If you’ve ever dreamed of plunging into the ocean to discover all the mysteries and magic of the life under the sea, then Maui is definitely the best place to go scuba diving for the first time. Our water is pristine and filled with a wide variety of sea life, from graceful rays, to beautiful reefs, colorful fish, sea turtles, crustaceans, and so much more.
Scuba Diving For The First Time
In Hawaii, we practically live in the water, and many dive shops along the coast offer personalized diving lessons to beginners. Experienced instructors can quickly and effectively train you on how to use the equipment and safely perform your first dive. Your training will most likely include classroom instruction and practice in shallow water. Once you are comfortable with the gear, understand safe diving practices, and get a little practice with breathing underwater, it’s time to put your skills to the test.
Your instructor will take you to a safe and beginner-friendly spot along Maui’s long coastline, and then you’ll execute your very first dive.
What To Expect On Your First Dive
Use the skills you learned in training to find a good depth, and then glide through the water and take in the wonderful world of undersea life. Maui’s waters are well-regarded for their clarity, which lets you see a wide expanse of ocean. Our waters also contain abundant sea life. Scuba divers often encounter many colorful schools of fish, sea turtles, sea urchins, octopus, and even harmless manta rays.
Your instructor will be nearby and will monitor your performance at all times to make sure you don’t run into any trouble. All in all, this type of adventure is very safe and one of the most enjoyable and life changing activities available on Maui.
Take The Whole Family
Scuba diving is a great idea if you want to try something new with your spouse or partner or a group of friends. Children twelve and older can also participate, which could make this an unforgettable family adventure. In the age of YouTube, video games, and constant texting, scuba diving is a way to introduce your children to the natural world in a memorable way.
How To Sign Up for Scuba Diving In Maui
Many outfits offer scuba diving lessons and excursions for beginners in Maui. We have strong relationships with many experienced dive shops and are happy to make a referral when you book a Maui condo with us. Just let us know that you are interested in scuba diving, and we’ll make sure you’ll get to cross it off your bucket list by the end of your trip!