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Beginner’s Guide to Maui Scuba Lessons: What to Expect

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Maui scuba lessons are at the top of many bucket lists. Indeed, scuba diving for beginners is a popular Maui activity because the island features great diving conditions. Shore diving on Maui offers shallow dive sites with colorful coral reefs, tropical fish and turtles! Excellent dive conditions make a perfect learning environment for Maui scuba…

How Long Do Scuba Certifications Last and Do They Expire?

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Once your scuba course is over and some time has passed, you might wonder: How long does my scuba certification last? The short answer is FOR LIFE! Once you complete your PADI Open Water certification, it is valid for life and recognized internationally. This rule applies to all PADI recreational scuba certifications: Scuba Diver, Adventure Diver, Advanced Diver,…

Dive Like a Pro: Let’s Talk Neutral Buoyancy Control

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Pop quiz! For a minute, let’s go back to chapter 1 of your PADI Open Water course. What is neutral buoyancy control? It’s that amazing feeling you hope to achieve while scuba diving that brings us as close as we will ever get to being astronauts. Neutral buoyancy occurs when an object’s weight is equal…

Maui Shore Diving Official Guide

Shore diving is quickly becoming one of the most popular Maui activities for both certified and beginner divers. Maui scuba diving tours are currently ranked as the number one activity on TripAdvisor’s list of things to do. However, it is little known that most Maui dive sites are shore dives. The accessibility to vibrant coral…

Favorite Maui Hotels in Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua

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Planning a vacation to Hawaii takes some forethought and preparation. You will find that many of the best Maui hotels in Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua are constantly booked at 97% capacity. Most often visitors to Maui make flight and hotel reservations a year in advance! That’s not to say that you can’t find places last…

Coral Reefs Need Help: Get Involved

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It is no secret that coral reefs are vanishing worldwide at an alarming rate. When I say “worldwide” it almost sounds as if this ecosystem is abundant, when in reality, coral reefs only cover .015% of the ocean floor. That is roughly the size of France. Despite claiming this minuscule swath of seafloor, coral reefs…

Maui Dive Sites: How Shore Diving compares to Boat Diving?

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Maui dive sites are unique because you can choose from shore diving and boat diving. I had never been shore diving until moving to Maui. After many years of working in scuba diving from different boats, I had honestly never considered the idea of shore diving. Surely all of the best sea life is found…