We are a PADI 5 Star IDC, offering guided dives and training for beginners all the way through the Instructor levels. We participate in Project Aware clean-ups, Dive Into Earth Day events, and the Maui Reef Fund. Everyone on our staff is committed to ongoing development and continues their underwater naturalist training, dive education and conservation training throughout the year.
MAUI DREAMS DIVE COMPANY CERTIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS
Excellent interpretation during the tour! The pre-dive briefing hit all the key points (safety, education, and conservation). Excellent that you have the fish card on hand at the dive site for divers to view. Great job of utilizing dry erase board underwater to ID basic fish for divers. Reef etiquette steps (no touching coral, etc.) displayed on front window and reiterated before and during dive.
Instructor discussed the uniqueness of Maui’s reef systems. Continue to integrate similar information into tours that help establish a sense of place – including place names, any special information/history about the area, etc.
Instructor carefully described proper reef etiquette, and ensured that new divers (if struggling with buoyancy) remained over sand and rubble. Took time to explain safety and practiced essential skills on land and again in shallow water before dive started.
Reduce, reuse, and recycle underpin the Maui Dreams Dive Operation, and a number of steps have been taken to reduce the company’s waste. Active recycling in office, dive boat uses reusable cups, extra food is given away. Shore-based dive site is close to shop (minimizes driving time).
Regularly conducts underwater cleanups, and efforts have removed an estimated 3,000 pounds of debris from Maui reefs.
Great utilization of website, which includes a conservation/education blog, detailed FAQ, and an online Hawaii fish guide.
Reference station (with Hawaii fish ID books, DVD’s, etc.) readily available in the office for employees. New employee training includes information about natural resources, coral reefs, and ocean conservation. Reference materials also available for purchase in dive shop.