Lanai Scuba Diving
Full Day Sail & Scuba (7 hours)
Set sail from Ma‘alaea Harbor on Maui for a full day of sailing, snorkeling, scuba, and fun in the sun aboard the Island Star. Anchor on the south side of the island in a remote, protected area. Snorkel and scuba on pristine coral reefs with an abundance of tropical fish, a variety of colorful corals and the endangered Green Sea Turtles.
During our sail, we will be in constant search for the ever playful Spinner Dolphins and Humpback Whales when they’re in season. The whales are seasonal visitors, arriving around the middle of December and remaining through the middle of May; if your trip occurs during these months, we will spend ample time observing these breathtaking giants.
The full day gives us the extra time to snorkel a second or third reef. After a full day of sailing, snorkeling, scuba, chef prepared lunch and sunbathing on deck, we’ll return to the marina just in time for sunset at sea.
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On this trip, we cross the channel to the island of Lanai, whose underwater features include the dive site known worldwide as the Cathedrals. The Cathedrals and more than 20 other dive sites at Lanai, offer opportunities to enjoy the unique formations made when molten lava cools in the Pacific Ocean.
Tubes, caverns, ledges and walls of lava make excellent backdrops for underwater photography and magnificent mazes for exploration. Reticulated butterfly fish, Gold rim surgeon fish and Flame angelfish are just a few varieties of the rare fish seen in Lanai’s waters.
Turtles are found on many dive sites around Lanai and Plankton rich waters frequently attract Manta rays.
As a bonus, it is not uncommon to be escorted to and from the dive sites by spinner dolphins riding the bow wave. In season, roughly from the end of December to the end of April, this trip offers an excellent opportunity to see Humpback whales.