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Top 6 Maui Snorkeling Spots – West Maui

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Maui features some of the most vibrant and accessible coastlines of the Hawaiian Islands. You will find amazing Maui snorkeling at almost any beach you visit. We picked our top 5 west Maui snorkeling spots to share with you. Why only west Maui? While there are several beautiful sites in South Maui as well as…

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 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,…

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

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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

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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…