Going to the Extreme on O‘ahu
Even in Hawai‘i, where people come ostensibly to relax, there are ways to get the ol’ heart racing if you so choose. You can skim along the treetops on the North Shore or dive to the bottom of the ocean to explore shipwrecks near Waikīkī.
Break through your comfort zone at CLIMB Works Keana Farms
At CLIMB Works Keana Farms you’ll get to experience the best zipline course on O‘ahu. There are eight side-by-side zipline runs, designed so you can see the North Shore’s famous beaches, farms and lush mountains with the person of your choice right next to you.
The adventure starts with a 10-minute, two-mile ATV ride to the top of the mountain. “You’ll go by farms, through the jungle and up the mountainside,” says General Manager Jesse McVey, “seeing some of the best landscape Hawai‘i has to offer.
“Along the tour you’ll encounter rappels, sky bridges, scenic boardwalks, and a couple surprises,” he adds. “They make for some fun activities that challenge you in a safe and controlled way.”
Discover a beautiful underwater world with Dive Oahu
As the most isolated landmass in the world, Hawai‘i is also home to some of the most unique marine life. You can explore below the ocean’s surface with Dive Oahu, serving the dive community and visitor market for over 25 years.
Asked to name a favorite dive site, Owner Brian Benton says, “The Sea Tiger wreck is one of our favorites! It lies in about 127 feet of sand, with the main deck between 85 and 100 feet. The Sea Tiger sits perfectly upright and hosts an abundance of marine life with consistently excellent dive conditions.”
The Sea Tiger is home to Undulated, Yellow Margin and Dwarf Morays. There is a “resident” Java Moray, the largest of all morays! “Octopus love to hang out in the floorboards and White Tip Reef Sharks will sleep underneath or inside the wreck,” says Benton.
Dive Oahu will not only take you on safe diving adventures on their beautiful, new 46-foot boat “Anger Management,” they offer surf lessons, canoe rides and snorkel adventure. They also host a Friday evening fireworks cruise.
[A version of this article appears in print in the pages of This Week O‘ahu]
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