We’ve been seeing this lil creature cruising the sand patch at Honokowai Beach the last couple of days. Definitely one of the larger species of Nudibranch, cruising at 8″ in length. AWESOME !! The Clumpy Nudibranch ( Asteronotus Cespitosus )
I’ve been watching this patch of Mushroom coral grow for the last 10+ years.
I enjoy that they are different than many other corals in that they grow independently from the reef, unattached.
“Let’s Get Tanked..!!”
Scuba & Snorkeling Activities Offered :
All activities meet up at the Pool Kiosk of the Ka’anapali Beach Club. The Snorkel & Dive Sites are chosen the day of the the activity from an array of choices on West Maui from Kapalua Bay to Olowalu including out first choice Honokowai Beach …weather permitting of course. Tiny Bubbles Scuba is a “mobile” company …so if the water conditions are not “ideal” in front of the KBC, then we can travel to a different dive site.
INTRODUCTORY Scuba Dives for beginners (non-certified scuba divers)
1 hour in the Class/Pool (Water Skills) and then 1 hour on the Ocean Dive. NO experience necessary, Groups are small and very personalized. If there are more divers, there will be more instructors provided. There is a Medical Waiver to complete prior to doing any waterwork (Pool or Ocean), see below for medical waiver. The Scuba Dive is about 25-30 ft. deep, for an avg. of 40-45 min.
COST : $109.00 (All scuba gear is included)
The Intro Scuba Dive is offered two times a day: 10:00am and 1:00pm Certified scuba divers may join along on the Ocean dive. Cost for a certified scuba diver to join : $89.00 (All scuba gear is included)
BEACH Dive (Certified Divers)
Dive is average 25-35 ft. deep, for avg. 40-50 min. Includes Everything Needed !
Dive is offered two times a day: 11:00am and 2:00pm
COST : $89.00 (All scuba gear is included)
REFRESHER Dive (Certified Divers)
Our “refresher dive” is for the Certified Scuba Divers who haven’t been Scuba diving in a while ( 6 months to 1 year ),or maybe even a bit longer ( 1 year + ) and looking to do a “refresher” Scuba Dive. Prior to the ocean dive , we will go over all the gear and general diving practices, and we have a pool available to “refresh” in as well. The dive(s) are conducted in calm ocean conditions, shallow depth ( 25′-35′ ), done right off the shore. This is an awesome dive to get back in to the “swim” of things. A great refresher before your boat dive out to the Cathedral’s off Lanai or Molokini.
A Pool Session is always available if needed.
COST : $99.00 (All scuba gear is included)
NIGHT Dive (Certified Divers)
Dive logistics are the same as a Beach Dive , But done at Night time ( DARK ) …All proper Night Diving equipment is provided. At night all the critters that are hiding during the daytime come out to play and feed. Everything swimming around during the day, now relaxes/sleeps on the reef. Animals most likely to expect to see range from Octopus, Eel, Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Squid which are more commonly seen on the Night Dive.
COST : $109.00 (All scuba gear is included)
SCOOTER Dive (Certified Divers)
Dive is about 40-50ft deep, for avg. 45-50min. Includes Everything needed for Scooter diving. No Scooter diving experience necessary. Able to cover 3 to 4 times more area underwater and go about 2 to 3 times faster than with just fins. NO NEED TO KICK, THE SCOOTER DOES ALL THE WORK ! This dive is offered daily.
COST : $119.00 (All scuba gear is included)
SCUBA DIVE CERTIFICATIONS :
Open Water Scuba Diver Certification Course
This program can be completed in as few as 3 days.
1st day would be the schedule of an Introductory Scuba (2 hrs).
2nd day would be Academics/Pool (Water Skills) / 1 ocean dive (4 hrs).
3rd day would be finishing Academics & paperwork/ and the final 2 ocean dives (4 hrs). If willing to work hard, the program is possible to complete in 2 FULL days. No guarantee on these times/schedules, it depends on how students are performing. These are the shortest time periods to complete certification. Medical waiver to be completed prior to dives, see below for Medical Waiver.
