WELCOME TO TRIDENT ADVENTURES

This Website is currently under construction. It will be fully operational on 14 Dec 2018.


Dive & Snorkel in
Ko Olina, Oahu Hawaii

Slip beneath the vibrant waters of the Pacific to explore world-renowned reefs and wildlife off the coast of Ko Olina. 
Fun Fact: We’re owned and operated by veteran Navy SEALs, which means you’ll not only swim around vibrant reefs
and abundant ocean life, you’ll do it all with one of the safest guides you could ever have watching your back.

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“Diving with US Navy SEALs is to dive with the absolute best of the best. The attention to detail these guys have in every aspect of the experience for every person they take out, is unmatched in the industry.”

- Alex O’Loughlin, star of Hawaii 5-0

 

What We Do

 

Picture this: You're swimming in crystal clear waters above vibrant reefs and abundant ocean life—maybe next to a spinner dolphin, turtle, or humpback whale. Maybe you'll scuba dive, maybe you'll snorkel. Either way, you'll be discovering the incredible world beneath the waves, and we’ll be here to guide you with every kick and paddle along the way.

 

Scuba Diving Excursions

Join us as we explore many local West Side Oahu dive sites. Trident Adventures dive charters are catered for SCUBA divers of all skill levels. Come see why the Waianae West Coast is regarded as the best diving on Oahu, and in Hawaii. No Dive experience? No problem! Sign up for Discover Scuba Diver, and dive without any certification with a seasoned instructor. 

Freediver and Snorkel Excursions

Join us in the morning or afternoon to search for sea turtles and spinner dolphins as we cruise down the beautiful Waianae coastline. Occasionally we’ll find larger, rare marine life and during whale season, we often see humpback whales. Trident Adventures offers a unique option of becoming a PADI certified Freediver, a worldwide recognized certification!

Dive Shop and Club

Do you live on Oahu or in Ko Olina and want to dive more affordably? Interested in meeting new friends and dive buddies? Want to take advantage of the island’s best discounts on gear? Need your tanks filled on a regular basis? Then join the Ko Olina Dive Club (KDC). 


 

Meet Your Guides

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Stephen Kaplan - Owner/PADI Instructor

Steve is a recently retired Navy SEAL and all around ocean lover. He spent the last four years as the lead diving instructor for the SEAL Team based here in Hawaii. As a veteran of many foreign wars, Steve’s unique prospect, value for life, and wonder for the aquatic world is unavoidably contagious. Out of all the extreme venues life has to offer, from skydiving to gun shooting, mountaineering, explosives, combatives, etc.., there is nothing that matches the dichotomy of excitement balanced with serenity that diving has to offer. There’s something to be said about the peace of mind knowing Steve brings the safest, and yet the most trilling underwater experience to Trident Adventures like none other. Steve has a way of making you feel like the underwater world if your personal playground, as all life’s worries wash away.

James Beck - Owner/PADI Instructor

Jim is a recently retired Navy SEAL with over 30 years of experience working in every type of underwater environment this planet has to offer.  He has been dive qualified since 1990 with over 5000 dives. He holds military and civilian instructor/supervisor certifications in Open Circuit, Closed Circuit and Semi-Closed Circuit diving, Submersibles, and much much more. He served as director for a Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Schoolhouse, focusing on Advanced Military Diving, and now spearheads all the PADI certifications with Trident Adventures.  Diving with Jim and learning from him is nothing short of legendary. His greatest passion is teaching brand new divers, especially those that are initially afraid of diving. There’s a calmness and sense of security that Jim brings to the table that makes you feel like you can conquer the world.

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Interested in SCUBA Certification?

Famed explorer Jacques Cousteau once said, "The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish." Learning to scuba dive opens up an entirely new world, and there’s no one better to train with than us. Our relationship with the ocean as former Frogmen is completely unparalleled, and you can rest assured that getting your certification with us is both safe and fun.

 
 
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“My first experiences scuba diving were with Steve and Jimmy. Never done it before, zero experience. All fear disappeared knowing I was diving with two decorated Navy SEALs. The attention to detail in terms of checking gear and making sure that we were moving at a pace I was comfortable with made an individual like me with no experience feel super safe!

Never at any moment did I feel danger, and because of that amazing experience, I’m now addicted to scuba diving and can’t get enough of it!”

- Beulah Koele, star of Hawaii 5-0

 
 

Reserve Your Adventure

Whether you are an experienced certified diver, considering getting your certification, or just want to snorkel and see Hawaii's amazing reefs, turtles, and marine life—your adventure awaits!  Click on the link below to learn more! 

 
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Dive Shop

Opening in December, 2018—Ko Olina Dive by Trident Adventures is home to all of your diving, snorkeling, and boating needs.  Located on the second story of the Ko Olina Marina, we offer guest parking and state of the art dive training facilities, as well as equipment to help you get started diving! 

 
 
 

Snorkeling

Join us in the morning or afternoon as we search for Hawaiian Spinner dolphins and turtles while cruising down the beautiful Waianae coastline, on Oahu's West Coast. Occasionally, we’ll find larger, more rare marine life offshore and during whale season, we often see Humpback whales along the West Coast.

 
 
 

 Dive Club

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