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5 Things I Discovered About Adventure Travel

Posted: Oct 16, 2016

Dive travel can be an adventure before you even get to the diving part of the trip!  Read Kelvin’s account of his recent trip to Panama and find out what he learned.


My Road to Instructor

Posted: Jul 11, 2016

The idea that lead me to an incredible journey, and the leap that lead me to fulfill my Maui Dreams.
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Advice From a Local: Maui Whale Watching Tips

Posted: Jan 20, 2016

So you’ve finally made it to Maui during whale season, have ya? Well, you are in for quite a treat and these tips will make your experience that much sweeter. Read on, dear whale watcher!

In case you missed it... Our top Facebook posts for November

Posted: Nov 18, 2015

In case you been off diving instead of playing around on Facebook all day. Here are some fun posts you may have missed...
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Solutions for Stinky Scuba Gear

Posted: Oct 7, 2015

Aaaaaah, the sights, sounds, and smells of scuba diving.  Wait!!  Smells?  Noooooo!

WANTED: PADI Scuba Instructors

Posted: Jul 8, 2015

Did you know that there is currently a shortage of active dive instructors on Maui?

As a scuba instructor, I have the opportunity to see:

  • Fear change to courage
  • Faint-heartedness converted into accomplishment
  • Timidity transformed into confidence

As a scuba instructor, I can:

  • Open hearts and minds to the hidden beauty of nature's creation and our obligation to protect it
  • Foster self-esteem in another person
  • Teach the value of character and integrity
  • Transform another human being and change a life for the better and forever
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Ocean Safety Tip: Don’t Touch The Poor Urchins!

Posted: May 28, 2015

That title might sound a little surprising to you, but how would you feel if someone came along and broke off your body parts? It's not like urchins are chasing divers down, looking to stab them!

Earth Day for Scuba Divers

Posted: Apr 15, 2015

Yes, it's called Earth Day, but we know that 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by WATER! To learn how the scuba industry supports Earth Day, read on!
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Ulua Beach Mystery

Posted: Apr 2, 2015

Over the past couple of weeks I have had several scuba divers, as well as our staff, come into Maui Dreams and ask  “What is that thing at Ulua Beach? Is it a bomb!?!”

The Joys of Diving with Facial Hair

Posted: Mar 13, 2015

I have almost superhuman facial hair!  Since I left the mainland, I have not 'wolfed out' so I figured, "Its time!", and I thought that it would be a great opportunity to let my fellow man know how facial hair affects diving and what can be done to curtail the leakage.

Diving the Tires, the St. Anthony and the Z Blocks

Posted: Feb 24, 2015

Have you ever dived the St. Anthony, the Cars, or the Z Blocks? All of these are part of a large artificial reef system located right off of Keawakapu Beach in Kihei, each with their own history and points of interest.

When to Use Nitrox in Maui

Posted: Feb 10, 2015

Myth: "You can go deeper on Nitrox".  We hear this all the time and in fact, the opposite is often true.  The PADI Recreational Dive Planner uses a maximum depth of 110 feet when diving on 32% Enriched Air (Nitrox).  Your dive computer may give a slightly different depth, and if so, you should follow that.