COST : $549.00 (All scuba gear is included)
Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Course (Certified Diver)
This program is a total of 5 dives. The 2 core dives are DEEP dive and U/W NAVIGATION dive. The 3 elective dives can be chosen from about 20 other specialties like: Night dive, Scooter dive, U/W Photography, U/W Naturalist, Computer/Multilevel dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, ETC…. This program can be completed over 2 days or spread out through your vacation. Medical waiver to be completed prior to the Ocean Dives, see below for Medical Waiver.
COST : $450.00 (All scuba gear is included)
Open Water Scuba Certification REFERRAL
This program can be completed within 2 days. 2 dives per day, usually 8:00am-12:00pm. Student must have completed the Academic and Confined Water Sections with Paperwork signed off within 12 months, PRIOR to doing the 4 Ocean Dives. Medical waiver to be completed prior to the Ocean dives, see below for Medical Waiver.
COST : $350.00 (All scuba gear is included)
PADI & SDI eLearning Program ( for O/W Scuba Diver certification)
To complete this program the student will need bring the completed PADI or SDI eLearning paperwork (Academic Sessions) with them to Maui. Then we would complete the Confined Water and 4 Ocean Dives over a 2 day period (minimum 2 days) pending how the student is taking to the program. When registering for this program, please contact Tiny Bubbles Scuba for directions on how to register. Everything is included to complete Open Water Scuba Diver certification. Medical waiver to be completed prior to the Pool & Ocean dives, see below for Medical Waiver.
COST : $395.00 (All scuba gear is included)
All PADI/SDI Specialties are available : Night, Deep, Scooter, U/W photography, Navigation, Solo Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, etc…
Medical waiver to be completed prior to Ocean dives, see below for Medical Waiver.
Also available : Medic First Aid, Rescue, Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Master Scuba Diver, etc…
Please inquire within for these programs…
SCUBA DIVING PACKAGES
3 DIVE PACKAGE (Certified Diver)
The 3 dive package includes a Beach Dive , a Night Dive , and a Scooter Dive. The Dives can be spread out to whatever scheduled days are needed… the 3 Dive Package does not have to be done all in one day. It’s recommended to do the Beach dive first for a “refresher, and then you can schedule the Night and the Scooter dives.
COST : $259.00 (All scuba gear is included) …SWEET DEAL !!! This is a savings of $58.00
2 DIVE PACKAGE (Certified Diver)
This package offers 2 beach dives, ALL Scuba gear is included. The dives average 30′ of depth for approx. 40-50minutes, pending on divers air supply. The 2 dives can be done on different days.
COST : $149.00 (All scuba gear is included) …This is a savings of $29.00
GUIDED BEACH SNORKEL TOUR –
Snorkel Tour is led by a Certified Instructor and Marine Naturalist on West Maui. All Snorkel Gear is included (Mask, Snorkel, Fins & Flotation Device) and Prescription Masks are available upon request. Max. out at 6 Snorkelers unless PRIVATE group. Minimum age is 5 years old, and the snorkeler needs to be able to swim. PHOTOS (above/below water) are included on every snorkel trip !!! “Let’s get Snorkelin’..!!” Snorkel Tours are offered Monday – Sunday from 8:00AM – 10:00AM.
COST : $59.00 (EVERYTHING is included)
DIVE LOCATIONS :
Honokowai Beach (Embassy Reef) –
Flourishing coral reef, teaming with all of Hawaii’s reef marine life. Most common Highlight of the dive is seeing all the GREEN SEA TURTLES. Average 6 – 12 + turtles per dive. Occasionally we can find a Hawksbill Sea Turtle roaming the reef looking for a snack. Octopus are common. White Tip Reef Sharks are seen regularly. Many of Hawaii’s variety of Eel’s can be seen poking their faces out looking like hand puppet’s, sometimes out swimming around. Reef fish include everything from Parrotfish, Wrasse, Surgeonfish, Triggerfish, Butterflyfish, Pufferfish, etc… Unusual inhabitants are critters like : Flying Gurnard, Monk Seal, Manta, SEA HORSE, Leaf Scorpion fish, Spotted Eagle Ray, Spinner Dolphins, Crocodile Eel, just to name a few.
Other available sites to dive: Kapalua Bay, Kahekili Beach (Airport Beach), Honokao’o Beach (Hyatt Reef), Mala Ramp, Olowalu (mi. marker 14) just to name a few other great Dive Sites.