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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 located in the heart of Waikiki, walking distance from most of the hotels between 2-15 minutes.  This is the first PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center (IDC) on the Oahu island, pride for the top-notch instructor team in accomplishing over 4 million safe dives in addition to over 35,000 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.  All diving tours include personalized premium professional diving gear, with prescription dive masks available as well.

How to choose the best dive center for you?

  • Never hidden fees – Waikiki Dive Center includes all state of art premium diving gear and two tanks for each diving trips.  They look amazing cool on you too!
  • Never compromising safety – Waikiki Dive Center operates in a small diver to instructor ratio at the highest standard in safety protocols to ensure attentiveness and experience
  • Never pick-me-up-boat garage maintained gear – Waikiki Dive Center is an Authorized and Certified Technical Representative by OEMs, such as ScubaPro.  All gear is guaranteed working, well maintained and well serviced.
  • Never random boat hopping – Waikiki Dive Center operates on their very own  US Coast Guard inspected and certified dive vessels
  • Never non-licensed dive instructor or dive masters – Waikiki Dive Center instructors and dive masters are all PADI certified, current, licensed and highly experienced dive professionals with over 50,000 dives cumulatively.
  • Never just about getting wet – Waikiki Dive Center dive leaders are passionate and caring to each and every diver.  The dive team is diversified culturally and linguistically.  Instructors and Dive Masters are available in Korean speaking, Japanese speaking, Spanish speaking, Portuguese speaking, and Chinese speaking.

At Waikiki Dive Center, 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, don’t spend your vacation indoor.  Let us help you discover and learn to dive.

Your Ohana from the Waikiki Dive Center Family.

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  • 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!

  • 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.