SNUBA diving aboard the Pride of Maui is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the ultimate underwater adventure. This activity is one you will never forget!
Our SNUBA trips
Molokini & Turtle Town
Please note: SNUBA is offered on a limited basis on our AM trip, which you can reserve online. Purchasing (1) SNUBA upgrade is for one location only. If guests would like to SNUBA at both Molokini and Turtle Town, the upgrade will need to be purchased for each location.
#1 SNUBA PROVIDER IN THE U.S.
SNUBA is a hybrid of snorkeling and SCUBA
Pride of Maui is the nation’s leading SNUBA diving vessel. We have introduced more guests to SNUBA than any other passenger vessel in Hawaii!
We are honored to have earned SNUBA International’s 2017 Operator of the Year award. We love to show our guests how amazing it is to SNUBA on Maui. Anyone eight years or older can enjoy SNUBA—no experience is required!
If you are up for an exhilarating underwater adventure, our SNUBA adventure is for you! The Pride of Maui is Maui’s largest stable maxi-power catamaran, explicitly designed for Maui snorkeling and SNUBA. Entries and exits to and from the ocean are easy and simple. This is one experience you don’t want to miss!
SNUBA diving requires no prior experience or special talents at all. You just have to be at least 8 years of age and in average health.
Over the past 20 years, thousands of our guests have had the unique experience of weightlessness and breathing underwater. You will swim up close with the beautiful marine life in a safe, controlled environment about 15 feet beneath the surface, all under the watchful care of our expert Maui SNUBA instructors.
With SNUBA, you do not have to carry that heavy air tank on your back; it is attached to a raft on the surface above you with a hose connected to a SNUBA compressor. You only need the connected breathing apparatus to swim like a fish. All you have to do is relax and enjoy!
What you can expect
Your safety is our main concern
Your SNUBA instructor reserves the right to determine whether or not you may participate in the SNUBA dive based on your comprehension and level of comfort in the water.
If you are more than three months pregnant or under treatment for any of the following medical concerns: respiratory, lung, chest, heart, or high blood pressure, please consult with your physician. When completing our onboard medical questionnaire, please provide your SNUBA instructor with a clearance note.
Please note: SNUBA is not available to persons with certain pre-existing respiratory or heart conditions. Nothing is more important to us than your safety!
Age – You must be at least 8 years of age or older.
Skills – You must have basic swimming skills and be comfortable in the ocean.
You must be in good health or cleared by a physician to dive. Blood pressure, heart, or respiratory conditions are health concerns that your doctor must clear before you SNUBA. In order to participate, you are required to complete and sign a brief Participant Health Record & Liability Release Form.
Participating in a Safety Briefing about the SNUBA system and what to expect during your tour is required for you to SNUBA.
You will also practice the skills discussed during the briefing before entering the water. These skills include hand signals for underwater communication, mask clearing, proper breathing, skills for controlled ascents and descents, ear equalization techniques, and more.
You can learn some basic signals here; your SNUBA instructors will go over hand signals with you.
What To Choose
Snorkel, SNUBA, or both?
SNUBA diving in Maui is a fantastic experience and an unsurpassed adventure. Because you are not restricted to breathing at the surface, you can go deeper and stay under longer. Breathe effortlessly with time to explore the environment and the fascinating marine life around you. To SNUBA in Maui is more than seeing the aquatic beauty; SNUBA is to mingle with the aquatic beauty. When you join our SNUBA adventure, you will swim alongside the multi-colored Hawaii tropical fish and get closer than ever to the coral reef below.
With the breathing apparatus, you remain submerged, gliding along the coral reef with its colorful inhabitants. You will see remarkable marine life up close on your Maui SNUBA adventure.
SNUBA is a perfect family adventure and a unique experience to share with friends. It is an underwater activity everyone can join in together from eight years old and above. When friends SNUBA in Maui together, the enjoyment and the beauty of the underwater world are magnified.
Snorkeling in Maui’s pristine waters is a beautiful experience and an incredible opportunity to explore the underwater scenery from the sea’s surface.
Maui snorkeling is thrilling as the reef unfolds in bold living colors beneath you. With the abundance of Hawaiian tropical fish and stunning coral, snorkeling is always a favorite way to spend time in the water.
SNUBA is much easier for the novice than SCUBA diving because heavy air tanks won’t restrict you. The Maui SNUBA diver swims directly below the raft, wearing a light and comfortable harness. Air flows from the surface through a hose connected to the SNUBA compressor on the raft.
Another advantage of Maui SNUBA vs. SCUBA diving is that you don’t need any special training or certification. No special diving skill is required to participate in SNUBA, provided you are a basic swimmer and at least 8 years old. We provide the necessary information to keep you safe, help you practice, and then you’re in the water! Enjoy deeper dives and more time among the incredible tropical fish swimming all around you. You can find Hawaiian green sea turtles and red pencil sea urchins, and you can hear the Humpback Whales singing during the winter months!
Due to safety reasons, the Pride of Maui cannot allow guests on heart medications to participate in SNUBA.
Join one of our expert Maui SNUBA instructors/guides for an adventure beyond compare. The expert guides aboard the Pride of Maui have tens of thousands of Maui SNUBA dives under their belts and are some of the best. They will help you become familiar with the SNUBA equipment and explain in straightforward terms what to expect on your SNUBA tour. Your Maui SNUBA instructor/guide will even pick out the best spot on the reef for your Maui SNUBA adventure.
Maui SNUBA is a tremendous value for your vacation dollar. There is no special equipment to buy or rent, as everything is included. Your crew will provide all of your SNUBA equipment. All you have to do is don your bathing suit and let us take care of the details on your Maui SNUBA tour. Space is limited, so be sure to ask about our exciting SNUBA adventure! Experience a once-in-a-lifetime Maui SNUBA adventure in the pristine waters of Maui today!
What makes Maui
SNUBA diving so unique?
Hawaii’s wide variety of indigenous fish and marine animals will make your Maui SNUBA adventure a one-of-a-kind experience. So, what exactly will you see? Every color in the rainbow, as the reef comes alive below you. Angelfish, butterflyfish, damselfish, and Moorish idols are just some of the exotic tropical fish you will experience. How about a humuhumunukunukuapua’a? That’s our Hawaii state fish!
- Go down 15 feet
- See coral close up
- Ease of use
- Breathe with comfort
- Perfect for children
- No experience required
Take a journey into the inner world of our ocean realm, floating in inner space as you cruise along the coral reef. You may meet the graceful Hawaiian green sea turtles during your SNUBA dive. Residing peacefully on the coral reef, these unique turtles often swim close to our SNUBA divers to get a closer look. Curious and gentle, the turtles are protected marine animals found along the coral reef.
Some species you can see
Maui SNUBA diving
with the Pride of Maui
The Pride of Maui SNUBA program is well established, with a 20-year history of caring service, where thousands of our guests have safely experienced Maui SNUBA. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional experience for even the most timid landlubber. You will see why we are renowned for our highly sought-after Maui SNUBA program aboard the comfortable maxi-power catamaran Pride of Maui.
We provide you with state-of-the-art SNUBA equipment, expert instruction, and the opportunity for an extraordinary underwater experience aboard our spacious vessel. Treat yourself to an incredible SNUBA adventure in Maui’s pristine waters. This is YOUR Maui vacation, and you have earned it!