Maui Diving is committed to and passionate about ocean conservation and educating our divers on what can YOU can do to make a difference. We offer a variety of dives you can do to further your education on the subjects that matter to you the most, as well as opportunities for you to pitch in to make a notable lasting difference while you’re here on the island of Maui. Please read below for a quick outline of our offerings, if you’d like to know more, please contact the shop today! 808-667-0633.
Conservation Focused Master Scuba Diver– Do you have a passion for diving and a bigger passion for ocean conservation? Maui Diving has the perfect Master Scuba Diver course for you. After you’ve completed your Advanced Open Water and your Rescue Diver, the next step could be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification with a concentration on Conservation. Course specialties you could choose from would include: AWARE Shark Conservation, AWARE Turtle Conservation, Project Aware Specialty Certification, Coral Reef Conservation, Dive Against Debris Specialty, Underwater Naturalist, Fish ID, or Peak Performance Buoyancy. Prices vary for each choice so if you’re interested in this path of study it’s best to call the shop and discuss your options.
AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty– Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems, yet sharks are in a global decline. Learn about the value of sharks and what is causing the rapid loss of shark populations. The course will include two scuba dives. The first dive of this distinctive specialty course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit. $129 2-Tank Dive Day + $25 (Discounted for a limited time) Certification Card
AWARE Turtle Conservation Specialty-There’s been a steady decline in worldwide sea turtle populations, but there are ways to fight this. Learn basic sea turtle identification, how to record sightings and conservation steps you can take. The course includes two scuba dives or two snorkeling excursions. $129 2-Tank Dive Day + $25 (Discounted for a limited time) Certification Card.
AWARE Dive Against Debris Specialty– Do you want to learn how to make a difference on every dive you take but not sure where to begin? Gain the knowledge and skills to activate your inner citizen scientist and complete regular Dive Against Debris® surveys under the guidance of a PADI Professional by taking the Dive Against Debris Specialty. This is your chance to make a lasting impact on Maui’s reefs. Turn your fun dives you’re already planning on taking into a Dive Against Debris Specialty. Scuba divers are the only people in the entire world who will be able to pick up trash on the bottom of the ocean. Make a difference on your dive! $129 2-Tank Dive Day + $25 (Discounted for a limited time) Certification Card
Project AWARE Specialty –The revised Project AWARE Specialty course is an introduction to Project AWARE as a global movement for ocean protection. It focuses and expands on the 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet to provide guidance and help you make a difference for ocean protection every time you dive, travel and more. Remaining as a dry course it is ideal to engage divers and non-divers alike as well as a perfect solution to those bad weather days.
Coral Reef Conservation Specialty- Everyone likes to scuba dive or snorkel in warm, clear water on a vibrant coral reef, yet many people know little about what they’re seeing or the importance of reef ecosystems. The Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course helps you appreciate the complexity of these habitats and teaches you how you can help conserve these vital systems. Anyone who has an interest in the aquatic world can take this course. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions and no water sessions are required to earn this non-diving certification.