• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Shore Diving Maui & 72s

Discussion in 'Hawai'i' started by Rakdiver, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Rakdiver

    Rakdiver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
    5
    0
    1
    Hi all, I am headed to Maui the last week or of April and have booked a series of boat trips with Lahaina Divers which includes free tanks and weights for additional shore dives.

    I re-certified on Maui a few years back and dove Makena Landing (which I loved). Any suggestions for other shore dives (will probably hit 4-5 sites)?

    Any issues with Lahaina Divers I should know about (I've gotten mainly very positive feed back so far)?

    Are 72s pretty standard for operators in Maui?

    Thanks!
     
  2. runsongas

    runsongas Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California - Bay Area
    2,683
    892
    113
    they will most likely be giving you aluminum 80s
     
  3. Rakdiver

    Rakdiver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
    5
    0
    1
    They've informed me they use 72s...
     
  4. runsongas

    runsongas Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California - Bay Area
    2,683
    892
    113
    i looked it up and they do seem to use al72s instead of the standard al80. not a big difference.
     
  5. choiahoy

    choiahoy Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New York City
    237
    159
    43
    Most Maui shops also carry 63s--something to consider for some of the sites that require stairs or lots of walking (Slaughterhouse / Honolua Bay).

    You'll find that many Maui sites are so shallow that you'll surface because you're cold rather than low on air.
     
    Rakdiver likes this.
  6. DiveMaven

    DiveMaven Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kihei, Maui & Vancouver, WA
    4,877
    383
    83
    Lahaina Divers are the only ones who use the 72s. AL80s are standard for everyone else.

    Ulua is a good site in S.Maui and would make a good dive paired with Makena Landing if you want to do 2 tanks. Malta Wharf can be amazing if viz is good.
     
    Rakdiver likes this.
  7. Rakdiver

    Rakdiver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
    5
    0
    1
    Thanks very much
     
  8. Rakdiver

    Rakdiver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
    5
    0
    1
    Thanks very much
     
  9. diversteve

    diversteve mod

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: nowhere
    24,938
    5,008
    113
    Since you're using Lahaina are you staying in West Maui? Arguably the best dive on the west side is Mala Pier./Wharf - google it.
     
    Rakdiver likes this.
  10. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Redmond Wa
    359
    220
    43
    Mala Pier is good day and night. Lots of white tips and eels out at night. We saw a couple of frog fish when we went there. Parking and entry is pretty simple.
     
    Rakdiver likes this.

Share This Page