Discover Maui Scuba Diving
Maui scuba diving lessons for non-certified divers of all comfort levels!
Breathe underwater during your Maui vacation by trying a Discover Scuba Diving! We invite you to meet us at the beach for your Maui scuba diving lessons, where we get ready and walk into the ocean. Do you love sea turtles? This introductory adventure is the best activity to encounter a Green Turtle underwater.
Every morning we begin your Discover Scuba Dive with a briefing about safety, necessary skills, and hand-signals from professional PADI instructors. Your dive instructor will take you through each confidence-building exercise before entering the ocean. You will first get comfortable on the surface with your new skills and then practice them again in shallow depths. We finish up our practice by signaling to each other that we are all feeling okay. At last, we hover off the sand, kick our fins, and swim away from shore to explore reefs at the best sites.
This guided activity means you will enjoy an array of colorful Hawaiian marine life, such as turtles, sharks, octopus, endemic fish, and fields of coral reef. In the winter, from December to April, Maui divers even get to hear the songs of male Humpback Whales.
Please note that your Discover Scuba Dive is an experience program only and does not qualify for any dive certifications. However, it may be possible to use your beginner tour as credit towards earning the PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you want to get certified on Maui, check out our PADI Courses section for all the details.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||333 Komo Mai Street
Lahaina, HI 96761
*Please Note* Banyan Tree Divers is a mobile Maui dive shop. Every day we meet our guests for scuba diving at a selected beach in Lahaina, Kaanapali, or Kapalua.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive promptly 15-30 minutes before your dive to check-in.|
|WHATS INCLUDED||Rental equipment included
No diving experience needed
Meet at a beach in Lahaina
Photography package available
||Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.|
|Discover Maui Scuba Diving|
|Add-On Refresher for Certified Divers||$119|
This adventure is operated by Banyan Tree Divers
Do I need a scuba certification to go diving?
No, you do not need scuba certification to try diving. So if you want to see Maui underwater, Banyan Tree Divers offers the Discover Scuba Dive for $99 per person. Your cost includes equipment rental, basic scuba diving theory, shallow water skills practice, and one shore dive!
If you want to learn to dive on Maui, we also offer the PADI Open Water Diver certification course, which takes as little as 2 days.
Should I make a reservation before arriving on Maui?
Yes, advanced planning is helpful to secure your preferred date and time, especially if you will be completing a dive course.
Does the price include my scuba diving equipment rental?
Yes. All your rental scuba diving equipment is included in the price. We even provide boots and open-heel fins!
Does Banyan Tree Divers offer shore diving from the beach in Lahaina?
Yes, Banyan Tree Divers focuses on Maui shore diving in Lahaina. You do not need to get up early and spend more than half a day boat diving to see the best Maui dive sites. In fact, most of the dive sites utilized by boat companies are accessible from a Maui beach. If you want to experience diving on Maui like a local, then let Banyan Tree Divers show you our favorite spots with the convenience of parking your rental car and entering the water.
When does Maui have the best dive conditions?
We are lucky to have excellent dive conditions all year round. Yes, it’s always possible to dive here! An exceptionally special time to dive is when thousands of Humpback Whales migrate home to Maui. Scuba diving with us during the six months from December to May is the best time if you are to have a chance of witnessing this amazing spectacle. The whales safely spend the winter months here, mating, giving birth, and socializing, while we enjoy listening to their songs throughout every dive!
How many divers are in one group?
Diving in large groups can lead to hazardous interactions with Maui’s marine environment. So to provide the best service and safety, as well as protect our amazing ocean we keep our group sizes small. Beginner groups are max 4 divers and we have private diving available for groups of mixed comfort levels.
Are there any hidden costs?
No. There are no hidden costs and all dive equipment is included. For some courses, there are additional fees for manuals/ e-Learning. If you are not sure of the total cost, feel free to double-check with us before you book.
Will I need a clearance from my doctor to scuba dive on Maui?
If you are at least 10 years old and stand to be in good medical condition then you will most likely NOT require a doctor’s clearance to scuba dive. All non-certified divers and those enrolling in PADI certification courses will be required to fill out a medical statement. If you must answer “Yes” to any medical questions, then a clearance from your doctor will be necessary before you begin scuba diving on Maui with us. Please note that for professional-level courses like the PADI Divemaster program, a signed medical form is mandatory.
How many hours must I wait before FLYING, ZIP-LINING, or DRIVING up to Haleakala Crater?
One dive requires a minimum surface time of 12 hours before ascending to altitude (above 1000ft). After two or more dives, a minimum surface time of 18 hours is recommended.