Discover the fun and excitement of Scuba Diving - Learn to scuba diving in Maui, Hawaii.
You will receive instruction for your snorkel/introductory dive on our boats from a professional PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. The instruction will begin at check-in with reading the PADI Discover Scuba Diving booklet and completing the Medical Questionairre then, on the boat, a flip chart presentation designed by PADI. After a short and easy quiz, to make sure you were listening, we will get our gear on & get in the water. We begin with basic snorkeling instruction and practice. Then each Discover introduction diver will go in the water with the instructor for one-on-one training that will encompass mask flooding and clearing, regulator removal and replacement, hand signals for underwater communication, and basic information on scuba gear. Once all introductory divers have learned the in water skills, we will begin the reef dive, In small groups with the instructor. Lahaina Divers PADI Instructors will monitor your depth, air supply, buoyancy, and comfort level at all times. The maximum depth on these dives is 40ft, with many sites averaging in the 20 to 25ft range. The instructor will take you in a group of no more than 2 Discover Scuba Introductory Divers.
Discover Turtle Reef
The only location to observe "Endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles" in a natural setting: the extensive coral reef along the west side of Maui has provided an ideal location for the turtles to flourish. You also observe tropical fishes (more than 25% of which can only be found in Hawaii), moray eels, the Humuhumunukunukuapu'aa (the hawaii state fish), octopus (locals call them "Tako"), crustaceans, many varieties of corals, frog fish, and occasionally spotted Eagle Rays.
Dive sites are located in the calm wind shadow of the West Maui Mountains, along West Maui, approximately a 15 minute boat ride from Lahaina Harbor.
Charter price includes snorkel instruction, all gear, introductory dive training and one introductory adventure dive. Please see charter schedule.
Enjoy your tour of the amazing underwater world! *Please be sure that you are clear on PADI Medical Questionnaire. If you have "Yes", a doctor's approval on PADI Medial Form is required.