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Maui Scuba Diving For Beginners

Maui scuba diving lessons at Airport Beach!

The Best Dive Lessons in Maui

Scuba diving lessons in Maui are the best way to try a new island activity. You get to disconnect from your daily routine by discovering a completely different world. Scuba diving helps relax your mind and rejuvenate your spirit, so book a Maui vacation and go for a scuba lesson with us!

When you meet our team in Lahaina, you will see why this is the number one choice to discover Hawaii’s ocean world. Indeed, scuba diving in Maui from the shore is the best way for beginners to get underwater. Maui gets blessed with optimal year-round dive conditions in sunny Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua. Scuba diving here means you will see colorful Hawaiian marine life, such as sea turtles, octopus, tropical reef fish, and fields of vibrant coral reef.

4 Tips to Go Scuba Diving

Scuba Dive Medically-Fit

Before you arrive on the island of Maui, check with your doctor to make sure you are medically fit for scuba diving. If you are not currently very physically active, try to prepare yourself to dive in Lahaina by going for brisk walks or light jogs. Try to start this routine at least two weeks before your beginner scuba dive with us. This preparation will help you develop extra stamina so you can focus on learning to scuba dive.

Learn to Relax in the Ocean

Maui scuba diving for beginners means learning on the surface and underwater. After your dive briefing, you will be in the ocean the whole time. You will breathe from your regulator on the surface before making a descent into shallow water to continue the introductory scuba diving lessons. This extra time will help you relax in the water and enjoy the moment.

Ask Questions About Your Scuba Equipment

Your professional and attentive PADI instructor from Banyan Tree Divers Maui will clearly explain all aspects of beginner scuba diving. You will learn how to use your scuba equipment properly, and most importantly, what not to do. But it is not always easy to remember all of this new information. So, ask your instructor questions and learn how to use your equipment before entering the ocean.

Stay Mindful of Your Breathing

The universal most crucial rule in scuba diving is never to hold your breath. But it’s common for beginner divers to forget about exhaling. That is a problem because the air in your lungs determines your positioning in the water. If you hold your breath, you will float up, sometimes back to the surface. Be mindful of your breathing and tell yourself to make bubbles. Beginner scuba divers get the best experience diving at the same depth as the rest of the group.

Maui scuba diving for beginners welcomes everyone to learn on Maui. Banyan Tree Divers welcomes new divers of all comfort and experience levels. If you do not know how to swim, we recommend private Maui scuba diving lessons. All of our guests will be under the guidance of an experienced, attentive, and professional PADI instructor. Our goal is to ensure that every beginner diver gets to experience the magic of Maui in a safe environment. All you have to do is pack your bags, get on a flight, and meet us at the beach.

Please note that learning to scuba dive is an experience program only and does not qualify for any scuba certification. However, it may be possible to use your beginner dive in Maui as credit towards earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you want to get certified in Maui with us, check our PADI courses for more details about scuba diving.