Basics about scuba diving Oahu

Hawaii is an island blessed with crystal clear blue waters and pearly white sandy beaches. If you are a lover of scuba diving, then Oahu is a place to be.

With the best possible spots for scuba diving throughout the island, you are sure to be spoilt for choice.

Whatever you require; be it a lovely evening on the beach, or an afternoon of fun and scuba diving, the beaches of Oahu have you covered.

There are a lot of world famous beaches that you will simply fall in love with. 

The best Diving spots in Oahu

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay is one of the world famous destinations for Scuba diving. The island has the best spots for snorkeling and other water sports.

It also gives you the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the famous green sea turtle of Hawaii, which is also known as ‘Honu’.

The island will fill you with fun and excitement, as there are a lot of beautiful side attractions.

Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is another great place if you are looking for a spot for scuba diving.

The beach is very large, and spans from Ehukai to Sunset Point.

This beach is famous for its surf spots and it also comes alive at night.

It passes through a lot of reef breaks, and is considered to be one of the longest beaches in the world.

Waimea Bay

This beach is for the brave hearted.

Its legendary waves are sure to test even the best scuba divers.

This beach is great for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling.

People first began to ride the waves in the 50s and since then it has become one of the most popular tourist spots.

What you are likely to see when you go diving in Oahu?

Oahu waters are famous for its unique creatures.

The great sea turtle, is a creature that is unique to Hawaiian waters.

Oahu is also famous for wreck diving. You can see a nice choice of different types. Plane wrecks as well as ship wrecks. You might want to watch the video below for some nice impressions.

Also, divers can occasionally interact with passengers of the Atlantis Submarine.

Some other spots such as Electric Beach and Makaha Caverns are very attractive to scuba divers from all around the world.

You are also likely to see other sea creatures of different sizes, including surgeonfish and butterfly fish.


No matter the type of adventure you are looking for, Oahu has got you covered.

Trying to catch a wave, romantic sunset or a safe, family-friendly aquatics relaxation spot, Oahu’s beaches have it all.

And while you may know of the high-tempo winter waves of the North Shore or the popular Waikiki Beach, there is still a lot of exploration to be done along Oahu’s 112 miles of coastline.

Also don't forget to take note of the warning signs like the changing weather conditions, strong reefs and currents.

Use your own judgement to decide which dive spot is suitable for your skill level and take your time to find the best hotel in Oahu for a beautiful scuba vacation.

  • July 13, 2016
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