Learning to Dive and Introductory Dives
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What are the average air and water temperatures in Hawaii?
- Average year round air temperature is 86°F. Also, humidity
can be relatively high.
- Average water temperature is 78°F. In December - January
it can get as low as 72°F with the temperature reaching
the low 80's around August.
What is the average water visibility in Hawaii?
Average visibility in the water is 80+ feet. Plan on using
that underwater camera!
I'd like to bring my own wetsuit. What type should I bring?
Although many of our visitors dive with shorties or even
no wetsuit at all, we recommend a 3mm full suit.
Learning to Dive and Introductory Dives:
How old do I need to be to dive?
Minimum age to participate in any of our diving programs
or classes is 10 years old.
Do I need to be able to swim to dive?
Olympic quality swimming is not necessary to dive, but you
should be comfortable in the water.
It has been a long time since I dove. Has my certification
No, certification is for life, but if it has been that long
I would be sure to sign up for a refresher session with your
Do I need to be in excellent health to dive?
Everyone will need to fill out a medical statement before
diving with us. If you have any questions should read
the first page
of the 'PADI Medical Statement' in our Forms page. If
you would answer 'Yes' to any of the questions you should
form, take it to your physician and have them sign that
it is ok for you to dive. We are not doctors, so we leave
Will I need to rent equipment?
Gear rental is included for all SNUBA and introductory
level dives through the Open Water Diver Courses, see
For students of other courses or fun diving customers,
you can either bring your personal gear or rent it.
Can I bring a non-diver along on the boat when I dive?
Yes. Simply let us know ahead of time.
Can Breeze Hawaii pick me up and drop me off at my hotel?
Yes. If you are staying in or near Waikiki on Oahu, or
in a hotel in Kona, we offer a courtesy shuttle.
How long do I need to wait after diving before I can
The current PADI recommendation is: If you dive only
one day - You should wait at least 12 hrs before flying.
multiple days - You should wait at least 18 hours.
Is there a chance I may get to see whales while I am
Yes, the Pacific Humpback whales begin returning here
in December, and they leave by May. The best viewing
through mid-April. We have even had several whale sightings
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How far in advance do I need to make a reservation?
We recommend making reservations at least a week in advance.
However, you may make a reservation anytime up to the
day before you wish to go diving.
What time is it in Hawai'i?
Hawai'i is on Hawaiian Standard Time, (GMT -10:00), which
is 2 hours behind Pacific Standard Time and 5 hours behind
How do I make a reservation?
You can easily make a reservation two ways:
If you would like to book by phone, call:
O'ahu (808) 735-1857
Kona (808) 326-4085