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February 16, 2020

Located off the coast of South Maui, Molokini Crater is a popular destination for sightseers, snorkelers, and divers alike. This partially submerged volcanic crater is not only beautiful to look at, but it also creates excellent conditions for snorkeling and diving. Its crescent shape protects swimmers from the ocean waves, allowing them to leisurely enjoy the colorful reef and the unrivaled visibility (sometimes 150 feet!). For experienced diver...

February 14, 2020

What if I told you it's possible to go to church underwater? Well if you take a boat off the coast of Lanai and throw on some scuba gear you can experience such a reality. The Cathedrals, two dive sites located off southern Lanai, are large underwater lava tubes that form large swimmable caverns. Over time, underwater forces have collapsed portions of the lava tubes, allowing light to shine into the caverns, creating a beautiful "stained glass-li...

September 9, 2018

Just off the coast of Kaka'ako Waterfront Park, this is an easily accessible shore dive if the conditions allow it. It's a bit of a surface swim to the dive point, but the effort gives you the ability to explore Horseshoe Reef, a great spot full of Honu and marine life. After you're done with your dive, you can spend some time watching the bodysurfers of Point Panic followed by a bite at one of the many restaurants Kaka'ako has to offer. Not a ba...

August 25, 2018

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, Shark's Cove is an awesome local spot with a lot to offer depending on the mood you are in. You can make it a relaxing day and wade in the tidepools or work on your tan on the beach. For those feeling more adventurous, you can jump off some of the rocks, snorkel the reef or even scuba dive through caves formed by lava. After you get your fill of the cove, simply walk across the street and get a meal at one of t...

October 8, 2017

 A standard 2 tank reef dive off the coast of Hawaii Kai on the island of Oahu. The first dive, Angler's Reef, is a 35-40 foot dive along a long reef wall where you conduct an out and back dive. You will see many species of fish, eel and likely some sea turtles (honu). The second dive is Koko Crater, which is a larger reef and is home to three Buddha Statues (can you find them?) and is also known as the Turtle Cleaning Station. You can expect to...

September 2, 2017

A unique night dive on the Big Island, the Blackwater Dive is not for those who fear the dark... or the unknown. However, if you choose to take the plunge, you will get an experience most can only dream (or nightmare?) of.

I first heard about the Blackwater Dive during my previous trip to the Big Island when I did the Manta Ray Night Dive with Big Island Divers. One of the dive masters could not stop talking about how much he loved this dive. He s...

March 13, 2017

I had never done a scuba dive over on the West Side of Oahu, so when Aaron's Dive Shop sent out an email promoting the Mahi Shipwreck and Makaha Caverns dive charter, I signed up immediately. It was a great decision. 

We left from the Waianae Boat Harbor to head to our first dive site, the Mahi Shipwreck. So far all the dives I've done on Oahu have been near Honolulu or Hawaii Kai, with very short boat rides (15 mins). This one took a little longe...

January 29, 2017

At the beginning of the week, my roommate and I had planned that on Saturday we would hike Mount Olympus , a hike I'd been wanting to do for some time. On Thursday, he tells me that some of his friends from work bought a Groupon and he would be diving with Aloha Scuba Divers instead. The dives would be the Sea Tiger barge wreck and the Kewalo Pipe Reef. Instead of making it a solo hike, I decided to be social and join the group. It was a nice rem...

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