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Turtle Canyon - Oahu HI

Turtle Canyon is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Oahu, HI. This dive site has an average rating of 3.90 out of 5 from 29 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 36-40ft/11-12m. The average visibility is 36-40ft/11-12m.

This dive site is located in Maunalua Bay and is one of the best sites to see turtles. You can expect to see several large turtles on a single dive. They often rest on the bottom or on the lava ledges that extend over the sand. The turtles are used to divers and photographers can get close and take all the pictures they way. The lava ridges contain numerous pukas, overhangs, and ledges that also host a variety of critters and are worth exploring with a dive light.

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bennyO - 2/11/2024 12:53 AM
I went scuba diving here on 11/3/2009. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Stayed w dive buddy who veered away from guide 90• off azimuth. Resulted in 100+m surface swim and an angry entry into dive log.
bennyO - 2/11/2024 12:43 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/28/2009.
OW Dive 3
Visibility got green towards the end
Surface swim w/ compass
Underwater Compass Navigation
bennyO - 2/11/2024 12:40 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/27/2009. Water temp: Over 85°F/29°C.
OW Dive 2
16lbs too much for this setup
Dive Flexible Skills Trained:
Regulator Exchange
Smithsgold - 3/16/2023 1:38 PM
I went scuba diving here on 3/4/2023. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Turtle Dive with Island Divers Hawaii
VladMTL - 7/04/2016 7:20 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/24/2016. Average viz: 91-100ft/28-30m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
VladMTL - 7/04/2016 7:14 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/23/2016. Average viz: 91-100ft/28-30m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Winterone - 11/30/2015 6:11 PM
Rating Added: 5
Did this at night wonderful spot for eels and shrimp and critters that prefer the night life
CaptTCS - 4/16/2015 5:30 PM
Rating Added: 4
Nice dive. Saw a Blowfish (un-blown) the size of my head!
devildoc82 - 11/16/2014 6:06 PM
I went scuba diving here on 11/16/2014. Average viz: 31-35ft/9-11m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Lots of Honu today, even a 5’ white tip decided to come hang out.
devildoc82 - 6/10/2014 7:08 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/10/2014. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Excellent dive to see some huge sea turtles.
McSushi - 5/12/2013 10:11 PM
Rating Added: 4
One of my favorite shallow dives. Turtles hang out here to get cleaned. They are very used to divers being present, so being able to hang out and observe is easy to do.
KANEDIVE - 3/21/2013 10:57 AM
Rating Added: 4
Great Dive when current and visibility are favorable