Scuba Diving with Sharks: what to do
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 in Hawaii we have lots of kinds: gray reef sharks, galapagos sharks, blacktip reef sharks, sandbar sharks, tiger sharks, whitetip reef sharks, even great white sharks, whale sharks and scalloped hammer...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Diving on Oahu’s Beautiful North Shore – Hawaii
Diving on Oahu’s Beautiful North Shore – Hawaii

Diving at Turtle Car Wash, Oahu North Shore When you dive on the North Shore of Oahu, you are guaranteed a unique experience. From the reef topography created by the lava that flowed from the islands ancient volcanos, to the endemic species of marine life that you will encounter in the warm blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, diving the North Shore is not to be missed. As Oahu’s volcanos Waianae and Ko’olau formed the island some two to three million years ago, lava flows solidified into th...

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