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Shipwreck and Shark Scuba Dive

Location: Lahaina, Maui

Just a short distance off Maui’s shore, under the stunning Pacific blue water, lies a slice of history. Join us for a 2 tank guided boat trip to dive the Carthaginian wreck and a second, shallower, wreck dive with turtles and sharks.


What to Expect

We leave the Mala boat ramp, just outside of Lahaina town.

Our first dive will be at the Carthaginian, a semi penetrable wreck that rests at 100 feet. The Carthaginian is a haven for white tip reef sharks, turtles, frog fish, eels, and more.

As you descend along the mooring line in the crystal clear water, the outline of a large ship below you gets clearer and clearer.

Finally, at 100 feet, you reach the bow of the Carthaginian, a replica of an old whaling ship. You begin your exploration at the deepest point of the site by circumnavigating the wreck.

Eagle rays, dolphins, and whales (when they are in season) are frequently seen swimming past the wreck in the blue. Guests are regularly treated by visits from the Atlantis Submarine as well.

Next, in the sand around the ship you spot a white tip reef shark and eagle rays. Shallowing up a little, you investigate the Carthaginian itself and find nudibranchs and frogfish living on the wreckage.

Your guide leads you to the penetrable hull, you drop down, and your eyes adjust to reveal another reef shark and a rare ghost pipefish.

As your dive winds up, the Atlantis Submarine travels past and you pose for photos and wave to the passengers who are in awe that humans can actually dive that deep.

After a surface interval and a complimentary snack we will sail the boat to a second dive site and dive a shallower 40ft deep wreck off Maui that is home to sharks, turtles, frog fish, schools of reef fish, and healthy corals.

Once we arrive, you backroll into the water and descend on a condemned pier that has transformed into a vibrant reef. Schools of fish surround the wreckage that has accumulated colorful corals and sponges.

Turtles swim all around in organized chaos as you search for camouflaged frogfish, making it hard to decide where to look. You follow your instructor as they lead you through the obstacle course of the wreck, swimming under and through the old dock where you spot a pregnant reef shark resting under a section of cement and pause to admire her beauty. As you make your way back to the boat you focus on the multitude of turtles that gracefully soar through the clear water.

The wildlife encounters don’t stop underwater, dolphins and whales are frequent visitors, and we always stop the boat to say aloha!


Experienced Professional Guides

Our experienced team are experts at spotting the best wildlife and showing you all the hidden gems hidden underwater and topside.

Our group sizes are small. You’ll receive personalized attention from your instructor who will guide you on two exceptional dives and answer your questions about marine life.

Plus, our team knows divers like to dive; we are the only company that allows you to stay underwater for a full hour on both dives so you can optimize your bottom time.


Included

  • 2 different wreck dive sites
  • Experienced Captain and Divemaster
  • 1 hour of bottom time each site
  • 100 + 40ft of Depth
  • Snack during the surface interval
  • Souvenir water bottle made from recycled plastic
  • Professional photos available for purchase.

Duration

5 hours

Address

1223 Front Street
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761


Cancellation Policy

48 Hour Cancellation Policy strictly enforced! Due to our group size limitations on some activities, we cannot absorb the cost of people canceling at the last minute, when we are turning away people from tours or classes that day. Coast Guard, County, and Dive Agency regulations dictate the number of clients aboard or on the beach each day. When you give us your credit card information to hold a reservation, you are agreeing to the following cancellation terms and conditions:

If the cancellation notification is received less than 48 hours from the start of the tour or class there will be a 100% cancellation fee charged to your credit card.

Cancellations can be made over the phone at (808)661-7333 and must be confirmed by a member of our staff before they are accepted.

If you do not arrive on time for your trip and the groups has departed, you will be charged in full. Please arrive on time. Our trips depart on time and we do not want to leave without you.

If you are required to have a doctor's excuse for a "YES" answer on the medical waiver for any Intro to Scuba Dive or Certification class and you fail to bring that with you or provide it BEFORE the start of the class you WILL NOT be permitted to dive and you WILL NOT receive a refund for the booking.

Dive Maui cancellation policy supersedes all previous credit card agreements you have with your credit card company.