XXL Swell at Waimea Bay – How I overcame my fears to surf at one of the biggest days in recent years.

The swell came in a lot earlier and bigger than predicted.  It was also the first large swell of the Hawaiian winter season. It clearly became a XXL day by mid morning and 25 foot sets closed out the Bay every 20 minutes making almost impossible to paddle out.   Giant Waimea Bay. Photo Terry Reis By 8:00 Am on November 26th, Waimea Bay was closing out.  A handful of surfers were already outside, they timed the sets well and all managed to paddle out through the channel without any...

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The surfing season is on in Hawaii! Don’t miss the next Apnea & Surf Survival course in Oahu.

Apnea & Surf Survival Hawaii The surfing season is on in Hawaii! And the Apnea Training is invaluable for surfers to improve their breath hold ability and safety in the water. After going to Brazil (September), Chile (October), and California (November), the course is back to Oahu on December 12th and 13th. The goal This course is designed with only one goal in mind: increase the participants’ breath hold ability in tense situations underwater, while remaining calm and in total contr...

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Apnea and Surf Survival Course in California

Apnea Training is invaluable for surfers, lifeguards, distance swimmers, and divers. Improve your breath hold ability at a 2-day seminar in Huntington Beach, California on November 3rd and 4th. Find the Facebook event here! For the first time ever, Hawaii Eco Divers brings to California Apnea Training and Surf Survival Course. Improve your breath hold ability and surf safer! Hawaii Eco Divers has been teaching Apnea and Surf Survival for years, improving surfers' safety in places such as H...

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Scuba Diving Near Aulani, the Disney Resort on Oahu

Where to go scuba diving near Aulani, the Disney Resort and Spa in Ko Olina on the West Side of Oahu Here you are in paradise, relaxing at the Aulani Disney Resort and Spa on the West Side of Oahu. Your kids are loving the kids club and the beautiful beach, but you find yourself craving an adventure outside the hotel gates. Fear not! There are plenty of opportunities for scuba diving near Aulani. Take a break from the resort to see some of the wonders of the Pacific. On many of these scuba ...

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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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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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Apnea & Surf Survival course in Oahu, Hawaii

The new surf season in Hawaii is here.  Get ready and start training apnea & surf survival. Thank God we are finally surfing again!  With the start of new surfing season, one thing comes to mind, it's going to get big soon!  And the question is, how prepared are you?  With this in mind, Hawaii Eco Divers scheduled another apnea class in October, to accommodate surfers who have already taken the course before and new comers who are willing to take the course for the first time. One thing...

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Kayaking Oahu Fun and Exciting with Hawaii Eco Divers

Oahu is one of the best places to kayak in the world. The island offers stunning interior views from its creeks and streams as well as mesmerizing ocean views. Kayaking safely requires very little training. The professionals at Hawaii Eco Divers can show you everything you need to know. In just a few minutes, you can be on your way to a Hawaiian kayaking adventure of a lifetime. Kayaking Oahu -- The Buddy System The first and most important lesson in kayak training is to never kayak alo...

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Treinamento de apneia da HED chega ao Brasil
Treinamento de apneia da HED chega ao Brasil

Em temporada inédita pela América do Sul, o mergulhador profissional, surfista e proprietário da Hawaii Eco Divers, Ricardo Taveira, leva mais uma vez para o Brasil o treinamento de apneia e sobrevivência para surfistas. Com o propósito de preparar os participantes para lidarem com os desafios físicos e mentais no mar quando é necessário segurarem a respiração por longos períodos, o treino está sendo ministrado neste fim de semana em São Paulo e depois seguirá para a Barra da Tij...

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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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