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Hawaii diving is full of colorful reef fish and the ever popular Green Sea Turtles. Breeze Hawaii dives on both the island of Oahu and also the Big Island. See the different dive sites of Oahu or Kona
Never Been Diving and want to give it a try?
We have several choices to an introductory Scuba Dive. Or maybe you have a friend who is certified, & you would like to dive with them. Check out our Dive with A Friend program.
Hanauma Bay is a divers haven, a state park since 1967. Dive with abundant marine life and colorful reef fish. Enjoy spectacular diving with schools of fish, eels, octupus and the ever favorite Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles!
PADI Courses ~ including beginning classes through advanced classes. Ever considered making a career out of diving? Or maybe you are an instructor and are looking to expand your credentials. We are a PADI 5 Star Development Center so we offer it all!
Frequently Asked Questions

Diving Conditions

Learning to Dive and Introductory Dives Other Questions Contacting Breeze Hawaii

Diving Conditions:

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 expired?
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 dive.

Other Questions:

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 print out the 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 these questions to them.

Will I need to rent equipment?
Gear rental is included for all SNUBA and introductory level dives through the Open Water Diver Courses, see 'Not Certified' page.
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 fly?
The current PADI recommendation is: If you dive only one day - You should wait at least 12 hrs before flying. If you dive multiple days - You should wait at least 18 hours.

Is there a chance I may get to see whales while I am there?
Yes, the Pacific Humpback whales begin returning here in December, and they leave by May. The best viewing is usually mid-January through mid-April. We have even had several whale sightings while diving!
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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 Eastern Standard Time.

How do I make a reservation?
You can easily make a reservation two ways:
If you would like to book by phone, call:

  1. O'ahu (808) 735-1857
    Kona (808) 326-4085
Breeze Hawaii
Honolulu-Oahu:(808)735-1857
Kailua-Kona - Hawaii:(808)326-4085