Top Scuba Dive Shops in Oahu

Ready to check out the best shops in Oahu for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 15 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Oahu to suit your needs. The ‘Gathering Place’ is the most developed and populous island of Hawai’i. Aside from world-renowned landmarks such as Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, and Pearl Harbor, Oahu offers magnificent beaches affording a multitude of snorkeling and diving opportunities. You can also find <a href="">a good curated list with beginner-friendly snorkeling spots for Oahu</a> or <a href="">Scuba diving adventures in Oahu</a>
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Recommended dive shops

Trident Adventures LLC

#1 - Trident Adventures LLC

Visit us for all your scuba diving adventures in Oahu near Waikiki!

Come hang out with Trident Adventures’ amazing Crew and dive lounge at the Aloha Tower Marketplace . Enjoy our newly renovated dive shop, views of HPU's campus with restaurants and cafes overlooking the Harbor and Pier 9.  You will need to enter the parking lot labeled visitors at the entrance of Aloha Tower Marketplace in front of Old Spaghetti Factory. Pull up to the parking gate and take a ticket to lift the gate. You have 15 minutes free parking or will receive a ticket validation good for one hour with a purchase from our store. All other guests will pay the regular parking fee when exiting or at the parking station. We look forward to having you aboard! 

Hawaiian Diving Adventures

#2 - Hawaiian Diving Adventures

Hawaiian Diving Adventures is a resort dive shop located in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Sunshine Scuba

#3 - Sunshine Scuba


Sunshine Scuba opened in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 1, 1991. We have been recognized as the world's first "CDC" dive shop under Japanese management and still hold the "CDC" rank over 30 years of business. Being a Career Development Center, our shop meets the highest requirements for training PADI Professionals and offer career-oriented programs to prepare scuba diving professionals for employment in the dive industry. Four Course Directors currently reside at our shop, two of whom are Platinum Course Directors (the highest level of the Course Director). Over 1,300 students have graduated as Dive Instructors from Sunshine Scuba so far.

Reef Pirates Hawaii

#4 - Reef Pirates Hawaii

Reef Pirates offers daily Oahu scuba diving charters, professional PADI scuba certification courses, Private boat charters, Dives for first time divers, Wreck diving, Reef diving, Night diving, and much more. While other Oahu dive shops take up to 40 people on their boats, we limit ours to SIX DIVERS OR LESS EVERY TIME. We are proud to boast a perfect safety record as well. Six divers or less - Friendly professional staff - Perfect safety record - Great dive sites - Free Waikiki shuttle Avoid the crowds and choose Reef Pirates for all your Oahu scuba diving needs.
Green Dolphin Dive Shop

#5 - Green Dolphin Dive Shop


A Japanese-run scuba diving center with an office in Waikiki, Hawaii.
The staff is Japanese, so you can dive with confidence!

Surf N Sea, Inc.

#6 - Surf N Sea, Inc.


Since 1965, we have specialized in small group dive tours catering to the specific needs of our customers, from seasoned veteran divers to first time divers. We work hard to provide each diver with the maximum enjoyment possible and memories that will last a lifetime! We offer professional guided tours to the best dive sites on the island. PADI Certification Courses from Open Water Diver through Divemaster. We also provide Introductory Dives for those who want to experience the underwater world without going through a certification class.

We are situated right on the beach in a protected, semi-private bay where the trade winds prevail! We are easy to find and offer ample free parking just steps from the store and the beach!

Aaron's Dive Shop

#7 - Aaron's Dive Shop


Aaron's offers daily boat charters 365 days a year. We have a variety of different boats, but our specialties are the 6 -12 passenger boats, which allow our customers the greatest flexibility, comfort and diving possible. Our certified Instructors and Divemasters will personally escort you on your dives. We are the only dive shop that dives all four corners of the island, offering a wide variety of unique dives. Custom dive charters can be arranged--tailoring your EVERY need, from novice to extreme adventure!

Our PADI-certified dive school teaches courses to everyone from the complete novice to dive instructors and professionals. Being a PADI 5 Star dive school means we have to work hard to ensure that YOUR training is up-to-date and thorough. PADI training is a must for all divers. The course content and certification will allow you to dive just about anywhere in the world!

You will receive quality instruction and training from Aaron's Dive Shop, whether you are doing an introductory discover scuba dive, obtaining an open water certification or making a career in diving.

Visiting Hawaii and want to learn scuba? We can arrange a training schedule to meet your vacation timetable. EVEN if you are planning to visit the other islands, our referral program allows you to complete your certification training at various locations throughout the Islands!

Are you already learning to dive? Complete your training while on vacation in Hawaii.

Aaron's Dive Shop has certified over 15,000 scuba divers.

Aloha Scuba Diving Company

#8 - Aloha Scuba Diving Company


Welcome to the Aloha Scuba Diving Company Ohana! We are a family owned and operated 5-star PADI Instructor Development Center (IDC). We take pride in our reputation for our hospitality, commitment to safety, and unmatched diving instruction. The Aloha Scuba Diving Company shop is located in Central Oahu in the town of Wahiawa, and our dive boat docks at the Ala Wai Harbor in beautiful Waikiki, Honolulu. We offer the chance to dive at the most beautiful dive sites in Hawaii and the world. 

