La Perouse Bay or Keoneʻoʻio Bay is located south of Wailea, at the end of Makena Alanui Road. Created from Haleakala’s most recent lava flow 200 years ago, La Perouse delivers incredible diversity of species and terrain. The lava flow furnishes a protective sanctuary for wildlife, and you may be fortunate to see the four species of angelfish that live in La Perouse Bay. A popular scuba dive site called “The Pinnacles” is also located nearby. This site is best explored with an experienced guide. Scuba Mike offers Scuba diving lessons, PADI certification, Scooter Dives, Maui Night Dives, specialty dives and instruction for the novice or experienced scuba diver. MIke has been Maui Scuba Diving for over 20 years and offers scuba scooter rentals and training to certified divers.
West Maui’s Kāʻanapali Beach is a great place to dive or snorkel. Three miles of sparkling gold-white sand, crystal clear water, great snorkeling, cliff-diving, convenient amenities and unbeatable sunset views. Divers will find tropical fish including rare and uncommon species such as the Flying Gurnards, Flame Angels, and Frog Fish. You may be lucky enough to spot a Spotted Eagle Ray, endangered Green Sea Turtles, octopus, dolphins or whales (in season). It’s no wonder why many visitors think Kāʻanapali Beach is one of the best beaches in America. This ancient retreat for Maui royals is now a popular getaway for the world, and one of the best places on Maui to capture that jaw-dropping sunset picture.
Five Star Scuba has several locations near Ka'anapali, including the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Marriott's Maui Ocean Club, and the Honua Kai Resort & Spa. They also have a location at the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa. Wailea Beach, rated one of the best beaches on Maui and one of the top beaches in the world, is an excellent location to learn all you need to know to experience an escorted ocean dive. Novice scuba users can take lessons twice daily in the comfort and safety of Hawaii’s only specially designed scuba pool (complimentary for Grand Wailea guests). Certification classes and special tours for certified divers are also offered.