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Honolulu Shipwreck Scuba Dive

Location: Waikiki, Oahu

Experience one of Waikiki's variety of wreck scuba dive sites safely with a highly experienced local guide. Only Open Water certification required. No additional certifications needed.

Oahu is known for its variety of wreck dives. From massive fishing trollers, to minesweepers, or WWII planes, we’ve got it all. These underwater structures also provide host to a plethora of amazing marine life! Ancient green sea turtles come to rest on the decks, colossal moray eels peek out from vents, while sharks and rays swim around the bottoms to create a truly remarkable dive. And some of the best wreck diving is Hawaii is only 10 minutes outside of Waikiki!

What to Expect

This is a two tank dive at two different dive sites conveniently departing from Kewalo Basin Marina, close to the Waikiki Hotels. This Honolulu Wreck Dive Tour goes to depths of 130ft/40m max which is the deep depth for certified divers only and guests who want to enjoy a Honolulu boat ride. With a very small ratio of 6 divers per Instructor, you will be personally supervised under the safest conditions.

Your experienced instructor will take you on a guided tour of our Hawaiian waters where you can encounter various wrecks, sea turtles, octopus, hundreds of different fish, and much more. Discover the world few have seen!

Dive Sites

SEA TIGER - 80 to 130ft/25-40m

  • This is an advanced dive as it claims the title for deepest recreational wreck on the island. Located about 1 mile offshore, the wreck is 165' long and about 40' wide. Originally a Chinese trading vessel named Yun Fong Seong No. 303, it was seized in the early 1990s by the U.S. Coast Guard for carrying 93 illegal immigrants. The vessel was later purchased by a dive company and intentionally sunk in 1999 to create an artificial reef. However, shortly after the company closed and the site quickly became a must dive for locals and visitors. Large schools of pyramid butterflyfish, massive sea turtles, and white tip sharks frequent this wreck. It's relatively intact structure allows divers to explore various parts of the ship, including the cargo holds and engine room.

YO 257/SAN PEDRO - 60 to 100ft/18-30m

  • Enjoy this 2-for-1 special! Two unique shipwrecks sit only about 100ft/30m apart. The YO-257 is a former Yard Oiler (YO) built for the U.S. Navy in the 1940s to refuel ships at sea was sunk in 1989. The San Pedro is a Korean fishing vessel that was also intentionally sunk in 1996. When the conditions are just right, you can see the other wreck off in the distance. Great coral reefs share the decks with large numbers of fish and several species of eels. These sites were both sunk by Atlantis Submarine company to be an artificial reef, and they still frequent the area. If your lucky, you will see the long white sub pass around and between the two wrecks. Don't get too close!

TURTLE CANYON -15 to 30ft/5-10m

  • Its in the name! As many as a dozen green sea turtles can been seen together here. Take a knee and watch one of the busiest turtle cleaning stations on the island. Several at a time gather to have their shells cleaned by tangs, wrasses and other fish. The turtles are used to divers, so getting a photo with one is usually easy. Don't touch though, these guys are protected by law.

NAUTILUS REEF - 30 to 60ft/10-18m

  • A great example of Hawaiian hard corals create a nice elongated reef. One of those rare dives where white tips can almost always be found resting under lava rock ledges. Massive yellow margin moray eels, leaf scorpionfish, and octopus are also common

HORSESHOE REEF/KEWALO PIPE - 40 to 65 ft/12 - 20m

  • Another south side double whammy! Horseshoe reef gets its name from its shape. Here you can find several species of eels, pincushion starfish, and antler coral. Swim 50ft/15m to Kewalo pipe. Keep your eyes peeled for spotted eagle rays off in the distance, and follow along this drainage pipe covered in coral and little critters galore.


  • All Gear Included in the Price
  • 2 Tank Dive
  • 2 Different Dive Sites (1 wreck and 1 reef dive)
  • Local Dive Master with 10 years of Experience
  • Minimum Age Requirement is 15 years old


3.5 hours


We will meet 10 minutes outside Waikiki in Kewalo Basin Harbor, Honolulu.

1009 Ala Moana Blvd. Slip FF1, Honolulu, HI 96814

  • All the information on where to meet will be sent via email.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled dive start time. Any cancellation made less than 48 hours ahead of scheduled time will not be refunded. Contact us anytime to inquire about cancellations or reschedule.