August Boat Dives

Date: August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Details:

There are lots of great dives out there, and Molokini is the one we do most often, and with good reason!  

That said, we know there are those divers out there yearning to get on a boat dive and get out do different sites, so here's what we've got on the calendar for the month of August.

Remember, if you're coming to Maui and there's something you want to do, just ask us in advance and if we can get it on the schedule for you, we will (that's how most of this stuff gets on the calendar in the first place)!

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GIRLS GONE DIVING:  August 11- Girls just wanna have fun and when we round up a bunch of the ladies to go diving together, there's plenty of giggling and some nice, long dives.  Expect an all girl crew today (except Capt. Don, who will be very in touch with his feminine side) and a good time.  It seems like someone always brings something special to share with the rest, so if you're of a mind to do that, feel free! Ladies Only. 

BACKWALL:  August 12 - Advanced Divers Only

Molokini’s Backwall is simply that, the back wall of the crater…but it is an entirely different world from the inside! This site rises from a 310 foot bottom and the underwater topography includes ledges, crevices, rubbly slopes and just sheer wall. Like the inside of the crater, the Backwall consists of several sites and starting and ending points and is most often experienced
as a drift dive. 

Tip: Since the angle of this crater often puts divers in the shade or at deeper depths, a dive light is essential on this trip. And since there is no bottom, excellent buoyancy skills are a must; book this dive after you have had a refresher or done some other diving in Maui. 

DUSK AND NIGHT DIVES:  August 16

It's not easy to find anyone who does night dives from a boat anymore, so we decided to jump right in and offer some sites that will give you some variety from shore diving.  Though we probably will NOT go to Molokini, we will find some cool critters along the pali - you should join us! Check in is at 4:PM and we get back between 8:00 and 9:00.  If August 16 doesn't work for you, please call the shop to book your night dive from shore - we do those much more frequently.

HELLDIVER & TRIPLE ANCHORS:  August 23 - The Helldiver has been sitting on the ocean floor since 1944! Both dives will be square profiles at about 60 feet deep, so if you are nitrox certified, be sure to order some up to increase your bottom time!

CARTHAGINIAN: August 25  The Carthaginian II was a floating museum located in Lahaina harbor…it is NOW a dive site located just outside of Lahaina in about 100 feet of water.

Sunk in 2005 by Atlantis Submarines, this artificial reef is starting to show some growth and has attracted a variety of fish. In 2011, the main mast of this 96 foot long steel hulled ship finally collapsed, and the vessel continues to become part of the ocean environment.

Though the engine room is locked off, there are parts of the ship
that are accessible to divers and many crustaceans have made homes in the ship’s hold. Divers will typically experience mild to moderate currents here and need to be aware of their depth and position throughout the dive. For many, the highlight of this dive is getting to see the Atlantis Submarine cruise by. Divers become as much a part of the show for submarine passengers as they do for us; flashbulbs can be seen going off from inside as well as outside the submarine!

Are you nitrox certified?  If so, you may want to request at least one tank for this charter ($12 extra).

 

DRIFT DIVE DAYS: August 26  We may do drift dives or we may just start in one location and end in another - we don't need current to drift!  If you've got a special request, let us hear it - we're game!

PRIVATE CHARTERS:  We offer private charters any time YOU want them and WE have availability. We can do morning, afternoon, sunset, whatever you have in mind.  T This is a great way to enjoy some quality time with your friends and family and to have the boat all to yourself. We can accommodate up to 18 passengers, so if you want to snag one of these charters, it's best to skip the emailing and CALL us at 808-874-5332. Private Charters are $1800 in the mornings and $1700 in the afternoons.

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