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|Shaka Divers Frequently Asked
|1. How much does it cost to
dive with SHAKA DIVERS?
Answer: That depends on a lot of things. Please refer to our value list at the bottom of this page since there
are many types of dives available. We're not in this for the money!
2. Do you need to be
"Certified" to dive with SHAKA DIVERS?
Answer: No! You can try an Introductory
Dive (1-2-3-4-Dive Program). It only takes
about half a day and it's great fun. A second
dive can be made on the same day!
3. Does SHAKA DIVERS go to
Answer: Not until they build the
bridge! (LOL) We don't usually go there because
EVERYONE ELSE DOES!! Once in a while we'll do an
Advanced Open Water training day off the boats
4. Where is SHAKA DIVERS
Answer: We are in Kihei, on Maui's
South Shore. Our address is 24 Hakoi Place,
Kihei, Maui, HI 96753, Phone (808) 250-1234 but
you won't need to come see us, we have the
islands most complete mobile dive bus so
we'll bring the dive to you!
5. How many years has "SHAKA~DOUG" been in the world of SCUBA Diving?
Answer: Over 27 years with over 4,200
logged dives on the island of Maui and over 4,500
dives in the Caribbean.
6. How long has SHAKA
DIVERS had the "SCUBABUS"?
Answer: Since 1998. It was a
run-down, handicapped children's School Bus headed
for the junk yard when "Shaka~Doug" found it and
converted it into the worlds greatest dive
mobile. It's still under construction and we're
always looking for new ideas of things to add or
7. How long are the dives
at SHAKA DIVERS?
Answer: Typically 45 to 60 minutes
per dive. Longer than most other dive operators
allow. You'll be able to use most of your tank on
our dives. We know you want a good dive, so do we!
8. Do you provide wetsuits?
Is the water cold in Maui?
Answer: SHAKA DIVERS will supply you with a full
body 3mm wetsuit and booties when you dive with
us. You'll need the suit to stay warm, even in
our water which averages 75 - 77 degrees (70-72 in
winter, 80-82 in late summer) and you'll also be
able to prevent most coral scrapes and abrasions.
By the way, the suits make you look good too!
9. Can I get pictures or
video of my SCUBA Dives with SHAKA DIVERS?
Absolutely! We have underwater photos and videos available on every
dive. We can make you a sweet digital slide show of your dives if you
like. Let us know! We'll make you look good down there and set
you up with plenty of great shots. People give us lots of great
feedback from our photos and videos.
10. What times do the dives
Answer: Later than most of our
competitors so you won't have to wake up at the
crack of dawn on your vacation. Monday through
Friday we start at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM; Saturday,
Sunday and Holidays we start at 11:00 AM or 2:00
PM. Night Dives are typically around an hour
before sunset (approximately 6:00 PM in summer,
4:30 PM in winter).
11. Does SHAKA DIVERS
accept credit cards?
Answer: We prefer to "Not Contribute" to the credit card nightmare going crazy in our world today so not really.
12. How many people are
allowed on the dives?
Answer: That depends on the type of
dive we're doing, For beginner or non-certified
dives, we set a maximum limit of 6 divers per
Instructor. For Certified Divers we try to limit
the group to 8 divers per Divemaster/Instructor.
Usually our groups are around 2 to 6 divers plus
the guide. We are NOT a Cattle Boat Operation!!!
13. Can I Spearfish during
Answer: Spearfishing is discouraged
on our normal excursions. We'd rather have you
shoot the fish with a camera than a gun. For the
few Underwater Hunters out there that would like
to poke a fish, we can probably help set up
something custom for you. Just give us a call for
details. (808) 250-1234
14. Does SHAKA DIVERS
provide transportation to and from the dive
Answer: Sorry, we do not typically
transport you to the sites. Most of our guests
have rental cars here on Maui and prefer to have
their own wheels handy to do what they want after
the dives are over. If you need transportation,
please contact us ahead of time and we'll see if
we can help you out with a
"Shaka~Shuttle". (808) 250-1234
15. Are there any snacks or cold drinks
We have a cooler with Mona Vie eMV (All Natural Energy Drinks) and waters and a bunch of light snacks
if you need a bite. We suggest you pack along a light lunch since we're
going to the beach and there aren't any restaurants down there. We'll
be there for about a half day so let's have a picnic!!
16. How do I make
Reservations for dives with SHAKA DIVERS?
