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Maui: Small Group Shark and Turtle Dive for Certified Divers

Maui: Small Group Shark and Turtle Dive for Certified Divers

From US$ 120 per person

Join this diving adventure to a sunken pier that has transformed into a vibrant reef. Discover the turtles and schools of fish that surround the wreckage and the colorful corals and sponges.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Discover one of Maui's best dive spots with a PADI-certified guide
  • Swim with turtles and sharks as you explore the sunken Mala Wharf
  • Discover Hawaiian endemic fish in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy your dive with either a private or small-group session
  • Try to spot octopuses, eels, and even frogfish hiding in the colorful reef
Full description

Meet your PADI-certified guide and discover the sunken Mala Wharf. Dive with Maui’s resident turtle population, encounter white tip reef sharks, and more on this shore dive. Enjoy up to a 1-hour dive, air permitting, in either a small group or private setting.

Take a quick walk from the dive shop to find the pier which is home to large schools of fish, octopuses, eels, nudibranchs, and the elusive, but popular, frogfish.

Since being destroyed by Hurricane Iniki in 1992, Mala Wharf has become one of the best dive sites on Maui and is waiting for you to explore its colorful reef.

  • Up to 1-hour dive at Mala Wharf
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • Divers without certification
  • People with low level of fitness

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the activity provider's dive shop which is located right in the heart of Lahaina, close to Baby Beach and Mala Pier. There is parking for guests in shop's front lot and free overflow parking across the street. Please do not park in front of Snorkel Bob's.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This is an activity for certified divers only
  • You will need to bring your certification card with you
  • Participants must have dived in the last 2 years
  • You must be able to carry your own SCUBA gear in and out of the water
  • Minimum age for this activity is 10
  • This experience requires good weather; if it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers; if it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • 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
  • Service animals are allowed
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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Mala Wharf is an amazing place to dive. A sunken pier, covered in corals with lots of sea life. We met turtles in every size, reef sharks (big ones), eels (big and small) and swarms of beautiful colored fishes in all different sizes. The equipment is excellent and all is well organized. Our instructor, Joe, was an excellent spotter and did an awesome job with the dive. This was definitely the best dive I ever had. Thx Joe and Dive Maui for the epic experience!

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September 27, 2022


Great experience. Sharks, turtles and lots of colorful fish. Also suitable for diving beginners.

July 8, 2022

Sehr netter Guide, schöner Spot mit vielen Schildkröten.

September 18, 2022


Product ID: 417160