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ABOUT US

WAIKIKI DIVE CENTER, SINCE 1979

Aloha,

Welcome to Waikiki Dive Center, providing outstanding scuba diving academics and services in Hawaii since 1979.

Waikiki Dive Center is a the only dive shop in Waikiki, a 43-year PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center (IDC).  We pride ourselves for the top-notch instructor team, with over 1.5 million safe dives in addition to over 25,000 trained certification divers from all of the world.

Waikiki Dive Center can accommodate all your diving needs, whether it be equipment repair, gear purchases (including special orders), classes, rentals, or air fills – Waikiki Dive Center can do it all.  We include all high-end professional diving gear, (prescription masks if needed) in the diving trip prices.

  • Never hidden fees – Waikiki Dive Center includes all gear and two tanks for your diving trips
  • Never compromise safety – Waikiki Dive Center maintains small diver ratio
  • Never meet-me-at-boat garage gear – Waikiki Dive Center is an Authorized and Certified Technical Representative by OEMs, such as ScubaPro
  • Never boat safety concerns – Waikiki Dive Center has the complete ownership for two US Coast Guard inspected and certified dive vessels

Most importantly, your fondest experience is our commitment.  Our passionate and highly experienced PADI instructors are there to guide you every step away:

  • Inspire
  • Discover
  • Empower
  • Advance

Furthermore, we specialize in small groups and personalized attention and safety. On a typical day, you’ll be diving with no more than 4-6 divers per Instructor or Dive Master on all of our boat charters. Unlike other dive businesses, we keep the numbers down to give you the best attention and ultimately the most memorable scuba diving experience.   All of our boat dives are a two-tank dive with all gear included.

We operate our own custom USCG (United States Coast Guard) Certified dive boats, outfitted with full safety equipment including oxygen and an emergency radio beacon. Our experienced captains and crew are here to make your diving experience truly remarkable.

We invite you to dive with us.  We keep diving affordable so that we can help more to enjoy diving  under the eye-peeling blue water.

Thank you for letting us do what we do best.  With 70% of the earth is covered by ocean, let us help you discover and learn to dive.

Your Ohana from the Waikiki Dive Center Family.

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OUR DIVE BOATS

SNOOPY V
  • 1998
  • 39′ Custom Hawaiian Force Sportfish Express
  • United States Coast Guard Certified Vessel
  • 25 Passenger Capacity (Limit 10 per fishing charter)
  • Twin Cummins Diesel Engines

Snoopy V is just a few short minutes from Waikiki, docked at Kewalo Basin Harbor, home to the best wreck dives on Oahu: Sea Tiger, YO-257, and San Pedro. There are also numerous reef dives available to divers of all experience levels that offer lots to see, like many varieties of reef fish, nudibranchs, eels and of course the Hawaiian green sea turtle!

SUBMARINER
  • 1999
  • 25′ Force
  • United States Coast Guard Certified Vessel
  • 13 Passenger Capacity
  • Yanmar Diesel Engine

The Submariner is located on the Southeast side of the island in Maunalua Bay, near Hanauma Bay. This area provides excellent dives for those from all experience levels who want to check out octopus and Hawaiian green sea turtles. Our most famous dive in Maunalua Bay is our only natural wreck dive, the Corsair.