You have to be at least 10 years old to dive, be comfortable in the water, and be able to carry 30 pounds on your back. A private Instructor may be required if your child is less than 11 years old.
Seasickness affects everyone differently. If you’ve never been on the ocean, it’s probably a good idea to take some form of motion sickness remedies such as Dramamine or Bonine the night before and the morning of your dive trip. We have some remedy selections (Ginger Chew or Dramamine) in the shop should you need any.
You cannot not fly for at least 18 hours after your last dive however the recommended time is 24 hours. After you get off the plane, you can dive immediately.
Absolutely. Anyone 10 years of age or older can join the trip as a rider. A rider seat on the boat is $79. If someone would like to snorkel or just come along for the ride, all gear is included in that price. One rider is welcomed per each paid diver.
Ideally, dive reservations should be made at least three days in advance; however, we do take reservations as short as 12 hours prior to the dive charter. If space is available, we are more than happy to accommodate your diving needs. We do not take walk-ins usually as the safety ratio has already been set 24 hours prior.
Yes, you can, with a 48-hour advanced notification through a phone call to our dive shop during normal business hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hawaii time. We do not have a 24/7 email monitoring system; hence, we cannot accept last-minute (within 48 hours of the check-in time) email cancellations or change requests. Regardless of when the booking is made, individual divers up to a group of 4 will have a 48-hour cancellation policy for a full refund. For a group of 5 or more, private party or private charter, free change, rescheduling, or cancellation is 21 days prior. Please plan and reserve your dive schedules accordingly. Cancellation or changes made less than the required window in advance will incur all charges. Your booking will be automatically canceled without a refund if you are late for more than 15 minutes beyond the confirmed check-in time at our dive shop in Waikiki.
Our custom 25′ Force dive boat the Submariner is Coast Guard Certified to safely transport 12 divers per trip however we usually take no more than 10. Our custom 39′ Force the Snoopy V is Coast Guard Certified for up to 28 people, but no more than 16 divers are typically on board. We limit our dive groups to 6 certified divers or 4 beginners per instructor and specialize in small groups and personal attention for enhanced safety and experience quality measures.
There is no scuba certification needed!!!
We welcome first-time divers. The beginner dive tour (Discover Scuba Dive) is perfect for someone who wants to try scuba diving. The only requirement is that you pass a medical questionnaire. If there are identified medical restrictions, a licensed doctor’s note (other than your own if you are a doctor) will be required when you check in at our dive shop.
Safety is and will always be our first priority. When the weather and the ocean conditions turn bad during a dive trip, the captain will end all activities and return all passengers to the harbor safely. We offer a rain check for both unused dives. If in between dives the captain decides to end the trip, we then offer 40% credit toward your next booking. This is considering the rental gear, crew planning and boat time had already been consumed.