Turtle and Shark Dive on Maui
Dive with Maui’s resident turtle population (honu), encounter white tip reef sharks, and more on our favorite shore dive at Mala Wharf. Dive Maui guarantees you’ll see turtles or you get a second dive free!*
Best Turtle and Shark Dive on Maui
$120, add a second tank on the same day for $50
Monday – Sunday 8am, Monday – Friday 3pm
Meet at our dive shop 1223 Front Street
Intimate diving experience
Rental gear included
Rated 5 stars by our guests
Guaranteed turtle encounter*
Turtle and Shark Shore Dive
Since being destroyed by Hurricane Iniki in 1992, Mala Wharf has become the best dive site on Maui. A quick walk from our shop, Mala is home to so much life that if you only have time for one dive while you’re on island, this should be it. In addition to turtles and sharks, the sunken pier is home to large schools of fish, octopus, eels, nudibranchs, and the elusive but popular frogfish!
The Dive Maui team loves diving and all of our dives have the potential to be one hour long, air permitting. Unless otherwise requested, all our shore dives are conducted on 80’s (standard size tanks) which means you can expect close to an hour underwater.
All our shore dives are private or in small groups of no more than 4 divers so you’ll get the most out of your experience. Smaller groups, make it easier for your PADI professional to give you individualized attention and point out the cool stuff.
Make it a 2 Tank
Mala is such an amazing dive, sometimes once isn’t enough. Want more? Ask us about adding a second tank at Mala (yes it’s that good you could dive it twice) or another West Maui site to your day at a discounted rate.
Shark and Turtle Dive Maui
After the Carthaginian dive your captain sails the boat to a second site that is much shallower, around 40 feet. You backroll into the water and descend on a condemned pier that has transformed into a vibrant reef. Schools of fish surround the wreckage that has accumulated colorful corals and sponges.
Turtles swim all around in organized chaos as you search for camouflaged frogfish, making it hard to decide where to look. You follow your instructor as they lead you through the obstacle course of the wreck, swimming under and through the old dock where you spot a pregnant reef shark resting under a section of cement and pause to admire her beauty. As you make your way back to the boat you focus on the multitude of turtles that gracefully soar through the clear water.
What is included in the tour
2 spectacular dives.
Fresh and healthy surface interval snack.
Stops for marine life such as dolphins and whales!
Souvenir Dive Maui water bottled made from recycled plastic to keep you hydrated on the boat.
Professional photos for purchase.
Rain ponchos for inclement weather
What makes this tour special
This is a special advanced charter. You will be with other experienced divers.
Experienced instructors and captains who love what they do and love sharing it with you.
Small group sizes and individualized attention so you have fun and feel safe.
Maximized bottom time, your air and your deco rule your dives. If you have enough air you can have 2 hour long dives.
Current rental equipment. Our BCD’s have integrated weights and regulators have dive computers so you are comfortable in the water.
Conservation oriented. Our crew cares about the health of the ocean ecosystem and does our best to have eco friendly practices.
Our guests love our Turtle and Shark Shore Dive
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 Turtle and Shark Shore Dive in Lahaina.
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.
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
5 stars for Dive Maui— perfect afternoon trip. CJ and d Capt Joe were great. Thanks for a memorable adventure
Yes!!!! Wonderful morning with Levi and Dom. Nice small group. Whales, Turtles etc…….SUPER! Can’t brag enough.
Best dive ever. Nine divers, 4 staff, two in the water, means better service than a 5 star restuarant. Courteous, competent, friendly.
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