Water Sports On Oahu
What are the different types of water sports available to tourists on Oahu? Where are the best water sports places to go? How much does it cost?
If you like to snorkel or dive, Oahu is the place for you to be. Here, you can snorkel and dive as much as you want. Virtually no limitations. But here are some things you should keep in mind when participating in water sports on Oahu.
• There are different snorkeling locations available depending on your experience level. There are plenty of spots for beginners and those with more experience.
• There are plenty of snorkel or dive shops all over Oahu where you can buy or rent equipment.
• Consider diving with an instructor. Dive shops offer diving instruction throughout most days.
• Know the best spots. The most popular diving spots on Oahu are Black Point off Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Magic Island, and Sarks Cove on the North shore of the island.
• If you’re looking for a dive shop with which to dive that can show you the safest and best ways to dive, you can do a dive for about $60. Here are some of those shops: Steve’s Diving Adventures, 1860 Ala Moana Blvd.; Waikiki Diving, 420 Nahua; Hawaiian Divers, 2344 Kam Highway; American Dive Oahu, 3648 Waialae Avenue, and South Sea Aquatics, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd.
• If you are looking to rent a mask, fins and snorkel for snorkeling, you can rent such equipment for under $10 a day and snorkel all you want. You can snorkel off shore and can rent a boat for under $100 a day. The best place to begin snorkeling is Hanauma Bay.
• Surfing has been around since the early 20th Century. And the surfing conditions in Hawaii are perfect for beginners and experts alike.
• Sailboarding is one of the most widely growing water sports around the world. You can rent a sailboard for under $50. The best spot for sailboarding on Oahu is at Kailua Bay.