When booking this Maui scuba diving tour, choose from three different diving options spread out across Maui and Lanai. All of the dive sites offer clear visibility and a wealth of tropical marine life, including the chance to see Hawaiian green sea turtles in their natural, underwater environment. The dive boat departs from a ramp in Lahaina and holds a maximum of 12 passengers, with only six divers assigned to each guide for an enjoyable, small-group experience. Between dive sites, nibble on snacks and light refreshments as you recharge for the next dive.
Lanai Dive:Rise with the sun for an early departure towards the southwestern shoreline of Lanai, where you’ll explore the famous underwater 'cathedrals' and the island’s volcanic coastline. 'First Cathedral' is off Manele boat harbor and is known for its underwater dome, whereas 'Second Cathedral' has multiple openings and a rare sprig of black coral. The island of Lanai has more than 40 named dive sites, two of which you’ll share with marine life on this Lanai scuba dive from Maui.
Maui Coast Dive:If you want to count frog fish and Hawaiian green sea turtles from your list of species you’ve encountered, then this dive along the Maui shoreline is the one that you’ll want to book. This tour departs in the early afternoon — so you have the chance to sleep in — and scours the colorful coral reefs of Maui’s leeward shore. Choose from either a 1- or 2-tank dive, depending on your energy and comfort, and spend most of the dive between 30-40 feet (9-12 meters) in search of tropical marine life. Peer under ledges to find white tipped reef sharks, or look out towards the open blue to scan for passing eagle rays. Because the boat ride is kept very short and the dives are at shallow depths, this is the perfect option for any level of diver, from just certified up to advanced.
Maui Wreck Dive:For one of the deepest dives on Maui and the chance to visit a once-buried whaling ship book this 2-tank scuba dive along the Lahaina coastline. Here you’ll explore the Carthaginian and all of its many critters, which have slowly amassed to form a reef on the rigging and mast of the ship. The second dive is shallower than the first, and in addition to the searching for reef sharks and fish, you’ll enjoy a dive that perfect for practicing underwater photography.