Introductory Divers are those who would like to SCUBA dive but who are not certified.
How it works: While the certified divers are on the deeper dive at Molokini Crater, you will be receiving about a 30-45 minute course on the boat about how to dive safely. You will then be able to snorkel at Molokini. Your dive will be along the along the Makena coast of Maui where the Green Sea Turtles live. (Introductory Divers aren’t allowed to dive at Molokini unless it is part of a scuba certification course.) We usually do our Introductory Dives either at Turtle Town/Nahuna Point or at Pu’u o’lai in a maximum of 40 feet of water.
You will be led by a Dive Instructor on a scuba dive to a maximum of 40 feet in depth at one of the wonderful dive sites along the Makena Coast of Maui..
It is an awesome experience and is an excellent prelude to getting certified as you will discover how much fun diving is!
When can we go? We offer Introductory or Discover Scuba on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We aim to group our introductory divers together on Tues and Thurs however if you can’t go on one of those two days, it is possible that we will still be able to accommodate your request. Please call to inquire. Call 808-874-1273 for information and reservations!
How long is the dive?
The dive is anywhere from 30-60 minutes, depending on how good you are on your air. The average scuba dive at 40 feet is 45 minutes.
Can we dive with our family members who are certified? Yes, Introductory divers and certified divers can dive together on the shallow dive. However, due to regulations on how many divers to a dive leader we are allowed to take, it is not guaranteed that you will be diving together… You will be on the same boat, and diving in the same area, but you may have different dive leaders.
Can we do two introductory dives instead of one? This is a little challenging due to time constraints, but not impossible. Feel free to ask us when you call, but the answer will depend on several variables and your willingness to hire a private dive instructor just for your party. Privately chartering the boat is another option.
How much does your introductory dive trip cost? The normal price is $159. This includes the 4-hour charter, the instruction and all the equipment. However, check the link for Rates and Specials to see if we are currently offering discounts.
What is included? The boat charter, instruction, snorkeling, one dive, all the equipment and refreshments: Muffins are served in the morning and refreshments and beverages are served between dives. You will be back before lunch time.
What are the age requirements? You must be at least 10 years old to dive and mature enough to sit through a 30-45 minute class, pay attention and answer questions regarding the safety requirements of SCUBA diving.
Are their medical requirements? YES! PLEASE NOTE: Introductory Scuba Divers MUST be in good health with NO MEDICAL PROBLEMS, you can not be on ANY prescription medications (other than birth control) unless you have a doctor’s note, you can not have asthma or any respiratory or heart issues and you can not be pregnant. You will be required to fill out a medical form at the boat. If you opt to get a doctor’s permission, it must specifically state that you are okay to scuba dive with your medical condition and on any specific medication that you may be on.
It is MANDATORY that the diver be a comfortable swimmer and preferably a snorkeler.
Introductory scuba divers also must be fluent in English.
Introductory Divers must not go to elevation above 1000 feet for a minimum of 12 hours after they dive. This includes helicopters, airplanes, driving up Haleakala and most of the island’s ziplines.
All dive sites are weather conditions permitting.
Call 808-874-1273 for information and reservations!
Please keep the time difference in mind! We are 2-3 hours earlier than the west coast and 5-6 hours earlier than the east.