Private Maui Diving
Ocean lovers find plenty to admire in Hawaii. You got famous public beaches and plenty of surfing and diving options. But how do you do it right? Maybe you are lucky to have friends in Maui who can tell you about their preferred dive spots. If not, ask Banyan Tree Divers to put together your deluxe private Maui diving package.
Best Seasons for Private Diving in Maui
When people ask us about the best season for private diving in Maui, we always say it depends on marine life. There is no right or wrong season for a dive in Hawaii. If you want to see Hawaiian sea turtles, visit Maui during the summer months when the ocean is warm and food for turtles is plentiful. If you desire to scuba dive within earshot of singing humpback whales, visit between November and April!
Private diving along the coast of Maui can open your eyes (and ears) to a fabulous assortment of reef fish, turtles, stingrays, whales, cetaceans, and sharks. But dive conditions can change rapidly in Hawaii, so pay attention to weather forecasts and plan accordingly. Banyan Tree Divers Maui takes your ocean safety seriously by monitoring ocean conditions at Lahaina’s best dive sites.
The Aloha state’s official fish, a handsome trigger-fish named Humu Humu Nuku Nuku A Pua’a, is easier to spot underwater than pronounce. Also known as the Rectangular Triggerfish, the spry little fish is one of the noisiest you could ever meet because when spooked this reef dweller lets go of a snorting sound that sounds a lot like a pig! If you encounter a Hawaiian Triggerfish, please don’t try to pet or chase this fish. Triggerfish raise sharp spines along the back at the slightest hint of trouble, so enjoy their erratic behavior from a cautious distance, especially during mating season.
If you aspire to a private dive that you’ll never forget, add Maui diving to your vacation itinerary. Let your instructor guide you through the coral reef of Airport Beach in Ka’anapali and Mala Wharf in Lahaina. These are marine-protected wildlife areas where you see fantastic fish, turtles, Moray eels, and sharks!
Boat Wrecks Near Maui
Maui has several boat wrecks you can scuba dive near the shoreline. In South Kihei, the St. Anthony’s wreckage sits just off the beach, and there is a World War Two airplane near Sugar Beach in North Kihei. While in Lahaina, the Carthaginian lies on a sandy bottom at 100 feet. It’s hard to say whether Kihei or Lahaina has better dive sites, as both areas host first-class artificial reefs where sea life thrives. At all of the spots, you may catch a glimpse of a White Tip Reef Shark, turtle, school of goatfish, octopus, moray eel, and even stingray. Keep your eyes on the surrounding reefs for Green Turtles that are known to populate the areas. Take a pic if you like, but please refrain from physically touching turtles or any other creatures you may encounter during your private scuba diving tour in Maui.
When you are ready to reserve your private Maui dives, you can book online or call Banyan Tree Divers Maui at (808) 446-6099.