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Beginner Scuba Diving with Turtles in Honolulu
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Learn to SCUBA dive with comprehensive training, all necessary equipment, and qualified instructors in Hawaii. You develop your SCUBA skills and start with two boat dives in shallow water before moving on to open water dives. See tropical fish, bright corals and maybe even sea turtles all under the supervision of a trained professional.
  • Learn to SCUBA drive in Hawaii’s calm, warm waters
  • Geared to beginners, this tour has no required prior experience
  • Develop skills and see the wonderful world beneath the sea
  • All SCUBA gear and qualified instructors provided
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Professional SCUBA Instructor
All necessary diving equipment
Introductory scuba instruction
Two Dive Site Locations
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Rainbow Scuba Hawaii , 1125 Ala Moana Boulevard Slip A5, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

You must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time...

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Waiting 18 hours after diving is required before flying.
  • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. A yes answer to a pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, lung or sinus problems, etc) will prevent you from diving and tour will be converted to snorkeling only. Medical questionnaire available in advance by request.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Weight Restriction: from 90 - 240 lbs
  • Must know how to swim.
  • You must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time.
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Must speak fluent English.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Rainbow Scuba Hawaii
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Perfect
Nate_B
, May 2022
It was awesome!! Everything i had hoped for in a first experience. I went with my 67 year old dad. Very informative, and they took all the anxiety of it away at the dock before we took off. I might be hooked on a new hobby now.
star-5
Great first diving...
Ezekiel_M
, May 2022
Great first diving experience! Recommend for those who love the water! Instructions were clear and easy to understand.
star-5
The best dive yet
Tristen_N
, May 2022
This was a great excursion for our time here In Hawaii. Our dive instructor took his time to make sure everyone that was on the dive felt 100% comfortable with what was going on and made sure everything went smoothly. I would 100% recommend this to anyone who is interested in seeing some Marine life. We saw Squid, octopus, sharks, turtles, and tons of fish.
star-5
Ken was amazing and...
Angela_S
, Apr. 2022
Ken was amazing and really put a focus on safety and our comfort as first time divers. The dives were amazing and we saw several different fish and two turtles up close!
star-5
Best Scuba Tour
Katrina_K
, Apr. 2022
One of the best tours around! Ken is an amazing host who really cares about his participants. He takes the time to go over scuba diving and allows you to practice as much as you’re comfortable with. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to try something new and see beautiful underwater life!!
star-5
BEST FIRST TIME SCUBA EXPERIENCE!
Balkaran_G
, Apr. 2022
Ken was an amazing guide! He made the entire experience incredible. He genuinely cares about you enjoying yourself while making sure you are safe and comfortable. My wife learned that she gets seasick and Ken gave her time to decide if she wanted to brave the scuba adventure. When she decided not to, he went the extra mile and got her a refund. In the end, only I and another guest went with him but we had an absolute blast! He gave clear instructions regarding the gear, checked in with us multiple times, and made an amazing video of our experience. I highly recommend Ken to not just beginner scuba divers but everyone!
star-5
The instructor was very...
Maggie_W
, Mar. 2022
The instructor was very patient and informative. Also, a fun experience in general! We also saw turtles!
star-5
Fun dive
Liubov_Z
, Mar. 2022
The guide was really fun and accommodating. Enjoyed every minute. The group was also small which made it even more special
star-4
Diving experience
Hunter_R
, Mar. 2022
Was able to see some great marine life with a very experienced and attentive instructor. Worth the experience for a first dive.
star-5
Living well under water
June_W
, Feb. 2022
This was amazing. I felt the instructions were clear. I was a true beginner of “ mature “ age and I was able to enjoy the entire experience. Ken was conscious and aware of each person’s abilities. The ocean experience was so unique w Ken’s experience! Camouflaged fish , turtle ,octopus, coral and trigger fish felt like a bucket list adventure!
star-5
Great first time scuba diving experience!
Seema_K
, Feb. 2022
It was my first time scuba diving and I had a great experience. Ken was very informative and paid attention to safety. He taught us the basics well and made the experience fun. We saw fish, turtles, coral reefs etc. Highly recommended.
star-5
Amazing two dive tour. This is beginners scuba diving at its best
rutner
, Jan. 2022
Went with my 15 year old daughter. There were only a total of six of us in our group, which was the perfect group size. Ken from Rainbow dive tours was our scuba instructor and guide. He met us at the pier and gave us an amazing scuba instruction for about an hour and a half while we were on the boat and while we were sailing to the dive sites. He was very patient with all of us and wanted to make sure that each and every one of us was prepared to and could handle the scuba diving. Safety was the most important thing for him as well as doing the right thing for his customers. After the instruction, we went to the first dive site and Ken took the time to get us acclimated to the water and diving. The first dive was about 30 minutes which was more than enough time to start out. My daughter and I felt fully safe and comfortable on the dive. We had snorkeled and snuba dived before which was a little helpful but scuba diving really is a unique experience. We then went to another dive spot and the second dive seemed a lot easier. This dive was also 30 minutes and we actually got to swim with and on top of turtles. Ken took us to a reef where all the sea turtles hang out and they let you come up to them as if you were kissing them. We got some great shots down there. I have now checked scuba diving off my bucket list and would not have been able to do it with anyone else. Thank you Ken for a most exciting 3.5 hour dive tour. Stop wasting you time looking elsewhere for a two dive beginners tour. This is it!
