Ocean lovers find plenty to admire in Hawaii. You can try your luck at famous public beaches or join a filled-to-the-max dive tour. Maybe you are visiting friends who live on Maui and can tell you about their preferred dive spots. We have a better idea: ask Banyan Tree Divers to put together your deluxe private Maui diving package.
Best Season for Private Diving in Maui
When people ask us about the best season for private diving in Maui, we always say it depends on the 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 Maui diving along the coast of Maui is sure to open your eyes (and ears) to a fabulous assortment of reef fish, turtles, stingrays, whales, cetaceans, and sharks. 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 dive conditions to pick 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 will ever meet. When alarmed, this reef dweller lets go of a snorting sound that sounds a lot like a land pig. If you encounter a Hawaiian Triggerfish, please don’t try to pet or chase the fish. Triggerfish can raise sharp spines along the back at the slightest hint of trouble. Enjoy their erratic behavior from a cautious distance, especially during mating season.
If you aspire to a once-in-a-lifetime private dive that you’ll always remember, add private Maui diving to your vacation itinerary. Let us guide you through the coral reef at Airport Beach and Mala Wharf in Lahaina. These are marine protected wildlife areas where you should expect to encounter fantastic fish, eels, seals, sharks, whales, and more!
Scuba Diving Boat Wrecks Near Maui
Maui has several boat wrecks to 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 (808) 446-6099.