Answer: It's easy to reserve a time
for your dives. Simply call (808) 250-1234 or send an e-mail to "Reservations" and we'll let you know about
17. Can Non-Certified
Divers dive with Certified Divers on the same
Answer: You bet! We have lots of
guests that have mixed diving ability / skill
levels. Our personalized tours give us the
flexibility to keep your family or group together
on the same dive and everyone will enjoy it.
Believe it or not, the Non-Certified Divers
almost always beat the Certified Divers on air!
It happens over and over again!
18. If I make an Intro-Dive
one day and want to dive again another day, do I
have to take the class again?
Answer: Nope! You can make as many
dives as you like with us once you've completed
Many of our guests don't have the time to
complete a certification course during their
vacation. They just want to get wet, not read
books and take tests. We allow you to dive your
butt off if you'd like. For the additional dives,
you'll pay the same as a certified diver. The
only limit is on depth...we won't be able to take
you past 40 feet deep. (That's no big deal
though, since most of the good stuff is in 40
feet or less anyway.) You can go back to the
mainland with a bunch of dives under your belt,
take a SCUBA Class at your local shop and then
when you come back you can finish up through the
Referral Dive Program. It's a great way to learn
how to dive.
19. How long will it take
to get certified at SHAKA DIVERS and how much
does it cost?
Answer: Our PADI or SDI sanctioned
class typically takes up to 4 days to complete.
We don't rush you or cut corners. If you need to
cut corners on your SCUBA Class you should
rethink what you're doing to begin with. This
isn't tiddly-winks were talking about here! Our
fee is $399 PP plus tax and includes all your
books and registration materials, a complimentary
six-month subscription to Dive Training
Magazine, complete SCUBA Equipment, and
20. Are there "Dive
Answer: We can tailor a couple days
of diving for you that can include one, two,
three or more dives per day for as many days as
you'd like. We can put together a day where you
start out in the morning and finish with a night
dive. How about a refresher dive for the rusty
diver and then the next day you're out on our Torpedo Scooters? If you're really interested
in Packages, let us know what you think you want
and we can work out a deal for you. (808) 250-1234
Thank you for looking over our Frequently
page. If you have something that wasn't covered
here, please feel free to give us a call or send
an e-mail and we'll try to give you a quick and
simple answer. Our phone number is (808)
250-1234 and our
e-mail address is email@example.com. We look forward to hearing
from you soon and showing you some of
"Maui's Coolest Shore Dives!"
Please click on any
underlined topic to see a more
description of the tour.
Snorkel Safari……………................$50 "Super Shaka" Value Deal!
Snorkel our favorite sites. See the good
stuff. All equipment and
SCUBA Adventure…..........…$99 "Super Shaka" Value Deal!
No experience necessary. Safe, Easy, Fun.
A second dive
can be added.
Shore Dive…………………..................$69 "Super Shaka" Value Deal!
20'-50' deep reefs, 45-60 minutes bottom
time. 20 sites to choose from.
stuff to see with an emphasis on Fun and
Shaka Shore Dive............................$89 "Super Shaka" Value Deal!
Twice as much fun as a
single dive, see two different sites on
the same day.
One hour break for snacks
Shore Dive………….…..............….$99 "Super Shaka" Value Deal!
Review for the rusty Certified Divers.
Add a 2nd tank!
Torpedo Scooter Dive…...….........……$99 "Super Shaka" Value Deal!
Electric Torpedo scooters let you speed
over more reef.
Want more FUN? Make it a 2-tank
Night Dive……………........................….$79 "Super Shaka" Value Deal!
Plunge into "Hyperspace" with
us! Lights included.
Dive…..….......….$109 "Super Shaka" Value Deal!
Afternoon and Night Dive combo. Great
Water Certification Class……........….$399 "Super Shaka" Value Deal!
Earn your PADI card in 3-4 days, 5 dives.
Dives……………………….................…$250 "Super Shaka" Value Deal!
Finish your certification in Maui, 2
days, 4 dives.
Open Water Class………...............$499 "Super Shaka" Value Deal!
Sharpen your skills & knowledge, 5 dives. Two off
Underwater Photos……….....................$40 "Super Shaka" Value Deal!
Capture the thrill to share with others. Comes as a
Digital Slideshow on CD-ROM. You'll have dozens of 7.1
and several video clips of all the action. Suitable
for framing or e-mailing!
Dive……………………....….............................Just ask! We
can do that!
No one to bother or distract you. One on
Two person minimum for all tours and lessons.
Conditions may require cancellation at
Our goal is to provide Safe, Enjoyable
for each one of our clients.
24 Hour Cancellation