Maui Diamond Molokini diving

The Maui Diamond - Diving Molokini and the South Maui Coast

Maui Diamond Molokini diving

The knowledgeable crew is happy to help with critter identification

Maui Diamond Molokini snorkelers

Snorkelers should be at an advanced level and comfortable in deep water

Maui Diamond Molokini eel

A snowflake eel warning you off

Maui Diamond introductory diving

Not certified? No problem - go on a personalized introductory dive

Maui Diamond Molokini coral reef

Butterfly fish and a colorful wrasse on the coral reef

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Molokini scuba on Maui Diamond is one of the very few boats that offers Molokini and Turtle Town dive trips for both certified and introductory divers. Two tank scuba is included for certified divers. Dive sites vary based on weather, diver experience levels, and special requests. Certified divers go in a different “pod” and do two dives in the 60-70 foot range: the typical locations are Molokini and Turtle Town.

Not certified? No problem, you can still go diving with them. Absolutely no diving experience is required but participants must be able to swim and have a good health record (see the tips section below for health requirements). This is a great chance to experience the world of scuba and decide if a certification course is something you’d like to pursue. It’s a much better introduction to the underwater world than an intro dive in a swimming pool! Introductory dives include a brief lesson on the boat on the way to Molokini. Once you arrive at Molokini intro divers will enjoy snorkeling the pristine and incredibly clear waters at Molokini. Then it is off to Turtle Town where you will experience a 20-30 foot introductory dive with one of the most fascinating residents of Maui’s reef systems, the Hawaiian Green Sea turtle (also known as ‘honu’).

Certified divers are required to have done a dive within the last 2 years.  If not, divers must do a refresher dive, typically a shore dive, which can be done through Maui Diamond or with any PADI affiliated company.

General Information
Schedule: Certified diving is offered seven days a week. Intro dives are only offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Check In: 6:15am at Maalaea Harbor slip #23

GPS: 101 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793 Click to view map

Tour includes: Continental breakfast, deli lunch, and cold beverages

Gear Provided: Introductory dives include all gear. Certified dives include wetsuits, tanks, weights, mask, snorkel and fins. Those needing a breath controlling device and/or a regulator are charged a $15 rental fee which is included in the “need gear” rate published above.

What to Bring & Wear: Certification card for certified divers. Wear swimsuits, towel and sunscreen

Restrictions: Minimum age for introductory dives is 10.  Certified divers are required to have done a dive within the last 2 years.  If not, divers must do a refresher dive, typically a shore dive, which can be done through Maui Diamond or with any PADI affiliated company.

Group Size: Maui Diamond is Coast Guard certified for 21 passengers but the trip is limited to a maximum of 15 divers.

Vessel: 40′ dive boat

Capacity: 21

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.  For dates from December 15-31, cancellation is 72 hours in  advance.

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Maui Diamond will take you on a scuba adventure
snowflake eel
A snowflake eel is one of many sea creatures you may see

CMolokini Scubaruise Ship Passengers

NCL cruise ship passengers in Kahului are able to do the Maui Diamond intro or certified dives on their second day in port. A cab ride of about 15 minutes is required to get to Maalaea Harbor or we can arrange a rental car for you.


Lahaina cruise ship passengers can do these tours only on day 2 (assuming your ship is spending the previous night in Lahaina). A rental car is required as the drive to Maalaea Harbor is about 30 minutes.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

When booking scuba diving, plan your dives so that they don’t overlap with activities that involve high altitudes. If you plan to do the downhill bike tour, a helicopter flight, trips to other islands or just driving to the top of Haleakala, it is best to do those things first before you begin your diving. While it is more important to avoid high altitudes for 24 hours following your diving, many of the dive companies will require you to be at sea level for a full 24 hours before you begin your diving as well.

Health concerns - For those who plan to do an introductory dive, you will need to fill out a fairly lengthy health profile at the start of your dive (even certified divers have to do this, but most of their health problems have already been screened so it’s less of an issue for them). If you have a history or asthma, bronchitis, or other breathing disorders, are on any prescription medications, have problems with ear infections, neck or back injuries, smoke, consume significant quantities of alcohol, or are in otherwise poor shape it is important to address these issues before committing to a course. If you sign up and then are disqualified on the day of your dive because of an obvious health concern you may not receive a refund. (They were holding a space for you that they won’t have a chance to sell to anyone else.)  Please Please PLEASE disclose any and all health concerns in the box provided on the reservation form. The list above is by no means complete … ANYTHING other than perfect health should be disclosed. We will contact you to get more details when appropriate; a divemaster will make a determination about your particular situation.

Those who are doing an intro dive on the Maui Diamond often ask why they can’t do their into dive at Molokini. The short answer is the state of Hawaii’s Department of Natural Resources has passed a rule that prohibits non-certified scuba divers in the crater. Intro divers will snorkel at Molokini and then do their introductory scuba dive at the second location. There is one advantage to this though … the “reef’s end” area of Molokini where the dive boats moor offers the very best snorkeling at Molokini.

If you’re interested in other dives, check out Lanai Scuba.