Welcome to Hawaii Eco Divers
Ocean Safety, Ocean Minded, Ocean Spirit!
Thank you for visiting us! Hawaii Eco Divers is primarily a dive company focused on providing the best customer service in the island of Oahu. Ocean safety and education is our priority. Our job is to instill a spiritual watermen’s philosophy and guidance to everyone who comes our way. We hope that after your experience diving and training with us, you will feel a stronger connection to the ocean and yourself. We are all bonded by the sea!
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 the island, especially the North Shore, where we are located. We also offer diving and training services in Waikiki, Honolulu and the West Coast.
Scuba dive tours with Hawaii Eco Divers are environmentally friendly, educational, and interactive with Hawaiian marine life!
Oahu Scuba Dive
We focus on providing you the absolute best Oahu scuba dive opportunities. The dive sites we explore will be based on seasonal and weather conditions at the time of your dive. During the summer months (May to September) we dive mostly from shore at the Pupukea Marine Conservation District. We also dive from boat year round on the West coast and the South Shore (Honolulu and Waikiki).
Padi Scuba Dive certifications
We offer an array of scuba dive certifications, from entry level scuba diver course to professional level Divemaster internship program. 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 training, 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.
Haleiwa, North Shore, Oahu
Though we provide diving adventure opportunities around the island, Hawaii Eco Divers is located on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. Therefore, we dive mostly from shore at the Pupukea Conservation District. This is a Marine Sanctuary that prohibits boat operations, fishing, and wildlife alterations within the zone. It includes dive sites such as Shark’s Cove, Three Tables and Waimea Bay. This area is safe and ideal for diving and snorkeling.
An abundant fish population with numerous endemic species can be found in all dive sites of the North Shore, which is also home to an amazing underwater topography with numerous caves, caverns, and walls shaped by the large winter swells. Hawaii Eco Divers takes responsibility of this piece of paradise and works with the community to protect it, educating all of our dive students and customers about the rules and regulations of the sanctuary zone.
Hawaii Eco Divers is 100% 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
Aloha, my name is Ricardo Higashi Taveira. First of all, I would like to thank you for visiting our business page. I really hope you enjoy it and feel at home here. The idea is to transport you from where you are right now to the amazing underwater world of Hawaii.
I lOVE the Ocean and I am a devoted Waterman! My gift in life is to teach people to love and respect the ocean as much as I do! Through my diving classes and tours, surf coaching programs, water safety courses and trainings, and even on my days off, my main focus is to always prioritize water safety and ocean education.
I grew up surfing in the beautiful country of Brazil, but life there wasn’t always fun. Coming from a hard-working immigrant family (Japanese/Portuguese), I started working at our family (fruit) business at 11 years of age. For nine years of my childhood, I developed certain entrepreneurship skills that would later contribute to the success of my life. At that time it was hard work. The ocean was my playground and it was my best friend! My childhood dream was to work and live the ocean lifestyle. I left Brazil at twenty years-old to surf the best waves in the world.
My first introduction to diving was during a surf trip to the Philippines while I was living in Japan, and that’s when my underwater love for the ocean began. I became a diver instructor in Hawaii and worked for a dive company named Deep Ecology for three years. In 2011 I started Hawaii Eco Divers, and in 2017 I become an American Citizen.
My dream of surfing the best waves in the world and creating a lifestyle where I work and live from the ocean has been accomplished. Now my goal is to teach others how to achieve their dream and to strengthen their spiritual connection with the ocean.
- Shark cage diving
- Free diving with sharks
- Surf tours
- Guided sightseeing tours
Contact us at any time and we will help make your dream Hawaii vacation a reality! > Info@HawaiiEcoDivers.com <
ECO KAYAKING TOURS
KAYAKING ON THE NORTH SHORE OF OAHU
ALLOWS YOU TO SEE ITS
PRISTINE & PROTECTED COASTLINE
ECO SHARK TOURS
SEE THESE AMAZING ANIMALS UP CLOSE!
LEARN THE NUMEROUS TYPES OF SHARKS THAT
EXIST IN HAWAIIN WATERS & UNDERSTAND THE
IMPORTANCE OF THESE AMAZING ANIMALS IN
IN OUR ECOSYSTEM.