PADI Scuba Diver Certification

Learn to scuba dive on Maui with this 1-day beginner course

Quick Details

  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Entry-level scuba certification
  • This is a 1-day course in Lahaina
  • Certification valid for life
  • Rental equipment included
  • Maximum depth to 40 feet
  • Extra fee for PADI E-learning or PADI manual
  • Photography package available

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 Lessons

Learning to scuba dive and getting your PADI certification is rated as one of the best Maui activities. So with the PADI Scuba Diver course, you will experience Maui scuba diving lessons without committing too much vacation time. When you become a new PADI Scuba Diver, the certification does require that you always dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor (or Assistant Instructor) to a maximum depth of 40 feet.

Many beginner divers visit Maui to get a PADI scuba diving certification. However, sometimes your vacation doesn’t allow for multiple days of scuba diving lessons. So, this 1-day certification is designed to be your best option when Maui Vacation time is limited or you are looking for an alternative to the multi-day PADI Open Water Diver course. 

The PADI Scuba Diver certification consists of 3 sections: 

  1. The first section focuses on learning PADI academics. Before beginning your course, you will need to complete chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the PADI Open Water Diver manual and pass all 3 quizzes. 
  2. The second section covers confined water skills. You get to practice skills in the warm, calm Maui ocean both underwater and on the surface. Scuba skills quickly help to improve your confidence as a new scuba diver. 
  3. Finally, the third section involves 2 training dives. One of our experienced and professional PADI instructors will take you on two training dives to complete your skill evaluations and to see some of the best Maui diving sites.

Your PADI Scuba Diver qualification is recognized globally and valid for your lifetime. So once completed you will be forever a member of the scuba diving community! 

Maui Diving Logistics

Mornings are the best time for good visibility underwater, so we like to meet at 9 am to begin your course. We monitor the conditions and email you the exact dive site location the day before in order to offer you the best Maui diving experience possible. You will review the PADI Scuba Diver academic theory with your instructor and make a total of two dives, finishing up around 4 pm. We typically run the course over 1 day, but if you prefer to certify over two days, please contact us and we’ll happily discuss an alternative schedule.

Our Maui dive company is set up to offer you maximum convenience. We meet you with our scuba van at the beach, gear up, and walk into the ocean. The Banyan Tree Divers van is easy to spot. It’s a big, white cargo van!

No previous diving experience is necessary, so book now and start getting excited about your Maui scuba diving lessons with us at Banyan Tree Divers. You can contact us by email to arrange your schedule, and read more about Banyan Tree Divers in our ‘About’ section. Also, don’t forget to check the details for the full PADI Open Water Diver course – we’re sure you’ll love diving with us and want to eventually go further!