star-5
One of the best things I did in Oahu!
Alexander_B
, Jan. 2022
I grew up on watching Jacques Cousteau's videos and always wanted to try scuba diving myself. This tour made it happen and it exceeded all my expectations! Prior to going to the diving spot, our instructor thoroughly laid out the tour plan, safety instructions, all necessary do's and don't's. When we arrived at the diving spot on a boat, the instructor went over the diving equipment and demonstrated how to use it. All explanations were clear and to the point, without overwhelming technical details unnecessary for a first-timer like me. We were then trained about how to properly wear/adjust the mask, how to get rid of water if it accidentally get inside the mask during the dive. We then had a hands-on training on how to use the breathing equipment, how to properly breath underwater for optimal oxygen consumption and basic buoyancy control. The instructor really took his time and answered all the questions my group had in order to ensure that we were all mentally prepared before jumping into the water. After the in-boat training we put on the equipment and did another round of training in the water. The instructor made sure that each and everyone was comfortable performing the following underwater: breathe optimally and calmly, remove water from the mask, put the regulator back into the mouth in case if it accidentally is removed. After all the training we did 2 dives and it all went super smooth. The first dive was exploratory and relatively short, but we were able to swim at the ocean bottom and see a plethora of pretty fish and corals :) The second dive was much longer and we saw ~5 big turtles! That was super cool!!! All in all, the tour was smooth, informative, and full of excitement and positive spirit thanks to our instructor! The instructor is super flexible, witty, knowledgable and puts your safety first above all!
star-3
Diving with my brother
Tyler_G
, Dec. 2021
The scuba trip overall was not bad at all. However we had to people on our dive that could not do it which took a while for dive one. We ended up getting about 5 minutes of exploring on the first dive. Then about 25 minutes on the second dive. Wish the first dive would have been longer.
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2021
Aloha! The second dive was great though... we saw 5 - 6 huge sea turtles, schools of reef fish and even up close to a 6' white tip reef shark. The group overall was breathing uncontrolled on the first dive despite repeated warning. As a certified diver with some experience you know the amount of time underwater is based on your breathing rate consummation. Remember you signed up for a group beginner dive, patience for all participants is required.
star-5
Seeing the sea creatures...
MUSTAFA_Y
, Dec. 2021
Seeing the sea creatures was amazing. Ken was so nice and instructive. Even though it was my first time, l was able dive. It definitely worth it 👌.
star-5
Quality dive for beginners
Sam_R
, Nov. 2021
Nearly bumped a big turtle @30 ft. That was fun! Good safety pre check. Thanks Ken! Viator requires minimum 100 characters
star-5
Awesome experience!
Kelsey_A
, Sep. 2021
Ken was awesome! I’m PADI certified and my husband isn’t and we had a blast. Ken explained everything well and we went on two dives. The second one we saw 5 huge sea turtles! He took a video and sent the link after, which was really cool! Definitely recommend!!
star-5
Are you a beginner! This is definitely the dive you wanna go on
Levi_B
, Jul. 2021
Ken and Hideki-san were wonderful guides. This was my first time scuba diving and while I made a couple mistakes, they are totally on me. Ken was able to teach a tremendous amount of information in a short amount of time AND was somehow able to keep track on, and guide us underwater at the same time. I chatted with Hideki for a good amount of the ride and he's a great guy too! In the absolute worst circumstance, you're still going to get a lovely boat ride out of this. I'll definitely be going for my scuba cert after this! Thanks Ken and Hideki-san!
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-5
Highlight of our vacation!
Allyce_M
, Mar. 2021
This was the highlight of our vacation! Ken was an excellent coach and really took the time to make sure we were comfortable with the fundamentals before making the descent. Once down at the bottom, we got to see sea turtles, eels, reef sharks, pipefish, an octopus, and more! We didn’t want to come back up and are now fully motivated to get certified! We couldn’t have asked for a better first time scuba experience! Highly recommend!!!
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-1
Not a fan of this guide
David_U
, Dec. 2020
Overall wouldn't recommend. The instructor (Ken) was putting his mouth on a mouth piece to show us how to work it for the first hour of the trip and then gave that gear setup for me to use. Then when attaching the gear he dropped the pressure gauge directly on me in my groin area and walked away. A very good part of the beginning portion was his word to "make things right and give your money back to part ways to do the right thing". Knowing this and how I didnt want to ruin anyone else's fun I then told him as soon as I started hyperventilating from the air tube that I was not having a fun time and wanted to get out of the water. He refused and told me to try again. I then repeated I didn't want to keep going and he told me again that I needed to try again. It doesn't surprise me that people have panic attacks under the water and pull off their breathing tube and swim up too fast ending up in the hospital. I requested a refund and was denied. I have been skydiving and that was easy compared to this. If you want a better tour then book it with someone else. Tons of options in hawaii. Not my ideal way to spend my honeymoon 2 days after getting married.
2 travellers found this review helpful

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