Maui offers a great scuba diving experience for divers of all levels with its crystal clear waters and protected reef systems that offer a perfect breeding ground for a variety of marine life.
What we know as Maui today was once a conjoined landmass. Maui, Naui county, is comprised of five islands that are separated by shallow channels that run between them. These channels were carved by persistent currents that run through the Hawaiian Islands.
Maui’s south shore forms the northern edge of these channels; the southern edge bordered by Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe. These islands act as shields to strong ocean swells generated lower in the pacific. Therefore, many of Maui’s shores are perfect breeding grounds for a variety of marine life such as whales, octopus, angler fish reef sharks, conger eels, manta rays as well as many other species of marine life.
Scuba Mike, with over 25 years of scuba diving in Maui under his belt, is a world renowned master scuba diver and sea captain. He is passionate about sharing Maui’s underwater world through scuba lessons, PADI certifications, night dives and scooter dives. Just click here to learn more about his Maui diving packages .
Scuba Mike’s 4 top shore dives on Maui include:
Olowalu – Olowalu’s reef provides an exceptional experience regardless of your diving capabilities. Its waters hold an ancient reef system, rooted deeply in Hawaii’s
Mala Warf Near the city of Lahaina, is an excellent dive for beginners and intermediate divers
Ulua Beach Continuing past Kihei is the beginner friendly Ulua beach, located in Wailea; The near shore reef offers a great location to experience snorkeling or diving for the first time, attracting an immense variety of smaller fish, interacting by the thousands.
Five Caves – or – Five Graves At the southern edge of Kihei, dwells an ancient Burial looking out over the ocean for experienced divers of offshore arches and caves.
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