4 Life Lessons Learned from Scuba Diving

Four Life Lessons I Learned from Scuba Diving Learning how to scuba dive in Oahu has been an absolute dream. I never could have predicted the friends I would make and the breathtaking experiences I would have. More than anything, my recent scuba diving adventures have taught me about myself and this crazy world we live in. Following are four life lessons that I have learned from my time underwater. 1. Work Smarter, Not Harder This has always been one of my very favorite expressions. When pe...

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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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Scuba Diving near the Turtle Bay Resort

Scuba Diving near the Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore of Oahu can be great during the summer months Shark's cove is the closest world class dive site near the Turtle Bay Resort The Turtle Bay Resort is located on the north shore of Oahu. During the winter months it becomes the world capitol of surfing but during the summer time it becomes a scuba diver's paradise. One place in particular attracts scuba divers and snorkelers from all over the world to the north shore of Oahu is the Pupu...

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How Young Is Too Young to Learn Scuba Diving?
How Young Is Too Young to Learn Scuba Diving?

Scuba Diving can be intimidating for all ages. But how young is too young? Scuba diving is an exciting adventure that practically anybody can learn and enjoy. In fact, every year, people of all ages are discovering the wonders of scuba diving. While there are some minimum age restrictions, scuba agencies have lowered these for certifications. There are now modified non-certification programs for children as young as 8 years old that allow the youngest divers to be introduced to scuba divin...

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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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Apnea & Surf Survival course in Oahu, Hawaii

The new surf season in Hawaii is here.  Get ready and start training apnea & surf survival. Thank God we are finally surfing again!  With the start of new surfing season, one thing comes to mind, it's going to get big soon!  And the question is, how prepared are you?  With this in mind, Hawaii Eco Divers scheduled another apnea class in October, to accommodate surfers who have already taken the course before and new comers who are willing to take the course for the first time. One thing...

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Summer dives on the North Shore
Summer dives on the North Shore

Summer dives are ON on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii! Between May and September we have the privilege of diving on this area and August is definitely a great month for it! On this time of the year we dive mostly from shore in Shark's Cove, at the Pupukea Marine Sanctuary, where the conservation district prohibits boat operations within the sanctuary zone. Here you will find a rich fish population with numerous endemic species and a unique underwater topography inclu...

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Hawaii’s Most Common Sharks

Scuba Diving with Sharks in Hawaii (Learn about all Hawaiian marine life here!) Hawaii is one of the best places in the world for shark diving. That's because there are about 40 different species of sharks found regularly in the waters around the Hawaiian islands. Eight types of sharks are considered to be common even near the shore. These include the white tipped reef shark, the scalloped hammerhead shark, the tiger shark, the Galapagos shark, the gray reef shark, and the sandbar s...

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PADI Divemaster Internship Hawaii
PADI Divemaster Internship Hawaii

Aloha! Our new Divemaster Intern, Emma Ceolin, shares her experience working with Hawaii Eco Divers! This is what she has to say. My name is Emma Ceolin and I’m the new Divemaster Intern with Hawaii Eco Divers. I recently moved to the magical North Shore Oahu from Australia. As a PADI Rescue Diver, freediver, surfer, marine biology student and conservationist, I knew before I even arrived that I wanted to get involved with a conservation organization. I figured any company with the ...

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