We Are Back Scuba Diving In Kaanapali



Aloha to all of our valued old and new friends and customers.

Due to the fire that occurred in Lahaina on Aug 8, 2024, our shop and and everything inside was a total loss. My home was not habitable and I could not return to live or conduct business since then. It has been a very tuff and long road trying to cope with all the loss and emotional state that our community has endured. I have been very grateful to all the help we have received from various sources.

It was so very hard to take phone calls  from all of our past and potential customers that wanted come to Maui and diving and join our classes to support us. But I had to tell everyone that I can’t take them out on dive tours in our beloved town of Lahaina, or Kaanapali at this time.

Lahaina art sign

We are welcoming tourism back to Maui

There are a few that are trying to make it sound like tourists are not welcome in Lahaina, Kaanapali, Maui. This is NOT true!!! The economy here in Maui relies mainly on tourism. Tourism plays a crucial role in supporting local economies and communities, and without your support many business’s will close permanently, and jobs will be lost. The local people that you will encounter at the restaurants, Luau’s, sunset cruise tours, EVERYTING will meet you with the same Aloha that has always been part of the Hawaiian tradition.

Now on  May 1st 2024 we are resuming our scuba diving business here in Kaanapali.

We can’t wait to see all of you returning  and to coming out diving with us, while helping us in the recovery of what we have endured. Give us a call and I would love to answer any questions you may have about our dive tours and classes. Or, you can book online.

Lahaina Maui Fire update April 6, 2024 Scuba Diving Resumes Operation in Kaanapali


West Maui is still open. Please come visit Kaanapali, Honokawai, Napili, Kahana, Kapalua, the community needs your support.
We are hearing reports that people are trying to view the devastated area in Lahaina. Just a friendly reminder to help educate people. Please refrain from doing this. The comunity of Lahaina has endured so much trauma since this terrible event we need everyone to please be respectful. The comunity is welcomoing visitors with open arms and the workers in any form need your support.

Visitors to Maui, whether in West Maui can show their support by patronizing local businesses, participating in community events or initiatives, and contributing to recovery efforts in meaningful ways. By demonstrating care and solidarity, visitors can make a positive impact and help the community heal and rebuild.

Let’s continue to promote empathy, respect, and support for the communities of West Maui and beyond as they navigate through challenging times.

In2Scuba Diving Maui is now able to resume operating and we are ready to take scuba divers out inKaanapali for an amazing adveture. Please help support us, as we also lost our scuba shop in Lahaina during the fire.

Thank you, and please share this important message and reminder to your friends and family.



Island Adventure Awaits: Top Things to Do in Maui, for an Unforgettable Vacation

Things to do in Maui Island

With its beautiful beaches, fun water sports, and lush scenic drives, Maui is one of the top tourist destinations in Hawaii.

In one place, you can learn to surf, go wine tasting, snorkel with sea turtles, attend a luau, relax on the beach, visit a national park, and rappel down a waterfall.

It’s safe to say Maui is an incredible place to visit – it’s considered the “most fun” Hawaiian island, and it’s easy to see why. But with so much to see and do, it can be challenging to decide. Below, we’ll cover the best things to do in Maui, Hawaii.

Maui Hawaii has got to be the best island to visit when looking for things to do in Hawaii. With its pristine coastal vistas and numerous white sandy beaches. You will will never fall short when looking for things to do here.

Things to Do in Maui Hawaii

Here are the x best things you can do in Maui, whether this is your first visit or you’re returning for more fun and relaxation.

1. Relax on the Beach

Relax on Maui Beaches

No vacation to Maui would be complete without visiting at least one of the many beaches. With over 120 miles of stunning coastline, the list of Maui beaches is long. Some of the best beaches to visit are:

  • Kapalua Bay Beach – Perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and paddle boarding.
  • Ho’okipa Beach – Best for spotting sea turtles and surfing.
  • Polo Beach – Ideal for boogie boarding, snorkeling, and swimming with kids.
  • Big Beach – Great for swimming and sunbathing.
  • Black Sand Beach – Good for sunbathing and beach gazing.
Black Sand Beach
Pailoa Black Sand Beach, Waianapanapa State Park, Maui, Hawaii, USA

2. Watch a Sunrise or Sunset from Haleakala

There’s no better way to watch the sunrise or sunset than from the top of Haleakala – above the clouds! Of course, seeing the sunrise involves waking up very early.

