Many individuals come to the island of Maui to scuba dive. However after we take them out for dives most of the divers have been anticipating various kinds of issues. So, to make clear what’s to be anticipated. Here’s a little data about diving in Maui.

Water temperature:

I keep in mind after I first got here to Maui and jumped into the water. It felt heat, in comparison with the water off Calif that I used to be used to getting into. Maui water temperatures range between 74 within the winter and 81 levels Fahrenheit in summer season it’s way more temperate than the 52-54 diploma water I used to be used to.

Divers used to the hotter waters of the Bahamas, or Caribbean, come out to Maui and assume it’s a lot cooler than they anticipated. So if you’d like hotter water plan your journey in mid to late summer season, round August – October. Most divers are comfy in a three mm shorty wetsuit however in case you are likely to get chilly, put on a 4-5 mm wetsuit.

Sea Life:

Maui has distinctive dive topography as a result of lava formations. Endangered Hawaiian Inexperienced Sea turtles discover these formations nice to relaxation in as they wedge themselves into the nooks that have been shaped because the lava shaped. Hawaiian Inexperienced Sea Turtles might be seen on virtually each dive. They’re very used to seeing folks. Extra instances than not, they are going to method snorkelers and divers very shut. It’s the regulation that you could not contact the turtles, or impede their progress to the floor.

Do to the Hawaiian islands location, many fish out listed here are endemic to Hawaii. About 30 p.c of Hawaii’s fish are endemic (solely discovered right here).

Monk Seals:

That are extraordinarily endangered with a inhabitants estimate of round 1,300 people. They seen to return to the identical places on Maui time after time. We see them in most of the caves that we dive. They discover these caves a pleasant place to relaxation for hours and generally day’s. They do permit folks to get shut however this isn’t suggested and in addition unlawful.

Noticed Eagle Ray’s:

Could be seen every so often and largely between Sept by Feb. It’s suspected that they’re coming in near the shores throughout their mating season.

Manta Ray’s:

Could be seen as properly. There’s a specific (cleansing station) location that they’ve be seen by divers having the cleaner fish selecting at there useless pores and skin, algae and growths. The Mantas will parade again and fourth as if going by a automotive wash.

Whale Sharks:

Do come by every so often however are largely seen off the deep waters of Molokini crater. Molokini, rising from depths of 300 ft, is an extinct caldera positioned roughly 2.5 miles off the south portion of Maui.

Tiger Sharks:

Though having made the information recently for Shark assaults. They’re VERY hardly ever seen by divers. I’ve over 10,000 dives below my belt in Maui and have by no means encountered one.

White Tip Reef Sharks:

Are quite common within the waters of Maui. These Sharks are very docile and can permit divers to get shut however not too shut earlier than they swim off. They may circle round and swim again to the spot they have been resting at within the sand. White Suggestions are one of many few sharks that may stay immobile and nonetheless have the ability to cross water by their gills.

Here’s a video of Mala Wharf. This dive web site is the place the White Suggestions are discovered very often. Mala Wharf

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