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Maui Scuba Diving Introductory Lesson from Lahaina

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Maui Scuba Diving Introductory Lesson
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

If you’ve always wanted to breathe underwater — but never had the courage to try it — this introductory scuba lesson in Maui is the perfect place to get started. Under the watchful eye of a professional instructor and in calm, protected waters, you’ll learn the basic skills required for scuba diving in Maui. The lesson has a maximum of only four divers and, once you’ve learned the safety basics, you’ll casually kick around the reef in search of tropical marine life. When planning your trip, know that flying within 18 hours of scuba is unsafe and therefore not permitted.
  • 3-hour introductory scuba diving lesson on Maui
  • Learn the basics on shore before entering the water
  • Dive in shallow water just off Maui's coastline
  • Spot green sea turtles and other marine life on the coral reef
  • Enjoy one-on-one attention from a certified dive instructor in a small group of four
  • Perfect for first-timers or those wanting a refresher!

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Learn how to dive in shallow water and get credit toward future PADI certification.

What's Included

  • Use of all required equipment
  • Professional guide
  • Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • When plannig your trip, know that flying within 18 hours of SCUBA is not permitted.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 94 Kupuohi St
    94 Kupuohi St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

    Dive operator's office in central Lahaina Address: 94 Kupuohi St #A1 Lahaina Hawaii 96761 Dates: Daily

Start time

07:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

For this introductory shore dive on Maui, divers are required to be physically fit and in good physical health. You’ll be required to fill out a medical waiver (which you can find on the View additional info' button towards the bottom of the page), and then submit it before arrival to the dive operator in Maui. If you wish to take part in the scuba dive, you must be able to answer 'no' to all of the questions on the waiver. If there are any answers where you need to mark 'yes,' you’ll need a doctor’s note to dive.

Your introductory Maui scuba dive begins at the dive shop in Lahaina, where you’ll receive a 45-minute class on basic skills and safety. You’ll learn the proper way to don your mask and how to breathe through a regulator, as well as how to control your buoyancy and safely swim underwater.

From there, you’ll journey out to a nearby beach to comfortably wade in the water, where your professional instructor will be right by your side to talk you through all the steps. While the dive site can change due to ocean conditions, popular spots for this intro dive include Black Rock, Canoe Beach, and Kapalua Bay. At each of these spots, even though the depth will never exceed a maximum of 35 feet (10.7 meters), there’s still a wealth of a colorful marine life and the chance to go diving with turtles. 

Once you’re comfortably blowing bubbles underwater, follow your guide on a tour of the reef at the speed and pace that you choose, stopping to practice any techniques or skills where you feel you need work. Since the group is kept small there’s minimal pressure, and the entire dive is specifically catered around your safety, enjoyment and comfort. 

At the end of the dive, if you decide you’d like to continue with scuba and work towards your certification, not only will this Maui introductory scuba dive count towards your certification, but you’ll also be registered with PADI at no additional cost.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • FLYING WITHIN 18 HOURS AFTER A SCUBA DIVE IS NOT PERMITTED
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • MEDICAL WAIVER MUST BE COMPLETED 24 TO 48 HOURS PRIOR TO DIVE
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • FLYING IS NOT PERMITTED ON SAME DAY AFTER DIVING
  • Basic swimming skills are needed for this excursion
  • WAIVER IS HERE https://extendedhorizons.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/newMedical-Waiver.pdf.pdf
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Paul_T
Philip was an excellent instructor and all around great guy to guide me through this intro to scuba. Class was easy and straightforward and once we got in the water he was very attentive and allowed me to progress at a rate that was comfortable and stress free. Overall the experience was amazing and I’d definitely recommend to anyone curious to try scuba. Thanks Philip!

