Recommended Maui Activities/Dive Shops
For non-diving family members (and even if you are a diver), the Maui Ocean Center aquarium provides an impressive educational venue for learning about and viewing Hawaii’s unique marine life.
Here are two websites that describe opportunities to volunteer with environmental organizations and enrich your Maui experience.
For fun and adventurous snorkel trips by boat, with unbelievably sweet people, Redline Rafting is our top choice.
If you are staying at the Kihei/Wailea end of the island, Maui Dreams Dive Company is a full service PADI 5 star dive shop. They can do it all.
Extended Horizons’ passionate, enthusiastic crew and 27 years of experience taking divers to the island of Lanai make them our #1 choice for diving off the island of Lanai.
Hike Maui has been offering spectacular hiking excursions with solid, experienced guides into Maui’s wilderness since 1983. Very special.
Maui Cave Adventures offers subterranean hikes into passages of an extinct lava tube that formed this portion of Maui.
If you are staying in the Kaanapali/Kapalua area Kapalua Dive Company offers kayaking, shore diving, scooter diving and other specialty dives.
Maui Hiking Safaris’ knowledgeable guide shares a wealth of information about island history, geology, flora and island culture. Groups are limited to no more than 6 hikers and are very affordable.
On the island of Molokai. Special, unique historical tour. You will never experience anything like it. You have to ferry or fly over to Molokai but worth every dollar. It isn’t so much about the mule ride, which is cool, but about the experience of visiting Kalaupapa. The right person would love this experience.
Recommended Bed & Breakfast and Camping
A quiet, beautifully landscaped and cared for B & B with very reasonable rates. 2 guest suites or an ocean view cottage are available.
Love this campground! Peaceful, oceanside, safe – a gem. Nothing else like it on Maui.
An independent and up-to-date review of hostel accomodations in the islands.
Small, reasonably-priced hotel on Maui’s beautiful Keawakapu Beach.
Condo units that overlook Maui’s beautiful Keawakapu Beach.
Fun and Informative Hawaii Sites
The Romance of the Violin – Music for your Maui wedding, reception, or vow renewal by violinist Cambria Moss
Hula dancers, Tahitian dancers, Fire Knife dancers, Polynesian drummers for your next special event. Sign up for their fun Hula lessons and lei-making classes.
Kona-based organization dedicated to the research, education and conservation of manta rays. Learn about the Kona manta rays and manta ray night dives.
Find your hawaiian name. An Internet Island Exclusive!
This on-line dictionary contains close to 5,000 Hawaiian-English and English-Hawaiian words.
An ecological guide to Maui vacations including unique, out-of-the-way accomodations, eco-tours and environmental organizations.
Diving on Other Islands
Bubbles Below is a wonderful family-run dive operation on Kauai that we are confident in recommending!
Frank and Patrice Heller offer truly personalized trips for just six divers along the Kona Coast of the Big Island.
Gabe Scotti opened one of Oahu’s newest dive shops and his team offer dives all around Oahu as well as all levels of instruction.
Sean Deming operates a very small and personal dive operation, personally guiding groups of six or fewer divers to sites off of Oahu.