Certified/Advanced Divers

Certified and/or advanced open water divers can join us for our fascinating shipwreck dives! Explore our sea life on some of the best wrecks in the world! Certified and/or advanced divers MUST have there certification cards with them. Sorry, no exceptions can be made to this PADI safety rule. Bring your own gear or we will supply all you need! We will need you height, weight, shoe size and where you are staying IN WAIKIKI! BOOK YOUR TWO TANK BOAT DIVE HERE!

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Here are some of the incredible wonders that you may experience 100 feet deep:

 

Dive Type: Boat DiveCertified Dive
Highlights:
•    FREE transportation & all gear included!
•    Deep dives, ship or plane wreck!
Inclusions:
Snacks
Cold Water

Description:

Hawaii truly is a scuba divers paradise for the certified diver. You have many options. Join us for a two tank, two location boat dive to one of our ship wrecks followed by a shallow reef dive with a long bottom time. If you are Open Water Certified, dive for three days and get your PADI Advanced Open Water certification for FREE. Some like to dive all day. You can too.

Do the morning dive and then stay with us for  the afternoon dives. That’s four dives with some long bottom times to log in your log book. We take lots of pictures. We also have camera rentals. Both still and video cameras. If you are really game go for a night dive and check out the reefs after dark. Personally the Yo 257 / San Pedro shipwreck combo has got to be my favorite dive in the world. It’s two shipwrecks side by side. They were placed there in the 80s by Atlantis Submarines.

During your dive the Submarine may pass by and you can take their picture while they are taking yours. The reef is full of life from a wide variety of fish, turtles, octopus and white tip sharks. Eagle rays swim by quit often. If the current is not too strong you can swim over to the remains of two interisland jets. Another option is the Sea Tiger. It’s a single wreck in over 100′ or 30plus meters depth. This ship was sunk in July of 1999 by the Voyager Submarine Company. They are no longer around but the wreck has matured as a living reef for us to enjoy. There is lots to see and some really cool swim throughs. You might like to dive the Corsair a World war two fighter and get your picture sitting in the cockpit. Your second dive will to be to a shallow reef with a long bottom time.

Rates:

PER Adult: $125.00 plus 4.0712 GET includes a 1 day trip with TWO dives! MINIMUM OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION NEEDED—BE SURE TO BRING YOUR CERTIFICATION CARD—YOU CANNOT GO ON THE DEEP DIVES WITHOUT IT!
We supply your: Weights, Snorkel Equipment, Fins, Diving Regulator, Buoyancy Control Device (“BCD”), Tanks and Wetsuit!
PAYMENT REQUIRED IN FULL BEFORE THE DIVE DATE.
On-site Additional Rates: Optional CD with ALL of the photos we capture–ALL in high resolution for you to share with friends and family! $30

Schedule:

Daily check in and pick ups between 7:15 AM at various Waikiki hotels–PLEASE BE WAITING AT THE CURB WITH YOUR VOUCHER READY. Drop-offs between 10:30-11:00AM

Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy

  • Cancellations made 2 days before Check In Date will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.

Frequently Asked Questions—See more FAQ on our Introductory Diver page:

How old do you have to be to scuba dive on Oahu?
The minimum age is 10 years old, with a depth limit of 40 feet for introductory divers. The minimum age for a deep or wreck dive is 15 years old.

I lost or forget my certification card? Can I still dive the wrecks?
Sure, but you will have to log in to website of the certification board (i.e., PADI) and retrieve the information. You can still dive the shallow sites without your certification information, but we are prohibited from taking you below 40 feet without it. Sorry, PADI rules.

Reviews

Please see Trip Advisor and YELP for more!

21 reviews
Dive Sites:
(5 STARS of 5)
Staff:
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Safety:
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Equipment:
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Overall:
(5 STARS of 5)

Unique Diving Experience! Seth A
March 25, 2017
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

First time diving in the states, and it couldn’t have been any better! Scuba Diving was on my to-do list while visiting Hawaii and Max was able to make it happen at last minute notice. He provided a fun and laid-back environment and set up the equipment to make the transition to the water effortless. Our first dive was on a double wreck, the YO-257, which was absolutely mesmerizing! I was able to practice my buoyancy by swimming through openings in both of the ships. The second was a reef dive that’s shaped like a horseshoe. We saw SO many green sea turtles, and Max was able to find a baby octopus! Overall, It was a great experience and would book a dive trip again with Max.

Great dive! Olivia S
February 21, 2017
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

Great dive, Max was great and responsive for setting up the dive. The sites were awesome! I had a great time!

Awesome dive trip Nathan B
June 8, 2015
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

Scuba diving in Hawaii was at the top of our “to do” list. After looking on this website I called up Max for the dive. Booking was easy. Max picked us up from the hotel, everything was provided and set up for us. I find it hard to sit back and not help out but Max insisted I was on vacation and to just relax and enjoy. We had two beautiful dives, one on a double wreck, the other on a reef. I took my camera and got some awesome photos to remember the day, and max also was able to provide some incredible shots he took. Probably the high lights were the two giant turtles we saw, as well as playing with an octopus. Made for some great photos.

