North shore

This is a list of our favorite dive and snorkeling sites on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The North Shore has some amazing dive sites, with lots of cool lava swim-through passages and rock formations. Parking can be challenging, but it is definitely worth it.

 

NOTE: Most North Shore dive sites are only open from May to September (due to surf conditions). Dangerous surf conditions are present during the winter and early spring. 

Sharks Cove

Dive TypeShore Dive

Dive DifficultyBeginner

SnorkelingBeginner

Average Depth: 20 - 30 Feet

Coordinates21.651450, -158.062411

ParkingModerate (Crowded)

Alligator Rock / Leftovers

Dive Type: Shore/Boat Dive 

Difficulty: Beginner  

SnorkelingBeginner

Average Depth: 25 - 35 Feet

Coordinates21.629856, -158.076171

ParkingVery Limited

Three Tables

Dive Type: Shore Dive

Dive DifficultyBeginner

SnorkelingBeginner

Average Depth: 20 - 50 Feet

Coordinates21.646320, -158.064627

ParkingModerate (Crowded)

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Fire House

Dive Type: Shore Dive

Dive DifficultyIntermediate

SnorkelingIntermediate

Average Depth: 20 - 50 Feet

Coordinates21.648374, -158.063389

ParkingModerate (Crowded)

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Hale'iwa Trench

Dive Type: Shore Dive

Dive DifficultyIntermediate / Advanced

SnorkelingIntermediate

Average Depth: 70 - 90 Feet

Coordinates21.596227, -158.112213

ParkingEasy

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Mokule'ia Beach

Dive Type: Shore Dive

Dive DifficultyBeginner

SnorkelingBeginner

Average Depth: 15 - 25 Feet

Coordinates21.583163, -158.194393

ParkingEasy

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