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Dive Review of Tyler's Oahu Scuba/Disney Aulani in

Tyler's Oahu Scuba/Disney Aulani: "Fun Diving in Oahu", Jul, 2017,

by Harold L Fenner Jr, OH, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9668.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Just finished four days of diving in a row with Tyler. We're Disney Vacation Club members and wanted to sample scuba diving on Oahu while staying at Aulani. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of diving! Most sites have green sea turtles and at the wreck of the Mahi (Waianae) we saw 16 spotted eagle rays grouped in three squadrons!

Tyler is an exceptional dive guide and extremely safety conscious. Best of all, he isn't stuck in one location, but can take you anywhere on Oahu, seeing the best spots on the island. I would also recommend Tyler for completing open water certification.

Each day we had two dives. First day: shore dives from Shark's Cove (rather challenging hike from the parking lot with gear-on). Next three days were boat dives from Hawaii Kai, Kewalo Basin (Honolulu), and Waianae.

Tyler uses dive boat operators that he has had a long relationship. All were great; although the Hawaii Kai boat was pretty crowded. Tyler couldn't help this; even having planned it as a mid-week dive to lessen the crowd at the popular Sea Tiger wreck.

Tyler answers emails promptly and confirms each day's events also by email the afternoon before. He gives comprehensive dive briefings and is excellent at finding small critters.

If you're staying on Oahu and want to dive, choose Tyler. You'll have a great time!!
Websites Tyler's Oahu Scuba   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving great lakes, alaska & bc, oahu, kona, kauai, galapagos, fl keys, bonaire, cozumel, roatan, saba, philippines, red sea
Closest Airport Honolulu Getting There Used Alaskan companion fare from Chicago via Seattle.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 78-79°F / 26-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25-100 Ft/ 8-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions notify when 5 min to deco time, half tank. no deco. can go over one hour on shallower dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I used a new system (Haas Photography) featuring Canon G7X Mark 2 in Fantasea housing with Inon S-2000 strobe and Radiant 1000X lights. Loved it! On the boats, there was a separate rinse bucket for cameras and Tyler or the boat crew would hand down the camera.
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