Trident Adventures Helicopter Jump

by Mariam Beard • Last Updated: May 2022

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My Helicopter Jump Experience

Waikiki, Hawaii. Helicopter tour – adventure. Nothing but adrenaline. It was the moment of truth. After weeks of anticipation, I was finally hovering above the boat, ready to jump out of a helicopter. I was filled with a mix of excitement and nerves, but I knew I had to take the plunge. I took a deep breath and jumped, and it was hands down the coolest thing I have ever done.

But the adventure didn’t end there. After the jump, I was ready to take on the next challenge: scuba diving. I had done a few dives before, but I was still a bit nervous. I was fitted with my gear and ready to get in the water, but I quickly started to panic. I was only 10 feet from the surface, but I was hyperventilating and feeling claustrophobic. I knew I had to take a moment to collect myself before going any further.

Luckily, I had a Dive Master, Laurel, who was encouraging and understanding. He suggested that we stay at the surface and just think of it as power snorkeling. I was still a bit nervous, but I was able to take the plunge and get back in the water. It was incredible! There were fish, turtles, and everyone was waving. I was so glad that I went in the water the second time.

If you’re traveling with different people who want to do different things, you can still go together. The person who is doing the heli jump would go to the heliport, and the person who is not would head straight to the boat. You can also snorkel if you don’t want to scuba dive.

Overall, I had an incredible experience with Trident Adventures. From the heli jump to the scuba dive, I had the most adrenaline I have ever felt. I felt safe and in the know the entire time. If you’re looking for an adventure of a lifetime, I highly recommend Trident Adventures.

What to Pack

I also recommend bringing a dry bag. I brought my 25 liter dry bag, which kept all my gear safe and dry. I also packed a towel, dry clothes, sunscreen, and lotion for my face.

  • 25 liter dry bag
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Lotion for face
  • Hat
  • GoPro
  • Extra batteries
  • Mic
  • Other accessories


The number one thing that I would highly recommend that you bring is some sort of waterproof bag. People are getting on and off the boat, they’re wet, and water is dripping from them. If you have something valuable that you don’t want to get wet, such as any camera gear or cell phones, it is an excellent idea to get a waterproof bag.

My favorite waterproof bag is a 25 liter in mint green. It’s padded, has clips to make it comfortable, and it’s completely waterproof. It’s also big enough to fit a towel, cell phone, hat, and whatever else you need. It also has a clip section to clip on your sandals, flip-flops, or slippers, so they don’t get misplaced. There’s an outside zipper for you to put more things, but this is not waterproof. On the inside of the bag, there’s an inside pocket where you can put your wallet and cell phone.

Size: 25L, Color: mint green

What I Use:

My personal favorite for underwater is the GoPro Hero 10:

The (optional) underwater housing I use is also by GoPro:

When I’m doing underwater shots for snorkeling, I’ll use a red filter to grab more colors. Although the GoPro 10 is waterproof, I like using the underwater housing (with or without the red filters) to keep it clear of any saltwater. If you opt to use the GoPro brand red filter, you’ll have to use the underwater housing “shell” to attach it.


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Aloha! I'm Mariam.

I'm an Oahu resident sharing my adventures here in Hawaii to help take the guesswork out of planning your trip to Hawaii.

I've worked full-time as a concierge for a decade and have planned thousands of itineraries for travelers like you!


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