On the Discovery Channel people often see shipwrecks on scuba diving documentaries, we offer these kinds of shipwreck tours daily. You will have an amazing time wreck diving in Honolulu and exploring the shipwrecks. The wreck diving in Honolulu starts promptly at 9:30 am. Once onboard we will head a short distance out to the shipwreck dive site. Be sure to check out the wrecks we dive daily on our YouTube channel.
For safety, we consider wreck diving in Honolulu an advanced dive and must only be done with a SCUBA instructor. The exception is if you are familiar with the wreck and the inherent dangers of shipwreck diving. Still scuba diving on shipwrecks in Honolulu can be dangerous even for trained scuba divers . Some days strong currents and rough surface conditions prevail. Not to mention the fact that you will most likely be penetrating certain areas of the wreck. It is critical that the dive be properly planned and executed considering 100 foot is a common shipwreck depth.
Wreck Diving in Honolulu
The shipwrecks in Honolulu are very rusty, having metal and sharp barnacles throughout the dive and also require some caution. Moray eels love these types of artificial homes and are found in most holes and pipes on the wreck. Wearing gloves is a great idea for protection on the shipwreck, however eels have no problem slicing through neoprene gloves.
Bottom times vary on the shipwrecks here in Honolulu, take for example the Sea Tiger wreck. This shipwreck is the best wreck dive in Hawaii, around 120 feet at the sand. There are numerous levels to finish up the dive and deck level is at about 100 feet underwater. Average overall dive time on the Sea Tiger is 20 minutes of bottom time and a 3 minute safety stop. Overall this wreck is a great dive and usually has plenty of sea life to observe.