Want to see
The Sharks of Hawaii? There are about 40 species of sharks in our surrounding
waters, ranging in size from 8 inches to over 50 feet in length! Though we
may not be able to show you a spine pygmy shark (They live below 6,500 feet!),
we can guide you to locations frequented by some of the other species of sharks that
are endemic to Hawaii.
common type of shark is the White tip Reef Shark that inhabits our shore
lines and shallow reefs. Other frequently seen non aggressive sharks are the
Black tip and Sandbar sharks. The lucky diver might have an encounter
with the giant Whale Shark.
aggressive species are the Scalloped Hammerhead, Gray Reef, Galapagos, and the
infamous Tiger Sharks.
Certified Divers only on the Shark Dive!. $89.95
Manta Ray Dives $109.95
Book in advance! For Manta Ray dive (only).
See the new endangered marine life
before the Manta Rays are extinct!
Mexico, the Philippines and Indonesia are the leaders in the destruction of the Manta rays.
Manta Ray dive requirements, Must be a certified diver with better than average diving skills
.The instructor will give you a quick lesson on the use of a scooter (DPV) .
This dive start time will vary throughout the year, Contact Maui Diving Scuba
Center at 1-800-959-7319 , for current departure times.
This is a beach entry dive.
A diver propulsion vehicle (DPV, also known as an
underwater propulsion vehicle or underwater scooter) is an
diving equipment used by
rebreather divers to increase range underwater. Range is restricted
by the amount of
breathing gas that can be carried, the rate at which that breathing
gas is consumed under exertion, and the time limits imposed by the
dive tables to avoid
decompression sickness. DPV's can have military application; an
example is the Diver Propulsion Device (DPD) from STIDD Systems in the
A DPV usually consists of a
electric motor, which drives a
propeller. The design must ensure that: the propeller is caged so
that it cannot harm the diver,
diving equipment or marine life; the vehicle cannot be accidentally
started or run away from the diver; and it remains neutrally
under all conditions.
DPVs are useful for long journeys at constant depth where navigation
is easy. Typical uses include
cave diving and
technical diving where the vehicles help move bulky equipment and
make better use of the limited underwater time imposed by the
decompression requirements of
recreational divers DPVs are not useful.
Buoyancy control is vital for diver safety: The DPV has the
potential to make buoyancy control difficult and cause
barotrauma if the diver ascends or descends under power. Visibility
of less than 5 meters makes navigating a DPV difficult. Also, many forms
of smaller marine life are very well
camouflaged or hide well and are only seen by divers who move very
slowly and are very vigilant. With our scooters they are 3 lbs negative
and we stop and explore the marine life around the area.
All dives weather dependent for safety.
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