It takes around 1.5 – 2 hours to reach the top of Haleakala, so if sunrise is at 6.30 am, you must leave your accommodation by 4.30 am. But it’s well worth the effort!

The sunrise viewing requires an advanced reservation (it’s THAT popular), but the sunset viewing doesn’t. Sunset is much less crowded and a great way to enjoy views around the island.

3. Attend a Luau

Nothing says “Hawaii” quite like a luau, so going to one is essential when visiting Maui.

You can enjoy the vibey, live music, eat traditional food, and go on a cultural journey through Hawaii. Plus, watching the hula girls dance and move to the beat of the drums or watching a fire-dancing show will be an unforgettable experience

4. Check Out Iao Valley State Park

This park is in central Maui and is home to Kuka’emoku, the Iao Needle. Hawaiian culture sees this as the phallic stone of Kanaloa, who was the god of the ocean. The cliffs in the park were also once used as the burial site for Hawaii’s royalty. Visiting the park to see the Needle is quick – it’s located at the end of a 1-kilometer trail.

5. Snorkel Around the Island

One of the top activities to do in Maui is snorkeling. You can do it as part of a tour or by yourself if you hire a snorkel. Maui has dozens of locations ideal for snorkeling. Here are a few of the best snorkeling spots:

  • Molokini Crater – Perfect for beginners, and you can see a variety of fish.
  • Turtle Town – Great for those wanting to swim with sea turtles (also plenty of fish).
  • Honolua Bay – Quiet cove, calm waters, and a beautiful reef teeming with ocean life.
  • Kapalua Bay – One of the best snorkel locations and beaches.

Of course, you can enjoy a great snorkeling experience at just about any location on the island, so ask around.

6. Stroll Along the Kapalua Coastal Trail

Probably one of the most underrated Maui experiences, this short 1.76-mile walk is something anyone will enjoy.

The trail takes you past a few stunning beaches, tidepools, luxury resorts, and breathtaking views of Maui’s coastline. The trail starts at Kapalua Beach and finishes at D.T. Flemings Beach and alternates between sandy trails, boardwalks, and sidewalks.

7. Watch the Whales

Humpback whales, on their migration route each year, travel to the Hawaiian islands during winter months for their mating season.

The crystal clear, shallow water between Moloka’i, Lana’i, and Maui are the prime spots to see whales in winter between November and May. Peak whale watching season is from January to March.

8. Discover Dragon’s Teeth

Photographer taking photos at Dragon's Teeth in Hawaii.

While walking the Kapalua Coastal Trail (#6 above), you can visit Makalua-puna Point. Lava has eroded the earth so much that a series of pointed spires have been left behind. They line up so that they look exactly like dragon’s teeth.

If you keep walking towards the point, you’ll find a massive circle maze called the Labyrinth that you can walk through. At Makalua-puna Point, you can snap a few awesome pictures of the rocky volcanic coastline as the surf smashes into the rocks. Fancy a round of golf? You can enjoy a morning or afternoon in the sun at the local golf course – with a view!

9. Visit the Nakalele Blowhole

The Nakalele Blowhole is located along the robust volcanic coastline in northern Maui on Nakalele Point. The blowhole often “erupts” when the waves hit the shore, sending water shooting out the hole. It looks like a natural geyser as the water shoots several feet through the air.

You can view the blowhole from the bottom of the hill or the top of the cliff. You’ll need to walk down the slippery, steep, sandy path to get to the coast. Ensure you maintain a safe distance from the blowhole – if you get too close, you may be sucked into the blowhole by a wave.

10. Go to the Maui Ocean Center

Opened in 1988, the Maui Ocean Center has educational exhibits and programs that teach visitors about local sea life. You can learn about sea turtles, Hawaiian coral, hammerhead sharks, and reef fish. Plus, you can check out the Sphere, an awesome 3D experience where you can swim with humpback whales.

11. Rappel Down a Waterfall

Are you looking for a bit of adventure that envelops you in Maui’s natural beauty? Rappelling down a waterfall is for you! You can explore tropical rainforest cliffs and freshwater pools as you hike to the waterfall location. Then you get up close and personal with the rock face of the waterfall as you lower yourself down. Thrilling!

