Oahu's waters are full of life and filled with vibrant exotic fish, eels, sea turtles, sting rays, dolphins and other creatures. Although the North Shore gets slammed with big surf in the winter, it's not hard to find a good place to dive on the island. Each side of the island has certain spots that are known to be great for diving, so no matter where you are, you can give it a try.
Although you need to be certified to dive on your own, most shops offer an intro scuba dive where you can do some real scuba diving as a novice. Breathing underwater feels like being suspended in time, and offers a sense of peace like no other.
When thinking of attractions to see and do, most of us think about those on land but the ones underwater are some of the most intriguing. With Island Divers Activities, you can go on an intro dive or just go snorkeling without tanks. They'll choose from two different spots and get you comfortably under the water.
With Dive Oahu in Honolulu, they'll take you along the shores of Waikiki to explore three different shipwrecks and the sea life that's made a home there. With Breeze Hawaii Diving Adventures, you have choices of locations all over the island and can even SNUBA (tanks float above on the water) at Hanauma Bay.
Don't forget to bring a water camera for your dive, but make sure it can go down about 30 feet deep. Diving is truly one of the most unique experiences a person can have in the islands and offers a peek into a world we rarely see.