South shore

This is a list of our favorite dive and snorkeling sites on the South shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The south shore is usually a good spot to dive year-round, with a good diversity of sites. It also has several awesome wrecks to check out! We are working to get updated guides for all of these sites soon!

NOTE: The south shore has a high amount of daily boat traffic. We don't recommend snorkeling at many of these sites because there's a greater chance of being struck by a boat. If you're shore diving, please have a proper dive flag set up!

Point Panic

Dive TypeShore Dive

Dive DifficultyBeginner/Intermediate

SnorkelingIntermediate

Average Depth: 25 - 30 Feet

Coordinates21.287985, -157.862844

ParkingEasy

Horseshoe Reef

Dive TypeShore / Boat Dive

Dive DifficultyBeginner

SnorkelingNot Recommended 

Average Depth: 50- 60 Feet

Coordinates21.287036, -157.863368

ParkingEasy (at Point Panic)

Kewalo Pipe

Dive TypeShore / Boat Dive

Dive DifficultyBeginner

SnorkelingNot Recommended 

Average Depth: 25 - 30 Feet

Coordinates21.288154, -157.864297

ParkingEasy (at Point Panic)

China Walls

Dive TypeShore/Boat Dive

Dive DifficultyAdvanced

SnorkelingNot Recommended

Average Depth: 30 Feet (Max 55 Feet)

Coordinates21.261473, -157.711503

ParkingAverage

Sea Tiger Wreck

Dive Type: Wreck Dive (Boat/DPV)

Dive DifficultyIntermediate / Advanced

SnorkelingNot Recommended

Average Depth: 70 - 115 Feet

Coordinates21.279700, -157.859867

ParkingN/A

Coming Soon

Magic Island

Dive Type: Shore Dive

Dive DifficultyEasy

SnorkelingEasy

Average Depth: 20 - 35 Feet

Coordinates21.281044, -157.847335

ParkingEasy

Coming Soon

Turtle Cleaning Station

Dive Type: Boat / Kayak Dive

Difficulty: Easy

SnorkelingEasy

Average Depth: 30 - 35 Feet

Coordinates21.272217, -157.724333

ParkingEasy

Coming Soon

Koko Craters

Dive Type: Boat / Kayak Dive

Dive DifficultyEasy

SnorkelingEasy

Average Depth: 30 - 35 Feet

Coordinates21.268667, -157.720333

ParkingEasy

Coming Soon

The YO-257

Dive Type: Wreck Dive (Boat/DPV access)

Difficulty: Advanced 

SnorkelingNot Recommended 

Average Depth: 70 - 100 Feet

Coordinates21.261067, -157.837583

ParkingN/A

Coming Soon

Ewa Pinnacles

Dive Type: Boat / DPV Dive 

Difficulty: Intermediate / Advanced 

SnorkelingNot Recommended 

Average Depth: 60 - 80 Feet

Coordinates21.287667, -158.002500

ParkingN/A

Coming Soon