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“Amazing experience, especially if you're a first timer!”
Review of Oahu Diving

Oahu Diving
Ranked #1 of 335 Tours in Honolulu
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Owner description: "Going diving just got easier." That's right, with Oahu Diving we specialize in small group diving tours and first time scuba diving experiences that require no license. Let us take you on a relaxed dive charter with emphasis on safety, fun and personalized attention. You won't get lost in our group! *Must know how to swim- please see our website "Contact" page for more details. Certain restrictions apply.
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Reviewed 9 May 2009

We were first timers and very nervous about scuba diving. Breathing 40 feet under water, are you crazy?! But Jeff and Chris (the two guys you'll be diving with) are funny, relaxed and truly love what they do. Their enthusiasm is contagious and you'll find yourself not only laughing along with them, but also climbing on the front of their boat to take in the views or doing a front flip dive off the roof of the boat into the ocean, and they encourage it!

They'll take you on two dives, the first to get you acquainted where you'll slowly follow a rope down to 30 feet or so. They second dive is much more fun and you'll see everything from urchins to turtles to eels and fishes so colorful any description would do them injustice! Both are boat dives (as opposed to shore dives) so you really get a feel for it on your very first try. Scuba diving itself is a tremendously awe inspiring experience, but having great instructors like Jeff and Chris is a huge bonus.

The other great thing about Oahu Diving is that they'll have good equipment which will fit you (I am 250 lbs, 6 ft 2 in), and they take dozens of pictures (we got 20+) which they will email them to you for free. Chris has been teaching for 10+ years and is the manager (he'll most likely be the one you'll speak with if you call them) and takes care of the nitty gritty and finances. Jeff has 3+ teaching experience and is just an all-around awesome guy, the kind you'd like to have a beer with after work. His laid back attitude will really help you relax and get comfortable. In the water, but they're both very attentive and professional. They'll check up on your every few minutes to make sure you're doing okay and have enough air.

A two tank dive will run you $114 including taxes and fees, but I think they offer a generous discount for firemen, military personnel and policemen (It's $89+tax). Their credit card machine wasn't working when we went so we paid in cash so give them a call ahead of time if you intend to use a credit card. All in all, these guys are awesome and I would recommend them to anyone, especially if you're a first timer.

P.S. If you're wondering, the scariest moment is when you're 1 foot below on your very first jump, remember to hold on to your mask and mouth piece! After that you'll wonder why humans weren't born with gills, it just feels so natural. Whichever company you decide on, make sure you try scuba diving at least once in your life, it's something you'll remember...and can brag about!

Thank gibbersome
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Reviewed 5 May 2009

Our group of five had the privilege to do diving with Erik and Jeff. It was by far the highlight of my stay in Honolulu. Most of us were first time divers. I was especially nervous because I had just recovered from a severe sinus infection. Erik was patient and attentive. He and Jeff made us feel very safe and comfortable every step of the way. The dives were amazing. We saw a ton of fish, an octopus, sea turtles and a monk seal! Erik took pictures for us for free and emailed them promptly a couple days later. I would go diving with them again in a heart beat if I'm ever back in Honolulu!

Thank yauw1101
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Reviewed 30 April 2009

Scuba diving with Eric and Jeff was just fantastic. Me and my fiance felt at ease the entire time even though this was our first time diving. Eric explained everything at a calm pace so that we didn't get stressed out.

This activity was the highlight of our vacation. The price is worth it for the wonderful afternoon they take you on. We enjoyed it so much we are thinking of getting certified so that we can do the shipwreck dives with them on our next trip. If you stay calm and listen to what they tell you, you will no doubt have an amazing experience just like we did.

We saw two giant sea turtles, tons of fish, and even a sleeping shark! What pushed the service over the edge for me was that Eric took pictures during the entire two dives. Thanks to them, at no extra cost, my fiance and I now have pictures of us with a sea turtle! Eric just emailed us the pictures a couple of days after our excursion.

Go diving with Erik and Jeff- you will not be disappointed!

Thank oceanseekr
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Reviewed 30 April 2009

One of the best diving trips I have done so far! The crew was very knowledgeable and fun! The trip was full of laughs and some of the most breath taking scenary. Oahu diving added several personal touches other companies have not. I will be a returning customer and all of us on the trip that day continue to spread the word about this business.

Thank bowelshrdder
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Reviewed 26 April 2009

It was great. We did two dives, and it added a memory to the trip to Oahu.

Jeff and Eric were great. Very relaxed and laid back, but professional.

Ann Arbor MI

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