12. Go Ziplining

If you feel like soaring over Maui’s green valleys and lush forests, you can go ziplining. Depending on which company and tour you choose, you’ll be in the treeline for two to four hours, enjoying a bird’s eye view of the island. Each company offers unique zipline options, from amazing hikes and breathtaking views to racing your friends or family and enjoying extra-long zip line rides.

13. Try Hawaiian Shave Ice

Much like a luau, eating Hawaiian shave ice is a must-do in Maui. While shave ice was originally started in Japan, it was brought to the islands in the 1900s. The ice is shaved to be super fine, resembling snow. Then a flavored syrup is poured over the ice, and it’s served with ice cream. If you feel adventurous, top your shave ice with condensed milk, toasted coconut, or Li Hing Mui powder.

14. Scuba Dive Around the Maui Island

A trip to Maui wouldn’t be complete without scuba diving around the island! You can see various sea life and Hawaiian green sea turtles all year round along Maui’s southern and western coastlines. As you scuba dive, you can watch the sea turtles eat algae deposits, rest on the seafloor, and surf to take a breath of fresh Hawaiian air.

You’ll also be able to explore the volcanic lava shoots, archways, and caverns. The best months to scuba dive in Maui are from April to October, and you’ll be able to see everything from sea turtles and manta rays to monk seals to sharks. If you are looking to learn scuba diving, check out our award winning Scuba Diving For Beginners Course.

Is Maui Good for Scuba Diving?

This is a common question that people ask us. I know the question well! Because when I first came out to Maui as a new certified diver, I had the same question. I found out in a 2 hour scuba tour that the answer to my question was undoubtedly YES! Maui IS GOOD for SCUBA diving!

Lets start with the why, where and when Maui is so popular for scuba diving at all levels.


Maui has so many locations that are easily accessible from the shore. There is no need to get on a boat for hours to get to the dive locations. We have  very diverse marine life. Whether you are looking to find the very small critters like Nudibranchs, or the big things like Turtles and sharks, and everything in between. You will not be disappointed, we have it all!


Maui has dive sites located all along the west and south facing shores that most of the hotels and resorts are nearby. These dive sites are perfect for the first time divers all the way to advanced divers. There is something for all scuba divers at all levels. Certified divers can dive with  family or friends that are not certified in our Intro course and still see tons of cool stuff.


All year around. We don’t have a “non scuba season” like many places globally. Our weather is pretty much consistent, therefore providing good conditions for diving. We do get surf seasons that may affect us but not to worry. We can usually find good water in another place that is not being affected. So, when is the surf seasons you ask?

Well, we are located in the middle of the Pacific ocean 2500 miles from the nearest land mass. When the northern hemisphere is have its winter,  the resulting storms generate waves that travel from the north southbound towards Hawaii.

During this time we may get the north swells as a result, causing surf to get bigger on the north and northwest shores. The same effect is caused when the southern hemisphere is having their winter. The swells come up and affect our south facing shores.

Rest at ease. This is not a continuous event, they come and go.  Just as the storms you may be used to come and go where you live.


Check some more info here.


New to scuba diving? Check our Beginner’s Scuba Diving Classes.

Best Snorkelling Spots on Maui

Maui has some awesome snorkeling! The island has a number of beaches and secluded spots where one can experience the beauty of Maui’s marine life.

Which are Maui’s best snorkeling location?

Here are some snorkel spots where you can swim with colorful fishes and sea turtles:-

Molokini Crater

Located just a few miles off Maui’s shore, Molokini Crater has the most unique geological features in the world. The tiny crescent-shaped island that homes plentiful of marine life. Molokini Crater is partially submerged half-moon shaped volcanic crater is one of the best snorkeling spot on Maui.

Black Rock Beach

Pu’u Keka’a also known as black rock. Located on the western shore of Maui, black rock beach has crystal clear blue water that makes it a perfect snorkeling spot. It is one of Maui’s popular white sand beach known for snorkeling and cliff jumping. It is a great place to learn how to snorkel for all ages, you can also climb up the large lava promontory and dive into the blue ocean.

Honolua Bay

Located on Maui’s northwestern tip – Honolua Bay is a popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving. Honolua is a relative rocky bay that is hidden behind tall cliffs. Being a part of the Honolua-Mokule’ia Bay Marine Life Conservation District, fishing is strictly prohibited here, due to which you will find abundant colorful fishes here.

