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Buoyancy Control: Scuba Dive Like a Pro

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 equals the fluid…

Maui Shore Diving Guide

Scuba diving in Maui has become a popular island activity for beginner and certified divers. In particular, Maui shore diving tours consistently rank Top 5 on TripAdvisor. Why? Because you can access the best dive sites from the beach, especially in Lahaina and Kaanapali! So skip the boat and find vibrant coral reefs, turtles, and…

Top 5 Maui Hotels Near Scuba Diving in Lahaina

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 you cannot find places last minute,…

Ocean Safety Prevents 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…

Dive Excursions in Mexico

Maui’s Humpback Whale season is from December to April making a busy time of year for Banyan Tree Divers Maui. Yet, Maui dive instructors still dream of the next perfect scuba diving vacation! We always look for truly unique underwater experiences, free from crowds, and priced right. So, has anyone else been thinking about a…

Defog Your Dive Mask for Good

A foggy dive mask is the worst! So don’t suffer during your Maui vacation. When you scuba dive in Lahaina or snorkel in Kaanapali,  a well-prepared dive mask is essential to your ocean experience! A fog-free mask also makes you a safer scuba diver or snorkeler. In contrast, a foggy mask blocks your view underwater…

Maui’s Coral Reefs: 7 Ways to Help

Coral Reefs Need You It is no secret that coral reefs are vanishing at an alarming rate. Worldwide coral reefs only cover 0.015 percent of the ocean floor. That is roughly the size of France! Yet, despite claiming this minuscule swath of seafloor, coral reefs support an amazing 25 percent of all marine life in…

Maui Dive Sites: Shore vs Boat Diving

How to Scuba Dive in Maui Maui dive sites give scuba divers the option of excellent shore and boat diving! Shore diving is easy. You put on your scuba diving equipment and enter the ocean from a local beach. In Lahaina, there is no need to wake up early for a boat charter to discover…