Blaze Anderson Professional Guide, Instructor, and Photographer

Blaze Anderson Professional Guide, Instructor, and Photographer

Scuba & Snorkelling • Boat Tours • Private Tours • Photography Tours • Kayaking & Canoeing
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
I have been exploring Maui's reefs for over 25 years and share my personal service with you, to ensure you get the Best Ocean Tour and Instruction Experience offered on Maui. No crowds, Customized Service, Premium Equipment, and No Rushing, are just the beginning of my business creed. Now add my knowledge of the amazing Reefs, abundant Sea Life, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, and Oceanography, and you have the recipe for a special ocean interaction. I offer Private and Group Tours, Instruction, and Underwater Photography for the following activities: SCUBA Diving, Scooter Snorkeling, Eco-Snorkeling, Kayaking, and Paddleboarding. Snorkel Tours available for ages 6 and up, Pool Scuba for 8 and Up, and Scuba Certification for ages 10 and up. I am very family friendly, an expert in calming nervous wives, and provide plenty of excitement for advanced divers. My top Tours are: Makena Caverns Scooter Dive, Intro to Scuba Pool Clinic and Reef Dive, and for Snorkelers-The Scooter Snorkel Tour. I Instruct and Certify All levels of Scuba, first-timers to Divemaster, delivering over 26 years worth of Scuba Knowledge and Skills to help you become a relaxed and safe diver. Check my Website for more about me, and for Reservations. Shaka, Blaze
Wailea, Hawaii
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SnorkelRagazza
Salem, OR209 contributions
Nov 2022
My husband and adult son went scuba diving with Blaze yesterday. They both had an excellent time and loved how experienced and easy going Blaze was during their time with him. A highlight was seeing Blaze coax out an octopus that then seemed to squirt out more black ink than possible. They said Blaze is a true professional and someone you shouldn’t miss.
Written November 28, 2022
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Vinee S
Phoenix, AZ2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Blaze was amazing ! First time snorkeling was as personalized as could possibly be. The kids ages 9 and 11 loved Blaze and rated their experience as 15/10 !!!
He made them comfortable in the water and they had so much fun ! Can’t wait to do it again. It was the highlight of their trip ! Thank you :)
Written June 6, 2021
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Mahalo for your very positive review! I knew we would hit it off after getting out on the water, after thorough but simple instruction. Now they have a whole new undersea world to experience, without fear of the unknow, and with the proper skills to participate! I look forward to more time together in the future. Take Care, Blaze
Written July 9, 2021
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Josh M
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Snorkeling was an incredible experience and Blaze made sure my wife and I got the most out of it. We were novice swimmers and not very confident in our ability to swim out in the ocean but with Blazes help were were able to swim out further than I would have imagined and see amazing sea life. Blaze took photos of our adventure, explained what we were looking at, and even gave us excellent recommendations for exploring the island of Maui during the rest of our trip. This was easily one of the best experiences we had during our stay on the island.
Written June 12, 2022
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Marion H
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Most incredible morning scooter snorkeling with Blaze! We had no idea we would see the fish, sea turtles and other sea creatures on our first time trying this. We were lucky enough to hold an octopi and swim wi5 several sea turtles. Blaze is incredibly knowledgeable and makes sure you not only enjoy the activity, but learn more about the native sea life and island animals. It was our first morning in Maui, and it couldn’t have possibly been better than starting with Blaze. If you get a chance to do any water activity with him…..take it!!!
Written July 12, 2022
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Away_Again
USA11 contributions
Apr 2022
My 12 year old daughter and 8 year old son loved it. They were anxious about snorkeling for the first time, and Blaze put them totally at ease. My wife and I couldn't be more pleased. It was a perfect family activity with an excellent guide.
Written May 7, 2022
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Matt M
2 contributions
May 2021 • Family
My son (11) and I went through scuba certification with Blaze. It was an amazing experience - he is an extremely capable and patient teacher and has a great way with kids. Everything was super safe and fun at the same time. On our open water dives we leveraged his expertise in the reef to get to see amazing wildlife during our training exercises! We saw turtles, varieties of fish and even an octopus, all while learning and demonstrating the required skills for a rigorous training. Highly recommend, especially for new and young divers.
Written June 2, 2021
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My original drive to become an Instructor was fueled by the lack of enthusiasm and professionalism from some of the past guides I paid for or knew. After working most of my life as a Director of youth programs it was an easy crossover to become an ocean sports instructor. Plus, as we learned during certification, kids are open minded and able to achieve more than we may give them credit for. It was a pleasure to provide a "Matrix Download" of my scuba diving experience of more than 22 years! I hope to hear many dive stories from you on our next dive together! Mahalo, Blaze
Written July 9, 2021
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7idturners
5 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We took a kayak tour from Blaze and had such a blast! He was super laid back and yet very knowledgeable. He knows all the best places to see the turtles and taught us so much about them and the ecosystem of the island. He did all of this while shooting amazing pictures and video without us even really noticing. A true pro! Thanks for an incredible experience, Blaze!
Written August 1, 2021
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rivalmasher
sacramento3 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Just got back to the mainland and reflecting on the trip. Blaze was incredibly professional, yet cool and low key. I have dove around the world and rarely do you find a guide who still loves his job after so many years dealing with tourists. It seemed that it was still fresh for him and his excitement gets you excited. What a great guide and person. I highly recommend Blaze to any level diver. He will make the trip enjoyable from start to finish. He is the best guide I have dove with and would only hire him for my future trips to Maui. Thanks Blaze.

