Walk along a volcanic black sand beach and swim in a pristine lagoon where sea turtles often frequent on this fully narrated and guided snorkel tour.
Intro 2 – Tank Boat Scuba Dive
- Introductory Diver
Introductory Hilo scuba diving
Gaze on beautiful coral reef formations, come across Hawaiian sea turtles along the Hilo coastline and more, as you explore two dive sites on this exciting introductory SCUBA diving adventure in Sea Turtle Cove, near Hilo. Your 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 also enjoy a light snack and fruit juice and two 45 minute SCUBA diving sessions before heading to two different dive spots, where you’ll see double lava arches, sea 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.
Begin your underwater diving excursion by assembling at your meetup location for a 45-minute course that covers safety procedures and teaches you how your SCUBA diving equipment works. You’ll follow up your safety briefing with another 45-minute learning session, where you’ll hop in an indoor heated pool and learn underwater breathing techniques, essential for enjoying your underwater SCUBA diving experience. Get to know how your SCUBA diving gear works before departing from the downtown Hilo location of Wailoa Boat harbor to explore underwater dive spots in Hilo Bay. Hilo sits on the gateway to Kilauea volcano, the Earth’s most active volcano and is an ideal location for diving enthusiasts to experience an unspoiled marine ecosystem for top-notch diving.
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. Dive into a second diving location to experience Hilo Bay’s abundant aquatic life, including sleeping cave sharks, angelfish, tangs and the 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!
Please check in 10 minutes prior to the start time of your tour. Detailed check-in directions will be included in your confirmation email.
Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hour notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather, should a tour fail to reach our minimum capacity (2) or other unforeseen circumstances. In all cases we will do our best to offer alternative dates for your tour. No-shows will be charged the full price. Late arrivals may be charged a late arrival fee. Contact us by phone (808-934-8344) to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.
This tour: Is not suitable for those who are pregnant, over 300lbs, have back problems, or cannot swim unassisted in the open ocean.
All tours: Leave promptly at the specified time. Tours will not be held back for late arrivals and missed tours will not be eligible for refund. If guests require rental gear for this adventure, they will be responsible for showing up before the specified time in order to have gear fitted and be ready for an on-time departure.
Certified Divers: Must show proof of Open Water Diver or higher certification upon check-in.
- Must be able to converse and understand detailed instruction in English.
- Must be able to carry 50lbs of equipment on your back unassisted.
- Must complete and submit PADI/NAUI mandatory medical questionnaire 72h prior to excursion (provided after booking). Those with lung, heart, or other major medical issues should contact the store for more information.
- Individuals must successfully pass classroom and confined portion of activity in order to proceed to ocean dive component.
- Refunds will not be honored for individuals who submit late medical questionnaires or who are unable to complete the activity in full.
ALL Divers: MUST wait at least 12 hours before ascending to altitude above 2,500 ft after your dive. A two-tank dive increases your wait time to 18 hours.