My Advanced Divers Certification with Hawaii Eco Divers
My Advanced Divers Certification with Hawaii Eco Divers

What it takes to be an Advanced Diver The first necessary certification needed to receive a Divemasters with Hawaii Eco Divers after open water is your advanced. As soon as I arrived in Haleiwa I started my e-learning and subsequent dives.  I was required to study deep diving and underwater navigation. I additionally chose to study wreck diving, being an underwater naturalist, photography, night diving and fish identification.  Some of the most important lessons I learned online were ho...

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Assisting in PADI Rescue Diver Training
Assisting in PADI Rescue Diver Training

As part of Divemaster Training, I assisted on a PADI Rescue Diver Course with Hawaii Eco Divers Assisting in the PADI Rescue Diver training allowed me to get a different perspective of taking courses. It gave me the opportunity to provide my knowledge and training to the new trainees. One of the goals of rescue training is to help divers become confident and safe rescue divers.  PADI Rescue Divers in training take the trail down to Shark's Cove to complete their final day of training. T...

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My First Dive with Hawaii Eco Divers
My First Dive with Hawaii Eco Divers

The Beginning of My Divemaster Candidacy Today was my first day of training to get my advanced, rescue and divemaster certification with Hawaii Eco Divers. It began by overlooking the sunrise on the ocean, stretching to prepare for my first dive in over a year. I walked over to see the new shop already in motion; tanks were being filled and kits prepared. I knew then my new teammates were hard and fast workers. I watched in awe as they finished the morning tasks with ease. A car pulled up and I...

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My Journey to become a PADI Divemaster in Hawaii
My Journey to become a PADI Divemaster in Hawaii

Recap of my first day as a Divemaster Intern for Hawaii Eco Divers on Oahu After getting scuba certified almost two years ago, I knew I wanted to continue growing as a diver. My goal is to work towards my divemaster certification in order to work in diving. Becoming a diver allowed me to become an ambassador for the ocean. My passion for ocean conservation drove me to become certified in the first place, and now I want to grow as a diver as much as I can so I can create a positive impact on th...

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Apnea & Surf Survival course. From Hawaii to The Netherlands in January 2020
Apnea & Surf Survival course. From Hawaii to The Netherlands in January 2020

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 by taking this course that will change the way you breathe and surf forever!  All Surfers welcome! Apnea & Surf Survival in Holland Hawaii Eco Divers brings the Apnea Training and Surf Survival course  to The Netherlands on January 17th, 18th and 19th. Big Wave Surfer and Profes...

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This isn’t freediving: Apnea training for surfers
This isn’t freediving: Apnea training for surfers

Apnea boot camp. Apnea Training By Surfers, For Surfers That’s what the crew has been calling it all weekend. Technically it’s an “apnea training and surf survival course", designed for surfers and other ocean athletes, but “apnea boot camp” seems more appropriate, considering we were all physically and emotionally exhausted by the end of day one—and we hadn’t even gotten into the ocean yet.   Ricardo Taveira is the man behind the program, and at first glance you...

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Completing My PADI Divemaster Internship on Oahu
Completing My PADI Divemaster Internship on Oahu

If you've done your research, you already know Hawaii Eco Diver's Divemaster Internship program is special: There aren't any other divemaster internship programs on Oahu or anywhere else in Hawaii. The internship is not just a unique opportunity to achieve your certification at a fraction of the cost. It also provides priceless real-world experience and amazing friendships along the way. Given this, I was thrilled to be accepted and my time in the program remains one of the highlights of my lif...

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Best Dive Sites in Waikiki and Honolulu
Best Dive Sites in Waikiki and Honolulu

If you’re staying in Waikiki you have amazing dive sites and snorkeling options just outside your hotel. Hawaii Eco Divers leads double-tank boat dives out of Kewalo Basin Harbor (just across from the Ala Moana Shopping Center) every day. Join us for wreck dives at 8am & reef dives at 11am where we will explore all the best dive sites in Waikiki. Guests at the Hilton Waikiki Beach, Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, Ala Moana Hotel, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Waikiki Beach Marriott Re...

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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Diving Tips in Hawaii
Top 5 Eco-Friendly Diving Tips in Hawaii

Eco-friendly diving and ocean conservation are two things we take to heart at Hawaii Eco Divers. When people think of Hawaii they think of sparkling blue coastlines, warm white sands and surfers playing in crystal clear waves. Each year, nearly 10 million people flock to Hawaii’s world class beaches for a little taste of paradise. That’s 10 million people sipping Mai Tais, learning to surf, fishing, snorkelling and diving. That’s a lot of people! With this much heavy traffic it’s import...

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The Apnea & Surf Survival course is back in California. Don’t miss it!

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 seminar. Hawaii Eco Divers brings the Apnea Training and Surf Survival course back to California, October 2019. Big Wave Surfer and Professional Diver Ricardo Taveira, founder of Hawaii Eco Divers, has been teaching Apnea and Surf Survival for years, improving surfer...

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