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Waikiki Dive Center

Honolulu, Hawaii • 808 922 2121

Outstanding PADI 5-Star Scuba Academics and Services Since 1979

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Join a small group of certified divers for a morning or afternoon excursion to two extraordinary sites: a deepwater dive to ShipWrecks and a shallow dive to abundant life and galaxy of diversity on coral reefs!

Since 1979, our shared passion has brought 25,000 more certified divers in all levels.  Ask us about our certification today!

Our shallow Coral Reef 2-tank boat dives open to NonCertified beginners, a Discover Scuba Diving program under the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) requires no prior experience!

Come on board with family and friends, enjoy some of the most abundant captivating marine life that are known for only exist in Hawaii.

From $199

Learn from the best at Waikiki Dive Center! Why?

  • 40+ year PADI Five-Star Instructor Development Center in stellar safety records
  • 25,000 satisfied students certified worldwide.
  • 20 highly experienced, skillfully competent, culturally diversified, and multi-lingual Instructors
  • Senior Course Director and IDC Instructor oversight safety procedure and performances
  • Small class in affordable and flexible schedules.
  • Private instructor available




At Waikiki Dive Center, we offer PADI certifications from the introductory level to professional level. Our renowned instructors will teach you everything you need to know to start your impactful and fulfilling dive career!


Come enjoy the best dive spots in the beautiful paradise warm water on Oahu with Waikiki Dive Center! We have been providing first-class service to our divers for more than 43 years! As the first PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center (IDC) on the islands, and the only full service dive shop in Waikiki since 1979, we also specialize in dive equipment sales, rentals, and repair. We are conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki, near the International Marketplace, we are within walking distance from most of the hotels in 10 minutes or less.  We offer complete valet diving experience that our divers will be provided with personalized gear bag with the state-of-art professional gear after trying on to ensure fit at our shop.

Join our experienced staff and small dive groups aboard our United States Coast Guard certified vessels and have the best adventure of a lifetime! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced certified diver, join us for some of the best wreck and reef dive spots on Oahu! Are you ready to say “aloha” when you see the galaxy of marine life, some of the species only exist in Hawaii, or humpback whales, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, Murray eels, spotted sting eagle rays, manta rays and white tip or black tip reef sharks, seals and so much more!



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With our two USCG-certified dive vessels, we are able to provide charters out of two fantastic locations: Kewalo Basin Harbor and Maunalua Bay.


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Welcoming all Kama’aina divers to join our Dive Ohana club. Membership benefits include access to special dive sites and great deals on all dives and merchandise.


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We’re proud to provide PADI certifications from introductory to professional levels. Our experienced staff teaches you everything you need to know!

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Excellent first dive!

Excellent experience! It was our first dive and our lovely and experience instructor Liz took care of us all the time showing us the best places, we saw sea turtles and plenty of beautiful fish :) highly recommend, 100% you will enjoy it!

– Ana M. | TripAdvisor
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Great diving experience!

After not diving in years, this was a wonderful experience! The staff was informative and really nice! We went on two dives and saw beautiful fish, coral, and really big eels. Highly recommend!

– Alicia S. | TripAdvisor
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The best!

Since Waikiki Dive Centre is a PADI approved shop I was able to do the online component prior to arriving so I could take advantage of my time to do other activities. I wholeheartedly recommend the Waikiki Diving Centre for all your dive needs. You will not be disappointed!

– Kris R. | TripAdvisor
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Great team!

These guys did an awesome job. I struggled and they could not have been more patient and kind. My daughter was a natural for her time and the dive team taught her so much! Guys here's your 5 stars! You deserve them!

– Melissa R. | TripAdvisor