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Maui Spearfishing Academy

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5425 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-8766
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Great new thing to try

I highly recommend this organization for trying spearfishing and free diving, especially if you are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bryannavk
Best part of the Trip!

My wife and I had an amazing spearfishing trip. I had been once before with a different company... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ctrap1
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Be PROUD of the fish you catch and the skill you gain with Maui Spearfishing Academy! We only target big Game and Invasive species. We'll teach you how to dive and hunt in a sustainable a respectful way. Let us be the highlight of your trip. Just look at our reviews!
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5425 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-8766

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I highly recommend this organization for trying spearfishing and free diving, especially if you are new to the activity or you are already familiar. The guide is extremely knowledgeable about all fish in the area and creates an environment where you end up really wanting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had an amazing spearfishing trip. I had been once before with a different company, but this one was MUCH better! We had a ton of fun and learned a lot from an amazing instructor, Kainoa. Can't wait to go again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on both the Freediving 101 with Joey and Spearfishing 101 with Keoki. From our first conversation with Bobby over the phone, to the end of our day, we were most impressed with the team’s friendliness and the level of knowledge they displayed. My...More

Thank Kate E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were out for a walk one morning on the north side of Kaanapali beach and saw a group of people getting geared up for spearfishing. My 16 year old daughter commented on how much fun that looked, so I talked briefly with the guide...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In addition to learning to spear fish from a pleasant, native Hawaiian, the snorkeling featured a beatiful reef with a turtle and a harmless reef shark. We spent a long long time going over safety and practicing proper free diving technique. I only speared 1...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

I booked the Spearfishing 101 class 2 years ago and took the Freediving 101 and a spearfishing outing this time around. In all cases, excellent instruction, super people and and we were taught skills we can build on. At the beginning of each outing is...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

I had tried to learn freediving skills by watching youtube videos. In the 6 of this class I went to a whole new level of capability. Bobby really worked on refining my technique and coaching me through each dive. When we went out to deep...More

Thank Steve O
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Our guide Bobby (who owns the company) was fantastic. Turns out no one else signed up with my boyfriend and me, so we had a private tour. We had a wonderful lesson about free diving, fish ID, and safety. Bobby answered all of our random...More

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MauiSpearfishing, Front Office Manager at Maui Spearfishing Academy, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2018

Mahalo Randi! Thanks for caring about our oceans for future generations, every fish makes a difference.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

I was very pleased with this experience. We have only done spearfishing in the Bahamas before, and I was eager to get some more experienced instruction with spearguns instead of polespear/Hawaiian sling, and to get some free diving training to increase my depth and bottom...More

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MauiSpearfishing, Front Office Manager at Maui Spearfishing Academy, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2018

Mahalo Chris! I'm glad to you reached a personal best and had a great time with both guys. See you next time!

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

What a great experience. Met up with guys and received the following. Great instruction, they will make sure you are very comfortable with breathing, diving, and use of equipment. Once your in the water the great instructions continue to follow. I highly recommended this company....More

Thank Steve C
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MauiSpearfishing, Front Office Manager at Maui Spearfishing Academy, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2018

Thank you Steve!

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Holly_S_1254
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Response from MauiSpearfishing | Property representative |
Aloha! As far as keeping fish after our trip, we do rely on our guests being able to keep/prepare their fish in their condo/etc. For those staying in hotels, we do not have a pre-arranged deal with any restaurants. Many have... More
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