Dive with Turtles!
Maui has incredible reefs in shallow waters, allowing for longer dives.
Imagine walking into the water with your scuba gear on, you sit back, kick out a few feet then drop down into a massive reef system swimming with butterfly-fish, wrasse, boxfish, turtles, reef sharks, spotted-eagle rays and eels. Reef diving in Maui is very relaxing and focused on taking a slow dive to look deep into all the aspects of the reef and checking out lava tubes. Depending on your air consumption, most reef dives last around 30-45 minutes in water under 35 feet.
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Maui is home tropical conditions year-round. Dives start from the beach, allowing you a longer to you explore the wildlife filled reefs and lava tubes.
Below is answers to commonly asked questions about you diving in Maui.
Guided dives cost $89 per diver. The price includes all dive gear, tank rental and taxes.
Do I need to bring my certification card?
Yes, please bring your PADI Open Water Certification card, or your certification from another diving agency.
How long is the dive?
Guided dives last between 40-60 minutes. Overall, the entire time for your dive should take around 2 hours. This includes a few minutes for paperwork, 30-45 minutes to set-up gear and provide any refreshers if you haven't dove recently, and 40-60 minutes for the dive.
Afterwards, Chris will help you take your gear off, and you are welcome to ask Chris questions about diving or traveling through Maui.
What will you see during your dive?
During your dive you will see an array of Maui ocean life. When diving, you never know what you we see, but in Maui it's common to see a variety of fish, green sea turtles, eels, crabs, spotted eagle rays, octopus, dolphins and white-tip reef sharks.
Should I be worried about wildlife?
No. During the dive you will be swimming with fish and turtles. The rule is, look but don’t touch. The same goes for the coral or anything you see during the dive. As divers, we want to respect wildlife and not touch or kick anything during the dive.
What gear does Chris provide?
Chris will provide everything you need for your dive - including your BCD, regulator, mask, fins, wet-suit, weights, gauges and tanks. Chris uses new gear that is simple and easy to use, making your first dive a breeze.
If you have a prescription mask, please bring it along with you, or if you need a prescription mask, please contact Chris and he can suggest shops to visit to rent a mask.
If you have your own fins, wet-suit or other gear that makes you feel more comfortable while being in the water, feel free to bring them to your intro dive.
You must provide your own transportation to the dive site. If you don't have a rental car, you can use a taxi, or use Uber. Uber is awesome on Maui!
When will I know where we’re diving?
Chris will contact you a few days before your dive, and let you know what beach park will be the closest to you, and have the best diving that day. Depending on the weather, the dive site might be a few minutes from your lodging, or it might be 45-minutes away. If weather suddenly changes, Chris will contact you to discuss moving the dive to another beach park.
What beach parks?
What time do we dive?
The AM and early PM is the best time to dive. Most dives start at 9am, but dives can be schedule starting at 7am until 3pm. Dives in the AM are best due to Maui’s typical daily weather. Mornings have calm waters and little waves, while in the afternoon the trade-winds pick-up, causing waves and decreasing the visibility in the water.
After your dive, you can not fly or visit an elevation over 2,000 feet for 18 hours.
This means, you can not visit the summit of Haleakala or fly over to another island until 18 hours after your dive concludes. Chris will remind you of this during your dive, but if you have any questions please contact Chris at (808) 219-3336