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Beginner Scuba Diving with Turtles in Honolulu

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Honolulu, United States
Beginner Scuba Diving with Turtles in Honolulu

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Learn to SCUBA dive with comprehensive training, all necessary equipment, and qualified instructors in Hawaii. You develop your SCUBA skills and start with two boat dives in shallow water before moving on to open water dives. See tropical fish, bright corals and maybe even sea turtles all under the supervision of a trained professional.
  • Learn to SCUBA drive in Hawaii’s calm, warm waters
  • Geared to beginners, this tour has no required prior experience
  • Develop skills and see the wonderful world beneath the sea
  • All SCUBA gear and qualified instructors provided
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Professional SCUBA Instructor
All necessary diving equipment
Introductory scuba instruction
Two Dive Site Locations
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1125 Ala Moana Boulevard Slip A5, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Waiting 18 hours after diving is required before flying.
  • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. A yes answer to a pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, lung or sinus problems, etc) will prevent you from diving and tour will be converted to snorkeling only. Medical questionnaire available in advance by request.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Weight Restriction: from 90 - 240 lbs
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rainbow Scuba Hawaii
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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star-5
Awesome experience!
Kelsey_A
, Sep 2021
Ken was awesome! I’m PADI certified and my husband isn’t and we had a blast. Ken explained everything well and we went on two dives. The second one we saw 5 huge sea turtles! He took a video and sent the link after, which was really cool! Definitely recommend!!
star-5
Are you a beginner! This is definitely the dive you wanna go on
Jeph
, Jul 2021
Ken and Hideki-san were wonderful guides. This was my first time scuba diving and while I made a couple mistakes, they are totally on me. Ken was able to teach a tremendous amount of information in a short amount of time AND was somehow able to keep track on, and guide us underwater at the same time. I chatted with Hideki for a good amount of the ride and he's a great guy too! In the absolute worst circumstance, you're still going to get a lovely boat ride out of this. I'll definitely be going for my scuba cert after this! Thanks Ken and Hideki-san!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highlight of our vacation!
Allyce_M
, Mar 2021
This was the highlight of our vacation! Ken was an excellent coach and really took the time to make sure we were comfortable with the fundamentals before making the descent. Once down at the bottom, we got to see sea turtles, eels, reef sharks, pipefish, an octopus, and more! We didn’t want to come back up and are now fully motivated to get certified! We couldn’t have asked for a better first time scuba experience! Highly recommend!!!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Not a fan of this guide
David_U
, Dec 2020
Overall wouldn't recommend. The instructor (Ken) was putting his mouth on a mouth piece to show us how to work it for the first hour of the trip and then gave that gear setup for me to use. Then when attaching the gear he dropped the pressure gauge directly on me in my groin area and walked away. A very good part of the beginning portion was his word to "make things right and give your money back to part ways to do the right thing". Knowing this and how I didnt want to ruin anyone else's fun I then told him as soon as I started hyperventilating from the air tube that I was not having a fun time and wanted to get out of the water. He refused and told me to try again. I then repeated I didn't want to keep going and he told me again that I needed to try again. It doesn't surprise me that people have panic attacks under the water and pull off their breathing tube and swim up too fast ending up in the hospital. I requested a refund and was denied. I have been skydiving and that was easy compared to this. If you want a better tour then book it with someone else. Tons of options in hawaii. Not my ideal way to spend my honeymoon 2 days after getting married.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic Experience
Dustin_S
, Feb 2020
We had no experience scuba diving and it definitely seemed a bit scary. The guide was extremely thorough and made us feed very calm and very safe. We did a ton of things during our trip to Hawaii, but beginner scuba was the one we talk about the most. Fantastic experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great time!
mtfrost
, Feb 2020
Wonderful way to see the sea life below the surface of the ocean! We felt safe the whole time. Great time!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Incredible first scuba experience!
laurelrankinvo
, Feb 2020
I had an incredible time! They prepare you for the moments that are going to be tough, i.e. your first journey down the rope into the water, so when I hit that first moment of "can I do this?" I was prepared to face down that little voice in my head and experience everything. We saw turtles, eels, reef sharks, tons of fish, and he even found us an octopus! I loved that it was a small group too. I really felt like someone had my back the whole time. I would absolutely recommend this to everyone - a fantastic experience all around.
star-5
Amazing!!!
mooxeh
, Jan 2020
My favorite experience ever! They were super professional, but also laid back. They informed us of the risks thoroughly and made sure we were comfortable. Being inches from marine life is a life changing experience. We saw 5 turtles! My girlfriend said this experience made the whole trip.
star-5
Amazing experience
angeladg97
, Oct 2019
This was such a great scuba diving experience! We saw turtles, small sharks and spotted eagle rays (which I thought was awesome!). Our instructor was super friendly and was super accomodating to my partner who decided he would rather not dive. He explained how to use the equipment and all of the skills we would need and added humour too which was great 😊 Also the free GoPro pictures is such an amazing bonus that you can't get anywhere else in Hawaii! I had a brilliant afternoon and would defenitely recommend to anyone!
star-4
Scary but fun!
CHF421
, Oct 2019
The instructor and captain are super nice! I’m not that good of a swimmer, but I ended up being able to do it because of the instructor’s coaching. He was patient and very trustworthy. It is still a little scary though, so if you are not really confident I would recommend going with submarine scooter instead. But if you wanna challenge yourself, join this beginner lesson!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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