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Scuba Barry

Maui’s Premier Private Scuba Dive Guide | PADI Certification Instructor and underwater photographer | Maui Shore Dives & Private Charter Boat Dives.


“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”– Jacques Cousteau

Scuba diving is one of the most rewarding and transformative experiences you can have, pushing your boundaries and exploring underwater landscapes. I will find the best water clarity and a dive site on Maui that meets your needs for our shore dive together. I am rated #1 on Tripadvisor for scuba diving in Wailea, Maui! However, you and I can dive wherever conditions are best or if you choose, close to where you are staying. My priorities are your safety and satisfaction. Maui has many beautiful dive sites. We will definitely see beautiful and colorful tropical fish, some that only live in Hawaii. We will probably see turtles and sometimes mantas, eagle rays, gentle reef sharks and on occasion even dolphins, during part of the year we can also hear the whales singing underwater!

Discover the Beauty and life under the sea…

…with Barry lewis

Scuba Barry private dive instructor in Maui
Scuba dive Maui with Scuba Barry

diving packages

Barry offers THE most flexible diving experience in Maui, HI

Start times are flexible and I provide large tanks for long dives. All of the scuba equipment is included. I am a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, two levels higher than a basic instructor. I have been scuba diving since 1991 and have been fortunate to dive in exotic locations such as Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Palau, Belize, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and throughout the Caribbean. I am also an underwater photographer, my photographs are displayed in several dive shops on Maui and are for sale on my photo website. A video package may also be available of your dive including a movie with the music of your choice. 

Scuba Barry Dive certification in Maui

Packages Available:

Introductory Scuba

(no experiences needed)

If you just want to try scuba diving, you can participate in the Scuba Barry introductory dive. It’s a quick and easy way to find out if you like scuba diving.

Guided dives / Scooter dives

Together we will create a personalized diving experience that will likely be the highlight of your Maui vacation! 

Night dives

The experience and calmness of night diving cannot be compared with any other form of scuba diving. It is completely different. Dive slowly at night and you will find it exciting and relaxing at the same time.

PADI Open Water certification

Learning to dive is one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Earning your PADI certification will forever change the way you see the world, both above and below the surface.

PADI Advanced Open Water certification

The Advanced Open Water certification is made up of five adventure dives, the course builds on the diving fundamentals of the PADI Open Water course. It adds a degree of task loading and forces you to begin “thinking like a diver.”

boat dives

 A chartered boat dive or joining a group boat from Maui is amazing and I would be your personal underwater scuba guide. All the scuba gear is included. We would do a two-tank dive, including a dive at Molokini weather permitting.

Exclusive Offer

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Maui, the Top shore diving Destination

Explore the island of Maui, HI with
the best local dive instructor, Barry Lewis.

Maui offers some of the best shore dives in the world! We always see beautiful tropical fish and often turtles and eels, and sometimes mantas, spotted eagle rays, octopus, gentle reef sharks and on rare occasions dolphins! Many of the dive sites are an easy sandy entry and there is often so much to see even in as little as 30 feet of water.

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The Best Shore Diving Destinations in 2021
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By Brooke Morton July 30, 2021

From ScubaDiving.com and writer: Brooke Morton

“Thanks to their volcanic origins, the Hawaiian Islands rise steeply from the ocean, placing their outer reefs within swimming distance from shore and making for ideal shore-diving conditions. But Maui takes it one step further.”

Dive Maui with Scuba Diver instructor Barry Lewis
Scuba Diving in Maui with Barry Lewis
Maui premier dive instructor Scuba Barry Lewis
Dive with the turtles in Maui with Scuba Barry
Dive with the whales in Maui with Scuba Barry Lewis

Meet Barry Lewis

Underwater is my happy place!!
I am looking forward to scuba diving together!



In 2016, after a thirty-year career, I retired from the National Park Service as a Chief Park Ranger. I worked in ten national parks in seven states. Including large parks such as Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Denali, and of course Haleakala on Maui. The transition from an emergency services supervisory park ranger to a scuba instructor was an easy one for me. In the park service, I was an emergency medical care instructor, Swiftwater rescue instructor, and more. For me, becoming a scuba instructor was an easy transition and fun!

In February 2018, I created the SCUBA BARRY dive experience, specializing in private and customized scuba diving experiences on Maui for those that want the very best! Unlike most other dive experiences you will be diving only with your group and I will be your personal guide or instructor. I want to share my excitement and love of the ocean with you!

5 Star reviews from trip advisor

Scuba Barry is the winner of the Traveler's Choice Awards for 2020, 2021, and 2022, 2023

Scuba Barry has won the Tripadvisor’s
Travelers’ Choice award for 2020, 2021, 2022, & 2023

Scuba Barry Videos

I am happy to make a movie of our dive together and put it to music of your choice! Many of the movies are of dives with clients and a few are of dives I have done with friends on Maui.

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