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Address: 53-014 Makao Rd, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number: +1 808-462-8290
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Friendly, relaxed diving

We had 4 dives with Devin, 2 shore and 2 boat. He was a knowledgeable and friendly guy who made the experience more fun than other organisations we have dived with. Whilst he was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had 4 dives with Devin, 2 shore and 2 boat. He was a knowledgeable and friendly guy who made the experience more fun than other organisations we have dived with. Whilst he was safety conscious he did not constrict our diving by insisting that we stuck rigidly to the "follow the leader" school of diving; we were all experienced,... More 

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DTErick, Owner at Banzai Divers Hawaii, responded to this review

Hey mahalo for that guys. It's always a treat to share my passion for Hawaiian diving with other experienced divers. I hope to see you back someday! More 

Maplewood, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I had the greatest time diving with Devin. My first day we went to the west coast and dove from a boat, Devin hauled all my gear on/off the boat and set it up for me, I felt very pampered. Day 1 I was was one-on-one and experienced my longest dive yet at 77 minutes. The lave... More 

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DTErick, Owner at Banzai Divers Hawaii, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming out with me! I seriously had an awesome time with you guys! My wife and daughter are still talking about how much they enjoyed taking Theo to the beach! Hope to dive together again! More 

Cupertino, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Devin was informative, personable and created a dive experience for my two sons and I that surpassed our highest expectations. From several alternatives that Devin gave us, we selected a boat dive offshore from Honolulu. Our time at Turtle Canyons and Kewalo Pipe is something we will cherish for many years. While it is easy to focus on the quality... More 

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We dove the wreck of the YO-257 and Turtle Cove (or Canyon, something like that) and had 2 really good dives with Devin. He gave us a good dive briefing before entering the water, was able to point out some of the local wildlife and generally took great care of us. He also took a few really good pictures of... More 

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DTErick, Owner at Banzai Divers Hawaii, responded to this review

I really appreciate the positive feedback friends! We were blessed with stellar conditions and its was great diving with other passionate divers! I hope to do it again sometime. Aloha! More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My girlfriend and I were told about this company during our stay on the North Shore so we hit them up. We ended up doing 4 dives with the legend Devin. He was very professional but also really easy going at the same time. The best part of it is the exclusivity of the Dives as Devin an the crew... More 

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DTErick, Owner at Banzai Divers Hawaii, responded to this review

Thanks so much I appreciate that! It really was a pleasure diving with you guys, especially the shipwreck! I hope to see you back sometime. Mahalo! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My son and I dove the Sea Tiger today. Devin was great. He knows what he's doing and has the perfect mixture of giving us freedom underwater yet keeping an eye on us. Highly recommend.

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DTErick, Owner at Banzai Divers Hawaii, responded to this review

Thanks so much for that. It was awesome diving with you guys. Those sharks were amazing! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had a dive with Mike. He made my husband and I take our snorkels off our mask, and then stole it from us! Never saw my snorkel again. We had a horrible dive! He only took us close to shore and we paid $200. He was very rude the whole time. This business is not trust worthy. They like... More 

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Deep E, Manager at Banzai Divers Hawaii, responded to this review

Aloha Adventuristtraveler, That sounds terrible! However, I believe you are mistaken. There has never been a Mike here. Our staff would never ask you to remove a snorkel, and we certainly wouldn't keep it. We have dozens already. I imagine you are thinking of another company. More 

Newport Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Dove twice with Deep Ecology on the North Shore (Sharks Cove). Both Nick and Devon did a great job. Quickly assessed the group dynamic and capabilities, and then tailored a dive that. Made sure the kids were being challenged but not put into any danger, mom and I weren't nervous at all. Nick was patient with my daughter when she... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great dive but disappointed that we didn't get to actually dive on the North Shore due to runoff from hurricane Essel. Devon was excellent, very low key but safety minded. We especially liked the emphasis on being environmentally conscious and protecting the dive site for future use.

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DeepEcology, Manager at Banzai Divers Hawaii, responded to this review

Thanks for that! I had a great time diving with you. I too was a little bummed we weren't able to get into the North Shore. Well just have to try again next time! More 

Kensington, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Deep Ecology on the North Shore was awesome! We stayed on the North Shore, so I wanted a scuba company close by. There are some North Shore sites where only Deep Ecology goes. The boat is small, with Devon, our dive guide, and four divers. It’s a nice, small size that meant we could all stick together. I went on... More 

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DeepEcology, Manager at Banzai Divers Hawaii, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! That was a great day we had out there. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to next time! More 

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