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Eco Divers: Scuba Diving for Conservation

What attracts you to scuba diving? For me, it’s the biodiversity. I love the element of surprise. When you dip your face underwater, you never know what you’re going to see. I’m drawn to the complex coral reefs, the rainbow of different fish species, the anticipation that a shark, ray, or octopus may appear at…

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November 27, 2023

A Beginner’s Guide to Scuba Diving in Hawaii: Tips for First-Time Divers

Hawaii, with its stunning coral reefs, crystal-clear waters, and abundant marine life, is a dream destination for scuba divers. If you’re a first-time scuba diver planning to explore the underwater wonders of Hawaii, you’re in for an unforgettable experience. To ensure your safety and maximize your enjoyment, it’s essential to be well-prepared. In this article,…

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November 25, 2023

Exploring the Wonders of Hawaiian Waters: 5 Marine Animals You May Encounter While Scuba Diving

Hawaii is a paradise for scuba divers, offering some of the world’s most spectacular underwater landscapes and a diverse range of marine life. With its crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and warm tropical climate, Hawaii is a dream destination for underwater enthusiasts. You can check Go Hawaii’s website for more information on which part of…

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November 2, 2023

5 Health Benefits of Scuba Diving in Oahu

Scuba Diving Health Benefits Aloha, fellow adventurers! As Oahu’s ethereal turquoise waters beckon you to explore their underwater treasures, have you ever pondered the wonders that scuba diving unfolds for your health? Beyond the thrill of encountering manta rays up close or swimming alongside colorful schools of fish, diving offers a plethora of tangible health benefits. From bolstering cardiovascular fitness to contributing to mental wellbeing, scuba diving is more than just a sport; it’s a holistic wellness endeavor. In this post, we’ll explore five significant health benefits that scuba diving brings to the surface. Each benefit is underscored by scientific studies and research, grounding our exploration in fact and not just speculation. So, whether you’re a seasoned diver or someone considering taking that first plunge, come join us on this deep dive into the health benefits of scuba diving in…

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July 25, 2023

The Hawaiian Dream: The Divemaster Work-Trade Program with Hawaii Eco Divers

Discovering the Underwater World Have you ever dreamt of exploring the underwater world, surrounded by vibrant marine life and captivating reefs? Growing up in Orlando, Florida I’ve always been drawn to the ocean and the idea of being able to spend more time underwater than just as long as my breath could take me. Even…

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July 25, 2023

The Apnea & Surf Survival course is going to Tahiti

The Apnea and Surf Survival course will be in Tahiti for the first time. This course is invaluable for anyone who spends time in the ocean: surfers, lifeguards, distance swimmers and divers. Increase your energy levels and improve your breath hold skills in this 3 days seminar. After this course you will breathe deeper, hold…

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July 24, 2023

Top 5 Safest Scuba Diving Locations in Oahu, Hawaii For Families and Beginners

Aloha, ocean lovers! Ready to delve into the mystical, colorful world beneath Oahu’s stunning seas? Are you a first-time diver gearing up for your underwater adventure? Fantastic! Scuba diving is a thrilling and rewarding experience, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Before we delve into our top locations, let’s address…

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July 5, 2023

The Apnea & Surf Survival course is going to Newport, Oregon in June 2023

The Apnea and Surf Survival course will be in Newport,Oregon for the first time. This course is invaluable for anyone who spends time in the ocean: surfers, lifeguards, distance swimmers and divers. Increase your survival potential and improve your breath hold skills in our full 2 day seminar. Dates: June 10th and 11th.  SIGN UP…

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March 20, 2023

The Apnea & Surf Survival Course is Returning to Pacifica, California in April, 2023.

Hawaii Eco Divers brings the Apnea Training and Surf Survival course back to California on April 15th and 16th. Apnea & Surf Survival Training is invaluable for anyone who spends time in the ocean: surfers, lifeguards, distance swimmers and divers. Increase your survival potential and improve your breath hold skills in our full 2 day…

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February 20, 2023

Apnea & Surf Survival for kids. Santa Cruz, California

Apnea & Surf Survival training is invaluable for anyone who wants to increase their ocean safety and awareness skills, specially kids who spend time in the water. This course is intended to improve your son/daughter’s breathing ability, breath holding and surf survival skills. It will make them surf with more confidence and feel safer in…

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March 29, 2022

Apnea & Surf Survival – Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Apnea & Surf Survival – Puerto Escondido, Mexico Apnea & Surf Survival Training es invaluable para cualquiera que pase tiempo en el océano: surfistas, Salvavidas , nadadores de distancia y buceadores. ¡Aumenta tu potencial de supervivencia y mejora tus habilidades para contener la respiración tomando este curso que cambiará la forma en que respiras y…

