East shore

This is a list of our favorite dive and snorkeling sites on the East Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The windward side of the island only offers a few dive spots, but we are constantly on the lookout for new places to explore. We are working to get updated guides for all of these sites soon!

Lanai Lookout

Dive TypeShore Dive

Dive DifficultyIntermediate / Advanced

SnorkelingNot Recommended

Average Depth: 50 - 70 Feet

Coordinates21.276911, -157.684761

ParkingVery Difficult

Hanauma Bay

Dive Type: Shore Dive (State Park)

Dive DifficultyBeginner

SnorkelingBeginner

Average Depth: 20 Feet

Coordinates21.269899, -157.695020

ParkingEasy

Makaua Channel

Dive Type: Shore Dive

Dive DifficultyIntermediate

SnorkelingNot Recommended 

Average Depth: 15 - 20 Feet

Coordinates21.563416, -157.857103

Parking: Difficult 

Lanikai Beach

Dive Type: Shore

Difficulty: Not Recommended

SnorkelingEasy 

Average Depth: 10 - 15 Feet

Coordinates21.394883, -157.712926

ParkingDifficult

Kailua Beach

Dive Type: Shore

Difficulty: Not Recommended

SnorkelingEasy 

Average Depth: 10 - 15 Feet

Coordinates21.402076, -157.726820

ParkingModerate (Crowded)

P-47 Wreck (Unconfirmed)

Dive Type: Kayak / DPV Dive

Dive DifficultyEasy (if you can get there)

SnorkelingIntermediate

Average Depth: 15 Feet

Coordinates21.381900, -157.699150

ParkingDifficult

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