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Dive sites nearby

Skimin’s Reef

A beautiful long ledge that drops from 25-40ft/7-12m to 60-80ft/18-24m and runs at least a half mile long. Arches abound. Named for Pretty Officer 1st class Dave Skimin who died in a USCG training accident off Diamond Head in 2008. Shortly after that event, the site was “discovered“ and named after him.

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Palea Point

Premier east side drift dive with 100ft/30m wall section as well as 40ft/12m reef. Only available with low east winds and a small south swell. Rarely dove. Generally 100ft+/30m+ viz with no nearby runoff.

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Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay is the most popular nature preserve in Oahu and a great place not only to stay the day at the beach but for snorkelers, beginning divers, and experienced divers alike. This bay is teeming with life and no boats are allowed so the waters are calm and protected.

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Fish Garden

Fish Garden is a wall dive in the area between Spitting Cave and Sea Cave. In the area the drop off from the sea cliffs is very steep with slopes starting at 60-90ft. Some large boulder fields.

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Spitting Cave

Spitting Cave is one of Oahu’s more exciting, deeper dives and is accessed via boat only. This dive is for more advanced divers as it starts around 50 feet and drops down to 140 feet with natural caves carved out in the lava rocks. The current is also fairly strong here so it is considered a drift dive.

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Rabbit Island

Rabbit Island is actually called Manana island, but it looks like a rabbit, and the actual 25’ to 60’ drop-off is the typical dive in the area is really NE or the smaller of the two islands at the site, nicknamed Goat Island and called Kaohikaipu. There are no moorings, so it is all drift diving.

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Koko Craters

A short 10-minute boat ride just outside of Kai Boat Marina sits Oahu’s Koko Crater dive site. Topside views of Koko Head mountain from this side are unforgettable. A great dive spot for beginners.

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Split Rock

120-160ft. This is an expert dive site generally suitable for those with Deep training and specialized equipment. Wall from 110ft to 130ft drop to 135ft to 160ft. Drift diving. Site named for a split in a huge boulder found at the point of one fo the ledges.

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Manana Island

Manana Island is the one that looks like a rabbit. But a typical tour to “Rabbit“ island actually dives NE of the nearby Kaohikaipu (Goat) island. An actual rabbit island dive is on the steep wall on the east face that drops to 90’. Large rubble field at the bottom (good shelling).

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Turtle Canyon (East)

Turtle Canyon is an easy, beginner level dive with a maximum depth of only 40ft, and good visibility being common any time of the year. A mild to strong current can occasionally come through, though usually current is little to none. Moorings are present, making for easy ascents/descents.

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