Aaron's Dive Shop



Voted #1 Dive Shop in HAWAII by Scuba Diving Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards!

A PADI 5-star IDC (Instructor Development Center) facility highly respected island-wide and beyond – We have been providing happy customers guided certified scuba dives, discover scuba dives, scuba gear rentals, scuba gear servicing and scuba instruction for over 50 years.
As part of our great service, we have a fully stocked dive shop with everything to meet your scuba diving, snorkeling, freediving, spearfishing and swimming needs. 
Since 1971, Aaron’s has been serving Kailua!




Established in 1971 by founder Jack Aaron, Aaron’s Dive Shop has since grown into Oahu’s most respected dive facility and is recognized as the #1 Dive Operator and Dive Shop on the island. In the 80s and 90s, Jack worked for countless movies, TV series, and music videos both instructing stars and playing a huge behind the scene role. 

After 43 years, Jack was ready to retire and spend some quality time with his beautiful wife Sissy. On November 7, 2014, ownership of Aaron’s Dive Shop passed from the Founder, Jack Aaron to Warren Murray.   

Aaron's Dive Shop is Oahu's BEST Dive Shop! Daily Scuba diving, PADI scuba courses and a fully stocked dive shop with your favorite brands!

Aaron’s Dive Shop’s excellent record of scuba diver safety and personal attention to customer’s needs has been often featured by local and national magazines like Scuba Diving Magazine, Skin Diver, Sport Diver, Scuba Diver and many more. The dive shop has also won more awards than can be counted from organizations like PADI, The US Commerce Association (USCA), Cousteau Organization, Honolulu Advertiser Choice Awards, TripAdvisor, Oceanic, Hawaii Business Magazine, Scuba Diving Magazine and many more.

At Aaron’s Dive Center, we treat all our customers with aloha – as valued customers and good friends. With scuba diving being one of the world’s fastest growing sports, it is our responsibility to introduce new participants to a world they previously could only imagine. We teach and demonstrate the skills necessary to keep scuba diving safe, while at the same time providing each client the ability to enjoy a lifetime of fun and excitement.

Aaron’s Dive Shop plays an avid role in the community, annually donating to school functions, fundraisers, and other various community events. We happily support and participate in local Kailua events, like the Fourth of July Parade, every year! Breast Cancer Hawaii is an organization we work closely with for a fundraiser every year. We also have the pleasure of donating our dive services to Make A Wish. We continue to actively participate and engage with the community, with events like Women’s Dive day, regular clean-ups and Holiday dives. Also, we partner with conservation organizations and eco-friendly businesses; for example Aaron’s is a HMAR Marine Steward. Check out our NEWS page for more information on our community activities. 

Our Dive Shop and Dive staff are knowledgeable in all things Snorkeling, Freediving, Spearfishing, Swimming, Recreational Scuba Diving, Technical Scuba Diving and Professional Level Scuba Diving

Check out our Dive Club next time you stop by; the best “bang for your buck” club that Oahu has to offer!

Aaron’s is also delighted to regularly work with and support the Military through Pacific Diving Academy, Armed Forces Gear Orders and all Military customers. Ask for military discount, and with proof of active ID receive 10% off. *excludes tanks and weights*

So whether you’re a swimmer, freediver, scuba diver, spear-fisherman, snorkeler or avid beach go-er;

stop by Aaron’s Dive Shop and allow us to give you a warm ALOHA!


Aaron’s Dive Shop crew are trained & practiced in Emergency First Response, AED, and emergency oxygen provision. Our captains are United States Coast Guard certified. All vessels are Coast Guard inspected & equipped with AEDs, emergency oxygen kits, EPIRBs, life jackets, throw rings & first aid kits.


We do not allow touching or harassing wildlife on any of our charters. We utilize the south Oahu’s mooring system to avoid anchoring on the coral reef.


Aaron’s Dive Shop is committed to caring for our ohana. We know that the dive industry is notorious for low wages and high turnover. Our goal is not to be the exception to that ‘normal’ but rather to be a great place to work, a constant in our diving community and a valued member of the Kailua community for another 50 years! With that in mind, we have made it a part of our mission to offer competitive livable wages to all our employees. As a business operating in the state with the highest cost of living in the country, we are choosing to prioritize our ohana. We will continually strive to do good for our employees and community as we change with the world. Aloha nui loa to the community that continues to make our dive ohana possible.

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