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Maui Scuba Diving Lessons: Beginner’s Guide

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Maui scuba diving lessons are at the top of many bucket lists. Indeed, scuba diving for beginners is a popular Maui activity because the island features excellent 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…

How Long Does a Scuba Certification Last?

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Maui scuba diving offers excellent conditions for PADI courses. But, how long does a 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, NITROX, Junior…

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

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Maui shore diving has quickly become one of the most popular island activities for both certified divers and beginners. Maui scuba diving currently ranks as the top activity on the TripAdvisor list of things to do. However, most Maui diving spots are accessible as shore dives. The accessibility to vibrant coral reefs, coupled with the…

Favorite Maui Hotels in Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua

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

Ocean Safety Rules to Prevent Maui Scuba Diving Accidents

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Few things make me happier than a Maui scuba diving adventure with fish, turtles, and sharks. So when I get asked if diving ever gets old, my swift and proud reply with a smiley is, nope! Being underwater, especially at this time of year, with constant whale song, treasure hunting for rare sea life, away…

Coral Reefs Need You: 7 Ways to Help

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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 percent of the ocean floor. That is roughly the size of France. Despite claiming this minuscule swath of seafloor, coral…