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“Best Scuba Dive outfit in Oahu!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rainbow Scuba Hawaii

Rainbow Scuba Hawaii
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Owner description: Honolulu's scuba diving price leader featuring quality boat diving charters for beginner first time scuba divers or advanced divers! PADI Scuba certification instruction. Experience Hawaii shipwrecks and turtle reefs 7 days a week aboard our catamaran. 100% safety record, Waikiki beach hotel pick up, and Free underwater photos!
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san diego
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“Best Scuba Dive outfit in Oahu!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2009

Ken at Rainbow Scuba has by far the best deal for scuba diving in Oahu and all of Hawaii for that matter. Unbelievable rates - $85 including all gear for a 2 tank boat dive. He is courteous, professional, makes you feel comfortable from the get go.

He picked me up at my hotel in Waikiki right on time, and we had a fast efficient outing, 4 hours round trip (7 am - 11 am). We had a nice catamaran boat and Ken set everything up, a very smooth operation. We went to the Sea Tiger shipwreck, about 90 feet down and it was fantastic. Ken took a bunch of pictures and one of the best features of his shop (besides the AMAZING price) is he generously posts all the photos on www.rainbowscuba.com using the flicker server. And he keeps them there long enough for anyone to finish their vacation and go home and download later on. All for free.

I left my sunglasses behind by accident and Ken called everyone to find out who they belonged to and even offered to drive over at night to my hotel to drop it off. Its this type of top notch service that is unparalleled anywhere else. Honestly, it was one of the best dive experiences I've ever had. Ken also took us through the shipwreck safely and made me feel comfortable about it.

I went to Maui after Oahu and paid $172 for a 2 tank boat dive including gear from Lahaina Divers. And then they wanted $60 for a ridiculous CD of the pictures. It was a complete ripoff. Yes, they had a nice boat and we went to Lanai island (amazing dive also), but the price was more than double and no photos.

Rainbow Scuba on Oahu is simply the best dive shop and has BY FAR the best prices around. I don't know why all vacationers don't go to his shop. Maybe they don't know, but should, so spread the word!!

-Andy from San Diego

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“Excellent diving in Oahu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2009

We just finished a day of diving with Ken at Rainbow Scuba and must tell everyone the experience was fantastic. I am a seasoned diver and Alex is new to Scuba. Ken is an excellent host and guide and if you have any hesitation about diving in Oahu (I was a Cayman resident), no worry...incredible sealife and great visibility even on a cloudy windy day.
i was really surprised how great the day was and thanks to Ken for providing safe, fun, memorable scuba memories...We WILL be back to see you next year Ken! thanks again
Robert and Alex
Calgary Canada

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cflowin
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“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2009

Ken is absolutely the best scuba instructor for first timers. He tells you everything you need to know and takes things at your pace. He oozes happiness which makes you happy too! As a first time scuba diver I was definitely nervous before even stepping on the boat. Ken tells you only 2 rules that you have to follow in order to have a fun and safe time scuba diving and honestly that's all you need to know. He cuts out all the other BS and guides you as you go. He'll answer any/all questions for you always with a smile. Ken makes Rainbow Scuba the best in Hawaii hands down.

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Cali
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“Great diving, great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2008

I did my padi certification with Ken and did a ship wreck and reef dive with him afterwards. He is VERY knowledgeable and a very easy going and fun guy. He will help you feel right at home in the water and is a great instructor. His gear is in great condition and you can tell he takes care of it well. After the certification, he offers you a discount if you go on another dive with him which is already at a great price so i couldn't refuse. The price you pay gets you ALL the gear you need including wet suit if you want which is in great condition (mine was brand new) AND it gets you underwater photos as well. Ken is with you the whole way and takes some amazing pictures. All in all this was my best experience in hawaii and when i go back to hawaii i will go to ken and rainbow scuba for all my dives!

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New York
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“Fun Diving in Hawaii”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2008

We just had an awesome experience diving in Hawaii. This was our last stop on our trip around the world and Ken from Rainbow Scuba really put a great end to our long journey. He picked us up right in front of our hotel and we went right down to the boat. All the gear was provided and was very well maintained. We went to a shipwreck, the SeaTiger, which was amazing. He was very thorough on the briefing and kept a very watchful and helpful eye on my boyfriend and I while we submerged to 100 feet. Our reef dive was also amazing. We felt extremely safe during both dives, which is very important to us. The visibility wasn't that good, but Ken made up for it with 2 octopus to play with and tons of great fish to see. He even took pictures of us on both dives and we get copies for free!! I would definitley recommend Rainbow Scuba to anyone who wants to have a great time diving in Hawaii... beware though, Ken makes some pretty funny jokes!!

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