How to improve your underwater navigation for scuba diving
How to improve your underwater navigation for scuba diving

While working on my Advanced Open Water Diver certificate with Hawaii Eco Divers, I’ve had the chance to develop and expand upon many of the skills learned in my basic Open Water class. Learning these skills is exciting and rewarding with a classroom as beautiful as Shark’s Cove. This particular dive site is full of diverse underwater topography, with lava tubes and intricate reef systems. With such a seemingly complex dive site, I’ve always found it fascinating how divemasters navigate so...

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APNEA & SURF SURVIVAL TRAINING ON OAHU! DON’T MISS IT
APNEA & SURF SURVIVAL TRAINING ON OAHU! DON’T MISS IT

The main thing you will learn is to oxygenate your body more efficiently. The results? More focus, energy, and increased breath hold ability in the water, which boosts your performance and safety — key ingredients for survival. Next course: July 21stand 22nd on Oahu, HI — lifeguards don’t pay! Apnea students, in Chile, ready to train! After teaching more than 150 surfers, lifeguards, distance swimmers, and divers in Brazil and Chile in April, May and June, Hawaii Eco Divers is offeri...

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Scuba diving with an eco friendly dive school makes a huge difference!

Marine conservation, eco-tourism, education, and more: Scuba diving with an eco friendly dive school makes a huge difference! If there is one thing that all scuba divers have in common, it would be our love for the ocean. Life under the sea is miraculous, and so vastly different than we humans normally get to experience. We are grateful to the marine life for sharing their home with us. We are proud of the dive sites that we get to know well. We are defensive when people treat beaches with dis...

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NEW SCUBA DIVER GUIDE: Why does my wet suit give me a rash?

"Every time I scuba dive, I end up with chaffing on my body. What do I do to stop this from happening?" ---------------------------- Hello Diver! Thank you for asking this question! Don’t feel alone in this problem – lots of divers experience this. Getting a wetsuit rash or light burn, while unpleasant, is not uncommon. This happened to one of our very own staff, Jessica! We have referred to her to provide an answer to your question. ---------------------------- Hey there! ...

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PADI Rescue Diver Course taught me how to save a life – Scuba Diving Dangers

Former Dive Master Candidate Colt taking the PADI Rescue Diver course with Hawaii EcoDivers How to handle panic, drowning, and health issues when diving: emergency preparedness through Hawaii Eco Divers' PADI Rescue Diver course on the North Shore of Oahu. Let me tell you a story about a dive emergency, explaining how I was able to learn emergency preparedness with the PADI Rescue Diver course at Hawaii Eco Divers. Two weeks ago I found my dive buddy, Ryan, completely unresponsive, lying fa...

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Scuba Diving near the Turtle Bay Resort

Scuba Diving near the Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore of Oahu can be great during the summer months Shark's cove is the closest world class dive site near the Turtle Bay Resort The Turtle Bay Resort is located on the north shore of Oahu. During the winter months it becomes the world capitol of surfing but during the summer time it becomes a scuba diver's paradise. One place in particular attracts scuba divers and snorkelers from all over the world to the north shore of Oahu is the Pupu...

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Kayaking in Oahu
Kayaking in Oahu

Explore Oahu can be even prettier and adventurous on a kayak tour. The views are completely breathtaking and you will have a different perspective of Hawaii's beautiful scenarios of the North Shore and have the opportunity to interact respectfully with the marine life. All ages are welcome to do a kayak tour with Hawaii Eco Divers and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. It is a great family activity! There are no weight restrictions and we provide life jackets for those ...

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New apnea training class coming up
New apnea training class coming up

Another edition of Hawaii Eco Divers Apnea and Surf Survival Training is coming up on September 24th and 25th (Saturday and Sunday) on Oahu, Hawaii. The training includes theoretical and practical knowledge  for athletes to manage apnea and emotional control in the water, especially in risk situations. “It involves exercises to strengthen and expand the respiratory muscles, as well as wipe outs and rescues simulations,” says Ricardo. The course is taught by surfer, professional diver a...

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Summer dives on the North Shore
Summer dives on the North Shore

Summer dives are ON on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii! Between May and September we have the privilege of diving on this area and August is definitely a great month for it! On this time of the year we dive mostly from shore in Shark's Cove, at the Pupukea Marine Sanctuary, where the conservation district prohibits boat operations within the sanctuary zone. Here you will find a rich fish population with numerous endemic species and a unique underwater topography inclu...

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HEW apnea training in South America
HEW apnea training in South America

  Hawaii Eco Divers’s Apnea and Surf Survival Training is making its way to South America in May. The course will be held in Peru, Brazil and Chile. The main purpose of the training is to prepare surfers to be able to overcome the mental challenges associated with breath hold during a long underwater hold down.   Developed by surfer, professional diver and owner at Hawaii Eco Divers, Ricardo Taveira, the program involves theory development, pool sessions, breathin...

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