Meet The Crew
Pure Aloha Adventures is a locally owned, small business run by female entrepreneur Eva and her small staff of a few other awesome gals! Yes, that’s right! All ladies! Woohoo!
At Pure Aloha Adventures, we pride ourselves in keeping our tour groups small to provide a more intimate and personal experience as you explore Oahu. Our tour guides are experts when it comes to Hanauma Bay snorkeling, sailing, stand up paddling, and scuba diving and we take you off the beaten path to show you the Hawaii we know and love. From sharing info about Hawaii’s culture to giving out secrets only the locals know, like where to get some ono grindz or hidden gems to discover, we want you to leave feeling like you are a part of our ohana, not just a guest on a Honolulu snorkel or scuba tour!
Since 2014, we’ve been delighting our new friends and family members with exceptional Hawaiian adventures that capture our islands’ spirit of aloha and create enchanting memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. So, come on friends, find the perfect Oahu tour for your next tropical escape with Pure Aloha Adventures!
Eva has been in Hawaii since 2008 when she came for vacation and decided that Hawaii would be a wonderful place to make home. After her vacation, she went home, sold everything she owned, and was here just a couple months later. She had found her home and has never looked back. Back then she waited tables and went to school but she knew she wanted something more. She craved being in the ocean every day and as an avid scuba diver decided she wanted to become a dive instructor. You’ve all heard the saying “if you find something you love to do, you’ll never work a day in your life,” boy did that that ring true for her! She thrived in the ocean. Loved it, craved it, missed it when she wasn’t in it! But she also loved so many other things about Hawaii and in 2014 she decided diving wasn’t enough.
So, she started Pure Aloha Adventures! A small endeavor that would allow her to work doing ALL the things she loved to do in Hawaii. That’s what’s so awesome about PAA, it encompasses all of her favorite things, the ocean, the people, the culture, stand up paddle boarding, scuba, snorkeling, and even a little hiking thrown in every once in a while. Present day, you’ll find her teaching ALL the SUP lessons and also catch her on the snorkel tours we offer. Yes, she still works every day and loves every minute of it!
As many of her reviews state: Hollis Rocks! She’s a laid back mountain turned island girl who’s been in Hawaii since 2010. This gal LOVES the ocean. With a degree in marine biology and more fish knowledge than even Eva, she knows her stuff. You see a fish, she knows the name, fun facts, and probably even knows what it had for dinner last night! Kids love her and her calm demeanor calms even the most nervous of snorkelers! Hollis is also a dive master, was a lifeguard for many years, and besides the ocean, also LOVES hiking. She’s got some great advice for those of you who want to get off the beaten path and check out some awesome hikes out there. You might even get her to take you on one, who knows!
Brand new to team Pure Aloha Adventures is this spunky gal who just moved to Hawaii after living in Australia and studying scuba diving over there. We are stoked to have her as part of the crew and think she is going to be a perfect fit. If you find yourself on a tour with her, be sure ask what the name of every single fish you see is.
Seriously… every… single… fish! 😉 She’s working on learning the Hawaiian names of all of them. With over 450 different species at Hanauma Bay, it’s a tough endeavor. We wish you luck with that, girl! Margaret is also a dive instructor, so if you love snorkeling with her we can set you up to try a Discover Scuba Diving tour with her off our boat which allows you to dive with the oh so popular Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles – giant ones at that!