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Scuba Diving in Oahu Hot

Dive area / region : Oahu - See the map Scuba Diving in Oahu

Best diving season : May  •  June  •  July  •  August  •  September
Recommended number of days to stay : More than 1 week...
Number of dive sites : More than 20 Dive Sites
Water temperature and wetsuit advice : 21-25C : Thin Wetsuit
Average visibility : 26 - 30 meters
Average dives depth : 15 Meters
Type of currents : Medium level currents
Months when these currents are present : all year long with strong current some months.
General surface conditions : Very variable conditions
Wreck types : Recent world ships  •  Artificial wrecks  •  Airplane  •  War ships
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Type of marine life : Anemone  •  Barracuda  •  Corals  •  Crayfish  •  Cuttlefish  •  Dolphins  •  Grouper  •  Jacks  •  Lobster  •  Moray Eels  •  Nudibranch  •  Octopus  •  Plants  •  Rays  •  Reef Fish  •  Seals - Sea Lion  •  Shark - Reef shark  •  Shrimps  •  Softcoral  •  Sponge  •  Squid  •  Star fish  •  Turtles  •  Whales  •  Worms
Presence of caves / caverns : No


Type of diving: Reefs, walls, wrecks, lava tubes,  

Oahu is a varied island, famous for its surfing, particularly during the winter months (October to March) and or Pearl Harbour which is located in the southern part of the island.

The island of Oahu in Hawaii offers a range of scuba diving options, from shore dives to boat dives from the beginners to advanced divers. During a dive you will mroe likely see the following: colorful reef fish, coral, star fish, sea turtles, octopus, lobster, shells of different shapes and sizes, and many more. Hawaii as more over 650 species of reef fish. Actually 200 unique species that live in the waters surrounding the Hawaiian islands are found nowhere else in the world. When scuba diving off Oahu's coast, look for a spectrum of moray eels, frogfish, scorpion fish, marine flat worms, nudibranchs, shrimp and giant sea turtles.

Where to Scuba Dive on Oahu: Dive sites are scattered all around the island, depending on what you are looking for:

*The Corsair wreck on the south end of Oahu is popular with advanced divers who go there to see rare crocodile and garden eels, horned helmet shells, barracuda, jacks and stingrays.

*The Mahi shipwreck on the west side of Oahu is a 186 foot U.S. Navy vessel sunk that sunk to 90 feet. Scuba divers can see three ship decks. The Windward side, Moku Manu, about 500 yards off Mokapu Point, features rich marine life including eels, turtles, reef fish and lobster hiding in the caves.

Diving depths range from 30 to 90 feet. On the North Shore, you can dive in Shark's Cove nearby Waimea Bay in the summer. Depths run to 60 feet and sights include a reef with caves, lava tubes and ledges.

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