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“A tremendous amount of fun!”

Island WaterSports Hawaii
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Oahu Submarine Scooter Adventure
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We invite you to join us on a spectacular underwater journey through the crystal clear waters and colorful reefs of Hawaii on a submersible scooter. Your Maunalua Bay journey begins when you board our 50-foot power catamaran boat for a scenic cruise to a crystal clear dive site, and who knows you may even see the stars of Hawaii Five-O filming on the beach. Let our friendly, professional staff at Island Water Sports Hawaii take you on a truly unique, underwater adventure aboard one of our submersible eco-scooters in Maunalua Bay, Oahu. Our underwater scooters will allow you to view the marvels of the sea while effortlessly riding your very own self-propelled, eco-friendly electric scooter. No diving or scuba experience necessary. The tour also features snorkeling, swimming, shade areas and a spacious sun deck so you can relax and soak up the spectacular Hawaiian sun. We also offer Surfing and Stand-up Paddle Board Lessons, Fishing, and Custom Tours. So what are you waiting for, reservations are limited so book today!
Naperville, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A tremendous amount of fun!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We just finished this trip like a couple of hours ago. It was so exciting that I immediately feel like writing a 5-star review. What an awesome experience! The team of divers/ tour guides/ captain is superb! Everyone is very professional, friendly and polite. We did the submersible scooter trip. Hawaii is the only place in the US where you can get this experience (and I think there are only two companies who run these tours).

It's a must do! We saw 3 sea turtles up close. And there lots of fish swimming around us. There is a little sack of fish food attached to your scooter so fish will come flocking onto you. Very cool!

They take great professional quality underwater photos of your trip using a DSLR camera. None of that bad quality point-and-shoot photos that you get from other tours.

Visited November 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun trip”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

My partner and I went on this trip and it was great! The only hassle was getting from our hotel in Waikiki to the boat. We caught a cab which cost about $50 USD from Waikiki to the harbour each way. I like it when tours pick you up. The company seemed to have picked up Japanese tourists from their hotels, maybe they had group bookings and the language barrier might have made it harder for them to find the boat and the office. We had a really great time and the underwater sub scooters were awesome. The photos they took of us underwater are fab! Would definitely recommend.

Visited October 2013
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Yes, it's every bit as fun as it looks in the pictures! I came face-to-face with a sea turtle and the fish just swarm around you. Of course, that's because you're feeding them--and I don't know how ecologically sound that is or what exactly we were feeding them. But this was one of the major highlights of our trip and I HIGHLY recommend it. We did a Groupon deal, but it would be well worth full price. We were in the water for a good long while.

I was a bit concerned that I would be claustrophobic, but not a problem at all. I'm not much of a swimmer, but it was very easy getting in and out of the scooter and you could breathe really comfortably in the helmet--a lot more so than with snorkeling since you're not having to breathe through a mouthpiece.

Our guides were wonderful, but unfortunately I don't recall their names. We took the morning trip on Nov 2nd and one of the guides had a very interesting tattoo that was supposed to be a face, but kind of looked like a fish. Hopefully management can figure out who they were as I do want to commend them.

Visited November 2013
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Hesperus, Colorado, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Awesome underwater adventure!”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

The highlight of our trip was to ride the underwater scooters that Island Water Sports has. We were able to watch a sea turtle swim around us as well as see all kinds of colorful fish that came up to feed from the nets on the scooter. Additionally, we were able to see a puffer starfish and octopus up close and personal. The warm crystal clear waters of Mamala Bay were a delight to play in. The divers who accompanied us were attentive and took fabulous photos. Will definitely want to do this again!!

Visited October 2013
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Arroyo Grande
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“Island Water Sports Submarine Scooters”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

If you don't want to swim with the fishes, try a submarine scooter. This is one of the most fun activities we did on a recent trip to Oahu. The staff was great. They take you to their local cove on a nice power boat. You receive a thorough briefing. Then, you are able to power one of these personal underwater watercraft over a dormant crater where sea turtles and many varieties of fish swim around you.

One of the staff takes photos and videos of your adventure. You are underwater for at least 20-25 minutes. Your head and shoulders are in the helmet which is filled with air from a scuba tank mounted on the water craft. It is really an ingenious design.

Children have to be a certain height and age. The scooters are one-size fits all. We are almost 70 years old, so we passed the height and age.

When we return to Oahu, we will do this again for sure. Don't forget to buy the photos and video for a souvenir.

Visited September 2013
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