Our Dive Center

 

We Go to Great Depths to Make Your Diving Fun!

Dive Oahu, a PADI Five Star Career Development Center (CDC), has been serving Oahu’s dive community for over 27 years and has developed a reputation for excellence, earning several PADI awards. We have three on site Course Directors and several senior Master Instructors and IDC Staff Instructors actively teaching students at all levels. Our main dive center is located a 609 Keawe St in Honolulu, HI. Our facility includes a retail showroom, technician service room, and a classroom. We have a large retail outlet at The Naval Exchange, 4725 Bougainville Drive, Honolulu. Our location gives us a unique opportunity to conduct year round training at several exciting dive sites around the Island of Oahu. Our students gain experience in various conditions including shore and boat diving, drift diving, and deep wrecks and shallow reefs.

 

Philosophy

Regardless of economic trends, the scuba industry has continued to expand on a global scale. This has created a large demand for professionally trained instructors and technicians to fill roles in all areas of the industry, and qualified individuals are in high demand in many regions. Dive Oahu’s GoPro Professional Development programs prepare you for a career in the diving industry.

Dive Oahu is a premier PADI Five Star CDC offering a full range of PADI scuba diving instruction, PADI Professional training, and comprehensive PADI Continuing Education programs to ensure divers at all levels have the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge. Dive Oahu fully supports Project Aware and encourages aquatic environmental responsibility in the local community and region.

Our staff focuses on training safety. We follow the PADI Quality Management Process and are proud of our excellent safety record.

While training with us, you will be challenged, but at the same time have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. We maintain low instructor to student ratios and make learning fun. At Dive Oahu, Inc. we are not only active instructors but we dive what we teach and are very active divers.

Meet Our Course Directors

Brian Mara

Brian Mara - Dive Oahu

Brian took his first open water dive in Arizona in 2001 and went on to become a PADI professional in 2011.  Brian continued his education and earned the coveted PADI Course Director rating in 2015 and won the Silver Course Frequent Trainer Award in his first year as a PADI Course Director. My missions are simple; provide the best quality education through the PADI system of diver education so that every diver feels confident and comfortable underwater to truly enjoy what the underwater realm has to offer.

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson - Dive Oahu

Scott has been a certified diver since 1996, and he has been a PADI Professional since 2008. He became a PADI Course Director in 2016 after 7 years of teaching over 500 people how to safely enjoy the underwater world. Scott is passionate about diving, teaching, and protecting the island’s underwater environment so others can experience what he has for over 20 years. He was PROJECT AWARE’s featured member in January 2016 and recognized for active dive site cleanups around the island of Oahu. Scott’s known for a big smile and talking with his hands while teaching – a good thing for an instructor!

Shana Kent

Shana dove for the first time in 2011 and knew instantaneously that diving was her calling. She became certified immediately and went on to become a PADI Professional later that same year. Shana continued her diving education to become a PADI Course Director in 2017. She worked at the Florida Keys Community College as the Assistant Dive Director. She is also a certified PROJECT AWARE Instructor. Shana has a passion for underwater photography, conservation, and passing on her love of diving to others in a safe and fun way.

Info

Dive Oahu’s Main Dive Shop is located at:

609 Keawe St

Honolulu, HI 96713

 

Dive Oahu’s Retail Location inside the Navy Exchange (NEX) is located at: 

4725 Bougainaville

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96860

 

Dive Oahu’s Boat – Anger Management is located at:

Kewalo Basin Harbor

1085 Ala Moana Blvd, Slip 111 (Back Row)

Honolulu, HI 96814

Phone Number:

808 – 922 – 3483

 

Email:

gopro@diveoahu.com