Diving with Monk Seals in Hawaii
Diving with Monk Seals in Hawaii

My experience with Monk Seals Have you ever wanted to go diving with monk seals? Whenever we’re lucky enough to see a monk seal on a dive, the whole group is so excited. The way they swim through the water with elegance in their big, shiny bodies always amazes a crowd. Amazingly, there is so much more to monk seals than just their beauty. The Hawaiian monk seal is endemic to Hawaii. You can’t find them anywhere else in the world. The ancient Hawaiian name for them is ‘Ilio holo I ka uaua,...

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My Rescue Diver Certification with Hawaii Eco-Divers
My Rescue Diver Certification with Hawaii Eco-Divers

My rescue diver certification with Hawaii Eco Divers was a challenging yet rewarding class. I perfected my self rescue skills, and learned how to save panicked, tired, cramped, injured, out of air and unconscious divers among many skills. All the while surrounded by the beauty of the ocean in Hawaii. Now, I'm prepared for any emergency a diver might face, including CPR, first aid and how to save someone choking. I highly recommend taking the PADI rescue diver course with Hawaii Eco Divers.  ...

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Diving to the Depths of the Sea Tiger Shipwreck
Diving to the Depths of the Sea Tiger Shipwreck

At 123ft sits the Sea Tiger Shipwreck off the coast of Honolulu, providing a sanctuary for marine life and playground for divers We made our way to the Kewalo Basin Harbor in Honolulu to board the Kahala Kai with Hawaii Eco Divers. After a short boat ride, we tied up the boat to the mooring and prepared for our dive at the Sea Tiger Shipwreck. Exploring all the features of the Sea Tiger Shipwreck. Let’s Gear Up! The sun was shining and the excitement was building. We turned on our tanks...

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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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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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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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