the best dive sites in oahu!
The Wild West, pristine waters surrounded by the beautiful Waianae mountains
The West Side of Oahu has some great dives. Mahi is the most desired dive, not only because it is one of the oldest recreational dive wrecks in Oahu, but also because it is frequently visited by a large group of eagle rays that constantly swimm around the wreck. There are many other amazing sites that offer a large variety of life, amazing rock formation, tropical blue water and white sand beaches. The sun always shines on the west side of Oahu, and Hawaii Eco Divers will always be willing to show you the best around that area.
Yokohama Bay (or Pray For Sex)
Depth 20-100 ft./ 7-35 m. Shore & boat dive. Located at the end Farrington Highway before Kaena Point, the westernmost point of Oahu. Amazing coral formation, lots of Hawaiian reef fish, lobsters, and sharks. Great visibility. Watch out for the waves!
Depth 65-85 ft./ 21-28 m. Boat dive. Amazing rock ledge with a large overhang/cave type of dive. Lots of sea turtles, sharks, rays and endemic species of Hawaiian fish. Great visibility.
Depth 85 ft/ 30 m. Interesting dive, it features the sunken plane used in the TV series “Flight 29 Down”. It also has a beautiful reef that circles the plane, Lots of Hawaiian endemic species of fish, octopus, eels, nudibranch and more… Visibility 60-120 ft/20 – 40m.
Depth 15-30 ft./ 5-10 m. Shore dive. The name “Electric Beach” comes from the power plant across the highway. The real name is Kahe Point. Two large pipes dump warm water, where massive concentrations of fish and coral grow around it, attracting all levels of divers. Reef runs along both sides of the pipe, creating a rich ecosystem for marine life. A dive site that never gets tiring. One of the only places in Oahu that you constantly see and hear dolphins. Visibility 40-100 ft./ 13-33 m.
Depth 25-45 ft./ 8-15 m. Shore and boat dive. Makaha Caverns is one of the most popular sites on Oahu, known of its amazing caves and caverns. This is the outside reef of the legendary and well-known surf break Makaha. An exciting reef dive with plenty of marine life, including Hawaiian reef fish, lots of eels, white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, and the occasional Hawaiian monk seal can be spotted. All level divers. Visibility 30-100 ft./ 10-33 m. Watch the video!
L.C.U. (Landing Craft Unit)
Depth 60-80 ft./ 20-27 m. Wreck dive. This is a new wreck, therefore, not a lot of marine life is found here, with exception of a few frog fish, white tip reef sharks, and eagle rays circling the area. Hundreds of z-blocks were sunk on the side of the wreck in order to make an artificial reef. Not too far from the L.C.U., an airplane can be found by the name of 29 Down, which lays at about 75 ft./ 25 m. However, much of the airplane is gone due to the open ocean swells. Both sites can be done in a single dive, as long as you have a good air consumption. Intermediate to advanced dive. Visibility 60-120 ft./ 20-33 m.
Depth 90 ft./ 30 m. The Mahi is an US Navy minesweeper that was sank in 1982 as an artificial reef project. The wreck is 190 ft./ 63 m. long. Since it is an old shipwreck, a lot of marine life can be found, including a squadron of as much as 20 Eagle Rays hovering on top of the wreck, swimming majestically against the current. Also, a large Great Barracuda has claimed The Mahi home, and is usually found circling the mast post. Large schools of fish and eels are always present. Bigger sharks can be seen here as well. Intermediate to advanced dive. Visibility 60-140 ft./ 20-45 m. Watch the video!