Scuba Diving Maui with lots of Turtles in Lahaina 

 

Mala Wharf Maui Lahaina Maui December 20, 2015

 

Maui Hawaii has some fantastic Scuba shore dives. This dive was one of our better days at Mala Wharf / Mala Ramp. I started with the typical dive briefing, letting my diver know about all the cool things we may see at Mala Wharf. Typically we get Turtles, White tip Reef sharks, lots of fish, the occasional Frog Fish and much more. We set off on our dive and started seeing more than the usual amount of Turtles scattered around the wreck. As we proceeded further towards the Turtle cleaning station near the end of Mala. We saw 8 Turtles all in one area all swimming and gliding in about 20 feet of water. In this area it is common to see 1-3 Turtles but 8 was amazing. I was trying to get my diver in the video with the Turtles but she did not understand I wanted her closer so please excuse the footage. Scuba Diving in Maui always has some special surprises. 

Dive Boats in Maui

We are now offering Boat Diving on Maui.

Maui has many GREAT Shore Dives to explore, but if you are looking to get out to the Molokini Back Wall Drift Dive. They are two tank boat dives check in  at 6:30 am and usually returning around. 10:30 am. There are some afternoon dives offered as well.

Below are some of the most requested boat dives.

  1. Molokini Back Wall Drift Dive and south Maui dive sites $149.00. Snorkelers & non divers $80.00 

 

 808-264-8198

To reserve your Molokini Boat Dive

 

 

Kaanapali scuba and Kaanapali Beach Maui Information

 

Aloha from In2Scuba Diving Maui Dive Co.

  If you are just starting to plan your trip to Maui, and will be staying in Ka'anapali here is a little information about the area.
Kaanapali is the main "Hotel Row" on Maui and a golf course. It has several great locations to Scuba Dive Not as busy, or crowded as Waikiki. Ka'anapali is approximately a 3 mile stretch of beach located north of the famous former whaling town of Lahaina. On the main stretch of the hotels you will find a nice beach walk that you can walk the entire stretch of the hotels on this row that is about one mile long. Starting from the south at the Hyatt Regency Maui to the Sheraton Maui on the north. Located on and at the base of Black Rock Maui.

 

Spiny Sea Urchin Sting Remedy

Spiny Sea Urchin in Maui

Sea urchin puncture wounds and stings can be painful and depending on location very painful. If there are signs that you or someone you're with has had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), dial 911 to request an ambulance.

Immerse the affected area in hot water (as hot as can be tolerated) for 30-90 minutes or as long as you possibly can beyond that. Again, be careful not to burn your skin. 

Any large spines should be carefully removed from the wound using tweezers. The small venomous organs (pedicellariae) can be removed by applying  shaving cream to the affected area and using a razor blade to gently scrape them out. Scrub the wound using soap and water and then rinse it with fresh water. Do not close the wound with tape.

Aftercare:

Pain and swelling can be treated with painkillers, such as and ibuprofen. If the skin is red and badly inflamed, a topical antibiotic cream or ointment should be applied three times a day.

Typically the pain will subside in a few hours to few day's depending on its severity. The spines will remain in the affected area for a few days to several weeks. We call it the Hawaiian Tatoo. Don't worry they will disappear gradually.

Sharks in Maui

Here is a response I wrote to an inquery for doing an Intro Dive. Someones 11 year son wants to go scuba diving but was worried about sharks.

 

 

Well as for Sharks.... I have been in the water diving over 10,000 times which of most is teaching and taking people on Intro dives. The only time we see sharks is when I take people to sites that have White Tip Reef Sharks, "Chickens of the sea" They are basically harmless unless harrased (GRABBED). About 5-6 foot max in size. They are one of the few sharks that can lay on the sand motionless and still breathe. They do this by passing water over their gills by opening and closing their mouth. They will only let us get about 5 feet close to them before they swim away. I have seen other types of sharks but... I have seen them at locations not close to shore or where we dive. Sharks do not attack divers.

 

Why?

1. We make lots of bubbles and noise

2. We wear metal tanks (Sharks have an acute sensory system)

3. Sharks are ambush predators looking for silhouettes at the surface that look like seals or turtles in murky water

4. We dive in CLEAR water

5. We are UNDER the water

6.When was the last time you heard of a Scuba Diver getting attacked? It is Usually surfers or swimmers in murky turbulent water

 Also;  if you look at some of the more popular snorkeling locations and see the amount of snorkelers in the hundreds per day and no one being attackedI'm sure you've heard world wide attack statistics are very few.Hope this is of some help This conclusion is from my obsevations and research over the years