Oahu Coral Reef Dives
Dive Down 40 Feet To Find Hawaii’s Endemic Fish
This reef system is one of the largest on the island and is home to a wealth of marine life, including turtles, eels, octopuses, and a large population of nudibranchs. The reef begins at about 30 feet and extends to at least 70 feet of depth, so there’s plenty to explore. And we have never even found the extremities of this reef system! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, you’re sure to find something to love about this reef.
The Ala Moana reef system is a great place to see a variety of marine life. The finger reefs stretch for about a mile from Kewalo Basin to the Ala Wai Harbor, and the transition from reef to rubble provides habitat for a wide range of animals. Schools of reef fish are common, and ambush predators like frogfish can be found in the transition zones. Invertebrates like mantis shrimp, harlequin shrimp, and octopuses are also found in the rubbly and sandy areas. This reef system is a great place to see a variety of marine life up close.
This reef is one of the busiest in the Waikiki area and is a great spot for divers and snorkelers of all levels. These shallow reefs are full of life, and offer divers and snorkelers the chance to see some incredible marine creatures up close. The turtle cleaning stations are a particular highlight, as green sea turtles come to rest on the coral heads while they get their shells cleaned by smaller fish. These gentle giants are fascinating to watch, and it’s not uncommon to see several turtles at once. In addition, the reef is home to several whitetip reef sharks. If you’re lucky, you might spot them hiding in the rocky coral overhangs.
Don’t let the name fool you, there’s no hole to see. This large pile of rocks and small coral heads is a great spot for watching pelagic sharks and spotted eagle rays swim by. You might also spot slipper lobsters, sponge crabs, cowries, and other less common Hawaiian invertebrates in the area.
South Shore of O’ahu
Perfect for those who love longer dive times
Tons of reef fish endemic to Hawai’i
Dive down about 40 feet to explore the reef
See eels, octopuses, turtles, rays, and even sharks!
Perfect for all levels of diving experience
This daily reef diving starts in the late morning, perfect for those who want a more casual experience. The coral gardens are only a short boat ride from our harbor, and we often see sea turtles on the way out! This trip is great for certified divers and first-time, basic divers alike. Groups are always small and organized according to experience level, about 2-6 people per guide. Whether you’re an experienced diver or just getting started, this is the perfect trip for you!
|Basic DiversIntroductory, not certified||$199.00|
Swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, and waterproof camera.
Check-in at 11:00 am
Return 2:30 pm
Any request for a refund 72 hours or more prior to the start of the tour or activity is honored with a full cash refund.
No refunds are issued for any cancellations inside the 72-hour period, prior to the start of your tour. There is no refund for no-shows. There is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability outside of the 72-hour cancellation period.
Check-in at 11:00 am
Depart when ready
Return at 2:30 pm