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Beginner Scuba Dive

Scuba Diving Lessons in Kaanapali, Maui

Quick Details

  • Requires the ability to swim unassisted in the ocean
  • No scuba diving experience needed
  • Rental equipment included
  • Two-dive package for $298, available during checkout
  • Photography package, available during checkout


Before scuba diving in Maui, every non-certified diver must complete a PADI MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE. This medical form confirms that you are healthy for scuba diving activities. You must accurately answer “No” to each question because any other answer will require a release from your doctor before you can scuba dive. Please take a moment to review this medical questionnaire before making your reservation. No one should go scuba diving with any health conditions that may impede one’s ability to scuba dive safely.

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Two-dive package second dive adds $129

Discover Scuba Diving in Lahaina, Hawaii

Breathe underwater during your Maui vacation by experiencing a discover scuba dive with your dedicated instructor! Your day begins at a pre-selected beach in Kaanapali for your beginner scuba diving lesson. You will meet your instructor, complete medical paperwork, and take part in a safety briefing. Your pre-rented scuba equipment includes a dive mask, wetsuit, boots, and open heal fins, which will all be ready and waiting for you. Once you have your scuba gear it’s time to walk into the ocean to begin your introductory dive in Maui.

It’s essential to learn the magic of scuba diving in a safe environment, so our Maui dive service guarantees small group sizes led by an experienced, attentive, and professional PADI instructor. All of our beginner dives provide personalized attention and we offer private scuba diving lessons whenever possible. Do you love sea turtles? This introductory scuba dive is the best Maui activity to encounter a Green Turtle underwater!

Your introductory scuba dive begins with a briefing about safety, skills, and necessary hand signals. Your dive instructor will slowly talk you through each confidence-building exercise before entering the ocean. The idea is for you to first get comfortable with these new skills on the ocean surface before practicing them again at a shallow depth. Your skills practice finishes up by signaling to each other that we are all feeling okay! At last, we use our lungs to hover off the sand and kick our scuba fins to swim away from shore.

Maui provides optimal conditions to scuba dive in sunny Lahaina and Kaanapali most of the year. This guided tour is for beginner divers who want to see a full array of colorful Hawaiian marine life in the coral reef. Turtles, octopuses, moray eels, butterflyfish, and cornetfish are some of the animals you may expect to see on most dives. Maui’s scuba divers and snorkelers even hear male Humpback Whale songs from December to April. You can scuba dive during the winter to listen to the whales as they roam the local channels near Airport Beach in Kaanapali, Olowalu Beach, and Mala Wharf in Lahaina.

Please note that this introductory scuba diving experience qualifies as a program only and does not qualify as a scuba diving certification. However, if you want to get a scuba certification in Maui, then check our PADI courses for all the details. In some cases, you may be able to apply this introductory scuba dive as credit towards earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

What to Expect Diving in Maui

You start in Kaanapali at the dive site with a scuba diving briefing. All of your pre-rented equipment is included and will be waiting for you. After the dive briefing, your instructor will assist you with gearing up and walking into the ocean. In the shallow water, you begin by floating on the surface and practicing how to breathe with your regulator. Then you descend below to the sandy bottom to start your introductory scuba dive in Maui!

You can book two scuba dives per day. Look to add the second dive on the reservation form during checkout. Please remember that all divers cannot ascend or drive anywhere above 1000 feet for at least 18 hours after two scuba dives. Maui has many roads that take you above 1000 feet, such as in Makawao and Kula. It is imperative to plan your vacation accordingly if you hope to drive your car to Haleakala Crater or go zip-lining.

We offer your introductory dive in Lahaina, Maui with a popular photography package that you can request on the reservation form during checkout. Book online now to secure your scuba diving lesson in Hawaii!