SNUBA diving aboard the Pride of Maui provides you with once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the ultimate underwater adventure and one you will not soon forget!
Our SNUBA trips
Morning Molokini & Turtle Town
Afternoon Turtle Town
Please note: SNUBA is offered on a limited basis on our AM and PM trips 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 has the distinction of introducing more guests to SNUBA than any other passenger vessel in the nation! We are the nation’s leading SNUBA diving vessel.
Having won SNUBA International’s 2017 Operator of the Year award, we’re honored to show our guests how amazing it is to SNUBA on Maui, and how easy it is for everyone eight years or older.
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. In fact, Maui SNUBA is one of the easiest adventures in Maui, and one 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 15 years alone, tens of thousands of our guests have had the unique experience of weightlessness and breathing underwater up close with the beautiful marine life in a safe, controlled environment, about 15 feet below the surface, under the watchful care of our expert Maui SNUBA instructors.
Do you know that 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 long hose and breathing apparatus from which you breathe. All you have to do is relax and breathe.
What you can expect
Nothing is more important to us than your safety!
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, high blood pressure, please consult with your physician and provide your SNUBA Instructor with a note of clearance, when completing our onboard medical questionnaire.
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 (you are required to complete and sign a brief Participant Health Record & Liability Release Form). Blood pressure, heart or respiratory conditions are examples of health concerns which must be cleared by your doctor before participating in SNUBA.
You must participate in a Safety Briefing about the SNUBA system and what to expect during your tour.
You must review and practice the skills discussed during the briefing, including 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 wonderful experience with unsurpassable adventure. You are not restricted to that breath of air at the surface. With Maui SNUBA, you go deeper and stay longer. You will breathe effortlessly with time to truly explore the environment and marine animals around you. To SNUBA in Maui is not just to survey the aquatic beauty. Maui SNUBA is to mingle with the aquatic beauty. When you join our SNUBA adventure, you can swim alongside the multi-colored tropical fish, and get closer to the coral reef below.
Experience the thrill of breathing underwater on our SNUBA adventure without the need to surface for each breath you take. You can stay down and enjoy the exhilaration. Using the breathing apparatus, remain submerged as you glide along the coral reef with its colorful inhabitants. You will see incredible marine life up-close on your Maui SNUBA adventure.
Another fun part of SNUBA is that it is an underwater activity where everyone, from eight years old and above, can join and SNUBA together. SNUBA is a family adventure, and a unique experience to share with friends. When friends SNUBA in Maui together the enjoyment and the beauty of the underwater world is magnified.
Snorkeling in Maui and its pristine waters is a beautiful experience. While snorkeling in Maui, you’ll explore the underwater scenery from the surface of the sea.
Maui snorkeling is fantastic and extremely entertaining as the reef unfolds from beneath you in bold living colors.
Maui SNUBA is much easier for the novice than SCUBA diving because you are connected to the SNUBA raft with a harness. The Maui SNUBA diver is directly below the SNUBA raft. The harness is sturdy, light and comfortable.
Another advantage of Maui SNUBA vs. SCUBA diving is the absence of the need for certification. There is no special diving skill required to participate in SNUBA, provided you are a basic swimmer and at least 8 years old. Due to safety reasons, the Pride of Maui cannot allow guests who are on heart medications to participate in SNUBA.
Join one of our expert Maui SNUBA instructor/guides for an adventure beyond compare. The expert tour guides aboard the Pride of Maui have tens of thousands of Maui SNUBA dives under their belts and are indeed some of the best of the best. They will help you become familiar with the SNUBA equipment and explain in very simple terms exactly 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 provided and included. Your SNUBA 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 rest of the details on your Maui SNUBA tour. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime Maui SNUBA adventure in the pristine waters of Maui today! Space is limited, so be sure to ask about our exciting SNUBA adventure!
What makes Maui
SNUBA diving so unique?
The wide variety of tropical fish is just one attraction of SNUBA diving in Maui. There are much indigenous fish and marine animals in Hawaii. It makes your Maui SNUBA adventure a one-of-a-kind experience. So, what exactly will you see? Only every color in the rainbow as the reef comes alive below you. Angelfish, butterflyfish, damselfish and Moorish idols are but just a few of the exotic tropical fish you will experience.
- 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. During your SNUBA dive, you may meet the graceful Hawaiian green sea turtles. 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 a protected marine animal 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 15-year history of caring service, where tens of thousands of our guests have safely experienced Maui SNUBA. We pride ourselves in providing an unprecedented experience, for even the timidest landlubber, aboard the comfortable and stable maxi-power catamaran Pride of Maui, renowned for her highly successful and sought-after Maui SNUBA program.
You will be provided with state-of-the-art SNUBA equipment, expert SNUBA instruction, and an opportunity to experience extraordinary SNUBA adventure aboard one of the most comfortable and trusted vessels in the business. Treat yourself to a Maui SNUBA adventure in the pristine Maui waters. After all, this is YOUR Maui vacation, and you have earned it!