Maui Arts & Entertainment

Visit Scuba Claus at Maui Ocean Center

December 17, 2015, 7:59 AM HST
* Updated December 18, 4:18 PM
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Scuba Claus arrives at the Maui Ocean Center. Maui Ocean Center photo.

Scuba Claus arrives at the Maui Ocean Center. Maui Ocean Center photo.

Maui Ocean Center began its 12 Days of FISH-mas celebration on Dec. 14 with the arrival Scuba Claus.

Now through Christmas Day, Scuba Claus and Elf will make daily underwater appearances at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the aquarium’s Open Ocean Exhibit to spread holiday cheer and talk about the aquarium’s marine life.

Both Scuba Claus and Elf will wear special dive masks that allow them to communicate with the audience and answer questions.

Aquarium visitors will be able to view Scuba Claus and Elf in the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean Exhibit, Maui Ocean Center’s largest exhibit, which is home to over 20 sharks, rays and various tropical fish species.

A 54-foot acrylic tunnel enables guests to enjoy an immersive, underwater experience with a 240-degree view of Hawai‘i’s largest apex predators.

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An aquarium diver and marine naturalist will join Scuba Claus and Elf to talk about the exhibit’s marine life and interact with guests.

Scuba Claus celebrates the 12 days of FISH-mas at the Maui Ocean Center. Maui OCean Center photo.

Scuba Claus celebrates the 12 days of FISH-mas at the Maui Ocean Center. Maui OCean Center photo.

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Maui Ocean Center will continue to offer its lowest kama‘āina rates of the year through the end of December.

During this limited-time promotion, kama‘āina with valid ID will receive 50% off general admission at the aquarium’s front gate. (Kama‘aina discounts are not combinable with other promotional offers, discounts and transportation.)

Maui Ocean Center offers round-trip shuttle transportation to select South and West Maui properties for an additional $5. Transportation must be purchased with a Day Journey Pass, Fin-tastic Family Pass or Discover & Dine package at the general admission rate.

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Visit www.mauioceancenter.com to view shuttle routes and make a reservation, or call (808) 874-6060.

Scuba Claus Maui Ocean Center photo.

Both Scuba Claus and Elf will wear special dive masks that allow them to communicate with the audience and answer questions. Maui Ocean Center photo.

More information about aquarium activities in December is available online or through the special events hotline at (808) 270-7000, option 3.

The mission of Maui Ocean Center is to foster understanding, wonder and respect for Hawai‘i’s marine life.

Maui Ocean Center, located at 192 Mā‘alaea Road; Mā‘alaea, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call (808) 270-7000, email [email protected] or visit www.mauioceancenter.com.

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