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Island Scuba and Surf School

Lahaina, HI, USA
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About Island Scuba and Surf School
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.
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Kelsey C wrote a review Dec 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from IslandTomB, Owner at Island Scuba and Surf School
Responded 3 Dec 2020
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
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Jinny J wrote a review Nov 2020
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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!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from IslandTomB, Owner at Island Scuba and Surf School
Responded 3 Dec 2020
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
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Matt wrote a review Nov 2020
San Francisco, California24 contributions5 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from IslandTomB, Owner at Island Scuba and Surf School
Responded 27 Nov 2020
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
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RoHam wrote a review Mar 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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AlphaPuppy wrote a review Mar 2020
Portland, Maine56 contributions23 helpful votes
Maddie was kind enough to let me join her class on short notice. I have lots of dives but have only dived sporadically over the last few years - so for me the 35’ shore dive was a perfect way to get wet that day. I had a chance to watch Maddie teach her intro class in the first-rate teaching pool at the Marriott. She has a gift for teaching the sport to anyone - which is altogether different than just being a highly-experienced diver. Maddie single-handedly got the six of us outfitted and loaded on the truck - which is no easy feat...! And after the short ride to the beach she got the group all pulled together and in the water all with the same great level of positive energy and humor. The dive was fantastic! It was a busy spot with other divers but there was a ton to see and explore. We immediately happened upon a turtle who seemed to enjoy having his picture taken with us! Maddie bought the group to two caves - I sat the first one out! But Maddie personally escorted me into a second cave wherein she found a turtle suffering with a hook in its flipper which she gently removed...amazing! She’ll record videos and take pics which she makes available to you for a small fee if you’d like a record of your dive. From start to finish the whole experience was just terrific - just like Maddie...!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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