Introductory Scuba Diving at Hanauma Bay

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An elusive octopus!

Master scuba fundamentals at Hanauma Bay and swim with abundant, colorful reef life. Dive right from the beach into a safe and protected underwater environment.

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Believed to be over 35,000 years old, Hanauma Bay is one of Oahu’s premier ocean destinations. Sheltered from strong currents and waves, this is an ideal spot for scuba diving and snorkeling. Since boats are not allowed to enter the bay, the only way to experience its true beauty is through the water! Keep your eyes peeled for eagle rays, turtles, parrot fish, moray eels and many other unique Hawaiian species on this thriving, colorful reef. Come out and enjoy the calm, beautiful waters of Hanauma Bay on one of the most unique reef dives on the island!
Please Note: All divers, certified and beginner, must be able to complete the PADI Medical Release Form. If you answer "yes" to any of the questions on this medical questionnaire, you must bring a note from your doctor clearing you to scuba dive.
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Price
Introductory Dive
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You can book a maximum of 4.
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 129.25
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Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 129.25
USD 129.25
GE Tax 4.712% & Hanauma Bay Entrance Fee Included
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    Great for first time divers!
Perfect for the first time or beginner SCUBA enthusiast! Explore the underwater paradise at Hanauma Bay with your expert instructor and guide.
  • Duration: 3 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Instruction / Wetsuit / Scuba diving equipment & wetsuit / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins) / Hanauma Bay admission fee / Guide / Tram ride at Hanauma Bay
  • Schedule
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Starting time: 07:30 13:15
Starting time: 07:30 13:15
  • 07:30 Check-in at Hanauma Bay Gift Shop
  • Shallow Water Lesson (15 min)
    599491_353776668061238_1072804773_n Start by getting comfortable breathing underwater and practicing the skills your scuba instructor went over on dry land. This is done in water that is shallow enough to stand up in.
  • Scuba Dive (45 min)
    63982_353776341394604_1011653221_n Follow the lead of your instructor and explore the beautiful sanctuary of Hanauma Bay from a new perspective. Encounter diverse marine life and collect incredible memories to take back with you to the surface.
  • 10:30 Check-out from Hanauma Bay Gift Shop
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Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Guests may not fly within 12 hours of a one-tank scuba dive due to the high risk of decompression sickness. 
    • Guests may not scuba dive if you have any medical issue indicated on the "PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire". Those with medical issues must consult with a physician and complete the "RSTC Medical Statement and Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver's Physical Examination" on their behalf.
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children 10 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Any participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • For safety reasons, guests must be able to communicate effectively in English to participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Swimsuit
    • Please fill out the PADI Medical Release Form prior to your departure for Hawaii. If you answer "yes" to any questions, a doctor's note will be required for participation.
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Participants are required to disclose their medical conditions.
    • Participants will be weighed upon check-in.
    • Participant's height will be measured upon check-in.
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
    • Minors are required to have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
    • This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Both certified and introductory divers are welcome, but please be aware that all divers will stay together regardless of experience.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 4.
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FAQ
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How deep will we dive at Hanauma Bay?
  • The maximum depth for scuba diving at Hanauma Bay is approximately 30 feet. Your instructor will pick the best depth and area for you to be in based on your comfort level and ocean conditions. Sometime getting out through the reef to deeper water is not possible. If this happens to be the case, your dive will be in shallow water. Deeper water does not mean more fish or better diving! Actually, as you go deeper underwater, less light penetrates and the color of the coral and reef fish fades.
Can a person come just to observe?
  • Yes, you can definitely do so, but please be ready to pay the admission fee at the entrance.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 129.25
USD 129.25

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(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(12 reviews)
Pick-up Not available
Duration 3 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri

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Nate came out and was awesome. We did so many things this trip but the Living Ocean dive topped them all. Thanks for the awesome experience, we will never forget it!
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