WAIKIKI DIVE CENTER, 1979
We are Waikiki’s only full-service dive center, providing scuba diving charters and services on Oahu since 1979. Waikiki Dive Center can accommodate all your diving needs, whether it be boat charters, certifications, equipment repair, gear purchases (including special orders), rentals, or air fills – Waikiki Dive Center can do it all. We are proud of our Five Star Instructor Development Center, offering courses from PADI Open Water to Instructor at affordable prices. Located in the heart of Waikiki, you can’t beat the convenience of this legendary full-service dive center.
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 island renowned captains and highly experienced crew are here to make your diving experience safe and remarkable.
We specialize in small groups and personalized attention. On a typical day, you’ll be diving with no more than 6 divers on our 7:15am charter. Our 10:45am charters keep the groups small. Our 5:00pm night dive charters, our instructors take no more than 4 divers each. We like to keep the numbers down to give you the best scuba diving experience.
Morning charters start at 7:15am and return around 12:00-12:30pm. Our afternoon charter begins at 10:45am and returns around 3:00-3:30pm. Our night dive charters begins at 5:00pm and returns around 9:00-9:30pm.
OUR DIVE BOATS
- 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!
- 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.
WAIKIKI DIVE CLUB
Waikiki Dive Center has a lot to offer our local dive club members. Join our dive club for $110 annual membership fee ($90 renewal). You’ll receive invitations to exclusive members only dives at unique locations, as well as great deals on dives and gear. If you already own gear, we offer a 2-tank day dive for just $65 ($80 including gear)!
Waikiki Dive Center is a one stop shop for all of your diving needs. Not everyone owns their own scuba equipment, so our shop offers both equipment and tank rentals. Just bring your certification card to our shop and we’ll take care of you! If you’re just looking to snorkel, we’ll give you a deal on a mask, snorkel and fins package rental. Or, join the Waikiki Dive Club and receive the extra Kama’aina benefits.
Our rental gear comes from manufacturers like ScubaPro, Oceanic, and Aqualung. Our standard rental BCDs are the Soffer, a back inflation system, weight integration, with an Air2 octo-inflator for comfort and convenience. This is the same, top quality, high performance gear that you’ll find in the showroom! In addition, both our short and full-body wetsuits offer warmth and a great range of motion and flexibility while under water.
If you don’t own your own gear we’ll put you in something you’d want to own.
We also have a full-service repair department and are able to service all both scuba gear and tanks. With certified technicians on staff, we can answer any of your repair related questions. Waikiki Dive Center, a Full Service Five Star Instructor Development Center catering to all of your diving needs.
The Waikiki Dive Center Difference
- Our rental equipment is high quality/name brand
- Our rates are low and offer packages
A Few Things To Remember When Renting Gear
- Pressurize regulator on a full tank to check for leaks and free flows
- Check all mouthpieces, looking for holes or tears
- Inflate BCD to make sure it holds air and all the dump valves work
- Make sure weight pockets are included on weight integrated BCDs
- Make sure tanks are full and tank valve o-ring is good condition
- Check visual inspection and hydro inspection dates on tanks if filling them
- Check zippers on wet suits to make sure they zip smoothly in both directions
- Turn dive computer on and make sure there is no low battery indicator
- Check all hoses for abrasions, tears, or kinks
- Familiarize yourself with alternate air source functions for breathing and oral inflation
As Waikiki’s only full-service dive center since 1979, we provide charters, PADI certifications, equipment sales, rentals, and repair, and even deep sea fishing charters. Waikiki Dive Center does it all! Equipment and apparel available from ScubaPro, Aqualung, Oceanic, Mares and Atomic.
WAIKIKI DIVE CENTER
“The Only Way to Dive Hawaii”
Open 7 days a week from 7am-5pm
(Phone Hours: 7am-10pm)