If you’ve never been scuba diving, Maui is one of the best places in the world to give it a try. With year-round warm weather, ocean temperatures that range from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit and a vast array of unique underwater life and scenery, there’s not much you won’t appreciate about life beneath the surface in Maui, Hawaii.
What Can You Expect to See?
Since approximately 25% of all fish found in Hawaiian waters are found nowhere else on Earth, Maui is a great place to see species such as Hawaiian green sea turtles, humuhumunukunukuapua’a, octopus, anglerfish, conger eels, parrotfish and more up close and personal. The lucky diver may even see Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins or humpback whales during our annual whale season!
Lessons, Certifications & Tours with Scuba Mike
Scuba Mike offers many options for beginners, including Discover Scuba Diving and Basic PADI Certification, and limits each lesson to 5 people per instructor, ensuring you get the personal attention you deserve for a safe and enjoyable time underwater. For those visitors who are already certified, even better! Heighten your skills and certification with Open Water Certification, Advanced Open Water Certification, Rescue Diver and Dive Master Courses, or simply join in for a fun shore dive at some of Maui’s most scenic underwater locations, including the following:
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
By using only top of the line equipment and offering a wide range of dive sites across all areas of the island, recommended based on the specific conditions for the day of your dive, you’re guaranteed to see what all the fuss is about in Maui. Depending on the dive site, you may even enjoy views of underwater lava tubes, caverns, and at lower depths, rare black coral.
Experience & Advanced Diving Options
Scuba Mike is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and has been an instructor on Maui for over 30 years. He is one of the best in the business when it comes to showing you and your family or friends a great time underwater. With his vast knowledge of the ocean, including other accolades such as ski instructor, windsurfing master instructor, sailing instructor and U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, it’s no wonder that Mike has a perfect safety record among guests.
For those looking for an even more unique experience, we recommend one of Mike’s Scooter Dives, Night Dives or Specialty Dives. Maui Scooter Dives allow you to travel up to 4x faster and 8x further than normal, and a special Maui Night Dive (guests must have PADI Open Water Diver Certification and be at least 12 years of age) offers a rare glimpse into the unique animal and plant life that are only active at night.
All photos provided by Peter Rimkus of Two Tank Photo.