About the Academy
Who We Are.
International Diving Academy is a product of over 20 years of training and dive exploration worldwide. Founded by Darren Fox, International Diving Academy represents excellence in all aspects of diver training and experience. We hold our company to the highest standards in the industry, and believe strongly that scuba diving is about people. Our professional staff help unlock every diver’s potential and offer a safe environment in which to explore and expand their horizons.
In addition to being a PADI Dive Center, Ocean Legends is one of the only technical Rebreather diving training facilities in the state of Hawaii and has earned the distinction of becoming an IANTD Technical and Rebreather Platinum Training Facility. The academy is also the only VA approved technical instructor training facility in the Pacific.
We believe that diving is not only about what the underwater world can offer you. Every diver has the opportunity to advocate for our marine environment. We encourage our staff and our clients to be aware of their impact, hone their skills to minimize their "finprint" and help leave a legacy of environmental stewardship and responsible exploration. We take pride in our motto and it informs us in all that we do:
Successful Class graduation day!
“We are committed to giving students 100%!”
The “Extra” Makes Us Unique.
At International Diving Academy, we are dedicated to providing more than just good, in-depth diver training. We provide the most extraordinary diving experiences possible on the islands of Hawaii. From education to exploration we integrate all of our programs with impeccable customer service and a sound understanding of ocean conservation. Find your “true spirit” while bonding with the ocean and its wonders… we’ll guide the way.