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Maui Scuba Diving For Beginners

Maui scuba diving lessons at Airport Beach!

Best Dive Lesson in Lahaina, Hawaii

Scuba diving lessons in Maui are the best way to try a new island activity. Underwater you 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 get the best dive lesson in Lahaina!

In Lahaina, you can see why shore diving is your Number One choice to discover Hawaii’s ocean world. Indeed, scuba diving from the beach is the best way for beginners to get underwater! Maui gets blessed with optimal year-round dive conditions in sunny Lahaina and Kaanapali. Scuba diving here means you can see colorful Hawaiian marine life, such as sea turtles, octopus, tropical reef fish, and fields of vibrant coral reef.

A turtle swimming under water with an introductory scuba diver in Lahaina, Maui

4 Tips to Go Scuba Diving in Maui

Scuba Dive Medically-Fit

Before you arrive on the island of Maui, check with your doctor to ensure your medical fitness for scuba diving. If you are not normally physically active on a weekly basis, try to prepare yourself to dive by going for brisk walks or light jogs. Try to start this routine at least two weeks before your introductory dive in Lahaina. This early preparation will help you develop extra stamina so you can better focus on learning to scuba dive!

Learn to Relax in the Ocean

Scuba diving for beginners in Maui means learning on the surface and underwater! After your dive briefing, you will be in the ocean the whole time. You get to breathe from your regulator on the surface before descending into shallow water to continue your lessons. This extra surface time helps you relax in the water and enjoy the moment!

Ask Questions About Your Scuba Equipment

Let your professional and attentive PADI instructor 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 Pacific Ocean.

Stay Mindful of Your Breathing

The universal most crucial rule in scuba diving remains: never hold your breath! But it is common for beginner divers to forget about exhaling! That is a problem when you scuba dive because the air in your lungs determines your position in the water column. So when you hold your breath you always float up, sometimes up to the ocean surface! Always be mindful of your breathing and remind yourself underwater to exhale bubbles out of your regulator. Ultimately, beginner scuba divers get the best experience remaining at the same depth as the rest of the group.

Banyan Tree Divers Maui welcomes new divers of all comfort and experience levels to discover how to scuba dive. If you do not yet know how to swim comfortably in the ocean, we require that you reserve private scuba diving lessons. Our dive service in Lahaina ensures that every non-certified diver feels the magic of Maui in a safe environment by providing a comfortable, attentive, and fun introductory experience. Under the guidance of your professional PADI instructor, all you have to do is pack your bags for Hawaii, get on a flight, and meet us in sunny Lahaina!

Please note that learning to scuba dive 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. You can check our PADI courses for more details about getting your certification to scuba dive in Lahaina, Hawaii.