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General Discussion => Dive Trips and travel => Topic started by: willidru on July 02, 2014, 10:49:07 AM

Title: Spearfishing - Maui
Post by: willidru on July 02, 2014, 10:49:07 AM
Anyone have any advise on spearfishing in Maui? Never been spearfishing, but supposed to head out with the family and figured it might be good place to learn. If you have ideas from places to go and/or places I could rent gear I would appreciate the input. thanks
Title: Re: Spearfishing - Maui
Post by: SpecialK650 on July 02, 2014, 10:57:49 AM
Didn't get to try them but I saw their bus in Lahaina and they seem pretty cool...

http://spearfishmaui.com/ (http://spearfishmaui.com/)
Title: Re: Spearfishing - Maui
Post by: Rob102 on July 02, 2014, 06:51:24 PM
Try mile marker 14 on the Lahaina hwy  That's where Spearfishing Maui will take you, and it's a good idea to go with him or a local. You might be able to get hooked up on Hawaiianskindiver.com
Title: Re: Spearfishing - Maui
Post by: willidru on July 19, 2014, 02:08:22 PM
Just FYI, went out with the Maui spear fishing crew. Great time for first hunt. They teach the basics and some techniques which were very helpful. Jon and Chris father/son combo were super cool. Had shots on fish and grabbed my first Octpus (3-4 lbs). Not sure if they were just screwing with me, but before we went out they said if we got an octopus the way they kill in the islands is to bite the nerve between the eyes. Easier said than done my first bite just popped the eyes into my mouth and the second stunned it good enough to finish off. Can't wait to shoot some fish in NorCal.

Any recommendations on size, type and brand of first speargun?
Title: Re: Spearfishing - Maui
Post by: Dirt Snow Water on July 19, 2014, 02:31:18 PM
Jeremy, the owner, is a great guy...he's actually from the PNW near Seattle.  So he knows all about cold water diving and that's why he's in Maui.  ;)  If you've never done it I would highly recommend going with him, he has a lot of great diving/breathing tips/technique and teaches you to load a gun safely and talks a lot about gun safety/dive safety.  Also goes over fish species before you enter the water.  I will say that his website 'gallery' is a little misleading.  Most of those pictures are of him and his boys on there own or out on a boat, not part of the actual location he goes to.  So don't get your hopes up on blasting Ulua and/or Mahi.

He does take you to mile marker 14, but also will take divers to Mala Ramp (also Lahaina) where you dive off the busted up pier there.  Depends on the skill level of the group.  I enjoyed my time with him and have been back to dive with him 4 different times when I'm visiting.  I know he is also launching his business in Kona, just not sure if it's off the ground yet.

Good luck, have fun!
Title: Re: Spearfishing - Maui
Post by: Dirt Snow Water on July 19, 2014, 02:32:13 PM
oops, just noticed you already went