07/16/2020 - 07/24/2020

Oahu – sold out

Historic wrecks and vibrant reefs

Where we are diving

Oahu is considered a second home for Trip Leader, Erika Roberts, having taught there for 5 years, she’s excited for others to fall in love with Oahu’s breathtaking dive sites and spirited island. We’ll be diving with Waikiki’s only full-service dive center, providing scuba diving charters and services on Oahu since 1979. Their experienced captains and crew are there to make your diving experience truly remarkable.

While in Oahu you will experience a wide variety of dive sites. Ranging from historic wrecks that sit 100 feet down to vibrant reefs that sit 20 feet below the ocean surface. Oahu is a series of volcanic islands and the hard-coral ecosystems are thriving with life. Since Oahu is part of the most isolated island chain in the world, 25% of the marine life you’ll see is exclusive to the island. Let’s not forget about the abundance of Hawaiian green sea turtles you’ll see as well!

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on May 1, 2020.

Resort Details

Where we are staying

This picturesque hotel is set on one of the best white sand beaches stretching a full 22 acres. Travelers will find endless resort amenities at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel. There’s something for everyone, including five pools, outdoor luau, water sports, full-service spa, live shows and more. Kahanamoku Lagoon, a spectacular five-acre salt-water lagoon located on the resort is the perfect place to lounge on a beach chair, take a tranquil swim, ride an aqua-cycle, try stand-up paddle yoga, or experience swimming as a Mermaid. Oahu also has many waterfalls that are fun and easy to access for hiking and site seeing. Manoa falls feels like you’re walking through Jurassic Park the moment you enter the path.

Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website.

Trip Details

Price

  • $3,350 per diver

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • $500 due January 15, 2020
  • $500 due March 15, 2020
  • Full payment due May 15, 2020

Other info

  • Non-diver: $2,550
  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

What’s included

  • 8 nights of accommodation
  • 10 boat dives
  • 2 shore dives
  • Round trip transfers
  • Breakfast
  • Hike to Kuliou’ ou’
  • Pearl Harbor and swap meet

What’s not included

Recommended courses

  • Deep Diving
  • Wreck Diving
  • Fish Identification

Recommended equipment

  • Oceanic GTO 4.0 computer
  • Hawaii reef identification book
  • Wreck reel

What prior travelers say

“What’s nice about Oahu is you can go from city life to country in a matter of a few miles. The food is phenomenal and you will have the opportunity to try Hawaiian, Philipino, and Pacific islanders style food. I want to show people everything this beautiful island has to offer; from the best hikes, dive bars and restaurants, secluded beaches, local farmers market, to the dive sites only the locals know about. I can’t wait!”

– Erika Robert

Important Details

Know before you go

Temperature
Air temperature is around 90 degrees in July, with water temperature at 80 degrees. Water current is light to moderate and sea conditions are calm. Visibility is 75-100.

Electricity
There is no need to bring a converter with you.

Passports
Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return to your country of origin.

Language
Hawaii is the only state in the union that has two official languages: English and Hawaiian. You’ll see the option to use Hawaiian in places like banks or the DMV. You’ll hear Hawaiian spoken by airline attendants and in immersion schools from kindergarten to college. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to get by just fine in English, but knowing a little Hawaiian can endear you to the locals, who’ll appreciate your efforts. So it’s aloha for hello and goodbye!

Island Time
When we hear someone honking or being impatient behind the wheel, we know, odds are it’s a tourist in a rental car. Most drivers in Oahu take their time and are super courteous to runners and bicyclists who share the road with them. Why rush? Enjoy the view of the ocean. Roll down your window and take in the warm air. Slow down and let island time wash over you.

Water
The water in Oahu is perfectly safe to drink.

Kapu sites
You may notice signs by the beach or other parks that say kapu. This means it’s a sacred site — perhaps an ancient burial ground or meeting place for royalty. To the outsider, these places may not look special — heck, they may even just look like piles of rocks by the side of the road. But kapu places have special meaning to native Hawaiians. When you see these signs, be respectful and don’t tread on the ground, take souvenirs, or leave any garbage.

Tipping
Tipping in Oahu is much the same as it is at home. 10-20% is standard.

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