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Oahu & Maui diving - experienced divers w/ limited time

Discussion in 'Hawai'i' started by amc11, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. amc11

    amc11 New

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Florida
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    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. CoralReefKate

    CoralReefKate New

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Hawaii
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    I went out with Living Ocean last year, did the YO-257, very nice. Can also recommend Severns (particularly knowledgeable and wonderful folks) and Extended Horizons on Maui. Lanai's Cathedrals were 2 of my best dives ever.
    What sites do you recommend on Oahu for locals (we live on Kauai) who are moderately experiences (about 100 dives) and have seen all the common wildlife? We love turtles, but honestly can see turtles any day we want to. Thanks!
     
  3. toris1968

    toris1968 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Houston Tx
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    Dive Oahu and island divers are great too. The 2 wrecks YO and Sea Tiger are two of the more popular boat dive sites but there's a wrecked corsair from WWII that really has nothing else around it but cool to sit in the cockpit, watch out for the eel, and an upside down landing craft where sharks and octopus are frequent.
     
  4. amc11

    amc11 New

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Florida
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    Thanks all. Do oes anyone know if any local shops rent out nitrox tanks? I'd like to do some shore dives on our own and maybe dive at hanauma bay. Hawaiian divers won let me rent out tanks and kaimana doesn't have nitrox.
     
  5. toris1968

    toris1968 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Houston Tx
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    Dive Oahu has nitrox, best shore dive in winter is electric beach on the west side. U fortunately north shore during the winter will be crazy waves or you could do sharks cove.
     
  6. lonebrave

    lonebrave DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Maryland
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    Aaron's in Kailua has nitrox. Island divers has nitrox as well. I've only had them fill my own tanks, though, not rented from them before. I have rented tanks from Dive Oahu before, though.
     
  7. muddiver

    muddiver Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: West Coast USA
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    On Maui, Lahaina Divers in Lahaina rents Nitrox cylinders. For shore dives I recommend Tiny Bubbles Scuba in Ka'anapali. He will come pick you up at your resort/condo and take you where the conditions are best. South on the west side you should contact Maui Scuba Luv. They cover the coast from Kehi to Mekenna.

    A good beach dive is Airport beach. The area around black rock is also a good shore dive, but you have to wade through the snorkelers.

    There are lots of boat ops if you don't mind plopping down $140+\- Most go to Molokini which is a good first Maui dive that only takes the morning for two dives. Without an Advanced Scuba certification most of the operators will discourage you from the deeper dives that they consider advanced diving. It's a big liability because they don't know your experience and abilities. Have fun!
     
  8. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
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    Enjoy listening humpbacks on almost all dives on Maui.
     
  9. IslandDiversHI

    IslandDiversHI Contributor

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    Both Island Divers and Honolulu Scuba Company have 3 tank dives on Sunday. Two wrecks and a reef with nitrox available. Good charters for experienced divers with limited time.
     
  10. Nianne

    Nianne Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Switzerland
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    From Lahaina, do the hammerhead site, it's two tank shark dive, really great.
    It's close to Molokai, so it's a little long cruise, more than an hour in rough sea, if you're seasick, take pills !
     

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