One of the best Maui activities is learning to scuba dive and getting your PADI certification. So this 1-day course for beginner scuba divers is designed to fit your Maui vacation.
- Minimum age: 10 years old
- Four Referral Dives for certification
- PADI Open Water Diver in two days
- Easy shore diving entry & exit
- Equipment rental included
- Must submit referral forms from the previous instructor
PLEASE NOTE: It is a requirement when scuba diving Maui, that all non-certified divers complete a medical statement confirming good health for diving. You must be able to answer “NO” to each of the questions on the form. A “yes” answer will require and medical release from your doctor.
Preview the medical questionnaire.
Maui Scuba Diving to Complete your Certification
This referral course is for new divers who have already completed their academic theory and confined water skills. There are two ways to fulfill the dive theory portion. One option is learning from a PADI instructor, and the second option is PADI e-Learning. Please note we require your PADI referral documentation, which must be signed by your previous instructor. If you have not yet completed both academic and confined water training, and want to learn to dive on Maui with us, then check out our PADI Open Water Diver page.
The PADI Referral course is four open water dives. At the end of your course, you can dive with a buddy, independently of a professional, to a maximum depth of 60 feet. You’ll make two dives each day at some of the best Maui diving sites, and record details of each training dive in your new logbook. Maui offers excellent scuba diving conditions to earn your PADI certification. Shore diving in Lahaina allows for easy entry into the ocean and magnificent marine life, including fields of coral reefs, schools of fish, and turtle cleaning stations.
Your PADI Open Water Diver certification is internationally recognized and valid for life. The next step in scuba certification is the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.
Maui Diving Logistics For PADI Referral Courses
Mornings are the best time for clear visibility underwater, so we begin our PADI Open Water Referral Dives course at 9 am. Each day you will first review the PADI Open Water theory and make two dives. You will finish around 3 to 4 pm on both days.
To guarantee you the best Maui scuba diving experience, we observe conditions and choose the dive site the day before you begin. So, the day before you start, look for an updated email before 4 pm with GPS directions to the dive site.
Our Maui dive company setup offers you maximum convenience. We simply meet you with our scuba van at the beach, gear up, walk into the ocean. We’ll agree on the sites for the second day with you in person after your first two dives, so you know where to meet us.