Aloha Scuba Diving Company

#9 - Aloha Scuba Diving Company

Aloha Scuba Diving Company is a resort dive shop located in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Dive Oahu

#10 - Dive Oahu

At Dive Oahu all instructors are PADI licensed and take care to make beginners feel comfortable. Experienced Diver? Let us take you to our favorite 100 ft ship wreck dives in the warm waters off Waikiki.We offer the best scuba diving packages in Hawaii. Dive Oahu's primary vessel is the 38’ Mo'olio Custom Catamaran - Coast Guard certified for 28 passengers with a 14' beam (making her extremely stable). Enjoy hot showers, twin dive ladders, and forward cushioned seating so everyone gets a great view. This is one of the most comfortable and driest scuba diving boats in Hawaii. Don't waste time sorting through the guidebooks. We're licensed, experienced, knowledgeable, fully equipped, professional, fun - and most of all we love to dive.
The Hawaiian Dive Company

#11 - The Hawaiian Dive Company

Our goal is twofold; first, we strive to be the first and only stop for our customers as a full-service dive shop that provides professional and prosumer SCUBA and snorkel gear, recreational and technical dive classes, dive boat charters, and the best instructors anywhere. Second, we endeavor to be the only dive shop on the island, where the pros go to dive and train because we foster a culture of professionalism, respect, integrity, and a desire to continuously learn and improve; all located within spitting distance of some of the most beautiful dive sites in the world.

We are proudly owned and operated by active duty service members, veterans, and military spouses. We are dedicated to supporting and improving our passion and chosen field of underwater exploration. We are honored to support our military and, arguably, more importantly our military spouses and families. On top of our diving services, we also provide an opportunity to our military families who may be needing a portable career, a vacation, or even just a temporary job.
Aqua Zone, LLC

#12 - Aqua Zone, LLC

With over 30 years of experience creating great diving & snorkeling memories to Oahu's vistors, make Aqua Zone Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Center your choice. Located in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort& Spa offering daily wreck & reef diving adventures, sea turtles scuba adventures for beginner & certified divers, FREE scuba lessons in pool prior to ocean excursion for your safety & comfort (not offered by any other company on Oahu, sea turtle snorkel adventures, snorkel & scuba equipment rentals & sales. Stop in for your FREE snorkel guide. Shop hours are 8:00-5:00 daily. Phone 808-923-DIVE (3483)for information or reservations. Check out our website for discounts and other great information.
Dive Oahu - Navy Exchange

#13 - Dive Oahu - Navy Exchange

Dreaming of diving Hawaii’s wreck’s reefs, and marine life? Dive Oahu is one of the biggest dive centers on the island and has been serving Oahu’s dive community for over 25 years. We have developed a reputation for excellence and have earned several awards from PADI. All of Dive Oahu’s instructors are PADI licensed and insured. Come dive in paradise with us!
Waikiki Dive Center

#14 - Waikiki Dive Center

Come enjoy scuba diving on Oahu with Waikiki Dive Center, a Five Star Instructor Development Center offering scuba diving to guests for over 40 years. our team is to make your trip truly memorable and beyond. Our location is conveniently situated in the center of Waikiki, only minutes away from most hotels! We also include a complimentary shuttle with all of our scuba diving tours. Combine this with our PADI certifications and specialty dives, we are the best choice for your unique Oahu scuba diving experience. For more info, visit our website or call 808-922-2121
Grand Blue

#15 - Grand Blue

200m offshore from Kewalo Boat Harbor, right in front of Kakaako Park. This is a point where even beginners can enjoy themselves with peace of mind. However, July to September is summer swell (surf season), so check it out. The condition usually recovers in 2-3 days. Although this point is not very deep, it is far offshore, and compared to other points, it is less affected by waves, and the transparency is good even if there are some waves. There are three long and narrow leaves from north to south. Near the beginning of the reef, Hawaiian Diving Photo Dassilas (endemic species) and Miledseed Butterflyfish (endemic species), which resemble three-star damselfish, gather in groups. There is a hollow under the reef, which is slightly higher, and there are schools of red pine scaly and hosekikintoki that prefer the shade of the rocks. If you go offshore and explore the reefs, you can meet the Frame Angel (left photo) near the intersection of the first and second reefs. They move quickly in and out of rock shadows, so if you don't observe them with a wide field of view, you'll miss them. Flame angels are not an endemic species, but they are characterized by a much darker red color than those from other regions. Due to overfishing, their numbers have decreased, and now they are rare and valuable. Diving photo From this point onwards, the density of the coral becomes high, and the transparency becomes outstandingly good. At that moment, I see a strange sight. "Are the corals eating the bottles?" In fact, the corals are probably growing around the bottles that have somehow sunk into the water. The 3rd reef is a little further away and sandy on the way. It's close to the boat passage (boat channel) so it's strictly prohibited to float! This reef has the most fish shadows, yellow snapper, milred seed butterfly fish, domino damzo, red pine, red mullet, etc... Sometimes a baby white tip shark rests in the hole. However, it takes a long time to swim to this point, making it difficult to observe carefully.