Scuba Diving in Maui: Insider Tips from a Local
There are a few things to know about scuba diving in Maui that will make your time here easier and will help you get the most out of your dives, so without further ado, here they are:
1. The diving here (from shore or by boat) is best early in the morning. During early morning hours, the light is good and the water is at its calmest. When you book dives here and get check-in times that range from 6-7 in the morning, it’s not because the dive operators want to torture you; the weather patterns here include trade winds that typically start coming up between 11 and 1. Once that happens, the surface becomes choppy, making entries and exits as well as boat rides against the wind less desirable. The windiest months of the year happen during summertime and with higher air temperatures, the stronger trades also make life above the surface more tolerable! That said, Maui is pretty much an early to bed, early to rise community – they don’t call 9:00 pm “Maui midnight” for nothing!
Maui scuba diving shop, guided shore dives, diving courses and training, scooter dives and night dives, diving equipment supplies and rentals based in South Kihei, Maui. Open 7 days a week.