Do you love the water? Do you welcome adventure? Are you planning a vacation? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I have an opportunity you will not want to miss. If you’re looking for a great vacation with lots of underwater adventure then Maui is definitely the place for you. Maui has a vast number of activities to try including snorkeling and scuba diving.

The second largest island in Hawaii, Maui offers some of the best places to experience marine life up close and personal on either a snorkeling or scuba diving excursion. With crystal clear waters and an average temperature of 75-80 degrees Farenheit, your experience under the sea will be one you will never forget.

Whether you choose to snorkel and stay close to the water’s surface or are a little more adventurous and want to scuba dive into deeper waters, you’ll be astounded by the abundant sea life that Maui has to offer. Maui’s sea life is like no other. With over 700 different types of fish you’ll need a fish guide to keep them all straight. Immersing yourself in the water on your snorkeling or scuba diving trip, you will be captivated by the colorful and wide array of fish and marine animals. You may even catch a glimpse of an eel or ray as well.

Marine life is not the only thing that will capture your attention while you’re snorkeling or scuba diving. Many underwater volcanoes have created underwater lava formations that are unique to the islands of Hawaii. These formations offer a beautiful sight to any diver or snorkeler. You’ll definitely want to take your underwater camera, as this is a sight you will not experience anywhere else.

Before you decide to take off on your underwater getaway, you may want to visit one of Maui’s many dive shops that offer lessons and tours in both snorkeling and scuba diving. There are different safety precautions and techniques that are good to know before you dive in. Ocean waters tend to be unpredictable and inexperienced swimmers can find the waves to be challenging.

Dive shops also offer vacationers the choice of renting or buying the equipment you’ll need to fully enjoy your experience. However, if you own your own equipment, prices for lessons and tours will be much cheaper. Rental prices for snorkeling equipment can start out as low as $20 a day while scuba diving equipment is a bit more costly at as low as $75 a day. Tours and lessons also vary in price depending on the length of the tour and the size of the group. If you don’t mind going on a tour with other vacationers you could save some money on the cost of your trip.

Snorkeling or scuba diving, the choice is yours. If you’re planning a vacation to Hawaii, either of these underwater activities are a definite must!

Jeremy Thompson