Scuba Diving Lessons for Beginners on Maui

Take your first breaths underwater in beautiful Hawaii. With its gorgeous reefs, colorful fish, and friendly turtles, Maui is the perfect place to learn to scuba dive.

Learn diving on Maui with Dive Maui

Best dive site

We take you straight to the best site on West Maui: Mala Wharf. We don’t want you to miss out on a great dive just so we can upsell you it after!

Small Group

We accept a maximum of 4 people. We want to focus on our divers, not volume. Of course, if you have a larger group we will accommodate your group.

80 Cubic Tanks

We provide all our divers with 80 cubic feet tanks. We don’t want your tank size to limit your bottom time! (Smaller tanks available upon request).

House reef

No need to drive to the dive site, Mala Wharf is our “house reef” – only a 3 minute walk from the shop!

Up to an hour

Your training dives last up to an hour (if your air consumption allows). We don’t cut your dives short so we can get home early!

PADI Instructors

All of our dives are guided by PADI Instructors.

Best Discover Dive Course on Maui

Price per person: $140 (plus tax)

Monday – Sunday


8:00am and 12:30pm

Approximately 3 hours for one dive

Meet at our dive shop

Diving Lessons for beginners

Dive Maui with your whole family


Private and small group scuba diving lessons


Passionate and experienced PADI instructors


Swim with turtles

Learn to Scuba Dive on Maui

The calm, warm, and clear waters that surround Maui make it the perfect place for introductory scuba diving.

Maui’s beaches are beautiful, but putting your head underwater will really blow your mind. The island’s many beginner dive sites are teeming with life so you can see thrilling wildlife in safe conditions year round.

PADI Medical form

Prior to your dive you will need to complete the PADI medical form.  Answering “yes” on the form will require you to see a physician before scuba diving.  Please note cancellations due to answering “yes” on the medical will not be refunded within 48 hours.

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Skills you will learn on your first Maui Scuba Dive

Learning the basics of scuba diving is a piece of cake.  The introduction to scuba diving course doesn’t require any previous experience. Under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional you’ll learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive.

Get ready to:

  • Study your PADI eLearning to learn the basics of SCUBA before your dive.
  • Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how to use it while swimming underwater.
  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.
  • Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.
  • Have fun swimming around and exploring Maui’s pristine coral reefs.
  • Encounter turtles and countless other tropical fish.

When you book your Discovery Dive you’ll be assigned an eLearning login that gives you access to some reading and videos that need to be completed before you arrive at our dive shop.  It should take about 20-30 minutes to complete.  On the day of your dive your instructor will greet you,  go over the eLearning material, and brief about the basic skills you will do in the water before the dive. Then you’ll head to the dive site and go down to practice clearing your mask and recovering your regulator with your instructor. Once you feel confident, you and your instructor will continue on and go for a dive.

Dive with the most experienced scuba instructors on Maui

All Dive Maui instructors teach scuba diving because we love to dive. Dive Maui instructors are all seasoned PADI professionals with years of teaching experience and thousands of dives under our belts.

Our team dives for work and for fun. We care about taking you diving. You’ll feel our devotion to the ocean translated in our small group sizes, attention to safety, and passion for education.

Tips for Beginner Maui Scuba Diving


Have fun with Scuba Diving Lessons for Beginners on Maui!

Your diving instructor will make sure you’re safe. If you relax and enjoy yourself it’ll be easier to learn the basic skills, maneuver in the water, and make calm decisions. Plus, you’ll get more out of the experience.

Stay close to your instructor and ask for help. We are here to make scuba diving a memorable and safe experience for you. If you pay attention to instruction and stay close to us in the water it’s easier for us to focus on you so you can focus on the fun stuff.

Dive again!

A first dive can be a lot to take in while getting used to being on scuba at the same time. For the best experience, we recommend getting certified as a PADI Open Water Diver.

Scuba Diving Lessons for Beginners on Maui

Our students love our Discovery Diver course

Over the years, we’ve shared the passion for the ocean with countless adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts like you. And, thanks to all the feedback and reviews, the good and the bad, we can keep on the right track and provide you with the best Discovery Diver course.

Best 5 star review

Did a day of boat diving and a whale watch the next day. Both were fantastic. Great staff, nice boats. Can’t wait to come back.

Mike Eckhaus

From Facebook

Best 5 star review

We had the most amazing adventure with Dive Maui. The hosts were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the whale watching tour was the highlight of a 15-day vacation

Mike Brixius

From Facebook

Best 5 star review

5 stars for Dive Maui— perfect afternoon trip. CJ and d Capt Joe were great. Thanks for a memorable adventure

Marybeth Devlin Leonard

From Facebook

Best 5 star review

Yes!!!! Wonderful morning with Levi and Dom. Nice small group. Whales, Turtles etc…….SUPER! Can’t brag enough.

Becky George

From TripAdvisor

Best 5 star review

Best dive ever. Nine divers, 4 staff, two in the water, means better service than a 5 star restuarant. Courteous, competent, friendly.

Larry Reilly

From Facebook

What is included in Discovery Diver


Personalized scuba instruction from your PADI professional.


All PADI materials and dive gear.


All scuba gear rentals.

What makes this diving course special


Customized instruction and one on one attention as you learn to dive.  We go at your pace.


Your instructor will teach you not only how to dive, but also about the marine life you see while diving.


Focus on conservation. Learn to dive and interact with the ocean in a respectful way to lessen your impact on the marine environment.

Frequently Asked Questions on Discovery Diver course

How deep will I dive as a beginner?

On your first dive you will go to a maximum depth of 40 feet.

How much does it cost to learn scuba dive in Maui?

The cost for the first dive is $140 a person.  

Can I learn to scuba dive if I can't swim?

Though you can technically scuba dive without knowing how to swim, we require our guests to be able to swim for safety and comfort in the water.

What do I need to learn to dive?

You don’t need anything to be able to dive, we have all the scuba gear. You just have to be 10 years old, pass the PADI medical form, and complete the online PADI eLearning.

Do I need to bring a Medical Statement?

Prior to your dive you will need to complete the PADI medical form.  Answering “yes” on the form will require you to see a physician before scuba diving.  Please note cancellations due to answering “yes” on the medical will not be refunded within 48 hours.

Is it hard to learn to scuba dive?

Your instructor will explain everything clearly so that learning about the whole new world of scuba diving will be natural and fun.

How do I prepare before the lessons?

Introductory scuba diving doesn’t require much studying or bookwork before you dive.  There is a short theory lesson to be completed online before arriving to the shop. After watching the video and reading the theory lesson just come ready for fun!

Is diving gear included?

Yes, all the gear you will need is included and provided by us.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy on all boat and shore dives.  This includes cancellations due to medical reasons.

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Dive Maui / Hawaiian Rafting Adventures

1223 Front Street
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
Tel: (808) 661-7333


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