Marine Research

Pacific Marine Services has worked with various Marine Research companies.  Our extensive knowledge of the ocean and topography is crucial in assisting with research locations. 

Past clients of Captain Jeff Olson include The University of Hawaii, Sea Engineering, Inc., Marine Research Consultants, Inc., plus many more.  Contact us in assisting with coordinating your research projects.

Salvage Services

Protecting the coastal environment from spillage of oil or other contaminants is a high priorty.
Pacific Marine Services is here to help in the process of recovering a ship and its cargo in the event of a shipwreck or any other maritime casualty.

Working in conjunction with Pacific Greene Environmental, Inc., we will find the best solution for your project with our licensed and OSHA HAZWOPER certified crew for Hazmat cleanup.


Marine Coordination

Our Marine Coordination Services ensure efficient movement of personnel and utilization of vessels on your project.

Whether you have a project using 1 vessel and 1 location, or multiple vessels and locations, we are here to help.


Scouting & Film Services


Our many years of intensive experiences on Kauai means that we can seek out the perfect location for your shooting needs. We will not only help you locate the perfect environment but will also provide accurate tide charts, local knowledge of marine weather patterns, and we will advise you of the appropriate permits needed for the scenes being filmed.

We are fully familiar with scenic and accessible locations in the region that are popular with film productions. We also have wide expertise with locations that are not so easy to access, but have equally beautiful scenery. We can provide production planners with photos of various locations that may be suitable for a specific shoot. We also have crew members able to scout any location, no matter the distance or difficulty.

Marine Fleet

Our full fleet is available to your crew. Whether it be coordinating multiple vessels on the ocean, or taking small crews up the rivers to various locations, we are here to assist you with your specific needs for your project.

Safety Boats, Action Boats and Props

Action Boats
Beach Boats
Police Boats  
Skiffs and Gigs
Sailing Yacht
Dinghy Sailing
Motor Yacht
Fishing Boat
Jet Ski

assorted marine props

Props available for hire:

Kite surfing gear
Windsurfing gear
Stand Up Paddle gear
Fishing gear
Scuba Diving gear

     (Wet Suits, Tanks, Masks and Fins, Weights)


Wedding Ceremonies

Professing your vows on the Pacific Ocean.  How Romantic.

We can make your dreams a reality!

Sea Burials

Your loved one loved the sea.  We can help.





EPA Requirements For Scattering Ashes at Sea

Disposal location and measures of cremated remains

Cremated remains shall be buried in or on ocean waters without regard to the depth limitations specified for non-cremated remains in the above paragraph provided that such burial takes place at least three nautical miles from land.

Decomposable flowers and wreaths

Flowers and wreaths consisting of materials that are readily decomposable in the marine environment may be placed at the burial site.

Notice to EPA within 30 days

 All burials conducted shall be reported within 30 days to the EPA Region in writing. The following information should be included and mailed or faxed to the Region 4 contact at the bottom of this page. You can copy the information below or complete and print the Region 4 burial at sea form (PDF) (1 p, 228K, About PDF).




Cremated (  )Non-Cremated (  )




 Distance from shore:
(minimum of 3 nautical miles)

 Depth of water:  







 Did the remains appear to rapidly sink to the ocean floor?
Yes (  )      No (  )





Region 9:

California, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas and Trust Territories

Allan Ota (
Burial At Sea Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 972-3476


Marine Life Tagging

The variety of marine life species around the Hawaiian Islands is extraordinary. 

If you are a Scientist or Researcher that needs to track and tag marine wildlife, we are here to assist with your project.

Private Hire

We are available for private hire.  Contact us to set it up!