Anyway, would definitely dive again with max and recommend him highly. No mess, no fuss, great diving on your trip.

Dave P
May 28, 2015
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

This was my 2nd day with Max , i didn’t think it was possible but day 2 was even better. I cannot stress enough how comfortable Max makes you feel. Safety wise I watched Max share air on company’s group on safety stop, where was the instructor for this other diver? But Max sorted it, I don’t know about you, but that is who I’d like to dive with. Friendly, really makes you feel at ease , and have I mentioned how safe n professional Max is. I am already planning my next dive with Max and I’m from Australia fantastic.

Best Personal Service you can find TJ A
May 3, 2015
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

If you want to scuba dive like a tourist go somewhere else. But if you want non rushed personal service with a touch reach out to Manini Dive Company. I have been diving for 32 years and I have not found anybody that I just wanted to dive with every chance I get. For most people it is just a job and rush rush rush. Max is just not that guy. He is there for you, not just for a job. He loves scuba diving. On my last trip I had another place cancel on me and by luck I found Manini. I ended up diving with them several days in a row. And the days I went with other people I wish I was back diving with Max. When I go back I will be going out with Manini Dive Company. I learned to dive in Hawaii over 32 years ago and I have dove all over the world and I have to say Max with Manini Dive has been my best Dive Master to date. And I have been out with a lot of great Dive Masters.

fun & relaxing experience Elizabeth
March 15, 2015
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

Max is awesome. I am an advanced diver with +400 dives. We had a small group (2) and were never rushed to hurry into the water as I have been so many times before with other companies. Extremely laid back (as it should be on vacation) and full of jokes. A seasoned photographer he takes plenty of amazing photos, CD of your dive is available immediately after dive. The Kahala Kai was the catamaran we dove off of. A nice boat with 2 heads & plenty of room to move about the boat with other companies on the boat. Max found an octopus that didn’t mind the many photos. Max was punctual with door to door service, pleasant, positive individual with a constant smile. We dove the Sea Tiger wreck & a reef off of Kewalo Pipes. The dives were awesome!!! I highly recommend Max.

5歳で洗濯機をボートに見立ててダイバーごっこしてたそうです! 猫村ねこ
February 7, 2015
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

2015年2月5日シータイガーの沈没船ともう一個ダイビングポイントに潜りました。 中上級コースらしいですがゆっくり丁寧に教えて貰えるので安心してついて行けました。 おっきな亀のお昼寝とサメ、ウツボを見たり、タコで遊んだりしました~(*´-`) また行きたいです。

The BEST Diving Instructor ‘MAX BRUNK’ Rachel K
September 13, 2014
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

Max is just an amazing instructor who takes excellent care of you. If you have never gone scuba diving then you must meet up with Max and book a trip with him. You will not be disappointed whatsoever but empowered and uplifted into a whole different realm of reality. You are the best Max and I hope I get the chance to dive with you again. Cheers from Bernard and Rachel in Ireland.

Great experience, Max was very helpful Mlhzlp
May 9, 2014
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

I had two dives with Max. I am PADI advanced diver, +50 dives. Max arranged the site that i wanted to dive, Sea Tiger Wreck. He was very helpful in all matters.  He even assembled all my gear – which i have never seen anywhere. Other diving clubs i checked requested 50 usd extra just for equipment.

Max took amazing photos underwater, my best photos ever, lifetime.
I had a problem with the CD which had the photos, he was very kind to come to my hotel to drop another copy.

I will definetely dive with this company again.

Awesome Dives! David G
February 17, 2014
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

Max is great! My Dad has used him for years when visiting Oahu and I got to dive with him this time. We dove the YO and San Pedro on our first tank. The second tank was at turtle canyon. Besides the dozen or so turtles, he found two octopi that we got to experience. He knows how to provide an amazing dive experience. When diving Oahu, definitely sign up and go with Max.

Best Dive Ever!! JPPABR
February 16, 2014
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

This dive expect all my expectations!! I’m certified PADI diver, with at least 100 dives and i choose this dive company after see all the excellent reviews about dive with MAX. I wanted to make sure that me and my partner will have the best experience in Hawaii on her first dive and my first wreck dive in Hawaii. “Sea Tiger Wreck” is the place to go. Max was in our hostel on time to pick us up and take us to the Boat which was in an excellent condition. All crew were very friendly making everyone very comfortable during the short boat trip. Price was the best as well. I did a little bit of research 🙂 We even got a discount for having our mask that we did even use.. 🙂 and at the end he even give us 30+ FREE pictures that he took from us during the dive. We saw Turtles, shark, octopus, Eel… So much fun!!

