4 Life Lessons Learned from Scuba Diving

Four Life Lessons I Learned from Scuba Diving Learning how to scuba dive in Oahu has been an absolute dream. I never could have predicted the friends I would make and the breathtaking experiences I would have. More than anything, my recent scuba diving adventures have taught me about myself and this crazy world we live in. Following are four life lessons that I have learned from my time underwater. 1. Work Smarter, Not Harder This has always been one of my very favorite expressions. When pe...

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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 Oahu Wreck Dives

Scuba Diving Oahu Wreck Dives Oahu is an island full of history and wonders, both above and below the water. In every direction off the island lies a mystery to explore. Join Hawaii Eco Divers scuba diving Oahu wreck dives for an adventure like no other. Below are some of the coolest wrecks you can explore on the island. Photo by Kachilla Images at Dive Oahu West Side Oahu Scuba Dive Wrecks 29 down 29 Down dive site on the west side of Oahu is a unique experience for every diver! This si...

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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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Family Activities Near Aulani

Here are some of the best family activities near Aulani, the Disney resort, in Oahu. Welcome to the beautiful island of Oahu! We are so happy to have you visiting our shores, and our beautiful West Coast. Your kids are so lucky that you brought them here ( #ParentOfTheYear ). As lovely and fun as the Aulani is, sometimes it is necessary to hop off the resort and see some local action. So what to do? You may be far from the tourist hub of Waikiki, but there are plenty of family activities nea...

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What does it take to be a Divemaster?

What does it take to be a Divemaster? Many practical skills go into becoming a Divemaster through PADI. Of the many Divemaster requirements, one significant aspect of learning is done through the online eLearning system. This post will explain more about that system in case you are considering learning in this way! What are the Divemaster requirements for PADI Online? Prior to enrolling in PADI Divemaster Online, you must accomplish the following Divemaster requirements; 18 years ol...

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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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NEW SCUBA DIVER GUIDE: What is a “two tank dive?”

So, you're new to scuba diving and have begun planning for a "two tank dive." What does this mean? This can sound intimidating, I know. But it's not! You do not need to carry two tanks on you, which is definitely what I worried about when I first heard this term. A "two tank dive" is actually two separate tank dives. You will gear up (with just one tank), and scuba dive for as long as possible. This will likely be until when you or your buddy runs low on air, or you are tired. You will sur...

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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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