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March 29, 2022

Scuba Diving Near Aulani Resort

Scuba Diving Near Aulani Resort On the southwest end of Oahu, less than a 30 minute ride from the airport, lies the beautiful Aulani Disney Resort and Spa. And with a short 5 minute drive up the road, you arrive at one of our favorite dive sites on the island: Electric Beach. Aptly named because…

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June 26, 2021

Underwater Navigation

Underwater Navigation Have you ever gotten lost while diving? Is it something you worry about? Or have you been on a scuba tour and wondered how your instructor didn’t get lost? If so, underwater navigation is for you! Underwater navigation skills serve divers in many ways. Confidence in navigation helps ease anxiety, avoid long surface swims, converse air, and avoid buddy separation. Scuba divers use a couple different techniques to find their way underwater. They track distance, use natural landmarks, and tools like compasses to navigate. Distance Estimation Perhaps the most common way divers estimate distance is by counting kick cycles. To measure a kick cycle, you can swim at an enjoyable pace and counts the times one leg returns to the same position, thus measuring the distance traveled by one complete fin stroke. Measuring kick cycles is easy, and…

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June 21, 2021

Scuba Diving O’ahu in the Summer

As the vibrant winter waves recede along Oahu’s North Shore, a serene calm takes over, heralding the onset of the prime diving season. The once bustling surf spots transition into tranquil havens for underwater exploration, with Shark’s Cove at the forefront of scuba diving adventures. During the summer months, when conditions are most favorable, Hawaii…

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June 10, 2021

Open Water Certification Course

Anticipation for Open Water Certification I earned my Open Water Certification through Hawaii Eco Divers in my first two weeks of arriving in Hawaii. Reading my Open Water certification manual, I felt nervous. I learned to swim very young, and felt comfortable in the water, both as a swimmer and as someone who participated in recreational…

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June 5, 2021

Aloha! The Hawaii Experience via the Divemaster Work-Trade Program

The Move “Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii! We’re glad your here!” This phrase has been said to me over and over, but I never get tired of hearing it. Picking up your life and moving across the country, even just for a couple months, is scary. You don’t know the area or the people. The culture is different and confusing. When you step off the plane, you realize you are in a whole new land by yourself, and that can be a painfully lonely realization. Luckily, that’s not the Hawaii experience. Although of course I can only speak from my immediate experience and from that of those around me, the vote is unanimous, coming to Hawaii is one of the best decisions you can make. My first day consisted of a beautiful ride from the Honolulu airport across the island to…

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May 31, 2021

Top Five Biggest Worries of Scuba Diving Deconstructed

Have concerns about diving? In this blog post, we’re going to deconstruct the biggest scuba diving worries.  1. Running out of Air One of the biggest concerns of divers, and also one of the most easily avoidable, is running out of air. Your air gauge measures how much PSI is left in your tank. Fifteen-hundred is half a tank, and 500 means you’re low on air. If you ever get to 500 PSI, signal to guide. After that, we can surface swim to wherever we need to be. Being honest when your guide asks you how much air you have left is the easiest way to not run out of air. Another way to avoid running out of air is breathing slowly. At Hawaii Eco Divers, we recommend a three second breath in, and a four second breath out. Maintaining…

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April 15, 2021

Top Five Ways to Stay Safe Scuba Diving

Safe Scuba Diving 1. Listen and Follow your Guide Whenever we take out discover scuba divers, we make sure they know this first. Your guide- whether it be an instructor, divemaster or some sort of combination, knows the dive spot, skills and techniques best. Their sole purpose of running the dive is to make sure…

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April 8, 2021

Equalizing Explained

Equalization stands as the cornerstone of diving safety, an essential skill woven into the fabric of every successful underwater journey. At Hawaii Eco Divers, we elevate your diving experience by placing utmost importance on your safety and comfort, with a special focus on the meticulous art of equalizing pressure in your ears and sinuses. This critical practice is not just a technique; it’s a gateway to ensuring that each dive into the enchanting waters of Oahu is not only safe but also immensely enjoyable. The beautiful underwater realms of Oahu beckon with their stunning coral reefs, vibrant marine life, and serene diving spots. However, the joy and awe of these explorations are fully realized only when divers can comfortably manage the changing pressures of the underwater world. Equalization, the process of balancing the pressure in your middle ear with the…

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March 27, 2021

Scuba Diving with Sharks: what to do

Scuba Diving with Sharks and Reef Life Here in Hawaii, our oceans are filled with life. The bright colors of fish and coral bring people from all over the world to scuba dive with us. One of the most desired underwater interactions is also one of the most feared: sharks, or mano in Hawaiian. Here…

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March 24, 2021