Awesome diving – always brings me back Gabe S
January 14, 2014
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

Well i have been coming to Oahu to dive with Max since 2000, and its always been fun. I have had Max teach my aunt to dive and even take her to the ship wreck. Then there’s my mum, someone who’s terrified to put her head under water in a swimming pool yet she has been 30 feet under water diving because she trusts Max (now up to 13 dives over the years). I think that is the biggest thing i can say about Max he inspires trust and helps you do your best even if you don’t believe you can. I recommend diving with Max as its an experience you wont soon forget, it will inspire you as you see him share a piece of his love for the ocean.

Outstanding wreck and reef dive experience. Alex S
March 29, 2012
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

I completed my advanced certification with Manini. Max is a great dive master who can take you on a variety of dives whatever your skill level and interest – deep wrecks, shallow reefs, different parts of the island – and he does a great job spotting wildlife and taking quality photos of your dives. Saw lots of turtles, reef shark, octopus, squid and a bunch of different fish. I recommend the corsair dive, where you get to swim around a sunken WWII plane. I definitely plan on diving with Max and Manini when I return.

Diving with Manini is the best. Greg S
August 22, 2011
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

I have been diving the south shore of Oahu for several years now and have dove with several different dive companies. Manini Dive Company is the BEST!!!! Max is knowledgeable about all of the dive sites and just fun to be on the boat and in the water with. I can guarantee a fantastic dive experience with him.

Awesome Hawaiian Dive Erin
August 15, 2011
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

I chose to dive with Max from Manini Dive Company based on his great reviews on TripAdvisor and that he only takes a few divers at a time. Being a relatively green diver this was important to me.  Max picked me up from where I was staying and we went straight to the boat. Everything was ready for me and I didn’t need to do a thing. Turned out that I was his only client for the morning dives which was great! Once on board, Max explained the two dives and seemed even more excited than me. You can tell that he really has a passion for the sport which made me more excited.

Our first dive was on a wreck and I saw no less than 4 sea turtles! I had some trouble getting my breath and Max was so patient and helped me get my breathing back under control so we could finish the dive.

The second dive was along the pipe and there was lots of coral and tropical fish.

One of the best parts of the dive was that Max brought his camera along and took some great shots for me, which he emailed me a couple of weeks later.

If you want an expert dive master with great enthusiasm and professionalism, book your dive with Max! I know I will when I am back in Hawaii!

Max is the Man for all your Oahu diving Mike F
August 14, 2011
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

We recommend Max and Manini Dive Company for all your scuba requirements, He is just great for intro dives, training dives, PADI exams or just recreational dives for certified divers. He will go out of his way to suit your needs, as he did several times to take us to Sharks cove and do the elevator dive. He will give beginners confidence and and train you for your PADI if you want. He’ll watch your back on deep dives and wrecks, always making sure we have a safe dive. Go with Max.

Great people make great fun Carlos D
August 14, 2011
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

I can say these guys have a great Aloha spirit and like to make people happy,if you want a good time with great spirited people make them part of your trip or part of your day if your local see you in the water and dive safe.

To the Max! Sarah S
June 25, 2011
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

Max was a great guide! Easy-going and fun. Scuba with him was a great time and we saw tons of fishes as well as sea turtles.

Wow. Max in one sentence. Can’t be done. Bob
May 16, 2011
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

It would be easier describing Bob Clark in one sentence. Bob Clark, coming through. Max is the best dive operator in the islands, from beginner to advanced. If you find yourself on Oahu and looking for a dive. Call Max and tell him Bob sent you. On second thought about one sentence.
Max is my friend. I wouldn’t dive with anyone else.

Max is Awesome John
February 20, 2011
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

I am told Manini means Mini in Hawaiian… rightfully so with this dive company. When I went it was only myself and one other person. He says he shoots for 4 people in a group to ensure everyone has a great time. When we were in the water he really took time to show us stuff. We played with Octopus, swam with turtles, and interacted with a lot of sea life. Max really puts a lot of effort into making sure you have a good time. Plus he is a great underwater photographer!

The best dive I ever had due to extremely great service and experience! Trenck
January 7, 2011
Dive Sites: 5 STARS Staff: 5 STARS Safety: 5 STARS Equipment: 5 STARS Overall: 5 STARS

Hi! Had the best dive I’ve ever had with Max Brunk at Manini Dive Company, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. It was only me and him diving and he really put an effort into finding all the great sea life, took fantastic pictures of me and a seaturtle, me and an octopus, clipper lobster and he found sleeping sharks for me. It was fantastic!

 

 

Summary
Certified Scuba Diving
Service Type
Certified Scuba Diving
Provider Name
Manini Dive Company Hawaii, Telephone No.808-291-0212
Area
Honolulu
Description
Hawaii truly is a scuba divers paradise for the certified diver. You have many options. Join us for a two tank, two location boat dive to one of our ship wrecks followed by a shallow reef dive with a long bottom time. If you are Open Water Certified, dive for three days and get your PADI Advanced Open Water certification for FREE. Some like to dive all day. You can too.
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