Mike Crandall
Written July 24, 2018
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Mahalo Mike! I'm in this role 110%, not for money or fame, but for the intimate experience with the sea and its creatures. Sharing this comes naturally when I make new friends that share the same curiosity and wonder. I communicate and train the most important skills to help provide a comfortable and safe dive, which further allows us the most time in the water per each dive. Hope to dive with you again, Blaze
Written July 9, 2021
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Rhall33
Stillwater5 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Educational, safe, knowledgeable, confident, patient, caring, and then some.

If u a beginning diver, sporadic vacation diver or a dive master wanting to experience the best underwater experience Maui has to offer-BOOK Blaze as your guide!

You will feel safe and relaxed knowing you are in exceptional hands.

Additionally he is an AMAZING photographer-so u can enjoy your dive without fumbling with camera settings etc.
Written January 30, 2018
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Aloha Robin and Tom , I had a great day "Fishing" with you two! Patience and good "Juju" is the key to having intimate whale experiences here on Maui! I hope you pay forward your experience in positive interactions with all you meet! Shaka, Blaze
Written February 15, 2018
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Stuart B
2 contributions
Jan 2017 • Solo
I've been diving for 15 years and never have I consistently enjoyed my dives so much as when I dive with Blaze. It's more than the beautiful location and the many new things Blaze somehow finds on each dive, it's that he brings a vibe - from start to finish - that just makes it a great experience. It's a mellowness combined with a true appreciation of the magic of being under water that I think sets Blaze apart as a guide and a teacher. That, and the care he takes to make sure that each person feels comfortable and safe in the water.

Blaze is also an excellent photographer and my two small boys love to see all of the wonderful photos and videos of our dives. My boys aren't ready to dive quite yet, but when they are I will be calling Blaze to teach them the right way to do it.
Written February 12, 2017
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Aloha Stuart! Thanks for the outstanding review! As you know, I can translate all my advanced experience into easy tips for divers of all skill levels. As an advanced diver, you challenge me to provide a custom experience above and beyond a normal group boat dive experience. You are perfect testimony to the special times we have underwater visiting Maui's unique aqua-scape. I look forward to more explore time with you and the boys! Shaka, Blaze
Written May 1, 2017
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