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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Be a better diver for yourself and for others, take the Padi Rescue Diver Course in Hawaii

  Now is the time to develop full confidence in your life saving abilities! Hawaii Eco Divers' Padi Rescue Diver Course, North Shore of Oahu, February 20-21st 2019. Padi Rescue Diver Course at Hawaii Eco Divers Padi states: Scuba divers have rated the Rescue Diver Course the most challenging and rewarding course they have taken yet. Why? This will teach you how to safely and correctly respond to diving emergencies with confidence! Learning how to prevent, manage, and react to stres...

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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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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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I smoked a pack a day for 15 years, and left the apnea & surf survival course with a 5 minute static breath hold. Unbelievable!
I smoked a pack a day for 15 years, and left the apnea & surf survival course with a 5 minute static breath hold. Unbelievable!

Apnea & Surf Survival course in Oahu, Hawaii With the approach of the winter time, many surfers are starting to work out and prepare for the new surf season.  With this in mind, Hawaii Eco Divers is having back to back apnea & surf survival courses for all levels of surfers on the North Shore of Oahu.  This course is helping a lot of people to gain confidence in their waterman and breath hold skills.  The main core of the training is to teach surfers how to oxygenate their bodies in ...

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Scuba Diving on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii

The North Shore of Oahu has some of the best surfing in the world during the winter, but in the summer it becomes a scuba diving paradise!   Diving in Oahu can be amazing if you know where to dive.   Honolulu has great shipwrecks and coral reef dives.  A short boat ride will take you to incredible dive sites such as the Sea Tiger Wreck, the YO-257 & San Pedro Wrecks, and several other coral reef dive locations all near the city.  On the West coast of Oahu, diving is pristine,...

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Scuba diving: a life style
Scuba diving: a life style

Check out this article written by Hawaii Eco Divers Director of Training, Loren Kearney, about his scuba diving career and its amazing surprises and challenges What does diving mean to me? Diving is my EVERYTHING. Without diving, I'd be a lost soul aimlessly wandering the earth.  Approximately one decade ago, I took an oath and made a career decision to become a scuba instructor and professional Diver.  That decision has turned me into a globe trotter, taking me around the world while in...

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PADI Divemaster Internship Hawaii
PADI Divemaster Internship Hawaii

Aloha! Our new Divemaster Intern, Emma Ceolin, shares her experience working with Hawaii Eco Divers! This is what she has to say. My name is Emma Ceolin and I’m the new Divemaster Intern with Hawaii Eco Divers. I recently moved to the magical North Shore Oahu from Australia. As a PADI Rescue Diver, freediver, surfer, marine biology student and conservationist, I knew before I even arrived that I wanted to get involved with a conservation organization. I figured any company with the ...

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Diving on Oahu’s Beautiful North Shore – Hawaii
Diving on Oahu’s Beautiful North Shore – Hawaii

Diving at Turtle Car Wash, Oahu North Shore When you dive on the North Shore of Oahu, you are guaranteed a unique experience. From the reef topography created by the lava that flowed from the islands ancient volcanos, to the endemic species of marine life that you will encounter in the warm blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, diving the North Shore is not to be missed. As Oahu’s volcanos Waianae and Ko’olau formed the island some two to three million years ago, lava flows solidified into th...

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