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Learn to Scuba Dive in Hilo

Location: Hilo, Big Island

Not certified? No problem! One of our professionally trained Scuba Instructors will teach you the basics and then take you on a tour of the reef.

45 minutes of classroom, 45 minutes of pool, and then 2 tank open water dive off our ocean faring boat Moana Mea A‘a for an approximate total of 5 hours.

Our professionally trained dive masters will take you on a guided tour of Hilo’s best reefs during your open water dive off.

What to Expect

Our tour includes a 45 minute course, where you’ll get a safety briefing, learn underwater breathing techniques and gain insight on how your equipment works from an expert SCUBA instructor.

You’ll follow up your safety briefing with another 45-minute learning session, where you’ll hop in an indoor heated pool to test out your new skills before departing from the downtown Hilo location of Wailoa Boat Harbor to venture beyond the break wall on a 45 minute cruise on a 28-foot boat to your first dive spot, where you may come across dolphin pods and view the majestic underwater structures of the ancient volcanic caldera, including caves, single lava arches, a sand bottom 60 feet below.

You’ll also enjoy a light snack and fruit juice before heading to two different dive spots for 45 minute scuba diving at each location. Here you’ll see turtles, parrotfish, manta rays and more. With so many learning opportunities and chances to see marine life, this is the perfect tour for non-certified divers and aquatic life enthusiasts.

Dive into a second diving location to experience Hilo Bay’s abundant aquatic life, including sleeping cave sharks, angelfish, tangs and more Hawaiian green sea turtle, which you’ll find the most in Hilo, more than any other location in Hawaii. Watch tangs clean the sea turtles’ shells at the turtle cleaning station before heading back to your port destination.

Whether you’re looking forward to meeting up with manta rays or seeing the sea turtles, this exciting underwater excursion offers a ton to do and see for the ultimate underwater experience. Sign up for your SCUBA diving sea adventure and get ready to explore the underwater world of Hilo Bay!

Scuba Gear Included

Leave your gear at home and learn how to dive while using our top of the line equipment including 2018 Atomic Z3 regulators and Oceanic BCD's. Come explore the unseen side of Hawai‘i Island using brand new equipment!


  • Minimum age is 15 Years Old, depth restrictions may apply to younger divers. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Additional fees may apply.
  • Medical Questionnaire and Liability Release must be filled out 72 hours prior to tour. Those with lung, heart, or other major medical issues should contact the store for more information.
  • You are required to know how to swim in order to participate in the Open Water portion of this booking.
  • You are required to be able to converse in english to participate in this tour.
  • You are required to be able to wear up to 50lbs of equipment to participate in this tour.


4 hours


Please check in at the address below 10 minutes before your trip.

1717 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

Detailed directions will be included in your confirmation email.

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will receive a full refund in the case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. No-shows will be charged the full price. Late arrivals may be charged a late arrival fee. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.

Deep Sea Fishing Charter Cancellation Policy - If you are booking the deep sea fishing charter: All private charters are subject to a 21-day cancellation policy. Charters canceled within 21 days of departure will not be honored a refund of any type.