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standuppaddlinggettoknowsomebasicsHUKAthehottestunderwatersensation12freesnorkelanddivemapsinsidesnorkelingmauisbestspotsrevealedFREEVISITORISSUEPublishedbyMauiDiveShop InHawaiianAliiNuitranslatestoHighestofRoyaltyandAliiNuiChartersistheonlysnorkelsailingexperiencetoprovideeverypassengerwiththeRoyalTreatment.Justbringyourswimsuitandsunglasses.ThatsitWetakecareoftherest7SeafariAguidedSnorkelTour7FREEuseofLargeTerryTowelsSunscreenBoogieBoardswView-PortsOpticalMasksWetSuitTopsFlotationNoodlesAliiNuisDeluxeMaskSnorkelandFinsSet.7CertifiedSnorkelInstructors7BountifulFullBreakfast7RefreshingMid-MorningSnack7GourmetLunchArrayAllyoucaneat7Selectionof6Beers3WinesChampagneJuiceandSodas.7SpaciousCoveredCabin72LoungingTrampolines74FreshWaterHotShowers7MinimalBookingstoEnsureMaximumPassengerComfort7EveryoneGetsFREEGIFTS7FREEHotelCondoVanService7RealTradewindSailing7AndMuchMoreTreatyourselvestoatrulyuniquemarineeventandexperienceoneofthefinestsnorkelingexcursionsinHawaiiwww.AliiNuiCharters.comwww.DaveSimonson.com 165GetAllThisForALLINCLUSIVEPRICEFORTHISEXCLUSIVETRIPPerPersonReservations808875-0333OptionalSCUBAHUKAAvailable.SeePages4042formoredetails.FREEGIFTSAsourwayofsayingMahaloandourpledgetotheRoyalTreatmenteverypassengerreceivesfreegifts.KeikisFor125ages4-12PerChildKeikisunder4Free 4MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideMauiDiveShoplikedeverythingaboutAliiNui.Theyhadpurchasedhernotjustasavesselbutforhernamereputa-tiontripconceptsoperationsandcrew.Theyknewthataddingthissailingcatamarantotheircurrentfleetofjetpropulsionboatswouldbringevenmorediversitytotheirexistingsnorkeldivecharteroperations.AftertheacquisitionMauiDiveShopoptednoteventotryandchangeathingthattheSweeneyshadalreadyhadinplace.Infacttheyevenretained100oftheoriginalcrewtoensurethatthetripwouldbepreservedandthedailyoperationswouldnotbeinterrupted.InsteadtheylookedfornewwaystoimprovebyaddingevenmoreamenitiestocoincidewithhernamebeingtheBestoftheBest.Theypurchasedpassengervansincorporatingafree-shuttleservicetoandfromMauismajorresortareas.NexttheybrandedmanyproductswiththeAliiNuilogoforboatpassengerstouse.Thesewouldincludehighqualitywetsuittopswind-breakerscoozieschampagneglassespremiummasksandswimfinstoo.Inadditionthecrewwasoutfittedinthenewlogo-wearastheiruniform.Evenacustomgiftbagwasspeciallycreatedandfilledwithmanylogoedgoodiesforeverypassengeronthemorningchartertohaveasafreeanduniqueparting-gift.AliiNuiSailingChartersandtheBuildingofaDreamInterviewByD.SimonsonWhenMauiDiveShopacquiredAliiNuinoonewasquitesurehowitwouldallturnout.BobChamberspicturedtotherightPresidentofMauiDiveShopandJeffStrahnGeneralManagerbothsawhugepotentialinthevesselandherday-to-dayoperationsbuttheyalsorecog-nizedthattherewasmorethatcouldbedonetosurpassallherformersuccessesandsetevenhigherstandardsforthefuture.BothBobandJeffhadadefinitevision.Theyhadbegunthebuildingofadreamtocreatesomethinguniqueintheislandscompetitivetourboatindustry.MauiDiveShoptookpossessionofAliiNuiinNovemberof2003.PreviouslyshehadbeenownedandoperatedbyCharlesandShawnSweeneyformerlyoftheKeaLaniHotel.MauiDiveShopwasfortunatetoacquireherastheSweeneyswereleavingtheHawaiianislandsandliquidatingtheirMauiholdingssothattheycouldstartanewhotelventureinCaboSanLucasMexico.Thevesselherselfwithherpopulardeluxemorningsnorkelandeveningsunsetsailtripshadlongbeenashowcaseame-nityfortheKeaLaniHotel.Shehaddevelopedanexcellentreputationasahigh-qualitysnorkelsailingcharteropera-tion.AliiNuiwaslivinguptohernamewhichinHawaiiantranslatestoGreaterHighestofRoyalty. 5PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitorsBobandJeffsvisionwastakingshapeandthedreamwasslowlybecomingareality.Neverbeforehadachartercom-panyofferedsomuchinanall-inclusivetrip.Itwaschock-fulloffreeamenitiesMauissnorkelingcharterindustrystandardswerebeingraisedtonewlevels.Thiswasjustthebeginningofevenbetterthingstofollow.ThetimehadcometoreplacetheoriginalAliiNuiwithsomethingnewandevenbetter.SoinJanuaryof2008plansweredrawn-upandapprovedfora2.2milliondollarluxurysailingcatamaran.Thehugetaskofbuildingherwasgiventooneofthemosttrustedboat-buildersSchoonerCreekBoatWorksinPortlandOregon.Thetotalbuildtimewouldtakeafull18months.JeffStrahnsaidthatgettingthenewboatwasfullofmixedemotions.Everyoneissoexcitedaboutthenewvesselbutsayinggoodbyetotheoldwillbedifficult.Theoriginalves-selhassomuchhistoryinherhulls.Builtin1975shehasservedusandherformerownerswellformanyyears.Despiteherageshestilllooksgreat.Howeverwhendealingwithcommercialassetsallthingshavealimitedlife.Whensheisfinallyretiredfromservicethatwillbeasadday.Restassuredthenewboatwillkeeptheoriginalessenceoftheoldone.Theonlydifferenceisshewillbemorespectac-ularWhilekeepingallofthefunctionalityandsplendoroftheexistingvesselwehavemadeherbetterwithmoreame-nitiesandfeatures.Quiteabitroomierthantheoldoneshemeasures65feetinlengthand36feetinbeamofferingsnorkelersfourwaystoenterthewaterandfourwarm-fresh-water-showers.Thereisevenmoreexteriorseatinganddeck-spacethanever.SheisfullyequippedforlimitedScubadivingopera-tions.Inthecabintheamenitiesinclude10tablesforsit-downdiningrichaccentsofteakchromefittingsandgran-itecounter-tops.Shehasindirectlightingdualbathroomsasurround-soundaudiosystemandvideofeaturessuchasflatscreenmonitors.CaptainChrisandcrewhadahandinplanningandbuild-ingher.Wewantedeveryonetohaveanactivepartsothatthisvesselwouldbeabsolutelyperfect.Shehasbeencus-tomdesignedandhand-craftedmakingheraspectacularexperienceforanypassenger.WhenIaskedJeffStrahnthenameofthisnewvesselherepliedwithasmileItcouldonlybecalledAliiNui.Theresjustsomethingsyajustdontchange.s ISLANDOFLANAI214995615amMOLOKINITURTLETOWN213995615amMOLOKINIADVENTURE213995615amST.ANTHONYMOLOKINI213995615amMANTAWESTMAUI2119951230pmCORALGARDENS2119951230pm2TANKINTRO-DIVE2149951230pmMAKAKOAHUKA-DIVE1124001230pmNIGHTDIVE213995CALLYourfunisourbusinessPRICESARESUBJECTTOCHANGEANDDONOTREFLECTFUELSURCHARGESSTATETAXESORHARBORFEESwww.DavidFleetham.comBOATDIVESEXCLUDINGALIINUIIFYOUNEEDABCDREGULATORTHEREISA30CHARGE.REQUIREDFORSCUBADIVERSCERTIFICATIONCARDANDAREFRESHERCOURSEIF3YEARSHAVEPASSEDSINCELASTDIVE.MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYTANKSYOURPRICECHECK-INWideArrayofDivesMauiDiveShopfeaturesawidearrayofdivestochoose.FrombeginnertoadvanceddiverthereissomethingforeveryoneSt.AnthonyWreckYOUCANASLOENJOYSNORKELINGABOARDMANYOFOURDIVETRIPSMORNINGSNORKEL89AFTERNOONSNORKEL59MondaythroughSunday615amCheck-InMondayThursday1230pmCheck-InSTARTINGTHISYEAR MauisBestScubaDivingMauiDiveShophasbeentakingdiverstothebestlocationsinHawaiisince1978.WearethelargestdivecompanyonMauiandfeatureanimpressivegroupofdivemastersdiverseselectionofvesselsskilledUSCGlicensedcaptainsahighly-trainedcrewplusthebiggestretaildivecentersandclassroomsinWestMauiandSouthMaui.WedeliverthebestboatdiveexperienceinHawaiiandtakeyoutotheislandsbestdivesitesFromtheCathedralsatLanaithegentleMantaRaysofWest-MauitheadventureofMolokiniCratertothewreckoftheSt.AnthonyandmoreMauiDiveShopinvitesyoutoexperiencethetrulyamazingunderwater-worldofHawaiiWeofferdivesontwooutstandingvesselstheAliiNuia65footpremiersailingcatamaranandtheMakaKoaa48ftcustom-prodedicateddiveboat.Bookyourdivingadventuretodaywww.MauiDiveShop.comReservationsCall808875-0333AUTHORIZEDDIVECENTERFREETRANSPORTATIONONSELECTSCUBATRIPS...CALLMantasMolokiniCraterLanaiwww.DaveSimonson.com 8MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideMyearliestunderwaterencounterwithamantaraywasduringaguided-diveatacleaningstationinMolokiniCrater.IinitiallyspotteditheadingmywayasiteffortlesslyglidedoveraspotcalledReefsEndaboveaseriesofcoralheads.Asitapproachedmeitsomehowslowed-downwithouteventheslightestindicationofchangeinitsbodywhichleftmepuzzledashowthemantaactuallydidthis.Itsenormouswingswerebarelymoving.Itappearedtobeusingsomeundiscoveredforceofmotion.Iascendedslowlycautiouslypushingmycameraunitinfrontofmeinch-by-inchandthenIstoppedallowingsomedistancebetweenmeandthecreature.IcouldseethesmallendemicHawaiiancleanerwrassewhowerealreadybusyunderthemantamovinginandoutofitsgillslitswhichthegentlemantahadkindlyflared-opentogivethesehard-workersenoughroomtooperate.Blacklipbutterfly-fishwerealsohardatworkonthetopofthemantaeatingthesmallparasitesthatwereactuallystillbigenoughformetoclearlyseeastheyattemptedtoescapethecleaningprocess.SincethatfirstencounterIhavebeenluckyenoughtohavehundredsofotherdiveswiththesewingedgiants.ButIwillneverforgetthatfirstexperience.Thefirsttimeyouseeamantayoucanneverforgetit.Butdespitethesecreaturessizetheyaresomehowelusive.Ihavemetmanywell-trav-eleddiverswithover100pagesintheirlogbooksthathaveyettoexperienceseeingthesemagicalcreatures.Ipersonallyhadover500divesbeforemyfirstencounter.ButmostofmydivinghadoccurredinBritishColumbiabeforemovingheretoMaui.Mantasdonotinhabitcoldwaters.Theycanonlybefoundincircumtropicaloceans.Mantasarescientificallygroupedtogetherwithsharksandotherrays.Allthesespeciessharesomecommontraits.Theyarecartilaginous.Whichmeanstheydonothavebones.Astructureofcartilagethroughouttheanimalconstituteswhatwewouldrefertoasaskeleton.Althoughtheyarecloselyrelatedtostingraysandtheyhaveasimilartailtheydonotpossesstheinfamousbarbedspike.Sotheyareunarmed.InfacttheydonotevenhaveteethButwhenthewordsharkisusedastheirscientificrelativeweoftenthinkofteeth.Bigteeth.Thisisunfortu-nateformantasandactuallysomesharkstoo.Mantarayslosttheirteethquitesometimeagoalongtheevolutionarytrail.Youcanstillseesomeevidenceofthiswithcloseexaminationofthemantaslowerjawbytherowsandrowsoftinydotsthatwereonceteethwhichnowresembleacoarsesandpapertextureaslikesomesharks.Despitethereimmensesizetheyareharmless.Mantascanreachover22feetacrossexceed3000poundsandfeedstrictlyonadietofplankton.Thetermplanktonactuallyreferstoalargelistoftinycreaturesthatfloatabouttheocean.Thislistincludesmysidshrimpcopepodsallkindsofgelatinousorganismsandthelarvaeoffishmolluskscrustaceansandevencoralspores.Themouthofamantarayislocatedontheleadingedgeoftheanimalwhichmakesthemunique.Mostraysaretypicallybottomfeederssotheirmouthsarethereforeonthebottomoftheirbodies.Asmantasfeedinghabitsevolvednotonlydidtheirteethturnintosandpaperbuttheirmouthmovedtothefrontandbecamequitealargeopening.Oneithersidearelargeflapscalledcephalicfins.Theseamazingappendagesevolvedtoaidasmouthscoopsthatmaximizetheintake-volumeofplankton-filledseawater.Thisadaptationforfilterfeedingisuniqueandgivesthemantaitsiconiclook.www.DavidFleetham.comUkumehamesgentleresidents...MauiMantaRaysArticleandPhotographyByDavidFleetham Onceinthemouthwaterpassesoverasetfiltersthattrapstheplankton.Oxygenisalsofilteredatthesametimesothisapparatusreallyworksefficiently.Thewaterthenexitsthroughfiveslitsonthelowersideofthemanta.Whennotactivelyfeedingthemantacanrollthesecephalicfinsintoatightconetobecomemorestreamlined.TheseconesorhornsarewhymantaswerefirstreferredtoasDevilRays.Inthepastthismonikerwrongfullydemonizedthemandcastaless-than-likeablepublicperceptiondespitetheirtoothlessmouthsandintenselydocilenature.SobynowyoumustbeaskingwherecanIeasilyseethesecreaturesformyselfWellMantasarestillsporadicallyspottedatMolokiniCrater.Buttheseencounterstendtobeseasonal.AdditionallytheyhavebeenobservedatmostdivesitesonMauiatsometimeoranother.ButforthelargestnumberofmantasoccurringtogetheratonetimeonaregularbasisyouwillwanttotakeadiveexcursioninfrontofUkumehameValleyoffthecoastofWestMaui.www.DavidFleetham.com 10MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideDivershaveobservedlonglinesofmantasonefollowingthenextnumberingwelloveradozen.Thesearecommonlyreferredtoastrainsandareaprecursortomating.Thefirstmantainthelineisareceptivefemalewhiletheremainderareallmaleshopingtoendupintherightplaceattherighttime.Mankindhassimilarritualsthatareoftenoccurringmostanynightatmanynightclubsorbars.ThissameareaoffUkumehameadditionallyhasashallowcleaningstationwherethemantasfrequentlyline-uptotaketurnshavingparasitesremoved.Onewillhoveraboveacombinationofcleanerwrasseandbutterflyfishwhilesev-eralotherswillcircletheareawaitingforaturn.Whilethisisgoingonitisbestfordiverstoapproachtheareaslowly.Findaspotcorrectyourbuoyancyandthenjusthangthereandwait.Themantasmayinitiallyleavebuttheywillbeback.Likemostmarine-lifemantasarequitecautious.Buttheywillwarm-upquicklytodiversthatdonotmovearoundtoomuchormakesuddengestures.Despitetheirmassivesizetheymovefasterthanyouwouldthinkpossible.Thisiswhyitiswisertoallowthemtoapproachyouversusyouattemptingtochasethem.Initiallyittookmeafewencounterstofigurethisoutafterending-upwithdozensofimagesofjusttheirtails.ThebestshotsIhavearetheresultofwaitinginawell-chosenspotandsimplybeingpatient.Ifyoucantimeitcorrectlytrytoavoidexhalingifonepassesdirectlyoveryourhead.Bubbleblowingisgenerallyconsideredbadmantamanors.Doingthisusuallyresultsinthecreaturequicklydeparting.FeedinghasalsobeenobservedoffUkumehameanditoftenoccursquiteclosetothesurface.Whenconditionsareidealoveradozenmantashavebeenobservedexecutingamar-velousaquabaticdancemoves.Thisactuallyistheresultofanunusualamountofplanktonconcentratedinoneplace.Inordertoconsumeasmuchaspossiblethemantasarchtheirbacksanddorepeatedloopdeloops.Itisaremarkablesight.Whenthishappensitisdifficulttofigureoutwhogetsthebettershow.Thediversfrombeloworsnorkelersfromabove.Hereisoneverycriticaltip.Ifyouareluckyenoughtogetup-closeandfriendlyyoumustresisttheurgetoreachoutatouchthem.Inthepastitwasthoughtthatagentlerubonapassingmantawasharmless.Butthroughmoreresearchandbetterunderstandingitwasdiscoveredthatmantasactuallyhaveathinmembraneofmucusovertheirskinthatprotectsthemfrominfectionsanddisease.Disturbingthisfragilemembranecancausethemharm.Inthecategoryofcartilaginousfishescontainingsharksandraysmantashavethelargestbraininratiotobodymass.Thisisevidentfromjustlookingintotheireyes.Ioftentalktothemandtellthemhowmarveloustheylook.IknowitmaysoundsillyandyesIamawarethattheycanthearorunderstandmebutIamconvincedthatitchangesmybodylanguageandaffectstheirperceptionofme.BeforeIdidthismantamantrathetimethattheylingeredaroundmedidnotlastaslongasitdoesnow.SotrythisthenexttimeyoudivewiththemantasoffUkumehame.pwww.DavidFleetham.com