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COVID-19 Message from Maui Small Businesses

Aloha from beautiful Maui

A Message from Your Maui Ohana During COVID-19 This unprecedented pandemic has touched all of our lives in varying degrees. Many Maui visitors were forced to cancel their long awaited trips to Hawaii this 2020, and it is still unknown as to when Maui’s doors will be open again. Maui has a tight knit small…

Maui Scuba Certification: How to Prepare

Get scuba certified on Maui!

You have always wanted to earn your SCUBA certification. Researching your next vacation to Maui, you find that it’s a great place to get scuba certified! Maui offers a wide variety of diving, featuring both beach and boat diving. The unique corals and sea life, coupled with the warm tropical water, guarantee a most memorable…

Maui Scuba Diving Lessons: What to Expect

Maui scuba diving lessons with a family at Airport Beach.

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 dive conditions. Shore diving here you find shallow sites with colorful coral reefs, tropical fish, and big turtles! This environment is perfect for scuba diving lessons. So, if…

How Long Does a Scuba Certification Last?

PADI scuba certification card with Humpback Whale and diver.

Maui scuba diving offers excellent weather, ocean conditions, and marine life for you to complete a PADI course. But, how long does a scuba certification last? The short answer is forever! Once the instructor submits paperwork for your certification, it is valid forever and recognized internationally. This rule applies to all PADI recreational dive courses,…

Buoyancy Control to Dive Like Professionals

Maui scuba diving buoyancy control like a professional.

For a minute, let’s go back to chapter 1 of your PADI Open Water Diver course. What is neutral buoyancy control? It’s that fantastic 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 to…

Maui Shore Diving: Official Guide

Maui shore diving sites for the best scuba diving experiences.

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…

Maui Hotels in Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua

Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort near the best Maui scuba diving sites.

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 percent 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…

Ocean Safety Tips to Prevent Maui Scuba Diving Accidents

Ocean safety tips to help prevent Maui scuba diving accidents.

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…