The creation of Maui Spearfishing Academy (MSA) stems from a rich passion for both the sport of fishing, as well as a love for the reef and its inhabitants throughout the Hawaiian Islands. For over 40 years, the Twitchell family has been active in recreational diving and fishing on West Maui. Bobby Twitchell, the founder of MSA and Maui native, learned to recognize the nearby coastline as a renewable source of food and fun.
Having earned a degree in Education from Arizona State University, Bobby knew he could combine his love for the Hawaiian waters and extensive knowledge in the sport of spear fishing to teach people how to spearfish. Through the combined efforts of the Twitchell family, their friends and the most respected spear fishing supply store on West Maui; “All About Fish”, MSA was born.
All of the guides at MSA have been trained in the same freediving techniques as the top American freedivers, and have years of experience fishing our coastline. We offer the most up to date safety and diving knowledge available and stive to meet very specific goals every day! They are;
– All our guests will know how to not only dive safe during our lesson, but for future free dives as well.
– Our guests will learn about our delicate reef inhabitants and how they can help further a culture of sustainable activities on our islands. We do this in part by almost ENTIRELY targeting invasive species known to be harmful to our reef systems.
– Our guests will leave with a deep understanding of our exciting sport of freediving/spearfishing, and know they got to be a part of so much more than they expected when they first signed up!