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Shark Dive At Maui Ocean Center Is The “Activity Of The Week”

MAUI, HAWAII — So often do you get the chance to scuba dive in a huge aquarium with a whole bunch of (very well fed) sharks? The Maui Ocean Center has been offering this never-to-be-forgotten experience for a number of years now, and everyone always returns to tell about it. But it’s more than just a thrill – it’s a lesson in ocean ecology. The big pelagic tank also contains sting rays and numerous other ocean species that have been gathered from local waters.

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Experience the rare opportunity to come face to face with sharks, stingrays and thousands of tropical fish. Shark Dive Maui® at Maui Ocean Center allows certified divers to descend into the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean Exhibit and experience the very best of Hawaii’s underwater world. Thousands of visitors travel to Hawaii every year to experience the colorful coral reefs, abundant sea life and uniqueness of the islands’ marine animals. There are also many different species of sharks living in Hawaii’s waters, and SCUBA divers seldom encounter them. At Maui Ocean Center, divers will be able to have their own personal encounter with sandbar sharks, blacktip reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, hammerhead sharks and on most occasions a tiger shark*.

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The diver’s friends and family can also watch the entire adventure from the exhibit’s viewing area. A 54-foot-long acrylic tunnel through the exhibit will enable the diver’s guests to follow them on their incredible journey.

DAYS:
Available Monday through Friday (except holidays)

TIME:
Check in is at 8:00am. The program runs about 2 hours, with divers underwater for approximately 40 minutes

PACKAGES:
Basic Shark Dive Maui Package     $ 199.00
Deluxe Shark Dive Maui Package     $ 242.50
Complete Shark Dive Maui Package     $ 259.50

All packages include:

Complimentary same-day Aquarium admission for diver and one guest
20% off same-day general admission for all additional viewing guests

Basic Shark Dive Maui Package $199
Includes use of weights and air tank, two 1-Day Journey Passes (for same-day admission), free Shark Dive Maui® t-shirt

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Deluxe Shark Dive Maui Package $242.50 – Includes everything from the Basic Package PLUS the rental of regulator and buoyancy compensator device (BCD)

Complete Shark Dive Maui Package $259.50 – Includes everything from the Deluxe Package PLUS complete gear rental: regulator, BCD, mask, and wetsuit (men’s and women’s small to x-large available)

RESTRICTIONS & DETAILS:

Must be age 15 or older
Diver must present proof of SCUBA certification upon check-in
Maximum of six divers each day
Reservations are required and must be made at least 24 business hours in advance. Prices, times and other details are subject to change.
*Due to the constant rotation of animals back to the ocean, the presence of any specific animal cannot be guaranteed.
All prices are plus tax

RESERVATIONS:

Call (808) 270-7075 or e-mail info@mauioceancenter.com.

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