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Maui Spearfishing Academy

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Lahaina, HI, USA
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About Maui Spearfishing Academy
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 and respectful way. Let us be the highlight of your trip. Just look at our reviews!
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BoBo wrote a review Nov 2020
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Joey was excellent! Local guys with local knowledge, these guys grew up on the island and want to share it with you! Went through all the details of fish hunting, what a game fish, what are invasive species. Also breathing, as they teach you how to properly hold you breath for minutes, learning from world champion free divers. Cool experience, now that we have gone through the Spear Fishing 101 and our first dive we are ready for the next one! Thanks Bobby and Joey!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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rride wrote a review Nov 2020
San Francisco, California3 contributions
epic, amazing bucket list outing with Bobby and Maui Spearfishing Academy. I had some anxiety about venturing out into deep water and Bobby's knowledge of free-diving, fish, the local terrain and more importantly SAFETY, gave me the confidence to take the experience to the next level and challenge myself. I felt safe and comfortable with Bobby and got to see and experience spearfishing in a deep, open ocean in ways I would have never dreamed. HIGHLY recommend!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Natalie P wrote a review Jan 2020
Denver, Colorado6 contributions
Spearfishing, free diving, perfect example of being treated like ohana (family) - you'll find it all here MSA and specifically with Keoki, the best guide on the island. He is so personable, knowledgeable, and passionate. Keoki has great pride in what he does and is very positive while teaching others. A quick hour download on breathing techniques, gun safety, and fish identification was followed by almost 3 hours of fishing. Keoki does a great job handling a diverse group, setting everyone up for a shot at the depth they can handle, and allowing more experienced fishermen to hunt too. We ended our day with gratitude for this beautiful place and to live life with pono....oh, and dinner, after I was able to harvest a mature soldierfish! Best meal we had the whole trip! I can't recommend this outfit, and Keoki, enough!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from MauiSpearfishing, Owner at Maui Spearfishing Academy
Responded Jan 29, 2020
This is super cool, sounds like you had a well rounded experience and your words prove you learned a ton. Stoked for your great day with us!
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ryan s wrote a review Jan 2020
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First off, I've never done freedive/spearfished before. They gave a fun question/answer intro before taking us outside to teach us different diving techniques and assess our individual abilities on land, later in water then we went on the hunt! Guide was fun, personable and knowledgeable. He kept a watchful eye on us but still let us explore and discover while swimming. I felt safe with guide and by the end I feel more confident swimming in the ocean. The experience never felt rushed and I learned tricks to have me diving deeper than I ever realized I could!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from MauiSpearfishing, Owner at Maui Spearfishing Academy
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Love your focus on the experience of the freedive... For may that's why they do this sport!
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4dods wrote a review Jan 2020
El Dorado Hills, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
I took my adult sons here for an adventure. We are experienced snorkelers and divers but have never spearfished. Hans and Keoki are VERY good at what they do. They are extremely patient and cover all you need to know before you get in the water. Hans teaches valuable breathing techniques which work in the water. Keoki is an encyclopedia when it comes to knowledge of the reef and is a beast when it comes to stalking and hunting. He was very patient and encouraging when teaching new techniques. Not to mention a very cool dude, also!! You don't have to have any experience as they tailor the trip to the group's needs but some time spent snorkeling would help out. I can't wait to book another trip with them the next time I'm in Maui. It was a blast and definitely the highlight of my trip. If you want a cool adventure and a hell of a good time, please book a trip with these guys.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from MauiSpearfishing, Owner at Maui Spearfishing Academy
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Thanks for the great review and excellent description of what a day with us feels like! Well said!
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