Kapalua Bay

Kapalua Bay is one of the most beautiful white sand beach on Maui, it has an active marine life and luxurious resort making it an ideal place to snorkel on Maui. Walk down Lahaina shoreline trail to access this crescent-shaped beach.

Maluaka Beach

The hidden gem on Maui – Maluaka beach is also known as turtle town. It is the best place to snorkel if you want to swim and catch glimpse of sea turtles in their native environment.

Rent or Buy Snorkeling Gear?

A lot of people contemplate if they should buy snorkeling gear or continue renting? We recommend renting a gear unless you really want gear to keep and reuse.

Don’t miss out on our snorkeling deals, reserve your spot today. We provide the necessary equipment including masks, snorkels, water shoes, and fins.

Interested in Scuba Diving in Maui, take a look at our article to learn everything about Scuba Diving.

Covid-19 Hawaii Travel Update: Maui, Kauai…

As of 9-16-2020,  Governor Ige of Hawaii  held Covid-19 Hawaii Travel Update: A press meeting announcing that on October 15th 2020 The quarantine for travelers to Hawaii will be lifted on individuals that test negative within 72 hours of travel to the islands.

If you do not have a test done prior to travel. then you will be subject to the 14 day quarantine that remains in effect.

We are taking reservations at this time and will be practicing covid safe dive classes and tours.

Give us a call at  808-264-8198 or book online


We’re Helping Save Elephants Rhinos, Chimpanzees

One T-Shirt At A Time


You Can Help Stop the Killing

In2Scuba Diving Maui is helping preserve these wonderful creatures by donating $2.00 per shirt we sell to the American Wildlife Foundation


Humankind are the sole predators of some of Africa’s most threatened wildlife species.

Elephants and rhinos are dying more from poaching than from natural causes or conflict with humans.  Poachers take their body parts that are traded illegally as trophies, for traditional medicine, or trinkets on a lucrative black market. But these iconic pachyderms are not the only wildlife species being slaughtered for human gain. Big cats like the lions and cheetahs are killed for their bones. The African wild dog and other large carnivores are dying at the hands of villagers that are protecting their livestock. Great apes, like chimps, in Central and West Africa, are hunted as bush meat and their babies are traded as pets. Pangolins are captured for their scales and meat.

Across the African continent’s diverse wild lands, management authorities need data-driven solutions to enhance anti-poaching capacity to allow remaining priority populations to recover from the previous, and on going crises. Meanwhile, community-level interventions must explore different economic opportunities that will secure, rather than destroy biodiversity as the pressure on natural resources grows with increasing development, infrastructure, and urbanization.

Habitats for wildlife must be maintained to reverse population decline.

The accelerating decline of Africa’s keystone species over recent decades is devastating. Not only to national economies that depend on wildlife tourism, but also to ecosystems that provide resources for other species and vital services to growing human populations. As wildlife habitats become increasingly fragmented, making Africa’s wild lands secure gives them a fighting chance to survive.

Read more at their website https://www.awf.org/stop-killing

Scuba Diving Kahana Napili Kapalua


If you are looking to go Scuba Diving near Kahana, Napili, or Kapalua. You are so close to some of the best scuba diving in Maui. With several dive sites near Kahana, Napili, Kapalua. So you can immerse yourself in some great locations to dive. Locations that are only 5-15 minutes from your resort in Kahana Napili, or Kapalua. Airport beach is the closest and its the most popular dive site in the Lahaina West Maui area.

Scuba Diving in the Kahana, Napili, Kapalua immediate area is not very good. But, Airport beach, Black Rock and Mala Wharf are fantastic dive sites and located only 10-15 minutes away. Come out with us to see what its all about.

We are always looking for an excuse to save you money, because we know everything in Maui is expensive. And we try our best to help, so check out our specials

In2Scuba Diving Maui Dive Co Receives 2018 Best of Lahaina Award

Lahaina Award Program Honors the Achievement

Lahaina November 2, 2018 – In2Scuba Diving Maui Dive Co. has been selected for the 2018 Best of Lahaina Award in the Dive Shop category by the Lahaina Award Program.

Best Of Lahaina Award

Each year, the Lahaina Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.

These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community.

These exceptional companies help make the Lahaina area a great place to live, work and play.

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Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category.

The 2018 Lahaina Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity.

Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lahaina Award Program and data provided by third parties.


About Lahaina Award Program

The Lahaina Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Lahaina area.

Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Lahaina Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community.

Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Lahaina Award Program