WHO: You and your dive buddies, silly! Certified divers only, no snorkelers.
WHAT: Our 19th annual UNDERWATER Egg Hunt!
WHERE: Keawakapu Beach, where South Kihei Road ends
WHEN: Saturday, March 31, from 8-10:AM
The event STARTS at 8, so you need to get there earlier to get parking and set up your gear.
WHY: Seriously?? Because it's total fun! And...because we can!
HOW: Keep reading for all the "how" info!
Advance sign-ups are required because this lets us know how many eggs we'll need to hide, so download your form here, and drop it by the shop as soon as you can!
THIS EVENT IS FREE TO PARTICIPATE IN AND...THERE WILL BE PRIZES!
The briefing will be held on the beach at 8:AM and all divers will be required to check back in with us as they exit the water no later than 9:AM. There will be a limit on how many eggs you can bring in this year and that number will be announced during the briefing. Divers must exit and check back in with the same dive buddies they started the hunt with. If you miss either one of these requirements, well, you'll be DQ'd from any prizes, so behave and follow normal safe diving practices :-).
That said, don't worry if you don't have a dive buddy - we can hook you up the morning of the event, and yes, buddy teams are fine too - you don't have to have just one dive buddy!
Once the briefing is over, divers will have 5 minutes to swim out to the boundaries, but you can't go down until the horn sounds!
Divers are elidgible to redeem ONE prize egg only; so if you find more than one, put it back! You'll know if it's a prize egg when you see it.
If you have found the mondo exciting grand prize egg on a previous hunt, you are not eligible to bring it in again, so if you see it...leave it there!
That said, we must collect ALL eggs; this enables us to do a count to make sure that we've found them all (no plastic left in the ocean). So when you get out of the water and check in with our staff, please make sure you turn in ALL your eggs.
If you are going to need to rent any gear to participate in this event, we recommend that you do that the day before, as we will be closed from 7:30ish to 10:ish that Saturday morning so that we can staff the event.
Once everyone is out of the water, we will give out prizes and also provide free, limited edition event t-shirts to everyone who participated, so don't leave until we've had our annual group photo!
We get questions every year about "can I have another one for my friend" or people who did not participate coming up to get one. We love it when people wear our shirts and will be selling extras back at the shop after the event. So AT the event, you must be a participant to qualify for a FREE shirt.
Divers only, no snorkelers.
We hope you come to this fun event and have a great time. MDDC hosts this event to show our appreciation to our local (and that includes our mainland guests who make us their "home" dive shop on Maui every year) dive community! We appreciate you! See you there!