Hawaii Eco Divers is a dive company focused on ocean safety and education. Our job is to instill a spiritual watermen’s philosophy and guidance to everyone who comes our way. We hope that after experiencing diving and training with us, you will feel a stronger connection to the ocean and yourself.
Our services include PADI training and certifications , guided dive tours, apnea & surf survival courses, emergency first responder & CPR certifications, surf coaching and ecotours. Our tours take place all around Oahu, with North Shore, South Shore (Waikiki, Honolulu) and West Side spots.
Scuba dive tours with Hawaii Eco Divers are environmentally friendly, educational, and interactive with Hawaiian marine life!
Oahu Scuba Dive
Diving in Oahu is a once in a lifetime experience. The island’s clear water and abundant marine life makes scuba diving a MUST activity while visiting Hawaii. Due to seasonal and weather conditions, the dive sites we explore vary by certain months. Throughout the summer months (May to September) we primarily dive from shore at the Pupukea Marine Conservation District located on the North Shore. During the winter months (October to April) we dive from shore at Electric Beach in Kapolei. We also offer boat dives year round on the West Side and South Side of Oahu.
Padi Scuba Dive certifications
We take pride in certifying divers with the highest standards of safety and quality training.
Apnea & Surf Survival course
This course is designed to help surfers and free divers improve breath hold and water safety skills. The owner of Hawaii Eco Divers, Ricardo Taveira, teaches this class. With 30 years of surfing experience and 15 years as a professional diver, Ricardo created a methodology to combine breath hold training, lifeguarding, and water rescue skills into a specific program, allowing surfers and divers to fully maximize their watermen abilities.
Oahu Surfing Adventures
The winter months (October to April) bring consistent swells to the North Shore of Oahu and Haleiwa Town becomes the capital of the surfing world. Ricardo offers surf guiding and coaching services to all levels of surfers who are willing to challenge themselves in bigger surf but feel intimidated to surf alone. His main focus is to provide water safety in order to help surfers push their limits and surf the biggest waves of their lives.
Hawaii Eco Divers is committed to caring for the Earth. We work hard to promote conservation, sustainability, and marine life protection, which we reinforce with our students and clients at all times.
Meet the owner
Ricardo Taveira is a big wave surfer, PADI Scuba Instructor, and Apnea & Surf Survival instructor. Born on Brazil’s coast, Ricardo grew up surfing and with a deep connection with the ocean.
For more than 20 years he has surfed the best waves in the world. His passion with the water deepended after a scuba dive experience in the Philippines. After moving to Hawaii and becoming a Scuba Instructor, in 2011, he opened Hawaii Eco Divers with the goal of spreading his knowledge, connection, and love for the ocean. Currently, he is focused on the worldwide promotion of ocean safety through the Apnea & Surf Survival Course.