team and instructor Tiffany.
Nervousness at ease
Melike_W, Aug 2022
Very friendly, and professional staff. It’s very obvious that the customers come first with this company. Nacho was very observant and careful. I felt so safe with him there. I would recommend dive Oahu to everyone that is curious about diving.
Best excursion this trip!
Joseph_W, July 2022
Boat ride was excellent, the scuba instructors were very knowledgeable, down to earth, and easy going while keeping it professional. I would do this again if I had the time, and would definitely refer a friend.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for the awesome review
Great time
Karey_C, July 2022
We had a great time. Staff was knowledgeable and patient! Took time to walk us through. Great experience and will do again!
Amazing underwater...
Matt_A, July 2022
Amazing underwater adventure. The guide made us feel really comfortable in the water and was able to show us some incredible sea life - turtles, eels and an octopus
Response from Host, July 2022
love to hear you had a awesome time
Amazing experience!!
Renee_J, May 2022
The dive instructors were amazing amd knowledgeable. They worked their butts off for us! and the captain and crew helpful. Everyone was kind and compassionate and very patient with beginners and equipped us with safety skills and inspired us with their passion for diving. 10/10 💯 recommend!!
Honeymoon adventure.
Norman_B, May 2022
Capt. Jerry and Tiffany were the best. Had a SUPER great time. Thank you so much. And we learned valuable history lesson as well. Aloha for now.
Awesome first time dive
Christopher_S, Apr 2022
The non certified divers experience was excellent. The crew was friendly, skilled, and made people very comfortable on their first dives. There were sea turtles everywhere at the 1st dive site. The 2nd site was less crowded and the dive was a little deeper. I would definitely take another trip with Dive Oahu.
Fantastic first dive
Mali_P, Apr 2022
Ted Kyle and Jeremy were our captain. They were great and so patient to help us first time divers to calm down and get the most from the experience. Ted led our small group of three and did a FANTASTIC job. If not him I probably would be too nervous to dive but I did it with the assurance of your captain is always close to you. Highly recommend!!
Nguyen_D, Dec 2021
The dive at Turtle Canyon was amazingly beautiful. So excited to see 5-6 turtles (remember not to touch them or you will be fined $10,000) Breathtaking water.
Dive was fine, but no pics or go pro allowed!
Sahil_P, Dec 2021
GO PRO AND PICS NOT ALLOWED. The dive was fine for a beginner, but well, should have mentioned on this site that they don’t allow pics to be taken for non certified divers (not sure why, because I didn’t hear any valid reason, other than “We as PADI don’t want to allow bla bla”).
Once in a lifetime
Gehrig_C, Oct 2021
Building the confidence to beath under water. Seeing the life that thrives on the reaf. Our instructors where patient and helped guide you as you made your way to diving down.
Brandon_H, Sept 2021
Beautiful reefs! There was a great crew on board who were very knowledgeable and willing to help. I would definitely recommend!
Next time we Snorkel
Jose_J, July 2021
Seeing my wife in Scuba gear was a plus. I should have gone snorkeling. I Immediately got sick..My wife couldn't use use the oxygen tank.. She decided to snorkel.
Outstanding way to refresh skills or experience a first time dive
Brian_N, July 2021
Fantastic low hassle dive intro. Amazing helpful friendly professional instructors. Great dive spot, right outside the harbor so very short boat ride. I am a certified diver but had been many years since I dove, so stayed with the "Discover Scuba" first time divers. The instruction was presented well with appropriate depth and brevity. The 1 on 1 drills with the instructor are done well on the first brief dive, and then the second dive was about 25 min exploring the nautilus reef in a group of 2-3 students with one instructor leading. My son went through with me as a first time diver and was very happy with the experience as well. Overall great experience and highly recommended!