Maui Scuba Diving
Featured here are Maui's two most popular scuba diving locations ... Molokini and Lanai. Both are accessible only by boat.
Extended Horizons - Lanai Scuba Diving
$261.00 per Diver who needs gear and $225.00 per Diver who brings their own gear
plus 10% taxes and fees (Hawaii sales tax, harbor fee, and "green initiative" fee)
Lanai is a diver's delight ... the most famous spot is the Cathedrals, a volcanic grotto that is two stories tall inside! The light coming in through the numerous openings creates a supernatural effect, like the light coming in through the stained glass windows of a Cathedral. Keep an eye out in the nooks and crannies for lobster, nudibranchs, eels, and the white tip sharks that frequent the area. Dolphins and manta and eagle rays are frequently seen too. A second dive spot will be chosen on the day of your tour; very often one of the turtle hang-outs is a popular choice. Most dives average 60 feet.
Extended Horizons offers daily trips to Lanai ... their speedy boat is certified for 21 passengers but they limit their trip to 11 divers per day. Quality dive gear is included for $194pp, or if you plan to use your own gear they will supply tanks and weights and the rate is $159pp. The boat has a fresh water shower, separate rinse buckets for cameras and dive gear, plenty of room on-deck, and lots of shade. Departure is at 6:45am from Mala boat ramp in Lahaina town.
Night Dives are also available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. These are shore dives done at various locations along Maui's west coast. Check in at Extended Horizons' Lahaina location. All dive gear and lights are provided.
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Cruise Ship Clients
NCL cruise ship passengers in Kahului are able to do Extended Horizons on their second day in port. A rental car is required and the drive to Lahaina is a little under an hour.
Lahaina cruise ship passengers can do these tours only on day 2 (assuming your ship is spending the previous night in Lahaina). It is a very short cab ride or 15 minute walk from the cruise ship dock to Mala boat ramp.
Maui Diamond - Molokini Scuba Diving
$169.00 per Certified Diver (plus 7.167% Hawaii sales/harbor tax)
$149.00 per Certified Diver (plus 7.167% Hawaii sales/harbor tax)
Maui Diamond offers two-tank certified diving, with their most popular itinerary being one dive at Molokini Crater and a second dive somewhere along the Maui Coastline where green sea turtles are in abundance. Trips are suitable for experienced divers as well as novice certified divers, and the crew does their best to group divers according to experience level with the goal of providing the very best trip for each type of guest.
Check in is at 6:15am at Maalaea Harbor and return to the harbor is between noon and 1:00pm. The Maui Diamond typically heads out to Molokini first and moors on the inside of one of the corners of the crater. Here, the current is usually light and there is abundant fish life to be seen! Divers can usually reach 90' for a brief time depending on the location and amount of current; your guides will assist you with local conditions that day. For the second spot they scope out the best conditions for that day and try to find a place that will allow guests to spot some turtles! The depth of our second site can reach 40-50 feet in depth, but is usually shallower for most of the dive.
Though Maui Diamond's plan is typically to dive Molokini, Mother Nature is the ultimate boss of what dive sites are best each day. Should conditions not allow them to safely dive at Molokini, they will find another more appropriate site or two and take it from there. Maui Diamond does not issue refunds in cases where weather dictates alternate dive sites.
Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event. From December 15-31, cancellation is 72 hours in advance.
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Cruise Ship Clients
NCL cruise ship passengers in Kahului are able to do the Maui Diamond intro or certified dives on their second day in port. A cab ride of about 15 minutes is required to get to Maalaea Harbor, or we can arrange a rental car for you.
Lahaina cruise ship passengers can do these tours only on day 2 (assuming your ship is spending the previous night in Lahaina). A rental car is required as the drive to Maalaea Harbor is about 30 minutes.
When booking scuba diving, plan your dives so that they don't overlap with some other activities that involve high altitudes. If you plan to do the downhill bike tour, a helicopter flight, trips to other islands, or just driving to the top of Haleakala, it is best to do those things first before you begin your diving. While it is more important to avoid high altitudes for 24 hours following your diving, many of the dive companies will require you to be at sea level for a full 24 hours before you begin your diving as well.
Health concerns -- you will need to fill out a fairly lengthy health profile at the start of your dive. If you have a history or asthma, bronchitis, or other breathing disorders, are on any prescription medications, have problems with ear infections, neck or back injuries, smoke, consume significant quantities of alcohol, or are in otherwise poor shape it is important to address these issues before committing to a dive. If you sign up and then are disqualified on the day of your dive because of an obvious health concern the boat may not authorize a refund (because they were holding space for you that they don't have a chance to sell to anyone else). Please Please PLEASE disclose any and all health concerns in the box provided on the reservation form. The list above is by no means complete ... ANYTHING other than perfect health should be disclosed. We will contact you to get more details when appropriate; a divemaster will make a determination about your particular situation.