Surf N Sea

★★★★☆
  • 62-595 Kamehameha Hwy

    Haleiwa, HI 96712-1443

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  • 808-637-9887

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I use to live on Oahu back in the late 70's thru the early 80's.This shop was there then & still there now. What I found nice is that the ambiance is the same now as then. I went back in 2001, 2003, & just last week in 2008. The people are different but the same surfer laid back easy going "come on in and hang out for a while" attitude was still there. Very relaxing & I recommend coming to this shop for a true "North Shore" experience. Of course prices aren't cheap but then find anything in Hawaii that is...

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I use to live on Oahu back in the late 70's thru the early 80's.This shop was there then & still there now. What I found nice is that the ambiance is the same now as then. I went back in 2001, 2003, & just last week in 2008. The people are different but the same surfer laid back easy going "come on in and hang out for a while" attitude was still there. Very relaxing & I recommend coming to this shop for a true "North Shore" experience. Of course prices aren't cheap but then find anything in Hawaii that is...

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My girlfriend and I went to this place and loved it. We went on a few dives, one of which was a wreck dive and it was amazing and perfectly organized, we both felt safe and well taken care of the whole time.

The dive store is fully stocked and although we weren't planning to buy the amount of things that we did, there were so many good deals that we got a little too carried away.

The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the whole shop provides for a very chilled out and relaxed atmosphere, you almost feel like you could hang out there, we certainly spent a little time there after each dive.

Highly recommended to any divers who want to have a near as perfect diving experience as possible. I have been to many dive centers throughout the world and this one seems like the one that best meets my strict criteria of being relaxed and professional.

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I went to this place and loved it. We went on a few dives, one of which was a wreck dive and it was amazing and perfectly organized, we both felt safe and well taken care of the whole time.

The dive store is fully stocked and although we weren't planning to buy the amount of things that we did, there were so many good deals that we got a little too carried away.

The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the whole shop provides for a very chilled out and relaxed atmosphere, you almost feel like you could hang out there, we certainly spent a little time there after each dive.

Highly recommended to any divers who want to have a near as perfect diving experience as possible. I have been to many dive centers throughout the world and this one seems like the one that best meets my strict criteria of being relaxed and professional.

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Surf & Sea has become a well established one stop shop for any thing ocean adventure on the North Shore in Haleiwa Town. The down side is that the store has become so overly dependant on tourism, that prices are amazingly steep.

Diving for instance, every other major dive shop on island charges $3 to $4 a tank; with dive club rentals at $10 for unlimited air every month. Surf & Sea however, charges about $8.50 a tank. The mark up's dont end there. Reef brand sandles normaly pricing at arround $30.00 at almost any other store, is priced at $49.99 a pair.

The staff in the store is realy only knowlageable about swisuits and surfboards. When picking up a set of tanks at the store (out of convenience and poor planning), I soon discovered that they have untrained and uncertified staff handeling dive equipment. For those who may know a thing or two about diving this is a BIG faux-pa. We had to pick out our own tanks because the employee could not even identify the types of tanks on the rack. Also, they under fill the tanks so you are shorted time on your dive. All this leads to a potentialy hazardous and verry unpleasant experience.

The price markups, uderfilling tanks, and less than knowlageable staff has made the convenience of a once local small town shop a tourist trap. Only out to lighten your wallet a few dollars; your time and money is best spent else where and stopping in only to browse.

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★☆☆☆☆

Surf & Sea has become a well established one stop shop for any thing ocean adventure on the North Shore in Haleiwa Town. The down side is that the store has become so overly dependant on tourism, that prices are amazingly steep.

Diving for instance, every other major dive shop on island charges $3 to $4 a tank; with dive club rentals at $10 for unlimited air every month. Surf & Sea however, charges about $8.50 a tank. The mark up's dont end there. Reef brand sandles normaly pricing at arround $30.00 at almost any other store, is priced at $49.99 a pair.

The staff in the store is realy only knowlageable about swisuits and surfboards. When picking up a set of tanks at the store (out of convenience and poor planning), I soon discovered that they have untrained and uncertified staff handeling dive equipment. For those who may know a thing or two about diving this is a BIG faux-pa. We had to pick out our own tanks because the employee could not even identify the types of tanks on the rack. Also, they under fill the tanks so you are shorted time on your dive. All this leads to a potentialy hazardous and verry unpleasant experience.

The price markups, uderfilling tanks, and less than knowlageable staff has made the convenience of a once local small town shop a tourist trap. Only out to lighten your wallet a few dollars; your time and money is best spent else where and stopping in only to browse.

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This shop is an excellent place to buy anything related to ocean sports. They have a lot of items that are on clearance at any given time so you may find it an excellent deal. They specialize in scuba repair and selling surf boards.

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★★★★★

This shop is an excellent place to buy anything related to ocean sports. They have a lot of items that are on clearance at any given time so you may find it an excellent deal. They specialize in scuba repair and selling surf boards.

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Serving Haleiwa / North Shore, HI. Tours,Lessons,Sales & Rental for Surfing,Stand Up Paddle Boarding,Scuba Diving,Bodyboarding,Snorkeling

 

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