HDA Company History
Hawaiian Diving Adventures
Hawaiian Diving Adventures was founded in 2012. Our company started as two guys with a dive boat, mostly running charter boat seats for independent instructors. Over the years, it has evolved to the best scuba operation for you to dive Oahu. Hawaiian Diving Adventures has the best safety record in Hawaii, and specializes in smaller groups, excellent classes, and fun, un-crowded charters.
In 2014, we partnered with American Cylinder and
Safety to open up our dive shop and warehouse. We now had an official
Hawaiian Diving Adventures headquarters location. American Cylinder filled
and serviced all of our tanks and now we had a place to store our rental
We continued to take people diving, offered direct bookings, and somewhere along the way became the recommended dive shop in Oahu Revealed, the premiere tourist guidebook for Oahu. We had no idea we were being evaluated, as Oahu Revealed is very secretive about their evaluation processes, and we are really proud of this special honor.
In 2015, we bought American Cylinder and Safety, their compressors, and all of their equipment and tanks. With the Bauer compressor and Nitrox system, we started filling dive tanks for a number of other dive companies on Oahu. We also started providing additional services of inspecting dive cylinders and hydrostatic testing.
Thanks to our expansion, 2016 was a major turning point for us. Our dive business really took off and we were able to make many improvements to our dive shop and build up our staff to better streamline our processes and improve our dive trips.
In 2017, our dive boat was dry-docked for routine maintenance and semi-annual Coast Guard inspection, along with several extensive upgrades to comfort and ease of use for diving.
The boat was dry-docked again in 2019 for maintenance and another successful Coast Guard inspection. We also put a new paint job on the hull, and gave the Kilikina all new hull identification numbers and stickers.
For the last few years, Hawaiian Diving Adventures has been flourishing. We have hired new staff for the commercial dive tank fill and delivery service, and also added several new divemasters and dive instructors. Several of our instructors have been with us for years now, the boat is in great shape, and we have more customers than ever. Things are going great here on Oahu and we continue to improve and expand our operations.
We are looking forward to another great year on the ocean and hope to dive with you soon.
What a crazy year for all of us. Due to rules set down by the City and County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii, we basically sat idle for six months. This gave us time to revise our courses and develop several professional tracks. Luckily, no one at HDA was directly impacted by covid-19 but we all friends who were and our hearts go out to the families of those who were lost.
We made it through Covid-19. Fortunately, we were not directly affected by the virus. All of the crew at HDA are now vaccinated and we are moving forward. Kilikina underwent a massive refit project. She was fitted with new engines and had the jets rebuilt. She is a whole new boat at this point. We continue to build our training programs and have introduced new leadership and instructor courses.