Maui has some of the most beautiful coral reefs for scuba diving globally, featuring schools of fish, turtles, and sharks. It’s the perfect island to get your scuba certification. So, whether you are a beginner diver or looking to take the next step in certification, get certified with Banyan Tree Divers Maui. You can book various Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) certification courses with us, so let’s go diving!
Getting Your PADI Certification
It’s easy to get your PADI certification in Maui. If you are at least ten years old, you can become a certified diver in 1 to 2 days by completing at least two scuba dives. We offer classes starting every day, and we keep our groups small. Shore diving from the beach makes it easy for water entry and exit. We supply all of the equipment you need and have highly experienced instructors.
If you are already certified, you may want to upgrade your certification. You can get the lessons and dives you need to qualify while you are here on vacation. You may opt for small group or private lessons. Scuba diving takes place in some of the most beautiful areas in Maui. Our beach dives are ideal for beginners and more advanced divers because of the shallow entry and gradual drop-off. Some of the reefs start in just five feet of water!
If you already have your beginner PADI Scuba Diver certification, you can upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver. We offer both group and private scuba diving lessons. You can become a PADI Open Water Diver by completing four training dives. If you are already Open Water certified, you can upgrade to PADI Advanced Diver. An Advanced diver gets to complete five adventure dives, including the Deep and Navigation Dives.
The next scuba diving certification level is PADI Rescue Diver. To be a Rescue Diver, you must have an emergency first responder (EFR) diving certificate obtained within 24 months. You must also be at least 15 years old and already have Advanced certification. Rescue helps you to learn how to manage emergencies and provide help when accidents happen.
PADI Referral Dives
If you are in the process of getting an open water certification through classes at home, you can utilize the universal scuba referral program. When you complete the confined water training at home, you can complete the rest of your course in Maui. Your training center will provide you with the information and documentation you must have to take your scuba certification.
Open water dives are generally the final step to obtaining your PADI card. Once you complete four dives with us, you will be a certified scuba diver. The referral dives program is one of the best ways to achieve your scuba certification while enjoying the warm blue ocean and coral reefs of Lahaina.