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Address: 843 Wainee St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1685
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More turtles than we could count

If only every experience on Maui could be this authentic, thorough and fantastic! Mel was personable and precise. From our first conversation to our final goodbye all details were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hillary C
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If only every experience on Maui could be this authentic, thorough and fantastic! Mel was personable and precise. From our first conversation to our final goodbye all details were well thought out and all instructions clear and easy to follow. Mel provided multiple gear options for me, my husband, and our 7yo son, and he took the time to ensure... More 

Thank Hillary C
Lake Country, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

We are 2 adults who took this 'experience of a lifetime' with Mel. Everything was provided for; clear and precise directions; pre snorkel discussion and training. In other words, a carefully prepared and presented snorkeling experience. Mel was just great; knowledgeable, friendly, patient, very experienced! The snorkeling went off without a hitch and we saw and learned so much during... More 

1 Thank Kubacrazy
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Both my husband and I as well as our 4 children had been snorkeling before as part of boat trips. It never seemed to click and our kids ended-up more frustrated than enchanted. That all changed the day we met Mel and his assistant on the beach. From providing boogie bards and wet suits, books and discussion and AMAZING pictures... More 

1 Thank Momtwofour4
San Diego, California
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141 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was an incredible experience that our family will forever cherish! Our purpose in booking with Ocean Project was to get our two girls (11, 6) a proper snorkeling lesson, as well as introduce them to ocean safety and expose them to Maui's marine life. All of this was 100% accomplished, and more! Mel is super easy to work, thorough,... More 

Thank yolofam4
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My husband and I took our 3.5-year old son on a snorkeling trip with the Ocean Project. It was perfect! My son doesn't swim yet and we weren't even sure he would get in the water. But Mel was so great and helped make sure we were all comfortable. It was fun and educational. We saw so many fish! Mel... More 

Thank SDlocal65
Los Angeles, CA
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

So, so, sooooo glad we booked this trip with Mel and Laura. My two young daughters, 7 and 8 were so excited to snorkel, but I was very hesitant about them going on an ordinary snorkeling trip on a boat in the middle of ocean. I wanted them to have a great first snorkeling experience and that was EXACTLY what... More 

Thank Mooralez
1 review
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were about to book a classic big boat snorkeling trip but had reservations about how our 9 and 13-year-old would cope - never mind our ability to teach them, look after them and still enjoy it ourselves. Then we found the flyer, I called and spoke to Mel and it was the best thing that happened to us on... More 

Thank Bob G
Irvine, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We learned about The Ocean Project On Maui on Trip Advisor 5 years ago. At the time we took our 6 year old daughter out and had a fun morning. Today we returned with our 11 year old daughter with our older daughter, son-in-law and 10year old granddaughter! It was AWESOME! We saw turtles, eels, squid, trumpet fish, butterfly fish...you... More 

Thank Mary4961
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

I'm so glad I stumbled upon The Ocean Project while researching for our first family trip to the Hawaiian islands. After sending Mel an email asking about what was included in the snorkelling excursion, I received an email and a phone call with all the info I was looking for (and more!). Mel also took the time to make sure... More 

Thank 1teacher323
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2016

A lot of people confuse this with Hawaii Ocean Project ! This is not part of Hawaii Ocean Project and they are not company taking boats out for snorkeling or dinner cruises! This is 1-1 private snorkel with Mel and Laura. You drive to a rural beach and then snorkel off the beach. Super fun. No boats or cruises. Let... More 

Thank countdrak

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