OCEANUS DIVE CENTER
LOCATION: 1665 KALAKAUA AVE
HONOLULU, HI 96826
SHORE DIVING IN HAWAII
Are you visiting Oahu and want to see what it’s like to dive from the shores of Hawaii? We can help you. Don’t waste your time swimming around in circles hoping to find something kool. Go diving with one of our local diving instructors and discover the fun and beauty of Hawaii. Diving with a local instructor has many benefits other than being dove around underwater. Your Scuba Instructor will take care of all the gear so you don’t have to worry about breaking it down, putting it together, or cleaning it after diving. Plus he or she will dive you around to show you where all the unique and fascinating critters live.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
To sign up to go shore diving with us, we require all of our clients to
(1) submit a Diving Excursion Application form
(2) be at least 12 years of age and be a certified Junior Open Water Scuba Diver – requires parent signature and permission
(3) fill out and submitt (a) a Medical Questionaire, (b) an Assumption of Liability Release form, and (c) a Rental Gear Agreement form
WHERE ARE THE GOOD PLACES TO GO DIVING?
We provide a free shuttle service to guests staying in Waikiki. Shuttle pick ups are typically at 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. As you can imagine, there are many great places to go diving in Oahu. We are surrounded by water, so you can literally go diving just about anywhere. However, we only like to take our guests diving at the best locations. Some of the places we go diving are
(a) HANAUMA BAY NATURE PRESERVE — KAIMUKI
Because Hanauma Bay is a nature preserve, new guests are required to watch a 9 minute video that tells you about the 400 varietys of local fish that inhabit the bay as well as explains the importants of respecting and preserving the bay.
(b) KAHE POINT BEACH PARK a.k.a ELECTRIC BEACH — WAIANAE
Kahe Point Beach Park is a State Park located on the Wayward side of Oahu. It sits next to the Farrington Highway across from the Hawaiian Electric Kahe Powerplant. Hence the nickname “Electric Beach.” The beach entry lies only a short distance from the parking lot. The site is popular among snorkelers, skin divers and scuba divers because of the abundance of marine animals the congregate at the end of pipes that come ouf the sand at about 24 feet deep.
(c) MAGIC ISLAND — WAIKIKI
Magic Island is a small man-made peninsula in Honolulu, Hawaii, adjacent to Ala Moana Beach Park and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. It was created in 1964 as the site of a resort complex, but was subsequently converted to a park. The name was changed to “Aina Moana,” but the new name Magic used infrequently. The inside pool like area of Magic Island is frequented by scuba divers on a daily basis. Boxed Jellies, Moray Eels, and Moa Spotted Boxed fish and other marine life can spotted living here. Whereas on the outside of area of Magic Island offers more aquatic life in which divers often encounter Hawaii’s Green Turtles.
(d) SHARKS COVE — NORTH SHORE
Located at the northern part of Pupukea Beach Park, Shark’s Cove is a marine life sanctuary that got its name from a popular folk story that avers when seen from the sky, the cove’s outline looks like a shark. With an abundance of sea-life organisms, Shark’s Cove is a fantastic dive and snorkeling site. In fact, it is perhaps the most frequented snorkeling and scuba diving location in all of the North Shore. The cove is home to Sea turtles, Morays, lobsters, Day Octopus, Eagle Rays, Pennant Bannerfishes, Bullethead Parrotfish, Black Spotted Pufferfish, Threadfin Butterfish, and numerous species that can be seen in as little as 3 to 5 feet. There are many lava tube swim-throughs, a few caverns, and many narrow canyons for divers to enjoy.
**Two participants are required for each event. Please call to check participant levels**
(A) One Tank Shore Dive
(B) Two Tank Shore Dives
WHY GO DIVING WITH US?
Dive with new gear! Rental gear is included with every dive trip, so you don’t have to bring your own or rent any gear. Oceanus Divers is an authorized PADI Diving Center. Verify us at https://apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/dive-shop-locator/ under All PADI stores nearby. And, we are conveniently located within walking distance of Waikiki. Just walk East on Kalakaua Avenue until you reach Makaloa Street. At the light take a left. We are 3 doors down across the street from the Palama Super Market.
Other Adventures to consider:
• Renting a camera for just $15 a day
AFTER THE DIVE
Relax! Your Dive Master or Scuba Instructor will break down your gear, load it up, and clean it for you at no extra charge. If you’d like to log your dive with us as proof of having dove in Hawaii, be sure to come back to the store so that we can put our fancy Oceanus Divers store-stamp in your logbook.
THINKING OF TAKING CLASS?
If you are thinking about taking another scuba diving course to improve your expertise, we have many to choose from. Check out our scuba diving courses or our specialty courses or our professional certification courses to learn more about the kool options available to you at Oceanus Divers.