Each year, thousands of scuba enthusiasts flock to the shores of Maui to enjoy Hawaii’s pristine diving conditions. From the unique range of dive sites available, including wrecks, caves, Molokini Crater, and an abundance of direct shore sites, make sure to take some time to explore Maui’s beautiful underwater world on your next trip.
Unique Underwater Life
Approximately 25% of all fish found in Hawaiian waters are found nowhere else on Earth. Divers can expect to see species like the Hawaiian green sea turtle, humuhumunukunukuapua’a, octopus, anglerfish, conger eel, parrotfish, and more, and during whale season, may even hear the songs from the males underwater! We’ve also been known to see manta rays, eagle rays, or the rare Hawksbill turtle and Hawaiian monk seal as well.
Perfect for All Levels
Even if you’ve never tried scuba diving before, Maui’s warm weather conditions, visibility, and excellent instructors are just a few of the reasons it’s the perfect place to give it a try. Maui scuba dining schools offers scuba lessons for beginners, including Discover Scuba Diving and PADI Basic Certification, and limits each lesson to no more than 5 people per instructor. With his perfect safety record and wide range of skills in the ocean, including other skills like ski instructor, windsurfing master instructor, sailing instructor, and U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, you can trust that you’ll be in good hands during your lesson.
If you’re looking to take your scuba diving to the next level, consider getting your Open Water Certification, Advanced Open Water Certification, Rescue Diver, or signing up for a Dive Master Course. For experienced scuba divers, we suggest one of Maui scuba diving shore dives, offered in several locations in each area of the island and recommended based on specific weather conditions for the day of your dive.
Kamaole Beach Parks, Wailea & Polo Beach, Ulua & Mokapu Beach, Haloa Point, Five Caves, Big Beach, Makena Beach, La Perouse Bay
Kahekili Beach, Black Rock, Cemetery, Olowalu Lookout, Manu’ohule, McGregor Point, Honolua Bay, D.T. Flemming Beach, Makule’ia Bay, Napili Bay, Kapalua Bay & Beach
Pauwela Point, Maliko Bay, Baldwin Beach, Kahakuloa Bay, Mokolea Point, Hononana Bay, Nakalele Point, Honokohau Bay
Ke’anae, Nahiku, Wai’napanapa, Nu’u Bay, Heleki’i Point, Seven Pools, Hana Bay
Try a Special Night Dive
For those looking to try something new, we recommend Mike’s Scooter Dives, Night Dives, and Specialty Dives. Scooter Dives allow you to travel up to 4x faster and 8x further than normal, and Night Dives (for guests who have PADI Open Water Diver Certification and are at least 12 years of age) offer a glimpse into the animal and plant life that come alive after dark. Half of all sea life on Maui comes alive only at night, mostly to hunt, and this is the perfect opportunity to bring along your underwater camera or GoPro. Guided by Mike’s lights and the light of the moon, you’ll get to see firsthand how the reef changes and witness the stars from below the water’s surface. Truly amazing! Night divers may also even experience bioluminescence as microscopic organisms glow underwater.
Scuba diving instructors use only top of the line equipment and will make sure you and your friends and family have an experience you’ll never forget.
All photos provided by Peter Rimkus of Two Tank Photo.