Off the South Maui shore you can “fly’ through the water with ease to visit historic underwater wrecks from WWII training done here on Maui. If wrecks aren’t your thing, there are volcanic arches and underwater lava flows that shelter spectacular corals, crustaceans, and fishes. The reefs are an endless path of tropical fish, green sea turtles, eels, octopus, shrimp, crabs, lobsters and the occasional Ray. Maluaka Beach, or Turtle Town as this area is known, is one of the most premier snorkel and dive spots on the south shore.
Imagine yourself in a James Bond movie produced by Jacques Cousteau, being shown on the history channel... Yeah, it’s kind of like that!!
After a brief orientation and practice to become familiar with the ease and adventure of scooter diving, you and your guide will head off on an adventure. You may make your way out to a WWII landing craft and tank that are teaming with marine life. Or, you may scooter out along the South Maui shoreline to green Sea Turtle cleaning stations, satellite reefs with rare and unusual endemic marine life and remote coral patches often overlooked by the dive boat offerings. Can’t decide? Book two dives!
Some of the commonly seen rare and endemic marine critters include the Helmut Gunnard (also called the Flying Gunnard), Commerson’s Frogfish, Wire Coral Goby and Wire Coral Shrimp, Hawaiian Lionfish and Turkeyfish, and innumerable nudibranchs. Passersby may include Mantas, Spotted Eagle Rays, White Tip Reef Shark, schools of Jacks, and occasionally Bottlenose and Spinner Dolphins.
Dives will usually be around 50-70 feet deep with a maximum depth of 80 feet. On average a dive will last approximately 45 minutes.