Scuba Diving on Maui near the Mauian Hotel
Scuba diving on Maui is a thrill for both the experienced diver and for those who are just discovering the wonders of the incredible undersea world. Approximately 21 percent of all Hawaiian marine life is unique to the islands, so you will see them nowhere else in the world. And if you happen to be in the right place at the right time, you might see a humpback whale glide majestically by or be surrounded by a pod of playful spinner dolphins. You might encounter a graceful manta ray or one of the island’s enchanting green sea turtles. In any case, Maui’s waters showcase a colorful variety of marine life.
Water temperatures average around 82 degrees during the summer and 72 degrees in the winter. Visibility is generally excellent and can be 100 feet or greater at some dive sites.
Maui has a wide selection of professional dive operations, offering boat excursions, beach dives, instruction and certification, and rental equipment.
If you want to go a step beyond snorkeling, but you aren’t sure you’re ready for scuba, consider Snuba, one of the newest developments in ocean recreation. Snuba allows you to dive to a depth of approximately 20 feet with an air supply that is connected to the surface. It requires only a brief introductory lesson to get started, and is offered by many of Maui’s dive operators.