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Aaron's Dive Shop

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Kailua, HI, USA
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About Aaron's Dive Shop
Aaron's Dive Shop is the oldest dive shop in Hawaii! We are proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary in beautiful Kailua, Oahu. As a PADI 5-Star IDC (Instructor Development Center), we offer scuba diving boat charters EVERY DAY for all skill levels - including no experience. Looking to learn to scuba dive or get a new certification? Aaron's offers classes(from beginning to professional level) around YOUR schedule! With a full service dive shop, we have gear for snorkeling, freediving, scuba diving, spearfishing and swimming; as well as offering servicing for scuba gear.
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Tom Z wrote a review Jun 2022
Ironton, Ohio18 contributions2 helpful votes
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We had a great time with the crew from Aaron’s Dive Shop. We were here for a family vacation while visiting our son. Very courteous and helpful. The dive boat was smaller than what we have experienced but they were so fantastic to help. Our gear was prepared for us individually in bags and was included in the cost of the charter- again not something we are used to from our other dive experiences. The crew members were ready to help and change gear for us in between dives. We always had someone with us during the dives and they always did a great pre dive briefing. Hot towels and pineapple at the end of the dives.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Warren M, Owner at Aaron's Dive Shop
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo for your review, Tom! Our goal is that you get to focus entirely on your dive and the beautiful sea creatures around you. We take care of everything else :) Hope to see you on the boat again, aloha!
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Whitney wrote a review Jun 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia11 contributions1 helpful vote
Was referred to Aaron’s by Max when doing Try Scuba. I had my certification but realized that wrecks and many reefs were deeper than my basic certification would allow, so I signed up for the Advance Open Water course and it has been great! It comes with the online training, all the gear and 3 days of boat dives (2 a day). Stephan was the dive master on both and he is knowledgeable and very helpful. On the first dive he was assisted by Amy who was also great. Last night was with Will. Garrett was the driver last night and I really appreciated his help with gear while I was suffering from motion sickness. Despite that I still had a great time and felt really taken care of. I do think the night dive would be better if we left at 6pm instead of 5, so there isn’t an hour of waiting on a rocking boat between the dives, but otherwise, no issues! Looking forward to my final day and having the flexibility to do many more dives in the future!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Warren M, Owner at Aaron's Dive Shop
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mahalo for your review, Whitney! And congratulations on your Advanced Open Water Certificate! Night diving and wreck diving are some of the most exciting scuba diving around. Hope to see you on the boat as you explore all that Oahu has to offer, aloha!
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mrtroske wrote a review May 2022
Eden Prairie, Minnesota23 contributions1 helpful vote
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Always amazing dives with Aaron’s Dive Shop! Very happy with my decision to become club member. Their dive masters, Max, Addison, Maddie/Madi, Kitty are all excellent. Captain Steve (Honey Ann) and Maddie (Ruckus) are great dive boat captains! Beautiful dives at Sea Tiger, Horseshoe, ParadiseAngler’s, the Corsair wreck, Keanu Reef, Spitting Caves/Sea Cave, Koko Crater, Turtles, Pinnacles & Navy Tug…always awesome dives. So many eels, turtles, sharks, rays, sea caves, wrecks… Highly recommend Aaron’s if you love diving!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Warren M, Owner at Aaron's Dive Shop
Responded 4 weeks ago
Mahalo for your review! Becoming a club member is the best way to get to know our staff, dive a variety of dive sites and encounter SO many sea creatures. Mahalo for being a part of our diving ohana:) Looking forward to continuing to dive with you, aloha!
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Kristen B wrote a review May 2022
Columbus, Ohio2 contributions
We went out for a two-tank reef dive at Maunalua Bay with Aaron's during our time in Oahu. These were my first dives after certification, and I would call them perfect for beginners and people easing back into diving after a long hiatus. The dives are relatively shallow (max depth of about 40 feet) with tons of beautiful landscape and ocean life to see. The crew set a tone of fun and safety, putting newbies at ease, and our divemaster was an outstanding underwater communicator and guide. We felt safe and secure throughout our experience. I loved that we went out with a small group of just four divers. We got lucky and had great visibility, calm waters and lots of turtle and creature encounters on our dives. Fresh-cut pineapple after our final dive was a sweet, memorable reward. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Warren M, Owner at Aaron's Dive Shop
Responded 4 weeks ago
Mahalo for your review, Kristen! We appreciate your thorough review :) The little touches are what set us apart and make us proud the be the oldest dive shop on the island. Come back and sea us, aloha!
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briankmak wrote a review May 2022
Kelowna, Canada1 contribution
the crew was awesome, it had been a while since my last dive but they made it an ease to get back into it. excellent dives with lots to see, and pineapple treat afterwards, and hot lavender towels! if yah know yah know.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Warren M, Owner at Aaron's Dive Shop
Responded May 27, 2022
Mahalo for your review! With multiple dives available everyday, we can always find the right boat charter for every level of diver. Luckily, the hot towels, pineapples and great views are on all charters;) Hope to sea you on the boat soon, aloha!
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