Aaron's Dive Shop

DIVE SITES

Aaron’s Dive Shop dives predominantly in Maunalua Bay out of Hawaii Kai. This bay and the area surrounding it boasts a variety of different diving opportunities! From WWII wrecks, to reefs, caves and craters – no day is the same!

Sea life encountered varies as dramatically as the sites. The beauty of the ocean is no dive site is the same two days in a row. Local creatures you could encounter in the bay include everything from green sea turtles to Hawaiian monk seals (endangered) to whale sharks, humpback whales, white tip reef sharks,  humuhumunukunukuapua’a (Hawaiian state fish), puffer fish, moray eels and SO much more! 

Aaron’s CANNOT guarantee any dive sites due to the nature of the ocean.

With weather & conditions changing quickly, we will do our best to get you the best, safest dive possible!

WRECKS

One of Oahu’s only natural wrecks, the Corsair (a 33’ long, 41’ wingspan WWII airplane) had an emergency water landing in April 1945 due to engine failure.

LCU

This wreck is often referred to as the ‘Upside-down LCU’ because it was purposely sunk as an artificial reef in the upside-down position, creating an interesting and unique Oahu diving experience. 

This 100ft artificial reef wreck has multiple entry points for wreck penetration and exploration. It also boasts a lot of big sea life sightings.

This 200ft wreck has multiple entry points for wreck penetration. 

This 100ft wreck is overflowing with life! The coral has taken over this artificial reef so it is safe to no longer call it ‘artificial’.  This site has no permanent buoy and is considered a drift dive. 

This wreck is splayed open to display the inner-workings of the now retired barge without penetrating the wreck. You are very likely to run into a turtle or a more elusive sand-bar shark.

REEFS

This reef site is a 20ft ledge running in either direction from the mooring line. With the ledge boasting crevasses and ocean floor expanding in every direction, the possibilities for marine sightings of all kinds are high. 

Known for it’s turtles, turtles and more turtles. This reef site is an active turtle cleaning station and is typically full of turtle sightings between Buddha statues.

This reef is low-lying offering a chance for fly-by visitors like spotted-eagle rays.

Overhangs, ledges and swim-throughs – what a fantasy! The sharks agree. 

This site varies dramatically from dense coral coverage to spotted coral outcroppings. The dense coral makes this a great night dive.

Like it’s name claims, this site is a great spot to catch turtles cruising by.

This site is great for spying your smaller marine life within cracks and crevices. Also a good spot for octopus. 

This drift reef dive is not JUST fun for it’s name!

Conditions need to be JUST right for this epic cave dive.

This drift dive features a steep cliff wall and lots of life.

This iconic sunset spot is also a dive site full of varying terrain. 

CHARTER DIVE SITES

THESE DIVE SITES ARE OUTSIDE OF MAUNALUA BAY AND ARE NOT A PART OF OUR DAILY DIVES.

CHECK WITH THE SHOP FOR DATES & AVAILABILITY TO DIVE THESE WRECKS & REEFS.

This wreck dive is deep and HUGE! A favorite of many Oahu divers.

This West side wreck dive site is known for big and small sea life!

Located alongside the San Pedro, if conditions are right you can sometimes dive two wrecks on the same dive!

Located alongside the YO-257, if conditions are right you can sometimes dive two wrecks on the same dive!

Many overhangs, ledges and crevices keep this dive interesting!

One of Oahu’s only deep, dive-able reef sites!

Depth varies along this artificial reef, perfect for new divers!

Fantastic coral cover is what this site is known for! Where there is great coral cover, there is lots of sea life.