With a comprehensive pool lesson before your SCUBA dive, you will learn in the safety of a enclosed environment before diving down to explore the Pacific Ocean!
From spectacular coral reefs and sunken wrecks, to brightly colored fish and endangered green sea turtles, scuba diving offers an unforgettable way to see these incredible sights first hand. As the only dive center in Waikiki offering free pool lessons for beginners and divers wanting a refresher course, you will be sure to become comfortable with all of the basics of scuba diving before heading to the ocean. Great for all experience levels, from beginners to seasoned pros. Includes convenient return transportation back to your hotel in Waikiki after the scuba dive!
Scuba diving equipment & wetsuit
EXTREME FUN! Staff was exceptionally great. Instructors are very patient and attentive. I will definitely dive with these guys again on my next visit. Highly recommend.
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Price & Options
For safety reasons, guests must be able to communicate effectively in English to participate in this activity.
Guests may not fly within 24 hours of a two-tank scuba dive due to the high risk of decompression sickness.
Guests with exhaustion are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Children 12 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Participants are required to disclose their medical conditions.
Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
No pick-up is available from Waikiki hotels for the introductory lesson, but round-trip transportation is included from the pool lesson to the dive boat and back.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 25.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be able to swim to scuba?
You do not need to be able to swim, but it is highly recommended. Being in scuba gear for the first time can be a very unique experience and being scared in the water because you can't swim is not a good way to start this tour.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
Is scuba diving experience or certification required to participate?
No, you do not need to have prior scuba experience or certification for the introductory dive, but you will need to have certifications for the advanced dives.
What will I see underwater?
This changes on a daily basis, but you will have a chance to see many different Hawaiian fish, dolphins, turtles, and lots of coral.
EXTREME FUN! Staff was exceptionally great. Instructors are very patient and attentive. I will definitely dive with these guys ...again on my next visit. Highly recommend. more
Excellent experience!!We were first timers and staff was great to work with.Would do again and recommend Aqua Zone to anyone wanti...ng to scuba the first time. more
It was the best experience ever here in Oahu. Phenomenal....
My husband and I don't swim very well so we got very worried at first, but after the swimming pool learning it make easier fo...r us. Scuba Diving actually didn't require a lot of swimming, as long as you can padle your legs you should be fine. Our instructor is very nice and knowledge, and he will take care his group and make sure everyone is safe for sure. I had a lot of fun in this scuba diving. I saw the biggest sea turtle ever in my life which make this a wonderful experience. more
First time scuba diving and the experience was amazing I loved it and will definitely be doing it again with aqua zone.
Who knew there was a 170-foot wreck just a short 5-10 minute boat ride outside of Waikiki? I definitely did not and was in for an ...amazing day as our small group of 5 dove down to the Sea Tiger for an extremely excellent morning of diving fun. Located 115 feet below the surface, we spent about 15-20 minutes with the schools of fishes and a giant Moray Eel. The second dive, Nautilus, was also memorable, with endless overhangs and fairly abundant coral. Unfortunately, we did not see a turtle that morning, but it was still a great two dives (and the huge eel probably made up for that) with almost perfect weather. If you do tend to get seasick it was a bit choppy in the morning so I would recommend an over the counter or something to help calm your stomach before you head out on the boat. Thanks to Ben (or Brandon?) and the Captain for a great time out on the water and for the water, cookies and juice all ready when we came up. more
I enjoyed the scuba diving experience. It was nice to have all the gear there for you and the guide was very good. It was my first... open water ocean dive and he kept making sure I was comfortable and doing well. They also supplied cookies, juice, and water which I appreciated. more
my daughter and I was first timers. We had a BLAST! We would do it again and again if we had more time. Christina K was a grea...t instructor. more
This was a great experience. Our guide Greg was super cool it was pretty easy out group had 12 year old and a couple in their late... 50s and everyone enjoyed ever moment of it. If i were to come back and get certified i would do it through this company more
What a fabulous time! My children of 12 and 16 were apprehensive at first but by the time they finished the trial at the poolside..., they were ready to dive in! The crew made my boys comfortable and ready to come home to get certified like their mom and dad. Highly recommend for any new comers or even those that are already certified! more
I chose this scuba introductory dive because there was a pool lesson first. My entire family are divers except me, and they sugges...ted that a pool introduction was important to become familiar with the equipment. The instructor was very thorough and we were all watched closely in the water to be kept safe. He was a great photographer, too, and I got beautiful pictures with fish and turtles in the open ocean dive. I am planning to certify with them on my next trip to Hawaii. more
The employees of Aqua Zone Dive Shop were all very helpful, I have never scuba dived before and is definitely worth the time. Afte...r our intro in the pool we meet up with experienced divers who were very happy with the dives and the amount of time they were allowed to dive for ranging from 20 mins to more than 45mins. Jason our instructor took his time to explain and make everything run smooth and enjoyable. Would highly recommend doing scuba diving with aqua zone. more
We had a great time scuba diving with AquaZone. This was the first time for all of us. We went as a family and the staff was gre...at with training and with instruction during the dives. We all decided we would do it again! more
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 17:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.