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Life Changing Introductory Scuba
Samantha_A, May 2023
This introductory lesson is the real deal! You will go scuba diving 28-30ft down, surrounded by giant green sea turtles, nurse sharks, eels and a variety of fish as you swim through the coral reef. I am so happy I was able to get up the nerve to participate in this adventure! Gu was very patient in calming my anxiety. I will never forget the experience! It is life changing. Thank you Gu!
Fantastic intro to scuba
Paul_T, Nov 2022
Philip was an excellent instructor and all around great guy to guide me through this intro to scuba. Class was easy and straightforward and once we got in the water he was very attentive and allowed me to progress at a rate that was comfortable and stress free. Overall the experience was amazing and I’d definitely recommend to anyone curious to try scuba. Thanks Philip!
Brad’s the man!
Austin_I, Nov 2022
Brad was an amazing instructor and made me and my wife feel so comfortable for our first dive. We had an option to stay and additional hour and of course we took it. 10/10 would recommend.
Great instructor!
Olivia_A, Aug 2022
The instructor was excellent and made learning the basics easy. He was great at keeping us calm as learning to breathe underwater can be scary. We saw a turtle on our dive, which was really cool!
Do it!
Dave_B, Jun 2022
First time scuba experience was amazing and would definitely go again. Beautiful clear water and filled with many different vibrantly colored fish.
Great intro to scuba diving
Phoebe_T, May 2022
Bruce from Extended Horizons Scuba is fantastic. He is knowledgeable and patient with me and my 12 year old. The shop has a great set up and is a much better place to receive important scuba diving safety information. (vs. we saw many standing by the parking lot to try to figure it out via other operators). The experience was fantastic and I will highly recommend Extended Horizons. We will definitely do a repeat.
Highly recommended great experience!
Waleed_A, Apr 2022
This was our first time ever scuba diving. Bruce was our instructor and he did a phenomenal job. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and explained things very well. We felt safe, and truly enjoyed the Experience.
We love Chris
Cole_T, Mar 2022
Chris was an outstanding guide and extremely knowledgeable above and below the water. We asked him several times what species of fish we were looking at, every time he told us what they were AND another fun fact about then. I cannot recommend Chris and this experience enough. 10/10 Will be coming again.
Amazing experience
Arun_V, Feb 2022
Chris was amazing. He really got us all prepped well, was patient and very calm. Kids had no issues to follow his instructions and had a free time!
Am amazing first time scuba experience!
Shanna_N, Jan 2022
My husband and I decided to try Scuba for the first time with Extended Horizons Scuba. Chris, our instructor, was incredible! He helped us feel 100% comfortable, empowered, and confident. Chris was not only friendly but his passion for scuba and the animals / reef was contagious! We will definitely be back and can’t wait to get certified!
Amazing experience!
Elizabeth_Q, Jan 2022
Scuba diving has been on our bucket list for years. Despite not having any prior experience, our instructor Bruce made us feel informed and safe. We saw many different types of fish and eel. We’re so happy to have had the chance to do this on vacation and are inspired to pursue our open water certification!
Bruce is the best
Jessie_C, Jan 2022
This is great for the first time doing scuba diving. Bruce was knowledgeable and so patient. He made sure we were comfortable and ok at each step. My two boys went with Bruce to see turtle and listen to whale sounds. My family had a great time with Bruce. He is an excellent instructor, not only professional, also very caring and supportive. He wants all of us to learn and having a fun time !!!
Chris was a great instructor and we had a wonderful time
William_H, Nov 2021
Chris made us feel comfortable from the minute we met him and we could not have had a better time. We enjoyed every minute of the lesson and the dive.
Awesome
Sol_G, Nov 2021
Coming very near and seeing green turtle up close. Bruce is a wonderful and very patient instructor.
Very patient and...
Donald_G, Nov 2021
Very patient and professional instructor. Perfect beginner class and a very a memorable experience for my 70th birthday!
A whole new world
Amber_M, Nov 2021
This was absolutely a great excursion. I have never dove before and husband is certified. So we really wanted to try it out. Our Guide Chris did an amazing job at making sure I was comfortable and okay during the whole process! I recommend him and this excursion for anyone wanting to try diving out! I’m already talking to an instructor on getting myself certified now:)
Great learning Experience
Harold_G, Oct 2021
Emma our instructor was very knowledgeable and personable. The equipment was in real good shape. We had a great time.
Breathe underwater with the fish…
Brad_J, Oct 2021
It was a fantastic experience learning how to breathe underwater. Emma was an amazing instructor and was very patient.
Don’t miss out on scuba with Maya!
Heidi_S, Oct 2021
Maya is a great instructor! She is very knowledgeable and explains everything so well for beginners. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is curious to try!!
Amazing first time!
Proculo_R, Oct 2021
I went with three of my friends and it was all our first time. Our instructor Maia was very patient and helped us through the whole experience. 10/10 would recommend!
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