Island Scuba and Surf School

Island Scuba and Surf School

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Our friendly staff of professional scuba instructors is eager to teach you how to enjoy the underwater environment safely. We offer a variety of courses including; Introductory Scuba Lessons, 3 day PADI Open Water Scuba Certification Course and Advanced Certification Courses. Intro and certification classes are held at our PADI Dive Center located at the Wailea Beach Resort-Marriot: 3700 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, HI, 96753. We specialize in beginner surfing lessons for ages 5 years old and up. We provide surf instruction and a water safety briefing prior to entering the ocean. Our small class size and the latest equipment ensures our guests a safe and enjoyable experience. Our patient and friendly staff of instructors will give you the personal attention you need to stand up on your first time out. One and a half hour Maui surf lessons are offered daily at Kaanapali Beach. We're located at the Kaanapali Alii Resort - 50 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761.
Lahaina, United States

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Rocky S
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
First time scuba diving. Great learning experience in the pool and had a great dive in the ocean. JJ was an excellent instructor and dive guide. Thank you!
Written 28 October 2022
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Michael S
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Solo
Staying at the Wailea Beach Resort, I did the training with JJ and ventured out to the beach for an ocean dive. JJ was great and the experience will get you hooked!
Written 2 September 2022
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Diana S
2 contributions
Aug 2021
It's been my lifelong dream to become scuba certified. I had no idea I'd be staying so close to a PADI center, so I decided spur of the moment that now was the time. I did the two day eLearning course, and then made my way to the Wailea resort to train from none other than Tom, the shop's owner.

When I started the course, I had never so much as put on a scuba tank before. No worries - he led me through the basics, and my first open water dive was the free introductory lesson offered to everyone. He said if I liked it and wanted to continue, it would count towards my certification. I LOVED it, and kept coming back so I could complete the rest of the process. It was intense, and there were definitely times when I was nervous about what I had to do to get certified, but I relaxed every time I remembered that Tom would be with me, knowing the absolutely absurd amount of expertise he had.

In the end, after a week of learning online, in the pool and in the water, I officially passed my certification! When Tom asked what I'd do next, I mentioned that I wanted to do a dive at Mala Ramp. Tom's employee, JJ, overheard me and mentioned he'd be going there the next day and was happy to take me along. That dive was one of the most magical days of my life, and the absolutely perfect cap on our trip.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the amazing crew at Island Scuba and Surf School. I trusted you guys with my life, and you helped me realize my dream. I recommend them 100000% to anyone who wants to learn to scuba, whether you're simply trying a free introductory dive or whether you're committing to a course!
Written 1 September 2021
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Alie O
2 contributions
Apr 2021
I did an intro class with Maddy on April 10th and had a great time! She was very clear in her instructions and really helpful. We went for a dive from the beach and I had a really great time. Saw lots of fish and several sea turtles. Highly recommend!
Written 26 April 2021
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Nerissa R
Mill Valley, CA3 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
My teenage sons and I went scuba diving with Maddie. We had a brilliant morning She set us all up really well in the pool and made sure we knew what to do before we hit the ocean. Once in the ocean we swam with the fish and turtles and she captured some great pictures and videos. Highly recommend scuba with Maddie when you’re in Wailia.
Written 11 April 2021
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garrett p
1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Solo
Staying at the Wailea Beach Resort and did the intro dive class and Ocean Exercusion. It's been years since my last dive and highly recommend if this is your first dive or have kids you find a great instructor. Maddie definitely fits the bill and ensured we were all taken care of and had a great dive experience!
Written 23 March 2021
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Kelsey C
6 contributions
Nov 2020
My boyfriend and I did a dive with Madalyn when we were in town and absolutely loved it. She was fantastic and made us both comfortable and the dive safe/enjoyable.
Written 2 December 2020
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Aloha Kelsey C, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review about your awesome dive experience with Madalyn. We value your feedback and love hearing about our guests amazing introductory dive adventures. We cant wait to dive with you again on your future visits to Maui. Enjoy the rest of your vacation and safe travels home. Mahalo, Island Scuba
Written 3 December 2020
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Jinny J
2 contributions
Nov 2020
I went ocean scuba diving for the first time with Maddie on the Wailea Marriott property and she was amazing! I am not a strong swimmer but she calmed my fears and helped me not panic when one time my mask filled with water. I feel much better about scuba in the future!
Written 29 November 2020
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Aloha Yinjung12, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your dive experience. It sounds like you and your instructor, Maddie were able to keep calm during your mask flood and resolve the issue. Our instructors number one goal is to provide a fun and safe dive adventure. Just remember these dive challenges make us better divers and prepare us for future challenges under the water. We value your time and feedback and look forward to diving with you again on your future visits to Maui. Enjoy the rest of your vacation and safe travels home. Mahalo, Island Scuba
Written 3 December 2020
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Matt
San Francisco, CA25 contributions
Nov 2020
We dove with Maddy through our hotel at Wailea Beach and it was amazing. Neither of us had dove before and she was extremely patient and worked with us to get us comfortable both in the pool and then in the ocean. It was a great experience and we definitely recommend it, even for people who might otherwise have been afraid to try!
Written 15 November 2020
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Aloha Matt_SF_0001, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide positive feedback. We love to hear about the awesome experiences our dive instructors provide to our customers. We are so happy you enjoyed your first scuba experience and we look forward to diving with you on your future visits to Maui. Mahalo, Island Scuba & Surf School
Written 27 November 2020
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RoHam
4 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Maddie made my two girls feel comfortable and confident before going into the water. She was fun and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone interested.
Written 23 March 2020
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