www.DavidFleetham.comBuiltforSaltwaterUsePoseidonMensMarine-gradeSSortitaniumDepthtestedto1000MDualrotatingtimingbezelsWorldsbrightestluminescentdialandhandsCriticalMassLadiesSolidmarine-gradestainlessDepthtestedto200MWorldsbrightestluminescentdialandhandsManycolorbandoptionsAuthorizedDealerMauiDiveShops808-875-0333mauidiveshop.com2012Justtwoofnearly100stylespricedfrom200to1000.Seethematreactorwatch.com Mauiishometoworld-classbeachespristinesnorkelingoutstandingdivingandthebestsurfing.MauiDiveSurfisyourone-stop-shopforeverythingyoullneedtoenjoyitallWithaknowledgeableandfriendlystaffoflocalcertifieddiversandsurfersMauiDiveSurfcanhook-you-upwiththerightgearandprovideyouwiththebestislandinformationtomakeyourHawaiivacationcomplete.YourMauifunbeginshereYourMauifunbeginshereSurfBoardsSnorkelsMasksSunglassesT-ShirtsWetsuitsFlipFlopsRashGuardsBoogieBoardsUnderwaterCamerasRegulatorsHats Withanextensiverentaldepartmentforstand-uppaddleboardssurfboardsdiveandsnorkelequipmentyougetachancetoexperienceMauisbestactivitieswithoutthecostofowningthegear.Theyalsoofferthelargestretailselectionofnewequipmentunderoneroof.Manyitemsareoutondisplaysoyoucantry-them-onbeforeyoubuy.Thiswayyouareassuredtogettherightequipmentthatfitsyouperfectly.YourMauifunalwaysbeginsatMauiDiveSurfFromthekidstothegrandparentsyoucanoutfittheentirefamilyatjustonestore.DiscovertheabsolutelargestselectionofoceansportsequipmentbeachgearswimwearsandalsteesandapparelforallyourfuninthesunBCVestsDiveComputersLongBoardsFinsIslandActivitiesSunscreenSunblockScubaCertificationAlohaShirtsWaterNoodlesSwimwearwww.DaveSimonson.comMauiDiveandSurfHotline808661-5388MauiDiveandSurfHotline808661-5388 14MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideGetfamiliarizedwithafewBeachSafetyTipsArticleByArchieKalepaSupervisorofOceanSafetyOperationsCountyofMauiEachyearmillionsofvis-itorscometoMauitoexperienceitsphenomenalbeautythealohaofitspeo-pleandtoenjoyourtropi-calparadise.Weloveshar-ingourbeachesandoceanwithyoubutwewantyoutobesafeTherearecer-tainthingsthatallbeachgoersneedtoknowandMauisteamofdedicatedOceanSafetyOfficersLifeguardshavesuppliedthefollowinginformationtohelpyoulearnsomeveryimportantbeachsafetytips.ReadandobserveallpostedsignsMauisOceanSafetyOfficersLifeguardspostsignsdailytowarnandadvisebeachgoersofcurrentconditionsandhazards.Sopaycloseattentiontothesesigns.OrsimplyaskanyMauilifeguardaboutbeachconditionsbeforeenteringthewater.RespecttheoceanandtheenvironmentHawaiisoceanispowerfulandcanbedangerousbutitisveryfragiletooApproximately24ofallourmarinelifeisendemiconlytoHawaii.Coralreefscantakehundredsofyearstogrowsoavoidstandingtouchingorevenhittingitwithyourfins.Besuretotakebackallthingsthatyoubringwithyoutothebeach.Leaveonlyfootprintsandnothingelse.DontpollutePleasekeepHawaiianaturalparadise.SwimatbeacheswithLifeguardsAllofourbeachesarebeautifulbutmanyofthemareinremotelocationsontheisland.Forasafeandfunbeachexperiencewerecom-mendthatyoufrequentbeacheswithlifeguards.Seepages32-33forthebeachlocationswithlifeguards.StudytheoceanbeforeenteringthewaterAllsurf-ersandavidwaterpeopleknowthistip.IfyoupauseforafewminutestowatchtheoceanbeforeyouenteryoucangetageneralideaofthecurrentoceanconditionsButbeawaretheseconditionscanchangeinminutesWatchchildrencarefullyChildrenneedextracareandattentionespeciallyatthebeachAlwayshaveatleastoneadultwhoisdedicatedtowatchthem.Werecommendmorethanoneadulttosharetheresponsibilitysinceeveryonelikestohavetheirtimetorelaxatthebeach.NeversurfswiminunfamiliarplacesItsalwaysbesttoknowwhatyouregettingintobeforeyoustart.Checkwithlocalsorofficialsbeforeyoutryanewplace.Theycangiveyouvaluableinsighttoanareayouwanttoexplorewhichcanmakeitsaferorevenworthavoidingalltogether.BeawareofyourswimmingabilityandlimitationsTheoceancanbeanunforgivingplace.Youneedtoalwaysbepreparedknowyourabilitiesandstaywithinyourlimi-tations.Practicemoderationwhenitcomestotheocean.NeverturnyourbackontheoceanHawaiisbeacheshavesomeofthelargestshore-breakintheworld.MakesurewhenenteringorleavingthewaterthatyoukeepawatchfuleyeontheoceantoavoidseriousinjurythatcanoccurifyougethitunexpectedlybyawaveIfeveryourecaughtinastrongcurrentswimacrossitnotagainstitCurrentsarelikeriversorstreamsthatflowwithintheoceans.Theyflowatahighrateofspeedandcantakeanythingthatgetsintheirpathouttoseaformanymiles.Eventhefastestswimmersarenotstrongenoughtoswimagainstthem.Ifyoushouldevergetcaughtinthefast-movingflowofacurrentitiseasiertoswimacrosstheflowratherthantryingtofightitorevenrelaxingandallowingittopullyoufartherouttosea.WhenintroubledontpanicWhenyouareintroubleinareaswhereLifeguardsareavailablestayingcalmandsignalingforhelpisyourbestbet.WaveyourarmsaboveyourheadandyellHELPbutdontpanic.Keepyourwitsaboutyouanddoyourbesttofocusandstaycalm.IfindoubtdontgooutEverylocationcanbepoten-tiallydangerous.Ifyoudontseepeopleinthewaterthenchancesareyoushouldnotgoin.IfitlookslikemaybeitcouldbetoroughguesswhatitprobablyisDontforgettohelpIfyouseesomeonethatneedsassistancefirstevaluatethesituation.Staywiththemorifyoucantgetnearthemkeepyoureyesonthem.Donotleavetheirsideorsightofthem.ShoutforhelpandforsomeonetogetaLifeguardquickly.Iftheycannotgetalifeguardthenhavethemcall911immediatelyPracticesafetyfirstandnevertrytohelpsomeoneinanywaythatwillputyourselfindangerGSupervisorofOceanSafetyArchieKalepaandTwoKiheiLifeguards.www.DaveSimonson.com PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitorsItsgoodtounderstandtheseOceanSafetySignsLifeguardsmaybepostedbetween8a.m.and430p.m.sevendaysaweekonthesebeachesKamaoleBeachParksIIIIIID.T.FlemingsBeachParkHanakaooBeachParkMakenaBeachParkBigBeachHookipaBeachParkKanahaBeachParkH.A.BaldwinBeachParkYoucancalltheOceanSafetyDivisionat808270-6136SuddenDropOffWaterdepthscanchangeabruptlyfromwadingdepthtooveryourhead.Avoidledgesanddrop-offs.Bewareofstrongcurrentswhichcommonlyrunparalleltodropoffareas.SharpCoralMostofHawaiisbeacheshavesharpcoralreefsclosetotheshoreline.Usecautionwhenswimming.Footprotectionisadvised.Shouldyoubeinjuredseealife-guardforfirstaidassistanceandadvice.Man-O-WarOffshorewindsblowingonshorecombinedwithoceancurrentspushMan-O-Wartothebeaches.Thestingscanbepainfulandmaybelifethreatening.SlipperyRocksManyoftherocksarecov-eredbyathickalgaeparticularlyontheWestShoreandledgesalongtheSouthShore.Useextremecautionwhenwalkingalongtheseslipperyareasassevereinjurycanoccur.StrongCurrentIfcaughtinastrongcurrentKeepalevelhead.DontpanicWaveoneorbothhandsintheairandscreamorcallforhelp.Tryandbreakfreefromthecurrentbyswimmingacrossitnotagainstit.WavesBreakOnLedgeLargeswellsoriginatingfromdeepwatercanrisequicklyandbreakonrockledgeswithoutwarning.Beverycautiouswhenwalkingalongrockycoastlineseveniftheoceanappearscalm.DangerousShoreBreakWavescanbreakdirectlyontheshore.Theyareunpredictableandhavecausedmanyspinalinjuries.Smallwavescanbedangeroustooespeciallywhensurfisup.ExperienceAtomicforyourself.Availableexclusivelyatwww.atomicaquatics.comTheCobaltDivingComputeristherstofanewgenerationofcomputersthatareeasytouseintuitiveandeasytoread.Themenudrivendisplayisself-ex-planatoryateverylevelandcanbemasteredinjustminutes.Thissimplicityisincontrasttoitspowerfulcapabilitiesandthemanyadvanceduserfunctionsavailabletothosewhowishtousethem.SIMPLYbrilliantEasytoSeeSimpletoUseBrilliantOLEDDisplay 16MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideThedaydawnedgraydampandcool.Itseemeddown-rightcoldbyMauistandardsbutIwaswarmedbyanexcitementandanticipationthatthedayaheadofmewar-rantedIwasabouttodepartPortlandOregontosailthenewAliiNuitranslatedinHawaiianasHighestRoyaltytoherhomeportonMauiavoyageofsome2700nauticalmiles.Thats3107milesonyourcarsodometerIhadspentalmost2yearshelpingtodesigna65ft.sailingcatamaranthatwasbuilttoreplaceheroldersisteralsonamedAliiNui.IhadseentheNewGirlgrowfrommassivechunksoffoambarrelsofresinandgiantrollsoffiberglassintowhatnowisaglisteningwhitebeautydancingongoldtriminthecoldwateroftheafloatintheColumbiaRiver.IwasanxioustoseeherperformintheopenPacificOceanonthecrossingfromPortlandtoHawaii.DespitefrequenttripstoPortlandduringtheboatscon-structionthismorningschillremindedmethatIwasanIslandBoyandhaddressedunprepared.Ibegantoques-tionifmyonepairofwoolsockssweatpantsandafewlong-sleevedteeswouldbewarmenoughforthejourney.FortunatelyIwouldberelievedofmyworrieswhenwedockedatAstorianearthemouthoftheColumbiaRiver.ThisstopallowedmetorethinkmywardrobestrategyandbydaysendIownedthermalunderwearglovesfleecepantsajacketandanextrawoolcap.WedepartedAstoriaonJuly232009bidAlohatothoseonthedockandwatchedthemallgrowsmallerinourwake.Althoughitisanexcitingprospecttotraverseanybitofanoceanitisnotwithoutitsrisks.Thoughunsaidtherewasacommonconcernaboardaseveryoneknewthattherewasavastunpredictableseaahead.Joiningmeonboardasweset-courseforSanFranciscowasSteveRanderthebuilderandnineothers.AmongstthemweretheprojectengineertheprojectmanagerJeffoneoftheownersadoctorplusVicandDougbothmastermechanics.Everyonessailingexperiencerangedfromalifetimetononebutallwereableandwilling.OurfirsttestseamanshipwouldbeatreacherousplacecalledTheColumbiaRiverBar.Heretheswiftlyflowingrivermeetsincomingtidesfromtheseacausingsteepunpredictablewavesandswirlingcurrentsthathavecausedmanyavesseltomeettheirdemise.WecrossedTheBarwithoutincidentandturnedleftontooursoutherlyheadingforSanFrancisco.Themid-daysunslippedawayintoathickeningpalefog.Thetempera-turedroppedinconcertwiththevisibilitybutnotbeforewesightedahugepodofWhitesideDolphinsandGreyWhales.Theselocalresidentmusthaveturned-outtobidusbonvoyage.ToourdelightwealsosightedsomeoldfriendstheHumpbackWhale.TheseMauiwinter-visitorshadjoined-inthesend-offastosaySeeyouinNovemberAlightonshorebreezebuiltsteadily.InHawaiitheywouldbeseeingasunsetinjust3hours.Tousitseemedsome-thingswallowedthelastofourgraydaylight.Thewindfreshenedto20knotsor23mphandpressedawethandagainstourmainsail.Theglowofourrunninglightsreflectedfromthecurtainoffogafewfeetaheadofus.Weweremakingasteady20knotsandoccasionally25whensurfingthe10ft.swellsthathelpedinracingustoSanDougRobbieandLynneHemmertBringingtheAliiNuihomeCrossingtoMauiArticleByCaptainChristopherDennisourborrowedspinnakergetshoistedforthelong-crossing www.DaveSimonson.comGettheRoyalTreatmentatagreatpriceWepledgetoprovideFreeRoundtripTransportationWorld-ClassCustomerServiceOutstandingFoodBeveragesEveryAmenityYouWillNeedJustbringyoursunglassesandbathingsuitandweprovidetherestAnExpertSailingCrewState-of-the-ArtLuxuryCatamaranAMostFunRelaxingTripPremiumQualitySnorkelGearOnce-In-A-LifetimeExperienceComplimentarySouvenirsIncredibleSightsMorewww.AliiNuiCharters.com808875-0333808875-0333photographydavidfleetham.com 18MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideFrancisco.Thenewgirlseemedtoloveslidingdownthewaveswhilesendingafountainofsprayoverherbowsandforwardrails.AswehurtledalongintothethickblanketofdarknessaheadJeffandIwerecomfortedwehadincludedradarinAliiNuisnavigationalpackage.WecarriedthesamegraywetandwindyconditionswithusuntilwesailedundertheGoldenGateBridgeintogloriouslywarmsunshinethreedayslater.InAlamedawere-provi-sionedandfine-tunedtheboatfortheremaining2200milestoMaui.Welost5crewtoresponsibilitiesashoreandaddedoneexperiencedoceannavigatortoourteam.TherewouldbenostoppingoncewesailedwestuntilMaui.Ourvoyagewasestimatedat10to15daysdepend-ingonfavorablewindandseaconditions.AlthoughitwasAugustandstillhurricaneseasonweatherforecastswereverygoodfortheperiod.ButanythingcouldhappenOnpriorvoyagesSteveandIhadexperienceddelaysfromrig-gingelectricalfailuresrippedsailsandcollisionswithfloat-ingdebris.Soweprudentlyprovisionedfor25days.Westuffedtheboatwithfoodsrangingfromprimeribtopeanutsplusa12casesofbottledwaterinadditiontothe560gallonsinourtanks.With480gallonsofdieselwehadamplefuelevenifwehadtomotorthroughdoldrums.OnthemorningofAugust1stwesailedtowardstheGoldenGateandtheopenseaweavingthroughmulticoloredspin-nakersofdozensofyachtsracingintheirSaturdayregattas.Underour1800squarefeetofsailweturnedalotofheadsaswetackedacrosstheircoursesaspolitelyaswecould.Thiswouldbethelastsailingfor2days.Alow-pressuresystemhadknocked-downtheprevailingwindandwere-enteredthegrayandcoldcoastalPacific.Sowedowsedthesailsandstartedoneengineforsomepush.Day1outofSanFranciscowecaught3fishandfeastedonfreshtuna.WesightedmoreHumpbacksandGrayswhichfeltlikeagoodsign.AnepicsunsetonDay2bodewellforwindstocome.SureenoughbytheeveningofDay3weweresailingastrangebutwelcomedsoutheasterlybreeze.ItstayedwithusthoughflukyattimesthroughDay4.AtdawnonDay5wehoistedourbigbillowyspinnaker.Theextracanvaswouldgainusasteady2knotsWesailedwithitwellintothefull-moonnightuntilasquallgotevery-onesattentionandweprudentlydowsedit.Day6dawnedbreezyandfair.Weputupabiggerspinna-kerwhichgainedus3moreknots.Fatiguefrom2-hourwatchesafteronly4hoursoffwasbeginningtoshowineveryonebutthisadditionalpressonthepedalraisedspir-itsasdidDr.Billsblueberrypancakesandscrambledeggs.HoweverStevesmid-daysatellitecalltoPortlandputusbackonalertbecauseacategory5hurricanenamedFeliciahadformed500milestothesouth.ShewasracingustowardsHawaiiwithalookinhereyetoturnnorthandcrossourpath.Wedroppedthespinnakertoslowdownandgivetheangrystormasmuchroomaspossible.Wepreparedfortheworstbystorm-proofingourboatwhichwasdesignedforday-sailingundersunnyskies.Weusedextrasailsforraincoversandplacedbucketswithinreach.Afterasleeplessnightandamorningofmorestormprep-pingthenoonsat.phonecallonDay7gaveusgoodnewsFeliciawasnowheadedstraightwestaheadofourlocationandweakening.Weagainhauled-upthebigchuteandscootedalonginthe15to20knotswindsthatwerebeingpulled-intoFeliciaseye.Wewouldmakegooduseofthestormsaccommodatingwinds.BeforedawnonDay8asIcameonwatchthespinnakerrippedandbecamealoudflailingflaginthemoonlightaboveme.Iroustedtheslumberingcrew.Theonlythingcomicalwaswatchingfivebleary-eyedmenscramblingintheiroddsleepingattirepullingthishugesheetdown.Bynoonitwasrepairedhoistedbackupandpullingusalongat10-12knots.RightbeforethesunwouldsetDr.BillcaughtaMahiMahiwhichindicatedMauimustbecloseDay9Stillrunningwithchuteup.CaughtanothertwoMahiaftersunriseandmoreintheafternoonMildtradesandfairskiesaswechasethewaningmoontowardsMauiDay10CaughttwomorefishRainandconfusedseasleftoverfromFeliciaandalthoughuncomfortablethesquallsarescootingusalongnicely.Day11Off-watchinmycabingettingsleepintheafternoonAwakenedtoashudderresonatingthroughthehull.Scrambledtop-sidetohelpthecrew.Aswelookedoverthesidewesaw20feetofheavygreenfishingnetwrappedaroundoneoftheboatstwinenginepropellers.Wemustdiscussstrategies.ShouldwerisksendingamaninunderthepitchingboattoremoveitOrcouldwedragitbehindususingonepropellerwithoutharmingtheboatWedecidedtodragthetangledmassuntilitwassafeforsome-onetogoinandcutitloose.cuttingthenettfouledourpro athadellerAordabledoesntmeanyouhavetosacrifcequalityandcomort.ThebeautiullyredesignedTitanregulatorislighterweightandtravelreindly.AllthisalongwithanattractivepricemakestheTitanasurevalue.TheProLTisanaordableweight-integratedjacketstylebuoancycompensatorthatpacksloadsoeatures.TheZoopcomputerisnitroxcompatibledownloadableandeaturesSuuntossimplifedmenusystemoreaseouse.Dontletpricestopyouromyournextadventure.Photo-YvanChocoloffStartaNewadveNtureStyleandperformanceinanaffordablepackageTheessenTialPackage919.00NoproductsubstitutionsandadditionaldiscountsProLTBCTitanregulatorABSoctopusZoop2gaugeconsoleTheAquaLungEssentialPackageavailableatMauiDiveShop tomakelandfallsowetidied-upevery-thingonboardincludingourselvesAt121pmthenewgirlmotored-intoMaalaeaHarborandkissedthedockofherhome-port.Herelatedcrewkissedandhuggedtheirloved-onesasweweregreetedintheHawaiiantraditionwithpilesofflowerleisandthenweallmadeatoasttooursafeandsuccessfulvoyagewithsomechampagneAfter13daysonthehigh-seassevenmenfromallwalksoflifehadbondedintoteamofoceansailors.TheCrossingwasanepicadventureandthosewhohadgreeteduswereeagertohearourtalltalesofthesea.ThenewAliiNuihadperformedbeyondourexpectationsandhadcarriedussafe-lyhome.WeallagreeditwouldbemightygoodtofinallyeatandsleepondrylandthisnightmDay12SensingamomentofcalmerafternoonseasthesailsweredroppedsoDougmasterMechanicanddivercouldgooverthesideknifein-handandtetheredtotheboattocutusfree.Wewrestledthetangledmassaboardfree-ingbothusandtheoceanofthishazard.LaterinthedaythesearewardedourgooddeedwithtwonicesizedMahiMahiandabigfatAhitunaWecancelebratewithsomefreshsushitonightDay13ShortlyafterdawnwesightedthegreenslopesofMauionthehorizonBylatemorningwehadcruisedpastJeffoncookingdutyinourmakeshiftgalleyMeCaptainChrisandmybrotherDr.BillwithlunchthewholegangofableandwillingsailorsMAALAEAHARBORSHOPS300MAALAEARD.STORE12WAILUKUONTHEUPPERLEVEL8088750333LOGOWEARSNORKELGEARTICKETPURCHASEISLANDACTIVITIESHARBORINFO.BRANDNEWSTORE SUNSHINEHELICOPTERSSUNSHINEHELICOPTERS808871-1437TollFree1-800-469-3000ForreservationsvisitaMauiDiveShopActivitiesDeskorcallwww.sunshinehelicopters.comWATCHOURVIDEO 22MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideMauiDiveandSurfGuideispublishedsemi-annuallybyMauiDiveShop.Wewillnotbeheldresponsiblefortypo-graphicalerrorsorforadvertisersandtheirproductsandservicesadvertised.Noportionofthismagazinemaybereproducedordistributedwithoutexpresswrittenpermissionorconsent.Allcontents2014MauiDiveShopInc.Allrightsreserved.Productandcompanynamesaretrademarksoftheirrespectivecompanies.11450K1455SouthKiheiRoadOutletStore.....879-3388KamaoleShoppingCenterinKihei.....879-1533TheShopsatWailea............875-9904KahanaGatewayCenter..........669-3800LahainaGateway..............661-5388MaalaeaHarborVillage..........244-5514OnTheBeachinKaanapali.........270-9846AstheyearspasssedMauiDiveShopexpandeditsfamilyofstoresone-by-onesecuringstraegicislandlocations.ThentheopportunitycametogetintothecharterboatbusinessandBobjumpedatthechanceBeforelongthecompanyhadanentirefleetofboatsandtoursThe1990srolled-inandBobandSandrawereblessedwithtwosonsRobbieandlaterMarcus.Astheboysgrewtheywerealwaysinthewater.ItaughtRobbietoScubainourpoolwhenhewasjust8.Heusedtoswimaroundandscrubthesidesofthepoolforme.Nowasmyboysgetolderalltheywanttodoissurf.SoBobandSandramod-ifiedthefamilybusinesstoaccommodatesurfingandstand-uppaddlingwiththeveryfirstMauiDiveSurfStoreintheLahainaGatewayPlaza.Thesuccessofthisfamilybusinesscontinuestostayon-the-movewithwarehousefacilitiesbeachkiosksdedicatedboatstoresandBobsnewestventureandpersonalinvention...HUKAahybridofsnorkelingandscubadiving.KWhiletheCrosbyStillsandNashsongWoodstockclimbedtheTop40chartsofradioa19yearoldBobChamberslefthissmalltowninUpstateNewYorkwithbigdreamsofbecominganoceanographerandafewbucksinhispocket.Itwas1971andasidefromtelevisionormaga-zinesBobChambershadneveractuallyseentheocean.ArrivingtoMauiwithjustafewdollarsandbigdreamsBobwastotallyunawareofhowthisislandparadisewouldchangetherestofhislifeandthelivesofmanyothers.Iwasblown-awaythefirsttimeIgotintheoceanShortlyafterIarrivedwewenttothebeachtoplayinthewavesandafriendofminesaidheytrythissnorkelmaskon.OnelookunderwaterandIwashookedrecallsBob.FromsnorkelingBobquicklytransitionedtoScubaDiving.Hegotcertifiedasadiverandthenrecognizedtheopportu-nityofmakingmoneybycertifyingotherstodive.SoheworkedhardandachievedacertificationasaScubaInstructor.Afterthathebeganteachingclassesatthebeachfromanoldvanhehadpurchased.Hisstudentnumbersgrewandthosehehadcertifiedneededtobuyequipmentandaplacetogetair-fills.Soby1978Bobsdoingbusi-nessoutofhisvanatthebeachmovedintotheMauiMallandthefirstMauiDiveShopwasbornAroundthissametimeBobalsotookthegreatestturningpointofhislifewhenhestarteddatinglocalgirlSandraGalam.Theirromanceblossomedtheygotmarriedandbegantheirlifepartnershipinbothlifeandinbusiness.ItwasthenSandrafoundherpassiontooasshetookonthehugetaskascompanybuyer.SheslowlyevolvedthediveshopintoastorethatwasmorethanjustScubadiving.SandrawastheinspirationandmotivationalforcebehindthediversificationofMauiDiveShop.saidBob.Thebusinesswasnotjustaboutdivinganymore.DiveSnorkelSurfAdreambecomesafamilybusinessofOnMaui808875-0333FromMainlandCanada1-800-542-3483www.MauiDiveShop.com CORESERIESESSENTIALTHERMALPROTECTIONAreyouadiverHaveyouheardofLavaCoreyetItsthermalwindproofandneutralbuoyancypropertiesmakeittheidealgarmentforlayeringunderawetsuitordrysuittogainaddedinsulationandwarmthorasastand-aloneinterchangeableexposuresysteminwarmerclimates.LavacoreusesPolythermauniquethreelayertri-laminantdesignedtoprovideahighheatandinsulationratingwaterresistanceandprotectionfromwindchill.Anditworks.Askyourlocaldiveshopformoreinformation.WindprooBreathableMembraneInsulativeSyntheticFleeceThermalInnerLayerUltrafexDurableOuterProtectionSTAYWARM.ENJOYYOURDIVE.LavaCoreInternational.com SAVEWHENYOURENTCOMBOSNORKELPACKAGE3495PERWEEKDELUXESNORKELPACKAGE895PERDAYBASICSNORKELPACKAGE1695PERWEEKBASICSNORKELPACKAGE595PERDAYKIDSSNORKELPACKAGE995PERWEEKKIDSSNORKELPACKAGE195PERDAYSCUBARENTALPACKAGE250PERWEEKSCUBARENTALPACKAGE4995PERDAYAllourSCUBArentalpackagesFeatureScubaProGearandincludesBCDRegulatorwithGaugeOctopusWeightBeltWetSuitTopFarmerJohnorJaneBottomsorshortiesuitplusaPremiumSiliconeMaskSnorkelandFinswithOneFilledScubaTank1perday.ASECURITYDEPOSITREQUIREDONALLRENTALS.FORSCUBAGEARFILLSAVALIDC-CARDISREQUIRED.PRICESLISTEDARENOTREFLECTIVEOFSTATETAXES.SNORKELSCUBABEACHGEARRENTALSValidwhenyourentanyofourweeklysnorkelpackages.Maynottobecombinedwithanyotherpromotions.OnMaui808875-0333TollFree1-800-542-DIVEMsSnrkngDvngAthtyRentanyweeklysnorkelpackageandtakethatamountupto34.95offthecostofaLuxuryMorningSnorkelSailseepages2-3GEARUPFORFUNDELUXESNORKELPACKAGE2495PERWEEKTheCOMBOisourbestpackageforqualityandvalueYougetaPremiumSiliconeMaskSnorkelFinswithaMeshGearBagplusfreeuseofaWaterproofFishI.D.CardandNoFog.YoualsogetyourchoiceofaBoogieBoardSnorkelVestFlotationSnorkelBeltWetSuitToporOpticalMask.Callorcomeinandletourrentalspecialistshelpyouselectthepackagethatfitsyourneeds.www.DaveSimonson.com 25PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitors2KAPALUABAYOnceyouhaveparkedinthepublicparkinglotproceedthroughthetunnelnexttotheshowersandrestroomstothebeach.Thebestsnorkelinganddivingisacrossthebeachontheright.Waterinthebayisusuallycalmandprotectedhowevertheremaybestrongcurrentsoffshore.Thisareasupportsalargepopulationofreeffishandisagoodlocationforbeginnersbecauseoftheeasyentry.RESTROOMSSHOWERSTUNNELPARKINGNAPILIKAIBEACHRESORTKAPALUABAYHOTELL.HONOAPIILANIRD.KAPALUABAYNAPILIBAY1HONOLUABAYPARKALONGROADBOATRAMPJEEPTRAILHONOLUABAY30EntryatHonoluaBayisveryeasy.Justwadeintothewaterfromtheoldboatramp.Beartotheleftorrightsideofthebay.Bewareoflargesurfinthewinteroneitherpointofthebay.Beautifulcoralgrowsoneitherside.30HawaiiisoneofthebestdivedestinationsintheworldandforgoodreasonLocatedintheheartofthepacificoceantheislandsofHawaiiaresur-roundedbyclearbluewatersthatareteamingwithanabundanceofmarinelife.HawaiiboastsmanyendemicspeciesthatcanbefoundnowhereelseonearthHawaiisuniqueunderwaterworldisfilledwithphotographicopportunitiesandsightsgalore.Ivespentthelastthreedecadesandloggedthousandsofunderwaterhourscapturingthisamazingworldwithpho-tography.ThefollowingareafewofthehighlightsofMauisbestsnorkelinganddivespots.MolokiniReefsEndThisistheterminusofasubmergedreefthatextendsMolokiniscrescentshape.Whenthereisalittlecurrentswarmsofschool-ingreeffishfillthewatersinfrontofReefsEnd.Thebottomhereisstrewnwithbouldersandflatslabsoflava.Theseformperfecthidingplacesfornightspeciesandwhitetipreefsharksthatrestincrevicesduringtheday.BlueblueblueKeepglancingoutintotheblueforbigpelagics.MolokiniCenterReefNotquitecenterthisreefsystemisfoundontheReefs-Endsideoftheinsideofthecrater.Itisamassivegrowthofpristinecoralthatextendsouttotheopenoceanandisborderedoneithersidebychannelsofsand.Greyandwhite-tipreefsharkscanbeseeneffortlesslyglidingoverthisareaalongwithmantarays.Raresightingsofwhalesharksandevenhumpbackwhalesoccurredhereoffthedeeperendofthisreefsystem.PhotographerDavidFleethamDiscoverthehighlightsofMauisFavoriteDiveLocationsArticleandPhotographyByDavidFleethamRenownedMauiUnderwaterPhotographerandDiverBeginnerRouteBeginnerRouteBringafishcardtoidentifythemanydifferentspeciesresidinghere.Recommendeddivesiteforalllevels. 26MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideMolokiniEneNueSideTheothercornerofMolokinihasamoreseveredrop-off.Insidehasprolificcoralgrowthandaboulderareathatschool-ingbutterflyfishprefer.Asyoumoveintodeeperwaterarub-blebottomdropsquicklyanditisonthisslopethatyouwillfindahabitatfordayoctopus.5CavesOffSouthMauisMakenaCoastthereare2lavafingersthatextendoffshorethatareafavoritehometothegreenseaturtlesandalsoapopulardivespotduetothelargeschoolsoffishthatcanbefoundhere.Believeitornottheoriginalnametothissitewasactually5GravesbecauseoftheancientHawaiianburialgroundsthatareonshorenearbythissite.Becausetheactualdivesitedoesnothaveanyunderwatergravesorburialsdiversrenamedthesite5Cavesduetothenumerousfishcavesscatteredwithinthelavafingers.Thesecavesmakeaperfectsafe-harborformultitudesoffishdozensofturtlesandlotsofmorayeels.CathedralsIJustofftherug-gedcoastofLanaioutsideoftheManeleSmallBoatHarboristhisfamedHawaiidivespot.Thisunderwatercavernwasactuallyformedthousandsofyearsagobyunderwaterbub-blinglavathatcreatedanaturalchamber.Erosioncausedsever-alopeningsintheoutsidewallsandtallceilingsthatallowsunlighttoenterandscatterthroughoutwhichresembleslightingfromcathedralwin-dows.Theresevenanaturalpulpit-likerockformationinthecenterofthechamberfloorthataddstotheexperience.Thechamberfloorsitsatapproximately55ft.whichmakesitagreatdiveforalllevels.CathedralsIINottoofarwestofCathedralsIandjustoffthecoastlineofLanaiistheunder-watercavernappropriatelydubbedCathedralsII.Thesecavernsofferyetadifferentexperience.OneuniquefeaturethatmakesthisdivememorableisTheChandelieraforma-tionofBlackCoralthatappearswhiteincolorandhangsfromthecathedralceilinginside3KAHEKILIBEACHOldAirportBeachHONOAPIILANIHWY.MAUIKAANAPALIVILLASPUUKOLIIENTRYENTRYOntheNorthendofKaanapaliacrossfromtheSugarCaneTrainstopisoneofthemostpopularsnorkelanddiveloca-tions.Greatforfamiliesthisspotofferscalmwatersandanexpansivereef.Thislocationisalsoidealforbeginnerscuba.30BeginnerRouteBeginnerRoutethecavern.IhighlyrecommendbothoftheCathedralsandconsiderthemamust-doforalldivers.UkumehameMantasAlsoknownasMantaPointthisdivesiteistheonlyplaceinMauithattheMantaRayscomeinfrequentlytogetcleaned.Thesiteisabout1000yardsoffshoreinadepthrangingfor30to50feetdeep.Thissitealsoisanamazingdivesiteforseeingyel-lowcigarwrasses.Thisreefsys-temispartofthemosthealthyreefsysteminMauiandisteamingfullofdifferentMarinelife.RedHillalsoknownasPuuOlaicinderconeTheresasiteatthebaseofthisconeataround30-40feetdeepwhichisagoodareatoexplore.Itsalsoagreatplacetofindsel-domly-seencreatureslikeFrogfishLionfishandrareNudibranchs.Thissiteisusual-lydoneasadrift-divebecauseofthenormalcurrentswhicharepresentinthearea. EnjoyANiceSelectionofSoftDrinksColdBeersandWines.SouthMauisFavoritePizzaSensationPizzasogoodyoullgomadoveritCasualAtmosphere.PizzasSpaghettiHotandColdSandwichesSaladsandMoreCatchthecurrentgamesonanyofour3giantplasmaTVscreens.GreatdiningfortheentirefamilyOpendailyforbothLunchandDinner.TakeOut-DineInCall270-98881455SouthKiheiRd.LocatednexttoMauiDiveShopwithFREEParkingAvailablewww.DaveSimonson.com 28MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuide30CarthaginianIIWreckDiveMauismostrecentwreckShewaspurposefullysunkonDecember132005offLahainabyAtlantisSubmarines.This97ft.doublemastedbrigoncesatdock-sideatLahainaharborasawhalingmuseum.Todaysherestspeacefullyonthebot-tomat95feetandsheservesasanewunderwaterattractionandartificialreefthatisfastbecominghometoamultitudeofmarinelife.Thiswreckdiveoffersexteriorandinteriorexploration.StAnthonysWreckJustSouthoftheKiheiSmallBoatRampistheSt.Anthony.Toofarforbeachentrybuteasilyaccessedbyboatsisthe65footlongformerfishingvesselSt.Anthony.Shewasscuttledin1997tocreateanartificialreefhabitatanddivesite.Thewreckwasguttedandaccessholeswerecutintothesidesofthevesselthatprovideadventur-ousdiversentryforinteriorexploration.Lookfortheillu-siveFrogFishthatcallsthiswreckhome.UluaBeachLocatedoffWaileasfamousGoldCoastisaterrificdiveandanevenbetternightdive.Itsaneasykickoffthebeachtothefirstshallowwaterreef.Ifyoukeepgoingthereisadeeperouter-reefnotfaraway.TheresagoodchancetoseeturtlesmantasorsquidonthisreefatnightBlackRockLocatedjustinfrontoftheSheratononKaanapaliBeachisadiveloca-tionfastbecomingrecognizedforitsabundanceofmarinelife.Trulyoneofthemostuniquespotsthatisdenselypopulatedwithmarinelifeofallkinds.Anextensivelavaforma-tionbreaksMauislongeststretchofbeachandcatchesthecurrentthatrunsalongthecoastline.Andbecauseofthiscurrentthereisamultitudeofunderwaterlifethatcallsthisspecialplacehome.Ifyoulookcloselyyoumaybefortunatetocomeacrossalargebright-rednudibranchmorecommonlyknownasaSpanishDancer.Lookforthebrightlycoloredredeggsthatcollectivelylooklikeanunderwaterrose.M4BLACKROCKKAANAPALINORTHGOLFCOURSESHERATONHOTELPARKINGRAMPKAANAPALIPARKWAYENTRYENTRYBlackRockisnestledattheSouth-endofKaanapaliResortandisconvenientlylocatednearshoppinganddozensofbeach-siderestaurants.Therearetwopossibleentries.FromtheSouth-endbehindtheSheratonenterfromthebeachandswimoutalongthereefwhichextendsfromthebaseofBlackRock.Thewaterhereistypicallyprotectedwithcalmclearconditions.OntheNorth-sideenterfromthebeachandfollowthelavarockoutcropping.Thisendmaybemoreexposedtowindandwavessousecaution.6CORALGARDENSCoralGardensapopularsitewithcharterboatsisalsoaccessiblefromshoreforthosewithasenseofadventure.Therearetwoentrypoints.Beginnerswillfindthesmallsandyareaeasiestwhileothersmaywanttolookforarockyhilltothesouthandenterfromtheslightembankmenttotherightasyoufacetheocean.Moremarinelifecoralformationsturtleseelsandmultitudesofcolorfulfish.BeginnerRouteIntermediateRouteBeginnerRouteBeginnerRoute 29PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitors7KAMAOLEIIIIIIKamaoleBeachParks12and3extendalongMauiswestcoastinKihei.Extensivesandbeachesofferfamiliesgreatfuninthesunwithnearbylifeguards.Reefsonlavaoutcroppingsseparatingeachbeachprovidecolorfulbeginnersnorkeling.ThemostextensivebeachesareatKamaole1and2.Themostcolorfulreefisneartherocksatbeach3.Parkingrestroomsshowersgrillsandpicnicareasarealsoavailableduringdaylighthours.WorldMarkKAMALIIELEMENTARYSCHOOLKAMALIIBEACHROYALEKAMALIIBEACHCLUBABCSHOPPINGCENTERABCSHOWERSPARKINGSOUTHKIHEIROADSHOWERSLIFEGUARDLIFEGUARDLIFEGUARDKIHEIBOATRAMPENTRYHALEPAUHANAROYALMAUIANENTRYENTRYENTRYRESTROOMSRESTROOMSSHOWERSPARKINGKIHEIALIIKAIDOLPHINPLAZAKAMAOLEBEACHCENTERRAINBOWMALLKAMAOLESHOPPINGCENTERMAUIDIVESHOPPIILANIHIGHWAYKANAKANUIROADKIHEIKAINANIKIHEIAKAHIMAUIBANYANHALEAKALASHORESKEONEKAIRD.KEALIIALANUIRD.MAUIPARKSHOREKAMAOLESANDSMAUICOURTHALEKAMAOLEMAUIKAMAOLEMAUIHILLKAMAOLENALU31KAM1BEACHKAM2BEACHKAM3BEACHOlowaluAtthe14milemarkeronRoute30betweenLahainaandMaalaeaisanextensivecoralreefthatstretch-esalongtheshorelineandextendsforhundredsofyardsouttosea.Hometoavarietyofspeciesofcoralthissiteisaccessiblefromthecoastlinebutaboatchartercanofferyouaccesstotheturtleswhichinhabitthefar-sideofthereefhere.ManyyearsagoononeofmydivesIsawthemostmantaraysatthislocationthatIhaveeverseen.CoralGardensLocatedoffthePalicoastlineisanotherofmyfavoritesnorkeldestina-tions.Abundantinmarine-lifeandlikethenameindicatesagardenofcoralawaitsyou.FastaccessbyboatfromMaalaeaHarborcangetyousnorkelinginthisshelteredcoastaltreasureinminutes.YouveheardofthefamouslittlestatefishofHawaiiwiththegreatbignameHumuhumunukunukuapuaaNowyoucanseeoneforyourselfatthisgreatsnorkelinglocationalongwithdozensofotherofitsfellowmarinefriends.DiscoverthehighlightsofMauisBestSnorkelingArticleandPhotographyByDavidFleethamRenownedMauiUnderwaterPhotographerandDiverDavidFleethamsphotographyhavebeenfeaturedincountlessmagazinesbookscalendarsandmore.HesbeenonassignmentsaroundtheworldforsuchclientsasSkinDiverLIFEandNationalGeographicmagazines.BeginnerRouteBeginnerRouteBeginnerRouteTurtleTownThejewelofMakenaisthisuniqueturtlehabitatAndlikethenamesays...therearedozensanddoz-ensofturtlesthathavemadethiscoralreeftheirtown.TherearemanyareaswhereturtlesliveandcongregatearoundMauibutthisoneisthemostfamousbyfar.MostofMauistopsnorkelchartershavebeentakingpassengerstothisfamouslocationforover15years.ItooagreethatthereisnobetterspottoseetheHawaiianGreenSeaTurtlethanrighthere.Alsosomethingnottobemissedaretheunderwaterarchesandledgesoflavathatabound. PebbleCollectorUrchinZebraMorayEelSlate-PencilSeaUrchinSnowflakeMorayEelCauliflowerCoralFingerCoralRainbowButterflyLauHauSaddleWrasseHinaleaLauwiliBlueCravalleUluaJuvenileYellow-tailWrasseLoloBirdWrasseHinaleaIiwiBlueBoxfishMoaWhite-SpottedDamselAloiloiSpinyPufferOapuKawaFourspotButterflyLauHauPicassoTriggerfishBluespottedGrouperPinktailTriggerfishWhite-SpottedPufferBluestrippedSnapperTaapePennantFishBannerFishKihiKihiYellow-tailWrasseCorisLoloOrnateButterflyKikakapuHogfishAAwaBluestripeButterflyLauHauLemonMilletseedButterflyLauWiliwiliPottersAngelfishTeardropButterflyKikaKapulauhauThreadfinButterflyLauHauFantailFilefishOiliUwiUwiOrnateWrassePaawelaSargentMajorMamoConvictTangManiniAchillesTangPakuIkuiRedparrotFishUhu-FemaleStripedSquirrelfishAlaIhiWhitespotGoatfishkumuNeedleFishAhaTrumpetFishNunuFreckledHawkfishPiliKoaUnicornfishKalaYellowTangLauIpalaLionfishNohuRectangularTriggerfishHumuHumuNukuNukuApuaaStateFishofHawaiiSquirrelfishMenpachiYellow-eyedSurgeonfishKoleOrange-spinedTangBlueParrotFishUhu-MaleYellowstripedGoatfishWekeLongnoseButterflyLauWiliwili-Nukunuku-0i0iRaccoonButterflyKikakapuKapuhiliRainbowCleanerWrasseHinaleaHAWAIIANREEFFISHMoorishIdolKihiKihi 31PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitors9MOLOKINIMolokiniisacollectionofpremiersnorkelinganddivingspots.ThehostofsitesincludesReefsEndMidReefEnenueTakoFlatsandGarbonzosLairamongtheinnerreefs.Thesearefamousforeelsendemictropicalfishdolphinsandmantarays.ThebackwallorouterreefincludesEndofTheWorldReefsEndDriftEnenueDriftSharksCondosandTheChimney.ThesesitesareknownforpelagicactivityandrareHawaiianmarine-lifesightings.MolokinibackwalldivesareratedthebestwalldivesintheUnitedStates.REEFSENDMIDREEFGARBONZOSLAIRTAKOFLATSENENUEENENUEDRIFTPIESLICETHECOVEREEFSENDDRIFT810ULUABEACHMOKAPUBEACHWAILEABEACHOnceyouhavearrivedinWaileayoucanparkineitherofthetwobeachaccessparkinglotsshownonthemap.AtUluaMokapuBeachyoucanenteroneithersideoftherockypointandsnorkelalongthereef.Thisdiveisgoodforbeginnersofsnorkelingorscubadiving.Fartheroutisadeeperreefforthemoreexperienceddiver.OffWaileaBeachgototherockypointontheleft.ThisareahasmorecoralthanUIuabutyouneedtoswimalittlefarther.Goodareaforbeginnersandintermediate.Morningisalwaysbesthere.TOMAKENAGRANDWAILEAPARKINGPARKINGPARKINGPARKINGMARRIOTTWAILEAHOTELMauiDiveShopTHESHOPSATWAILEATHEFOURSEASONSHOTELWAILEABEACHULUABEACHENTRYENTRYENTRYSHOWERSRESTROOMSSHOWERSRESTROOMSWAILEAMOKAPUBEACHALANUI31MolokiniThisisoneofHawaiismostpopularsnorkel-ingsites.Abirdsanctuaryaboveandamarinepreservebelow.Schoolsofcolorfulfishcrystalclearwaterandcoralreefsarethethingsthatkeepvisitorsreturningyearafteryear.Molokinisprotectivecra-teraffordssnorkelersacalmandsafeenvironment.Forthissamereasonmanyspeciesoffishbothlargeandsmallcongregatehere.Thereisalwayssomethingtoseeinthecrater.Irecommendthisasamust-doitemonyourlistofMauiactivities.BlackRockLocatedinKaanapaliinfrontoftheSheratonthisisoneofthepremiersnorkelsitesfoundonallofMaui.ItisalsouniquebecauseitisclosertoshoreantheshallowwatersmakeitaperfectspotforthebeginnerbutfartheroffshorethecurrentscanbeoccasionallystrongsoproceedwithcautionOnagooddayyoucanseeloadsofmarinelife...eelsturtleseagleraysandmoreBeginnerRouteIntermediateRouteIntermediateRouteIntermediateRouteAdvancedRouteAdvancedRouteBeginnerRoute 32MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideDIVEANDSNORKELLOCATIONS1.HONOLUABAYOneofMauisfourmarinepreserves.610thsofamilepastmilemarker32onRoute30northofKapalua.Lookfornarrowdirtroadthatleadstothebay.Goodforsnorkelingandscubadiving.Bestinsummer.seemappage252.KAPALUABEACHNominatedbySunsetMagazineastheworldsnicestbeach.LocatedonHighway30inKapalua.LookforpublicbeachaccessbetweentheNapiliKaiandKapaluaResorts.seemappage253.KAHEKILIBEACHPARKGoodforbeginners.OldAirportBeach-DrivingnorthonRoute30towardsKapaluaenteratthenorthern-mostentrancetoKaanapaliResort.Lookforpublicbeachaccessandparkingtowardstheright.Facilitiesincludeshowersrestroomsandpicnictables.seemappage264.BLACKROCKSheratonHotel-InthemidstofKaanapaliResortthereisexcellentdivingandsnorkelingaroundthelavarockinfrontofthehotel.seemappage285.OLOWALUSouthofLahainaonRoute30lookformilemarker14.OneofMauismostpopularsnorkelingandscubadivingareas.Easyaccessfromtheroadwithabundantcoralandfish.seemappage346.CORALGARDENSOnHwy.30towardsLahainafromMaalaea610thsofamilepastthePaliTunnel.Parkontheshoulderatthebottomofthehill.seemappage287.KAMAOLEPARKSIIIIIIKiheisbestbeachesforswimmingandsunbathing.FoundalongSouthKiheiRoadbeforeenteringWailea.Excellentforbeginners.Bestdivingfoundalongrockypointsoneitherendofbeaches.Facilitiesavailablerestroomsshowers.Lifeguardsonduty.Goodforboogieboarding.seemappage298.ULUABEACHMOKAPUBEACHLocatedintheheartoftheWaileaResortarea.TurnrightonpublicbeachaccessjustpastRenaissanceWaileaHotel.Snorkelandscubadivingonrockypointbetweenbothbeaches.Deeperreefextendsfur-therout.Showersrestrooms.seemappage319.MOLOKINICRATEROneofMauisfourmarinepre-serves.Hawaiismostexcitingsnorkelingandscubadivingdestination.Accessibleonlybyboat.CallanyMauiDiveShopforreservations.seemappage3110.WAILEABEACHLookforpublicbeachaccessparkinglotbetweenGrandWaileaandFourSeasonsHotelinWailea.Excellentsunbathingswimmingbeachwithgoodsnorkelingandscubadivingtoleft.seemappage3111.MAKENALANDINGFIVECAVESJustpastMakenaSurfCondoturnrightonOldMakenaRoad.Proceed410thsofamiletosign.Parkingshowersrestrooms.Goodsnorkelingtoleftofbayexcellentscubadivingtoright.210ofamilebackalongMakenaRoadisfiveCavesGraves.WARNINGDONOTENTERCAVESseemappage3412.MAKENABEACHDrivethroughMakenaResorttoMauiPrinceHotel.YouwillseealargeredhillinthedistancecalledPuuOLai.MakenaBeachextendsfromthebaseofthishillsouthonemile.Pavedparkinglotonrightsideofroad.OneofMauismostpopularbeaches.Thisisagreatbeachforbaskinginthesunbutnotsafeforsnorkelingdivingorboogieboarding.f.PAPALAUABEACHPA210thsofamilepastmilem30travelingLahainaboundandhassurfingavailableontandatthesouthendfromthCOUNTYPOPULATIONMauiCounty2011Est.156674MauiIsland2010144444MolokaiIsland20107345LanaiIsland201031351234567813.HOOKIPABEACHPARKLocatedonHighway36justpastPaia.Famousasworldclasswindsurfingbeach.Picnictablesshowersandrestrooms.Notrecommendedfordiving.SURFSPOTSa.POHAKUBEACHPARKS-TURNSTravelingSouthfromtheKahanaGatewayShoppingCenter310thsofamileonLowerHonoapiilaniHwy.Lookforthesurfbreakstothenorthandsouthofthebeachpark.b.LAHAINABREAKWALLInfrontof505FrontStreetatthecornerofShawStreetFrontStreetinLahaina.Lookforthesurfbreaktothenorthof505FrontStreetonthesouthendoftheLahainaHarborbreakwater.Thereisshorelineaccessavailableonthenorthsideof505FrontStreet.c.PUAMANABEACHPARKTravelingNorthonHonoapiilaniHwy30travel810thsofamilepastmilemarker19.Thereissurfingimmediatelyinfrontofthebeachparkjuststepsfromtheparkinglot.d.LAUNIUPOKOBEACHPARKIslocatedatmilemarker18onHonoapiilaniHwy30whiletravelingtowardsLahaina.Surfbreaksareavailableatboththenorthendoftheparkofftherockybeachandalsoinfrontofthebreakwallinthecenterofthebeachpark.e.UKUMEHAMEBEACHPARKLocatedatthe12milemarkeronHonoapiilaniHwy30travelingintheLahainadirection.Surftothenorthendoftheparkoffofthesandybeachnorthoftheparkinglot.9101112badefgc 33PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitorsWEATHERFordailyreportsabouttheweathercalltheNationalWeatherService.General808877-5111Marine808877-3477YoucanalsovisittheNationalOceanicandAtmosphericAdministrationNOAAwebsiteathttpwww.prh.noaa.govhnlHALEAKALAPARKSINFO.Forgeneralparkinformationandconditions808572-4400Youcanalsovisittheirwebsiteathttpwww.nps.govpwrhaleSAFETYSeePages14and15Visithttpwww.co.maui.hi.usindex.aspxNID1155fortheCountyofMauibeachsafetytips.MauisOceanSafetyOfficerslifeguardsareanexcellentsourceofinformationaboutbeachsurfconditionsandoceansafety.Pleaseobeytheiroceansafetysigns.Tolearnmorecall808-270-6136.ForadditionalsafetyinformationfortheHawaiianIslandspleasevisithttpoceansafety.soest.hawaii.eduASARULESnorkelingisusuallybetterinthemorning.AfternoontradewindsoftendisturbtheoceanintheKiheiandWaileaareas.HowevergoodsnorkelingcanbefoundintheafternoonintheLahainaorKaanapaliareas.CheckinwithanyMauiDiveShopforcurrentoceanconditionsinyourarea.Largesurfcanbedangerousandwilloftencausethewatertobecomemurkymakingvisibilitypoor.Alwayscheckthewaterconditionsbeforeenteringtheocean.PleaseusecautionSeePage56KGRANDMASLocatedarker11onHonoapiilaniHwy.Thisbeachparkisquitelonghenorthendofftherockypointsandybeach.MAUIDIVESHOPSTORES1455SouthKiheiRoadOutlet......879-3388KamaoleShoppingCenterinKihei..879-1533TheShopsatWailea.............875-9904KahanaGatewayCenter..........669-3800LahainaGateway...............661-5388MaalaeaHarborVillage..........244-5514OntheBeachinKaanapali........270-984613LIFEGUARDBEACHESKamaoleBeachParksIIIIIID.T.FlemingsBeachParkHanakaooBeachParkHookipaBeachParkKanahaBeachParkH.A.BaldwinBeachParkBigBeachMakenaBeachParkBuckle-UpEveryoneinthecarmustuseaseatbeltItsthelawandcarriesa92fineforeachpersonfoundnotusingasafetybelt.g.KALAMABEACHPARKLocatedinthecenterofKiheiwherethegiantwhalesculptureislocated.Inthisparksurfingisonlypermittednorthofthepowerpoleonthenorthsideoftheoceanoutriggercanoes.CellphoneLawThedrivermustuseaheadsetorhands-freedeviceinMauiItsthelawandcarriesuptoa100fineforfirst-timeviolators. 34MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideKapaluaBayNotjustoneoftheverybestbeachesintheworldbutalsoaplacetoenjoygreatsnorkelingtoo.Showersandrestroomsmakethisdesti-nationcomfortable.Twolavafingersextendoneithersideofthebaythatofferexcellentcoralstructureandyieldhugepopulationsoffish.Theinsideofthebaycanappearcalmbuttakecautionnottoswimtoofaroff-shoreasyoumayencounterstrongcurrents.UluaBeachLocatedintheheartofWaileathisuniquespotoffersoneoftheeasiestbeginnersnorkelingexperienc-esontheisland.Agentleslopingbeachgiveswaytoaprotectedinner-reefsystemthataboundswithallkindsofmarinelife.Beyondthatistheouter-reefwhichisafantasticadvancedsnorkelingopportunitywithdepthsupto45feetthattheavidfree-divercanenjoy.Lookfortheshycuriouspufferfishandtheschoolsyellow-stripedgoatfishthatcalltheshallowentryoftheinner-reeftheirhome.GRAVESITEMAKENABAY11MAKENALANDINGFIVECAVESENTRY1ENTRY2MAKENASURFPARKINGRESTROOMSSHOWERSWAILEAALANUIOLDMAKENARD.IntermediateRouteAdvancedRouteEntry1isforthemoreexpe-rienceddiver.Youllfindthisareaexciting.Entryinfrontofthegravesiteareaisrockylava.Howeveronceoffshoretheareaisriddledwithcavesandcoralheads.Turtlesareplentifulinthisregion.Entry2Parkatthepublicparkingnexttotheshowerandrestrooms.Forthebegin-nerswerecommendyouenteroffthesmallsandybeachanddivetotheright.5OLOWALULargeexpansivecoralreefwithdiverseandabundantmarinelife.Lookforachannelthroughthereeffordivingfartherout.Furtherrightjustlookforpas-sagesbetweenlargecoralheads.Takecarewhenparkingascarsdogetstuckinthesandhere.30ENTRYENTRYIntermediateRouteBeginnerRouteWaileaPointDirectlyoffWaileaBeachatthesouthernendwherethebeachmeetstherockycoastlineisaspotwheredozensofturtlescanbefound.Becauseofthelargeabundanceofcoralheadsandseagrasstur-tlesenjoyplentyofshelterandfoodhere.Alwaysbesuretoviewfromadistanceandnotharassthemasthisdisruptstheirnaturalbehaviorpatterns.HonoluaBayLocatedbeyondKapalua610ofamilepastmilemarker32onRt.30isthisshelteredmarinepre-serveuniquebecauseyoucanaccessitfromtheshoreline.Theshallowreefformationsontheright-handsideofthebayfeatureexcellentcoralstruc-turesandavastpopulationofreeffishwithoccasionalgreenseaturtles.Theleft-sideofthebayisabundantwithsmallcracksandcrevicesfoundinthelavawhereyoucanseebutdonttouchthemarinelifethatflourisheshere.Q fromtheClassroomWeretheonlydiveshoponMauitoprovideyouwithatotalofthreeprofessionalandinstructionalclassrooms.Ourclassroomsarecleancomfortableandair-conditionedandofferstudentsaqualitylearningenvironmentMauiDiveShopisproudtoofferbothPADIandSSIcertifica-tionsinalllevelsofcourses.CoursepricesincludeyourdivesclassroomtimevideopresentationsandallyourSCUBAequipmentexceptforsnorkelmaskandfins.totheBeachMauiwasratedbyScubaDivingMagazineasTheBestPlaceinthePacificforBeachDiving.Sowhileyouareon-islanddontmisstheopportunityofanIntroBeachDiveorevengettingcertifiedDiscoverunderwatersightslikelavaarchesseaturtlesindigenousmarinelifecoralformationspristinemarinepreservesandmorewithanyofourguidedbeachdivesAUTHORIZEDINTROBEACHDIVESCALLFORSCHEDULE18995AMCALLFORSCHEDULE211995AMCUSTOMBEACHDIVECALLFORSCHEDULE28995AMPMPRIVATEBEACHDIVECALLFORSCHEDULE212995AMPMOPENWATERCERTIFICATIONCALLFORSCHEDULE739995AMPMOPENWATERREFERRALCALLFORSCHEDULE429995PMYOURPRICEOFTANKSTIMEOFDAYC-CARDisREQUIREDfordivers.If3yearshavepassedsincelastdivearefreshercourseisnecessary.Studentbookisnotincl.inprices.ScubaSchedulePRICESDONOTREFLECTAPPLICABLESTATETAXESHARBORFEESORFUELSURCHARGESSNORKELMASKANDFINSISNOTINCL.ASEQUIPMENTBUTCANBERENTEDORPURCHASEDATANYONEOFOURMAUIDIVESHOPLOCATIONS.OrClick-IntotheFunByVisitingwww.MauiDiveShop.comCallandBeginYourScubaAdventure808-875-0333TAKE10OFFNEWDIVEGEARPURCHASESIfpurchasedwithinoneweekofcompletionforopen-watercertification.TAKE25OFFYOURFIRSTBOATDIVEValidonMakaKoawithinoneweekofcompletionforopen-watercertification.ALLDISCOUNTSAREVALIDFORMAUIDIVESHOPCERTIFICATIONANDAPPLICABLETOMAUIDIVESHOPPRODUCTS. 36MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideMauihassomanygreatsurfspotsbutmostofthemarebestforadvancedtoprofessionallevelsurfers.WehavetakenthetimetohighlightjustafewofthepopularBeginnertoIntermediatesurfspotsaroundtheisland.Butalwaysassessyourabilitiesandthewaveandweatherconditionsbeforeyousurf.Checkoutsomeusefulsurfingbasicsonpage46thatyoucanutilizeatthesespots.Aswithallsurforwatersportsconditionscanchangeandaredependantonweatherandtide.Westronglyrecom-mendthatyouALWAYScheckwithalocalsurfordiveshoporlistentothewavereportsthatcanbehearddailyonMauiradioorcheckthemontheInternet.Alwaysgosurf-ingaccompaniedbysomeonethatwillbetheretowatchyouandnevergosurfingorintothewateralone.Anothertiptorememberforvisitingsurferstotheislandsanddefinitelyforbeginnersistohaverespectforthelocalsurfersandtobeawarethatthesespotsaretheirdailysurf-inghangouts.Itisalwaysbettertobehumbleandaskques-tionsandtogivetherespectorright-of-waythatmanyofthesesurfersdeserve.Rememberthatyouarejustvisitingandthisistheirhome.Plusyouwillfindmanylocalsmuchmorereceptiveandmaybeevengetafewvaluablepointersortipstoo.SogetouttherewaxuptheboardandenjoysomeofMauispopularsurfspotsLahainaBreakwallisoneofthoseperfectsurfspotsforBeginnertoIntermediateSurfers.Thisspotissoperfectforthislevelsurferthatmanyofthesurfingschoolsutilizetheeasyridingconditionsofthewavesheretoprovideaneasy-to-learnplacetoenjoysurfing.Totheleftoftheharboriseasybeginnerconditionsandthefartheroutandtotherighttheconditionsbecomealittlemorechallenging.Localslovethisspottooanditsapopularfamilysurfinglocation.KidsandadultslongboardandshortboardsurferscanallenjoythegreatwaveconditionsfoundhereatthisWest-sidesurfspot.Theonlydownsideisthattheparkinghereisdifficult.Thereisverylimitedbeachparkingtotherightof505FrontStreetandalsopaidparkingintheprivateparkinglotsbothat505FrontStreetShopsandacrossthestreet.TheshorelineaccessisontherightsideNorthof505FrontStreet.BeawareofStrongCurrents.NoamenitiesandnoLifeguardhere.BoncentermapPohakuBeachParkorS-TurnsasitsbetterknownbylocalsispredominatelyaLongBoardsurfspot.ThenameS-Turnsderivesitselffromtheactualturnintheroadthatyougettowhendrivingtothislocationthatmarkstheactualentrancetothisspot.TheskilllevelhereisIntermediatetoAdvancedandthebeachisusedbymanylocalresidents.Anyonethatattemptstosurfthisspotshoulddefinitelybeexperiencedandnooneshouldsurfitaloneorwithoutshoreassistance.ThisspothaspicnictablesBBQgrillsandportablerestrooms.Noshowersandnolifeguardhere.Beawareofstrongcurrentsandadangerousshorebreak.Campingisnotallowed.AoncentermapPuamanaBeachParkisaneasyaccesssurfspotandeasytofindtooLocatedjustsouthofLahainaattheverybegin-ningofwheretheWelcometoLahainaTownsignis.TheskilllevelisBeginnertoIntermediatedependingonthedailyconditions.Parkingisveryeasyandthewaterisliter-allyjuststepsawayfromthepublicparkinglotatthisbeachpark.HoweverduringdaysthattheWest-sidehaslargerswellsandfavorablewaveconditionstheparkinglotherecanfillupprettyquickly.ThisspotisagreatplacetospendpartofthedayevenforyournonsurfingcompanionsbecausethereareBBQgrillspicnictablesandshowers.Alwaysbeawareofstrongcurrents.NoLifeguardandnobathrooms.Campingisnotallowed.ConcentermapLauniupokoBeachParkisagreatfamilybeachparkandverypopularBeginnertoIntermediatesurfspot.Theparkinghereisverygoodbutthelocationcanbequitepopu-larattimessogettingthereearlycangiveyouabetterchanceforaspotforyourcar.Thereisevenashelteredbreak-wallareathatprovidesaprotectedplacefortheyoungerwatergoers.AnentiredaycanbespenthereandenjoyedbythewholefamilyLocalsflocktothisparkontheweek-endssoitcanbecrowdedatthattime.Theareaisperfectforsurfersandnon-surfersbecauseithaspicnictablesBBQgrillsshowersrestroomsandaevenapublicphone.Beawareofstrongcurrents.NoLifeguardhere.Campingisnotallowed.DoncentermapDiscoverthehighlightsofMauisPopularSurfSpotsArticleByJ.Strahn 37PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitorsUkumehameBeachParkisalesspopularBeginnertoIntermediatesurfspot.LocatedonMauisWest-Sideabout9.7milesSouthofLahainaonHighway30justbeforeyougettothecurvesandtwistsofthePalilookout.SurftotheNorthendoftheparkoffthesandybeach.TheareahaspicnictablesBBQpitsportablerestroomsbutnoshowers.Alwaysbeawareofstrongcurrents.Thetapwaterhereisundrinkable.NoLifeguardhere.EoncentermapPapalauaBeachParkisthefirstbeachyoucometoafterpassingthroughthetunnelontheroadHonoapiilaniHighwayorRoute30alongthePalicliffonyourwaytoLahaina.Itisalongbeachthatisrightalongthesideoftheroad.ThisspotoffersBeginnertoIntermediatesurfinginacoupleoflocations.Surfingisavailableatboththenorthendandsouthend.Becausethereisnoofficialparkinglotatthisareasousecaution.Alsobesuretonotleavevalu-ablesinyourcarasthisisaveryremotelocationandtheftcanalwaysbeapossibility.Thisspotdoeshavepicnictablesportablerestroomsbuttherearenoshowershere.Alwaysbeawareofstrongcurrents.NoLifeguardandnobath-rooms.Campingisnotallowed.FoncentermapKalamaBeachParkoneofthelargestbeachparksinSouthMauithisspotseemstohaveitallTheamenitiesareplentifulherelikebathroomsshowersphonesandevensomegreatrestaurantsandshopsacrossthestreet.Thisparkcanbeaper-fectall-daylocationforthewholefamilyeventhenon-swimmercanenjoythepark.LookforthelargewhalesculptureinthemiddleoftheparkvisiblefromSouthKiheiRoadthatisthelandmark.SurfinghereisBeginnertoIntermediatedependingonconditions.SurfingisonlymadeavailabletotherightNorthoftheoutriggercanoes.ThisparkischosenbysomeofMauisbestsurfschoolsasaperfectplaceforabeginnertotaketheirfirstride.Alwaysbeawareofstrongcurrentsandslipperyrocksontheentry.NoLifeguardhere.GoncentermapY 38MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideAdventureonanunderwaterScooterDiveArticleandPhotographyByDavidFleethamThefirsttimeItookarideunderwateronascooterIcouldnothelpbutthinkofJamesBond.AsakidthemovieThunderballwasoneofthethingsthatmademegetcertifiedtodiveinthefirstplace.IhadseenfriendswithscootersforalongtimebutIdidnotcompletelyunder-standthepopularityofthemuntilIwentonone.Sincethattimebatteriesandmotorshaveevolvedandthecurrentversionsofunderwaterscootersareevenbetter.Youcannowridethembeingpropelledfrombehindleavingyourarmsfreetoaidinmaneuveringortoholdacamera.ThisisascloseasitgetstothesensationofbeingafishWhileinmotionyoucaneasilyreachdownandaccesstheslidingswitchandadjustyourspeedorstopaltogethertoexplorethecoralheadthatyoujustdiscovered.LEDslightuptoshowyouhowmuchbatterypoweryouhavelefttoinsurethatyoudonotgetcaughtwithadeadDPVthatyouthenhavetoswimbacktoshorewith.FromthebeachascooterorDiverPropulsionVehicleDPVopensupawholenewworld.Reefsthatwereonlyaccessiblebyadiveboatarenowwithinreach.NotonlydoestheDPVallowyoutocovermoredistanceunderwateritalsoincreasesyourbottomtimebydroppingyourcon-sumptionofair.Onceyougetthehangofitgettingaroundbelowispracticallyeffortless.Sowhatwouldhavebeenathirty-minutedivekickingaroundwithfinsnowstretchesintoaforty-fiveminutecruise.DefinitelymorebangforyourbuckwithoneoftheseJamesBond-styledevicespropellingyouaround.Theonlydifficultyistryingtorefrainfromhummingthismoviesthemesongthroughyourregulatorwhileyouzip-alonglikeafish.Theunderwaterscooterisoneofthosebucket-listofdevicesforanydiver.Besidesbeingabletoexploremoreareathesethingsarejustpurefuntoblastaroundon.Inthepastdivinghasbeencomparedtobeingabletoflywith-outwings.Indeedgoodbuoyancycontrolwhileyouhangoverasheerdropoffin100footplusvisibilitygivesonethisfeelingbutnowtobeabletozoomoverthebottomatwww.DavidFleetham.com PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitorsnearly3MPHwithoutsomuchasflexingyourfinswellthisisreallythatflyingfeeling.Atthisspeedyourexhala-tionbubblesbecomeanon-existentstreamthatyouleavebehindandreallyarenotevenawareof.Fullspeedisusual-lytoomuchformeandIliketobackitdownbyanotchortwotomakesurethatIdontmissanythingasIcruiseoverthereef.AdditionallytheseDPVsareequippedwithvari-able-pitchpropellers.ThismeansthatthepropellercanbeadjustedsothatdependingonthediversweightandsizeeachDPVcanbetunedtotherider.Thisreallyhelpsmultiplediversridingthesescooterstostaytogethersothattheyallrideatthesamespeed.EssentiallythevariablepitchpropellercanbeadjustedlikeagovernortothrottledownorupthepoweroftheDPV.Withyournewfoundpowercomessomenewresponsibili-tiestoo.Turtlesthatcouldeasilydistancethemselvesfromadiverkickingwithfinscannowbekeptupwithsoyouhavetouseabitofspeedsensewiththeresidentsofthereef.Greenseaturtlesareairbreatherssoyoudefinitelydontwanttostressthem.Stopyourrideandhangoutwithoneforsomeofyourdiveormoveonandgivethemsomespace.Dolphinsontheotherhandseemtoloveadiveronascooterandwillsometimecomeandfindyou.Itseemsthatadiverwithfinsisjustabittooslowtobemuchfunforadolphinbutifyouaddascootertheynowhavesomethingalittlemoreinterestingtoengagewith.Themarinelifeisthebonusonascooterdive.Justbeingabletozoomthroughtheseaisenoughtohavemecomebackagainandagain.Ataround2500thisdeviceisbeyondwhatmanydiverswouldwanttoshelloutforequipmentsobeingabletorenttheseforadivehasitsadvantages.ItislikebeingabletodriveaFerrariaroundbutwithoutactuallypayingtheheftypricetag.WherecanyourentthesecooldevicesyouaskMauiDiveShopoffersdailyscooterdiveswithnewTusaSAV7EVODPVssogivethemacallandtheyllhook-you-up.w1TANKTOURSSTARTINGATSPECIAL119ALL-INCLUSIVEOFSCUBAGEARSCOOTERINSTRUCTIONTAXES.GUIDEDTOURWITHCERTIFIEDMAUIDIVESHOPINSTRUCTOR.EXPERIENCEA2500DPVWITHOUTHAVINGTOBUYONE.MAXIMIZEYOURDIVETIMESOYOUAREABLETOCOVERMOREAREAANDSEEAWIDERSELECTIONOFMARINELIFE.VISITMAKENASWWIIWRECKSANDAMAZINGCORALARCHES.INCLUDESEVERYTHINGALLSCUBAGEARMASKSANDFINSTUSASAV7EVOLUTIONDPVLOCATEDATTHEMAKENABEACHGOLFRESORTDiscoverMAKENAREEFScooterDivesreservationsandinformation808.875.0333REGULARLY149 40MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideIfyoucansnorkelYouCanHukaArticlebyD.SimonsonwithPhotosbyDavidFleethamWanttodiscoverHawaiisnewestandhottestunderwa-tersensationWellitiscalledHUKAanditwasinventedrighthereonMauibyBobChambersownerofMauiDiveShop.Itsahybridofsnorkelingcombinedwiththebasicelementsofscubadiving.TheirsloganclaimsIfyouSnorkelYoucanHUKAIfoundoutthatsareallyaccuratestatementtooTheexperiencethatHUKAoffersisincredibleandisalsoeasytodo.Itmakesbreathingunderwatereffortlessandsafeforanyoneages10orolder.SoletsbreakdownwhatHUKAdivingreallyis.FirstandforemostitsNOTscubadivingDespitesharingsomeofthesamecomponentsofitsbigbrotherSCUBAitisactual-lyclassifiedassurface-suppliedair.Itdoesnotrequireanycoursesextensivetrainingorcertificationeither.AllHUKArequiresisthatyouhavebasicswimmingabilitiesandyouhavepreviouslysnorkeledatonetimeoranother.Youdontevenhavetowearanycumbersomegearlikeaheavyscubatankbecausetheairtankactuallyfloatsaboveinaspeciallydesignedraft.YougettoenjoytheunderwaterworldwithfreedomandbestofallitiseasytodoContinuedonPage42www.DavidFleetham.com 41PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitorsChoosetherightbeginnerSurfboardWithallthevariousnamesshapesandtypesofsurfboardsitcanappeartooconfusing.FromaFishGunEggSemiGunTankerSingleFinMiniTankertotheclassicLong-boardSowhichonedoIneedLetsstartoffbysimplifyingthingsWewilljusttalkaboutthebestboardtobeginwithwhichisbar-nonetheLong-boardThistypeofboardisgenerally8to14feetlongoronaverageabout3feettallerthantherider.Long-boardswerethefirstsurfboardsused.InHawaiithefirstoftheseboardswerefashionedoutofveryheavyandstrongKoawood.BecauseofthismanystillrefertoaLong-boardasalog.Latertheybeganusinglighterbalsawoodsandfinallywoodbecamesynthesizedandreplacedbyfoamandfiberglass.TypicallyLong-boardsareusedinlowandgentlesurfcon-ditions.Theyaregreatbeginnerboardsbecausetheyoffermorebuoyancystabilityandmorecontactwiththewater.Theseboardscomeinmanyshapeswithnumeroustailandfinvariations.ChoosingaLong-boarddependsonyourheightandweight.Followedbyathleticabilityprevioussurfingexperienceandofcoursethewaveyouintendtoride.Manypreferaboardthatisspecifictotheareatheywillsurf.ProswilltellyouhavingaboarddesignedfortheareayousurfmakesallthedifferenceIfyouareabeginneryoumaywanttoreallyconsideraboardthatisverydurableandpossibilityhasasoftfabrictop.BecausegettinghitontheheadbyaheavyhardfiberglassLong-boardcanchangeyourwholeoutlookonsurfingTheformulaforchoosingaLong-boardislikethis...Ifyouweigh180lbs.ormorethenan11ft.to12ft.boardisagoodstart.A10ft.boardwillaccommodateasurferfrom145lbs.-170lbs..Foraperson70lbs.to90lbs.choosean8ft.board.Surfersunder70lbs.cangowitha7ft.board.AfterafewyearsofsurfingandimprovingyourpaddlingskillsthenyoucanmoveuptoahybridLong-boardandthenlatergraduatetotheshortboardwhichisahigh-per-formanceboardbuiltformaneuverabilityandspeed.JLESSONSFREESURFHATwithEveryLessonSpecializingINBEGINNERSCOWARDSFunLessonsFromreaLProsurFersFunLessonsFromreaLProsurFersWEPROVIDEEVERYTHINGYOUNEEDTOSURFINONEEASYLESSONWespecializeinalllevelsfrombeginningtoadvanced.Theclassesaretwohourslongwithrashguardsurfshoessofttopsurfboardandsafetyfinsprovided.YOUCANSURFWeresosurethatwecanteachyoutostandupandrideawaveinonelessonthatheresourGuaranteeYoullhavefunandyoullrideawaveoryoudontpaySEEYOUINTHEWATER808.875.4761808.875.4761KIHEI1975S.KIHEIRD.LAHAINA133PRISONST.WWW.MAUIWAVERIDERS.COMALLAGESSHAPESANDSIZESFREESurfHatwithEveryLessonFREEBoardUseafterLessonAdvancedPrivatesSurfSafarisAvailableGuaranteedToSurfSURFtificateofCompletionSmallClasseswithIndividualAttentionLargeSelectionofSurfboardsStandupPaddleBoardsHawaiianProSurfInstructorsCPRFirst-AidTrainedLESSONSBOARDRENTALSSURFSTAND-UPBOOGIEKAYAKS 42MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideCallforHUKAtimesdetails.808875-0333www.MauiDiveShop.comADDTHETHRILLOFTOYOURVACATIONHUKAFROMTHEBEACH79PERPERSONADDHUKATOMAKAKOAATCORALGARDENS65PERPERSONADDHUKATOALIINUILUXURYSNORKELPRICE65PERPERSONHUKAoffersthethrillsandexcitementofbeingabletobreathunderwater.MostimportantlyHUKAissafebecauseitlimitsyourdepthtoamaximumof20feet.Thisensuresyouremaininasafedepthzoneandstayoutofthemoreadvanceddepthswherescubadivingoccurs.WithHUKAyouchoosethedepthyoufeelcomfortableat.Whetherits51015or20feetorevenifyoujustwanttoremainonthesurface.ItisuptoyouBecauseHUKAisdonewithintheshelterofHawaiisprotectedcoralreefareasyouseelotsandlotsofamazingmarinelifelikecoraltur-tlesanddozensofcolorfulfish.Thesecreaturestypicallyprefertostaywithinthedepthsofup30feetsoyouactuallyseesomeofthebestmarinelifethatHawaiihastoofferUnlikesnorkelingwhereyouhavetorelyonholdingyourbreathtodiveunderwaterHUKAgivesyouthefreedomofgettingclosertothethingsyouwanttoseeMyfirsttimewithHUKAwasaboardtheAliiNuiwhereitisofferedasanadd-ontotheirluxurysnorkelandsailingadventure.BychanceonthesamedayIwentIwasluckyenoughtomeetBobChambersownerofAliiNuiandinventorofHUKAwhowasonboard.AswesailedbacktoMaalaeaHarborIgotamomenttotalkwithBob.IwasreallycurioustoknowhowthisallbeganandwantedtoknowwhathisinspirationforinventingHUKAwas.ThemomentIaskedBobsaidWellIvebeenteachingandprovidingpeoplewithSCUBAdivingsincethe70s.IseethatlotsofpeoplehavethetimetosnorkelbutonlyafewhaveenoughvacationtimetoreallygetintothesportofSCUBAdivinglikeIdid.Ithoughtthereshouldbeawayforpeopletoknowwhatbreathingunderwaterwaslikeandofferthemmorethanjustasnorkelingexperience.WhenIfirstarrivedtoMauiin1971BobwentontosayIgothookedondivingwiththefirstbreathItookunderwa-terHefurtherexplainedIwantedtogivepeoplethatsamesensation.ButmakeiteveneasierYaknowgivesomeonethatchancetoseethebestthatHawaiiscoralreefshaveofferwithouthavingtodedicatethetimetogetcerti-fied.IwantedtocreateabridgebetweensnorkelingandSCUBAdivingandHUKAisthatbridgeWellBobChambersaccomplishedjustthatwithHUKADivingTheresnoclassroomtimeorcertificationprocessinvolvedanditisdonefromeitherthebeachoroffaboat.Formeitwasjustaseasyassnorkelingbutamuchmoreexhilaratingandliber-atingadventureItreallyistheclosestthingIeverfelttoasensationofflyinglikeabird.ExceptunderwaterandwithhundredsoftropicalfishamazingcoralformationsandafewturtlesItbeginswitha15-20minuteoverviewofhowHUKAworkswhattodoandafamiliarizationwiththeareayouwillbediscovering.ThisiscalledTheHUKAExperience.Afterthatyouarereadytogetwetandenjoythethrillofa20minuteHUKAdiveatyourdivesite.SowherecanyouHUKAandexperiencethisforyourselfCurrentlyHUKAisofferedexclusivelythroughMauiDiveShop.YoucanbookyourHUKAadventureatanyoftheireightMauilocationsorevenontheirwebsite.HUKAisofferedfromthebeachattheMakenaBeachandGolfResortorfromtheluxurysailingcatamaranAliiNui.FromtheAliiNuiyouhavetheoptionsofHUKAatbothMolokiniCrateroratTurtlePoint.InthefirstpartoftheyearHUKAwillbeofferedfromMauiDiveShopsscubadivingvesseltheMakaKoaontheirafternoontriptoCoralGardensalongthePaliCoastline.www.DavidFleetham.com comegetsome.side-by-sideziplinestreetopziplinesxtremezipclimbwalk-alongsranchstoreshoppingonour9-lineziptour-askfordetailsThethrillanduniquevistasofaZiplineAdventureBepreparedforaneco-adventurethatyoullneverforgetZiplineshavefast-becomeapopularadventureactivityallaroundtheworldandMauiistheabsoluteperfectplacetoexperiencemanyofthebestziplinevistasWhetheritisyourfirsttimeoryouvedoneitbeforeyoucantsayyouhaveseenMauiuntilyouveseenitfromaziplineSomeofthemostfantasticziplineexperiencesonMauiarerealizedatPiiholoRanchAdventures.Onceyoureoffthegroundontheirziplinesyoureinthetreesthewholetimeduringthisunforgettablecanopyziplineexperience.Soarthroughatropicalforestof200-foottalleucalyptustreesandavarietyofindigenousplantsonziplinesupto1000feetlong.LearnaboutHawaiisuniqueecosystemwhileviewingnativeandintroducedtreesandplants.Flyhighaboveravinesandtheforestfloorandenjoyoceanandmountainviewsfromsuspendedswingingbridgesandtwotreehousestops.PiiholoRanchcoursesexceedACCTstandardsandofferredundantsystemswithstate-of-the-artharnesseslanyardsandtrolleys.SobesuretoexperienceMauisbestzipliningwiththefriendlyandknowledgeableguidesatPiiholoRanchAdventures.IGregHoxsiePhotography 44MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideIfyouwantthescoopAskAMauiLocalArticleByKawikaWhenyouwanttoknowthebestplacesthesecretspotshelpfultipsanddiscoverthehiddenHawaiieveryoneknowsitisalwaysbesttoaskalocalWhatstheaveragewatertemperatureOurwatersrangeintemperaturefrom72to78fahrenheit.HowcanIfindMauiweatherandsurfforecastsDiveandsurfshopsareagreatstartandMauiCountyiswellequippedwithhelpfulphonenumbersthatprovidecurrentforecastsandreportsforthefollowingconditionsSurfReport808877-3611WeatherForecast808877-5111MarineandCoastalConditions808877-3477WhendothehumpbackwhalescometoMauiTheseasonofficiallystartsDecember15thandlastsuntilApril15th.HowevertherehavebeenhumpbackwhalesightingsreportedasearlyasOctoberandaslateasMay.WhatsideoftheislandisbestforSunsetsDuringthewintermonthsyoucanseethebestsunsetsfromSouthMauisbeaches.InthesummerthebestplacetobeforthesunsetsisalongtheWestMauishoreline.WheresthebestSunriseWithoutadoubtdespitetheearlymorningdeparturelongdriveandcoldtemperatureHaleakalasummitistheplacetobeItswellworththetripforabreathtakingsunriseBringathicksweatshirtorjacketandyourcameraforsomeamazingphotosWhatotherislandscanyouseefromMauiThereare5thatcanbeseenfromMaui.FromWestMauiyoucanseeLanaileftandMolokairightandfromSouthMauiyoucanseeKahoolaweandMolokinibothareleftbutthesmalloneisMolokinionareallycleardayifyoulooktothefarleftofKahoolaweyoumightcatchaglimpseofMaunaKeassnow-coveredsummitontheBigIsland.HowbigisMauiMauiis728squaremiles.Itisthe3rdmostpopulatedIslandintheHawaiianchainwithapopu-lationof145157.AlthoughMauiisthenamefortheislanditisalsousedasthecountynameinthestateofHawaiiwhichincludestheislandsofMauiLanaiandMolokai.HasiteversnowedonMauiBelieveitornotmorefrequentlythanyoumayhaveguessedDuringthewintermonthswiththerightconditionstherehavebeenvariousrecordedsnowfallsovertheyearsonHaleakalaatthe10000footelevationlevels.Infactquitefrequentlytheparkisclosedinthewintertimeduetoicyroadcondi-tions.DuringthewinteritisrecommendedtocallaheadandgetcurrentconditionsbeforeyouventureupthemountainHaleakalaParksDivisionat808572-4400.WherecanyouseeMauislastlavaflowsIfyoudrivetotheSouthSideoftheislandpasttheresortsofWaileaandMakenatheroadnarrowsandleadsyouthroughthelastlavaflowsthatoccurredonMaui.Thisareaisprotectedandonemustbecarefulnottoattempttotraversethelavafieldssinceitisverydangerousandrazorsharp.HowevertheseoldlavaflowswillgiveyouagreatpictureofwhatalltheHawaiianislandsmusthavelookedlikebeforeplantsanimalsandhumanspopulatedthem.IsthegreenflashatsunsetrealWellyesitisandyoudontneedsixMaiTaistooseeiteitherHoweveryouwontseeiteverytimethesunsets.Itisaphenomenonthatvisuallyoccursthemillisecondthesunslipsoverthehorizon.Youneedacompletelyunobstructedviewofthehorizonwherethesunwillset.Andyagottaconcentratetocatchit.SokeeponlookingkeepreturningtoHawaiiandeventuallyyouwillseetheelusivegreenflash.Whatdoyacalltheother49U.S.StatesWhateveryoudodontsaybackintheU.S.A.BecauseHawaiiisthe50thstatelocalsreferto49othersasthemainland.WhatisVOGVOGisafog-likehazecomposedofashandgasfromtheBigIslandsactivevolcano.AsidefromitblanketingtheislandofHawaiithetradewindsalsocarryittoislandsofMauiandLanaibecauseoftheirproximity.WhataboutsharksWhilelocalHawaiiansandmanyPolynesianculturesrespectandreveresharkswithlittlefearasreincarnationsofgreatancestorsothersoftenthinkof PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitorsWerent4doorand2doorJeepsPricesbasedonlow-seasonand2-doormodels.sharkswithfeartypicallycausedbyphobiasspawnedoutofmoviesensationalism.NetworknewsdoesntalwayshelpbyonlycoveringlimiteddetailsandthesadrealityisthatmostattacksthathaveeveroccurredonMauicouldhavebeentotallyavoided.Theyhappenedbecausepeopletragi-callydidntobservebasicoceansafetyrulesandputthem-selvesatrisk.SnorkelingaloneinextremelymurkeywaterconditionschummingwhilefishingfromaKayakswim-mingaloneandtoofarfromshorehavebeensomeofthecauses.TherealityishumansREALLYareNOTonasharksmenuSobeforeyoufreak-outaboutthemiscon-ceivedthreatofsharksyoushouldknowthatLightningStrikesTextingOnCellphonesFallingOutofBedandyesHipposallindividuallycausemorehumanfatalitiesthansharksdoFrom1828to2013thats185yearstherehavebeen128unprovokedsharkattacksinHawaii.Onlytenofthesewerefatal.Souseyourheadobeyoceansafetybasicsandconsultlocaloceanprofessionalstolearnmore.DoyouneedafishinglicensetofishonMauiNonotforrecreationalfishingpurposes.IstherepublictransportationYesItisalsoreallyaffordableandcanfreeyoufromthehassleofdriving.TheMauiBusasitisappropriatelynamedcurrentlyservicesmostoftheisland.Youcanfindschedulesfaresandmoreinfoonlineatwww.co.maui.hi.usbusJDozensofothercooldesignstooAvailableforguysgalskidsGREATGIFTORSOUVENIRGetoneofMauisfavoriteTeesavailableateveryMauiDiveShopStore 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47PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitorsAbrieflookintoHumpbackWhaleBehaviorArticleandPhotographyByDavidFleetham1.BLOWbreathingWhalesaredividedintotwogroupsbaleenwhalesandtoothedwhales.Amongseveraldifferencesoneisthewhalesblowhole.Toothedwhaleshaveoneopeningonthetopoftheirheadbaleenwhaleshaveapairofopenings.Waterontheblowholeisvapor-izedandshot20to25feetintotheaircreatingthebloworspoutandinthecaseofhumpbackwhaleswiththeirdualopeningthisisaVshapedformation.Onacalmdaythiscanhangintheairforquitesometimeandmakesthelocationofthewhalevisiblefromseveralmilesaway.Bymeasuringthelungcapacityofanadulthumpbackwhalethediameterofthewhalesblowholeandthetimeittakesforanexhalationscientistshavecalculatedthattheairmovesataround700milesperhour.SodontgoputtingyourfacedirectlyoverthisopeningWhaleswillusuallytakethreetosixbreathesbeforedivingbackunderthewater.2.FLUKEUPDIVEManyaspectsofthehumpbackwhaleremainamysteryduetothefactthattheseanimalsspendthemajorityoftheirtimesubmerged.Thisfactcanalsomakewhalewatchingtop-sideaneffortinfrustration.Sonowthatyouknowthiscomepreparedwithahatstrongsunblockbinocularsanddontforgettobringyourpatiencewithyou.Thedown-timeforhumpbacksrangesfrom5to15minutesforthemostpartbuttheycandiveforover45minutesifneededalthoughthisisunusual.Onceonthesurfacewhaleswilltakeseveralbreathsbeforedisap-pearingagainbelowthesurface.Betweenbreathsyouwillseethewhalesdorsaltopfinandbackuntilafteritsfinalinhalationasitbeginstodive.Thisiswhenwhaleswilllifttheirmassivetailintotheairutilizinggravitytothenuseittodrivethemdowntothedepths.123ContinuedonPage48www.DavidFleetham.com 48MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuide3.FEEDINGBaleenwhalesfeedbyopeningtheirgar-gantuanmouthstoengulfhugeamountsofwaterasmuchas500gallonscontainingtheirpreythatconsistofkrillandsmallfish.Krillaretinyshrimplikeorganismsandthefisharemostlyherringandsmallmackerel.Hawaiisbluewateriscrystalclearduetoascarcityofphytoplanktonthefoodthatkrillandherringfeedon.Sonophytoplanktonmeansnofoodforhumpbackwhales.Forthisreasonthehump-backsstuffthemselvesinthenutrientrichfeedinggroundupinAlaskaswaters.Theyconsumesomewherebetween2000to9000poundsoffoodperdaywhiletheyareinthesummerfeedinggroundsandstoreagoodportionofthisasfatthathastolastthemonthelongmigrationtoandfromHawaiiaswellasthe100to150daysthattheyspendhere.Itisnotknowiftheyfeedwhiletravelingbutitisassumedthatiftheopportunitywereavailabletheywouldtakeadvantageofit.WhatisknownisthatthecalvesthatareborninHawaiidofeedandactuallydineverywell.Whenborncalvesarearound13feetinlengthandcanweighttwotons.Theydownover100poundsofmomsmilkeachday.Atoughtrickforafastingmother.Bythetimetheyareweaned5to7monthsafterbirththeyoungsterwillhavedoubleditslengthandincreaseditsweightfivefoldtoawhopping10tons.ThatswhatIcallahealthyeater4.SINGINGManyspeciesofwhalesanddolphinaswellarevocal.Butitisonlythehumpbackwhalesthatproduceauniqueseriesofsoundsthatarerepeatedinapatterntotrulycreateanactualsong.Themorethisphe-nomenaisstudiedthemorequestionscomeupthatcon-tinuetobedebated.Whaleshavenovocalcordsandnoairisreleasedsoitisnotfullyunderstoodhowtheyareevencapableofproducingthesoundstheydo.Theymayforceairbackandforththroughvariousopeningsandsacksintheirrespiratorysystem.Forthemostpartitisthoughtthatthesingingislimitedtomaleswhoperformalone.Theyoftensing30to60feetbelowthesurfaceinastation-aryheaddowntailupposition.Thesonglastsfor12to18minutesandmayberepeatedtwoorthreetimes.MostincredibleisthefactthatallthewhalesinHawaiiwillsingthesameidenticalsongandastheseasonprogressesthesongwillchange.HumpbacksinthenorthPacificpopula-tionspendtheirwintersnotonlyinHawaiibutalsotraveltoJapananddowntotheBajaCoastofMexico.Andtheyallstillsingthissamemelody.Whytheysingisjustanotheraspectofthismysteriousbehavior.ForcommunicationTodesignateterritoryPossiblytoattractfemalesOrmaybetowarnothermalesWhatisyourbestguess7568910 PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitors5.COURTINGHumpbackwhalesworld-widetraveltowarm-waterstogivebirthandmate.Thematingportioninvolvesaprecedingbehaviorknownasacompetitivegrouporpod.Thishasbeenequatedtoasimilarhumanbehaviorwhereagroupofmalespersueasingleavailablefemale.Butinthecaseofthewhalesthiscanoftenbeafastmovingdynamicdisplayinvolvingseveralbehaviors.Anextremelyaggressivegroupofmaleswillevensmashintoeachothertothepointofbloodshed.Theywillpoundeachotherwiththeirtailsheadlungetheiropponentandevenbreachoneachother.Allthisjusttoimpressasinglefemalewhomaytravelinastraightlineorzigzagacrossmilesofoceanoftenatagoodclip.6.SPY-HOPPINGTheeyeofthehumpbackwhaleworkswellbothaboveandbelowthesurface.Oftenwhenvesselsapproachanareawherewhalesarepresentoneindi-vidualwillslowlypropelitselfverticallyoutofthewatersotheeyeiswellabovethesurface.Itwillholdthisposeforamomentbeforesinkingbelow.Thisactionallowsawhaletoseewhoisapproaching.Manytimesspy-hoppingisdonerightbesidewhalewatchingvesselsaswell.Itmakesyouwonderwhoswatchingwhom7.SLEEPINGHumpbackwhalesleadalifethatisnotwithoutthreatsincludingsharksentanglementsfromfloat-ingmarinedebrislikenetsandlonglinesandtheconstanthazardfromboats.Withallthistheyhaveevolvedauniqueformofslumber.Theyareabletoputhalfoftheirbraintosleepwiththeremaininghalfactingasasentrytobecon-sciousofpossibledanger.Oncethefirsthalfiswellrestedtheyswitchtoallowtheotherhalfthesamerespite.8.PEDUNCLETHROWAlsoknownaslob-tail-ingapedunclethrowisanaggressivemaneuveroftenseenbetweencompetingmalesandoccasionallybyafemalewhoisnothappywithherescort.Asthewhaleismovingonthesurfaceitwillabruptlyputonthebrakeswithitslongpectoralfinspointitsheaddownwardandatthesametimeliftitstailflukeandpedunclethemuscularportionthatconnectsthefluketothetorsointotheair.Thispowerfulsegmentisthenthrustsidewaysontotheunfortunatetarget.9.TAILSLAPPINGHumpbackswillsometimesrepeatedlylifttheirenormoustailflukesintotheairandslamthembackdowntothesurfacecreatingahugesplashandaloudsmackingsoundthatcanbeheardbothaboveandbelowthesurface.Atfifteenfeetacrossthistailcanbeapowerfultoolandisoftenusedinaggressivegroups.10.PECTORALSLAPPINGOfallthewhaleshumpbackshavethelongestpectoralfinsinratiototheirbodysize.Thesefinsarethoughttoaidtheminmaneuver-ingunderwaterandonthesurfacetheywilllayontheirsidesliftthesefinsintotheairuntiltheyareverticalandthenslapthemdowntocreatealoudsmackingsound.11.BREACHINGFinallyandbyfarthemostspec-tacularperformanceyoucanwitnessthereisbreaching.Weighing-inataround30tonsandmeasuringupto45feetlongitseemsalmostunbelievablethatthesegiantscanevenaccomplishthisfeat.Yetobserverswhohaveseenwhattakesplacebelowthesurfaceallagreethatittakesjustafewstrokesoftheirpowerfultailstorockettheseleviathansintotheair.WhydotheybreachyoumayaskWelltheoriesrangeanywherefromlookingattheirabove-surfacesur-roundingsaformofcommunicationremovingbarnaclesormyfavoritebecausetheyrejustplainhavinfunb411www.DavidFleetham.com MAUISFIRSTCLASSEXCURSIONWHALEWATCIHING808875-0333www.AliiNuiCharters.comALL-INCLUSIVEPRICESADULTTICKET69KEIKITICKET39KeikisUnder4YearsOldGoFree.Children4-12.WatchMauiswhalesinfirst-classstyleAliiNuiisproudtobetheonlyvesselinHawaiitolavisheverypassengerwithourfamousRoyalTreatmentwhichiswhyawhalewatchingadventureourluxurycatamaranislikenoother2HourTripFeaturingGuaranteedSightings-OrwetreatyoutoanotherwhalewatchingtripImportedorDomesticBeersfeaturingselectionsfromMauisownmicrobreweryPremiumMixedDrinksRedorWhiteWinesChampagneSodasJuicesandFilteredWater.HugeArrayofMauisFavoritePupussnacks.OnboardMarineNaturalistHydrophone-MauisbestWhaleKaraokedailyFREETRANSPORTATION-ToandfromMauismajorresortareas.LeavethedrivingtousAFIRST-CLASSTRIP PublishedbytheMauiDiveShopforMauisVisitorswww.DavidFleetham.comCleaningStationAtRestSurfacingForAirHawaiisastonishingmarinerGreenSeaTurtlesArticleandPhotographyByDavidFleethamAapproximately150millionyearsagoseaturtlessharedtheoceanswithichthyosaursandplesiosaurs.TheirancestorsarewhatwenowseeinhabitingthereefsaroundHawaii.OfthefivespeciesofseaturtlesalsocalledHonuintheHawaiianlanguagefoundhereinHawaiithegreenseaturtleCheloniaMydasisthemostcommon.Greenseaturtlesarenamedforthecoloroftheirflesh.Theyarecarnivoreswhenyoungfeedingonjellyfishsquidsmallfishtunicatesandsponges.Butastheymaturetheirdietchangesandtheybecomevegetarianfeedingonalgaeandseagrasses.Theycangetbig.Somecanweighasmuchas400lbs.Theyarefully-aquaticwiththeexceptionofbrieftimeswhenthefemalescomeashoretolayseggs.Nestingtakesplacetypicallyinsummerandautumnatnight.Onesinglefemalewilllayseveralbatchesofeggsat2-3weekintervals.ThemajorityofHawaiisgreenseaturtlesnestaroundtheFrenchFrigateShoalsinthefarnorthwestcornerofthestate550milesNWofHonolulu.Greenseaturtlescrosshundredsofmilesofopenoceantoreturntothesameislandandbeachwheretheirlifebegan.Anextraordinaryfeatofnavigationturtlepopulationsinseveralareasintheworldhavebeenstudiedinanattempttodiscoverhowtheyfindtheirway.Airbreathersturtleshavebeenfixedwithsatellitetrackingtagstomonitortheirmovementsatbreedingtimes.Eachtimetheturtlesurfacesthesignalisrecorded.Scientistsarestilldebatingthebiologicalmechanismthattheturtlesusetopilotthemselvesacrossthevastnessoftheopenocean.Itisnotknownexactlyhowlongagreenseaturtlelivesfor.Itisbelievedthataround80yearsistheaveragelifespaninthewildandthatsometurtlesmayliveevenbeyond100years.ListedasathreatenedspeciesandFederallyprotectedgreenseaturtlesareaccidentallykilledeachyearinboatingcollisionsandevenmoreinfishingnetsaroundtheworld.OnthehappiersideofthescaletheHawaiianpopulationappearstobeholdingitsnumbersandperhapsevenincreasing.Theyarenowacommonsightonmanydivesites.Afterenjoyingmanyyearsofprotectedstatustheseturtleshavecometoviewdiversasnothreatandwilloftenignoreonesbubble-blowingpresence.Whenactiveaturtlewillsurfaceevery35minutestobreathe.Oftentheyarefoundtuckedunderneathledgessleepingduringtheday.Atthistimetheycanremainsubmergedformorethan2hours.Whenstressedturtlesrapidlyuseuptheiroxygenandcanliterallydrown.Soitsimperativewhenyoudiveorsnorkelthatyouletthemtogoabouttheiractivitiesanddontdisturbthemorgettooclose.Thisisalsoenforcedbyfederallawandpunishablewithheavyfines.D 52MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideboatsusuallymoortheturtlesshouldbetypicallybenearthere.ThesnorkelinghereisverygoodasOlowaluisoneofMauislargestreefstructures.Thewaterisalsoveryshallow15to30feetwhichmakeforgreatsnorkeling.Therearenolifeguardshere.Beawareofthepossibilityofstrongoff-shorewindsasyoumoveawayfromtheshoreline.Bringpropersafetyequipmentwithyou.Therearenoshowersrestroomsoramenitiesofanykindinthisarea.MakenaLandingJustsouthoftheMakenaSurfCondoturnrightonOldMakenaRoad.Precede410thsofamiletothebeachpark.Kayakingisgoodinbothdirectionsfromthebeach.Thereisalargeturtlecolonyfollowingthecoastlineabout500yardstotheright.ThereisalsogoodkayakingheadingsouthtowardstheMauiPrinceHotelandtheredhillarea.Thereisarestroomshowersandpublicparkinglot.Thereislotsofshade.Thisisagreatplacetospendtheday.Thisareacanhaveextremeoffshorecurrentsatcertaintimesoftheyearwhichcouldmakeitverydifficulttopad-dlebacktotheshoreline.Beawareofthepossibilityofstrongoffshorewindsasyoumoveawayfromtheshoreline.DonottryandpaddleouttoMolokiniasmanykayakershavegottenintotroubletryingtodothis.Therearenolife-guards.Bringpropersafetyequipmentwithyou.Ahihi-KinauNARMauisNaturalAreaReserveislocatedonthesouth-endofMaui.DespitewhatpeoplemaytellyouoryourguidebookmaysayAhihi-KinauReserveandthesurroundingareaiscurrentlyCLOSEDtothepublictorestandrejuvenate.Pleaserespectthisandgiveittimetoreplenish.Beawaretheresaheavyfinefortrespassing.FAfewessentialkayakingtipsINEVERKAYAKALONEINeverover-estimateyourabilities.IBringampledrinkingwaterandsunprotection.IAlwaysbringshorecommunicationwithyou.ManyretailerslikeMauiDiveandSurfandtheMauiDiveShopsellspecializedwaterproofbagsforcellularphones.IItisalwaysagoodideatohavelifejacketsandawhistle.IDonotventuretoofarfromshore.Rememberyouhavetobetheonetopaddleyourownwayback.IBeawareofstrongoffshorecurrents.IBeawarethatstrongwindscanblowyouoffshoreandcanhinderyoufrompaddlingbackintoshore.INevertryandpaddletoMolokiniCraterorothervisibleislands.Distancesontheoceancanbedeceivingandtheseislandsarewaytofarawayforthat.IAlwaysleaveamessagewithsomeonethatisnotgoingkayakingwithyoubeforeyouleavethatletsothersknowwhereyouaregoingandwhattimeyouplantoreturn.OnesportthatisafantasticwaytogetagreatexerciseandtoalsoexploreMauiscoastlineiskayaking.Kayaksalsomakegreatplatformstosnorkelfromastheygetyououttowherethereefsarewithouthavingtoswimforlongdistances.Itisalsoaperfectsportforcouplesandgroupstoenjoytogether.Oneofthebestwaystoexperi-enceMauikayakingistotakeaguidedtour.Manyofthesecompaniesofferall-inclusivepackagesthatarewellworthit.WhetheryoutakeatourorrentkayaksonyourownbesuretodedicateadayforthisthrillingwaytoenjoyMauispristinewaters.Thefollowingisalistofthetoplocationsrevealedforyoutoenjoy.Besuretoreadthecautionaryinformationthathasbeenhighlightedinred.PuamanaBeachParktoMalaWharfisagreatkayakingtripthatiseasytofind.LocatedjustsouthofLahainawheretheWelcometoLahainaTownsignis.KayakerscanparkinthebeachaccessparkinglotandpaddlenorththroughLahainatoMalaWharf.Youwillneedtwocarsoradrivertostaybehindonshoretodothisroute.PaddlingthroughOldLahainaTownisgreatasyouwillseeFrontStreetfromaverydifferentperspective.Beverycautiousofboatsenter-ingandexitingLahainaHarborandMalaWharf.TheCarthaginianIIissunkabout600yardsoffthePuamanaareaandMalaWharfhassuperbsnorkelingintheareawheretheoldWharfhascollapsed.Therearerestroomsandshowersonbothendsofthisroute.Alwaysbeawareofstrongcurrents.Nolifeguardsareonduty.Campingisnotallowed.Beawareofthepossibilityofstrongoffshorewindsasyoumoveawayfromtheshoreline.Bringpropersafetyequipmentwithyou.Olowaluisanothergreatspotthatiseasytofind.TravelingtoLahainaonRoute30lookformilemarker14.Thereisgoodaccess210thsofamilepastthemilemarkersignjustbeforetheocean-sidehousewitharedroof.About400yardsoff-shoreisahugeturtlecolonythatalmostguaranteesyouwillseelotsofthem.LookouttotheoceanwheretheSomeofMauisbestKayakingSpotsArticleByJ.Strahn MuchmorethanjustadiveshopPIILANIHIGHWAYMOKULELEHIGHWAYSOUTHKIHEIROADBUZZSSLIP74MAKAKOASLIP56ALIINUINORTHKIHEIROADKENOLIOLIPOAKEONEKAIKILOHANAMAALAEAHARBORMAALAEAHARBORKAMAOLEBEACHPARKIKALAMABEACHPARKKAMAOLEBEACHPARKIIKAMAOLEBEACHPARKIIIULUABEACHELLEAIRGOLFCOURSEKIHEIWAILUKUWAILEAOKOLANIEWAIPUILANIPIIKEAAUHANAKEALIIALANUIKANAKANUIEWELAKAHAOOHUKAIHAUOLI3503803031031NORTHKAHULUIKIHEIKAHULUITOAIRPORTLAHAINA31WAILEAALANUIDR.SouthMauiStoresWithover50stylesandawidevarietyofcolorsofjustmaskssnorkelsandfinsyouwillfindoutwhyMauiDiveShopistheislandsauthorityforMauiwatersports.Aknowledgeablestaffwillhelpyoufindtheperfect-fittingmaskandsnorkelsetthatwillmakethedifferenceforallofyoursnorkelingordivingadventuresHundredsofwet-suitsTonsofteesoodlesofsunglassesboatloadsofbeachgearandawaveofrashguardswevegoteverythingforfuninthesunMauiDiveShopMaalaeaHarborVillageMeethereforMaalaeaboatdepartures.808244-5514AliiNuiStoreMaalaeaHarborVillageMeethereforMaalaeaboatdepartures.808875-0333MauiDiveShop1455S.KiheiRoadTheOutletStoreMeethereforScubalessons.808879-3388MauiDiveShopKamaoleShoppingCenterBelowDennys808879-1533MauiDiveShopTheShopsatWailea808875-9904www.MauiDiveShop.comMaalaeaDeparturesfromKiheiWaileaonHighway31PiilaniHighwaytakeHwy.310NorthKiheiRd.totheintersectionofHwy.30HonoapiilaniHwy..TurnleftonHwy.30.Turnleftatfirsttrafficlight.ParkintheMauiOceanCenterAquariumparkinglot.CheckindownstairsattheMauiDiveShopstoreintheMaalaeaHarborVillageandthenproceedtoSlip74toboardtheboat.ForAliiNuiCruisespleasecheck-inattheMaalaeaAliiNuiStore.MAUIOCEANCENTERScantheQRcodefortheGoogleMapsMaalaeaHarborlocation. 30TOMAALAEAKIHEIWestMauiStoresTOKAPALUAMuchmorethanjustadiveshopWealsoofferourMauiDiveandSurfStoreintheWest-MauiLahainaGatewayPlaza.Thisstoreisthefirstofitskindblendingthethreemostpopularwatersportsintoaone-stop-shopforallthebestgearfordivesnorkelandsurf.FeaturingavarietyofstanduppaddleboardssurfboardsboogieboardsfinsandthelargestwallofsnorkelgearinHawaiiTheresalsoagiganticselectionofsouvenirsteesapparelandmoreBesuretovisitthisstorebeforeyouhit-the-beachandgear-uponallyourwatersportsneedsMauiDiveShopKahanaGatewayCenterbyMcDonalds669-3800MauiDiveSurfWhalersVillageBeach808270-98468LocationsOver10000Products2BoatsandDozensofActivitiesYourFunisourBusinessNORTHMauiDiveSurfLahainaGateway808661-5388MeethereforScubalessons.MaalaeaDeparturesfromLahainaKaanapaliheadingSouthonHwy.30HonoapiilaniHighwaylookforMauiOceanCenterAquariumontheright.ParkinthemainparkingnearesttheAquariumandcheck-inattheMauiDiveShopdownstairsintheMaalaeaHarborVillageShops.Afterchecking-inatourshopsimplyproceedacross-the-waytoSlip74toboardtheboat.ScantheQRcodefortheGoogleMapsMaalaeaHarborlocation. MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideunderwatercanchangetoo.Soifyoufeelthecurrentget-tingstrongerheadforshoreanddontriskitAdjustingyourgearbeforeyouentermakesaperfectsnorkelingexperience.Agoodwaytocheckamaskssealistoplacethemaskonyourfaceandinhalethroughyournose.Ifyoucannotbreathairintoyournosethemaskwillthenholdagoodair-tightsealunderwater.Adjustingyourmaskstrapsthesnorkelkeeperthataffixesyoursnorkeltothemaskstrapfinstrapsareimportanttodowellbeforeyouevenheadouttothatsnorkeldestina-tion.Whenyoupurchasenewgearorarerentingitbesuretodoallofthisrightinthestorewhereyoucantrydifferentgearonforsize.NewtosnorkelingIfyouarenotanavidsnorkeleritisalwaysrecommendedtogowithasnorkelingchartercom-pany.Theyprovideexpertinstructionasafesnorkelingenvironmentandtakeyoutosomeofthebestsnorkelinglocationsthatareinaccessiblefromthebeach.ProtectMauisreefsforfuturegenerationstoenjoyandpracticethesesustainablesnorkelingpracticesITakeonlyphotosleaveonlybubbles.IObservethenaturalbehaviorofreefliferatherthantryingtotouchthemorstimulatingthemforentertainment.IDonotfeedthemarinelifetheyarefinewithoutyou.IDonotgraspcoralstandonitorkickupsediments.IHandlemarinelifeaslittleaspossibleifatall.IDonotharassprotectedspecies.Giveturtlesdolphinsmonksealsandwhalestheirappropriatespace.Itsillegaltoapproachhumpbackwhalescloserthan100yards.IApplyawaterproofsunscreenatleast30minutesinadvance.Non-waterproofproductswillcomeoffinthewaterandleaveanoilyslickthateffectsoceanecology.WithoutprotectionyouwillburnThiscangreatlyeffecttherestofyourvacationdaysahead.Soconsiderthesetipsbeforeyougosnorkeling.Butrememberthelasttipistobesureandhavefunwww.DavidFleetham.comwww.DavidFleetham.comBeforeyagetwethereareafewSnorkelingTipsByJ.StrahnSnorkelingcanbefunbutbeforeitcanbefunyoumustmakeitsafe.HereareafewofthetipsthatcanensureagreatsnorkelingexperienceAlwaysusingthebuddysystemisacommonpracticeinallwatersports.Twopeoplearealwayssaferthanonebecauseonepersoncanhelpaidtowsupportorevensig-nalotherpeopletohelptheirbuddyincrisis.Thisisthenumberoneruleinwatersafetypractice.Butmakesurethatyourbuddyhasthephysicalabilitytorescueyoushouldyoubetheoneintrouble.Knowyoursnorkelingabilityandunderstandyourlim-itationsbeforeyougetwet.Justlikemanyoutdooractivi-tiessnorkelinghasmanylevelsofskillthatarenecessarytoenjoycertainlocations.Consideralltheconditionswindcurrentwavesweatheranddepthandyourabilitiestohandlethembeforeyouenter.Anotherthingtoconsiderareyourlimitationsbuoyancyswimmingabilitystrengthandoverallhealthandconfidenceallplayavitalrole.Oceanconditionscanchangeveryquicklyandwindlinescancomeupormoveintowardstheshorelinesothatsnorkelinginwhatwasonceflatcalmwatercanquicklychangetodifficultordangerousconditions.Currents56 RINKSRENUS.NOBAGGAGEFEESMONEYINYOURPOCKETFORTHATNEXTGREATADVENTURE.100REBATEDrinksforyouandyourdivebuddiesafteragreatdiveanupgradetotherentalcar...Whateveryoudecidetodowiththeextracashinyourpocketisuptoyou.AllyouneedtodoispurchasetheUltimateExpeditionPackageallatonceorinpiecesatanalreadykillerpriceandwellsendyou100AmericanExpressRewardcardwhenyousendusyourproofofpurchase.TheJetpackwilltakecareofthebaggagefees.Visitusatdiveaeris.compromo-ultimate-expeditionformoreinformation.TheAmericanExpressRewardCardcanbeusedatU.S.merchantsthatacceptAmericanExpressCards.NoATMcashwithdrawal.Somelimitationsapplyincludingrestrictiononuseatcruiselinesorforrecurringbilling.SeeCardholderAgreementforcompletedetails.Cardcannotberedeemedforcashexceptwhererequiredbylaw.ThisCardisissuedpursuanttoaloyaltyrewardorotherpromotionalprogram.CardisissuedbyAmericanExpressPrepaidCardManagementCorporation.AmericanExpressisnotthesponsorofthispromotion. MauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuide58www.DaveSimonson.comMauisPremierSnorkelDiveSurfandAdventureGuideAliiNuisRoyalFeastOceanViewDiningReviewByALocalMauiFoodieHawaiisbestoeanfrontrestaurantsboastsomeamazingseascapes.Butfewcanoffereveryonetheirbestviewsinthehouse.ButstepaboardtheAliiNuiforherRoyalFeastdinnerexperienceandeveryonegetsthatopportuni-tyandmoresweepingpanoramicoceanvistasdiningonexclusivelycateredcuisineandtreatedlikeroyaltytooThatsthebuzzIdbeenhearingaboutthisdinnerexperi-ence.SomywifeandIdecidedtogiveitatryWetookadvantageoftheirfreetransportationsowecouldrelaxandenjoyeverythingthisall-inclusiveeventoffersandafteranenjoyableridetotheharborcheck-inattheirMaalaeastorewecaughtourfirstglimpseoftheAliiNui.withtheirRoyalTreatmentonlyone-thirdoftheyachtscapacityiseverbooked.Clearlythismadeadifferenceanditfeltmorelikeanintimaterestaurantatmosphere.Aftermotoringoutsidetheharborthebarwasopenedandweenjoyedcocktailstopsideaswewatchedthesailshoistedwhilecaptainandcrewskillfullyriggedforsomesilenttravelcourtesyofthiseveningstradewinds.Theskybecamebathedinamazinghuesofpinksorangesredsandpurplesasweeasedintoacovetotook-upmooringwherewecoulddine.Ruggedlavacliffswerebehindusandthemostamaz-ingoceanviewsinfront.AsthesunfinallyslippedsilentlyintotheoceanacrewmembersaidDinnerisservedandweeagerlyheadeddownintothecabintoourcozytable.WhatanarrayThegalleywasfilledwiththemostmouth-wateringaromasofwonderfullyprepareddishes.ThelavishbuffetwasindeedafeastfitforroyaltyWefilledourplatesanddinedwithdelightAfterwehadourfillofdinnerwetookourdessertsofwhitedarkchocolatecoveredstraw-berrieswithwhippedcreamchocolatetuxedocakeandcoffeestop-sidetoenjoythemundertheromanticdisplayofstarsintheeveningsky.Uponpulling-awayfromourprivatecoveasourreturncoursewassetwewereservedaglassofMauisownFramboiseliquorcreatedbyTedeschiWineryandweappropriatelymadeatoasttotheperfectendingofaperfectdayPamperingusfurtherthecrewoffereduswarmoshi-boriabeautifullyscentedmoisttoweltoawakenusfromourentrancedstate-of-enchantment.Wefeltregalaswepulledintotheharbortoseeourchari-otoffree-transportationawaitingtocarryushome.WhatatrulymarvelousexperienceaRoyalFeastindeedFThewelcomepartyofcrewinvitedusaboardtheirgorgeousdouble-hulledyachtandindividuallyofferedeachofusatantalizingtreatofcoldMauiGoldpineapple.Itookonelookaroundthisgleamingvesselandwascertainwewereinforareallyuniqueeveninganddiningexperi-ence.AnduniqueitwasNoticeablydifferentwashowspaciousitfeltwithampletablesplentyofseatingandroomtomovearound.IntheirpledgetoprovideallguestsonelookaroundthisvesselandIknewwewereinforsomethingtrulyunique 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