Snorkeling in Hawaii
  • On May 10, 2022
    Jacqualine from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    First time visiting Aulani in July 2022. Is the underwater explorers, the scuba diving training - going to be closed? It only says "temporarily paused" on the website.

    Aloha, Jacqualine! Welcome to planDisney! I'm so happy that you've stopped by with such a great vacation planning question. 

    Wow, before you know it, you'll be arriving at the gorgeous, grand lobby of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, feeling the warm, tropical breeze, hearing ukulele music and waves lapping the shoreline, and tasting that first sip of a Mai Tai. Ahhhhh. Paradise! While a vacation at Aulani remains at the tippy top of my Disney bucket list, I am currently planning my first trip to this oh-so-magical, activity-packed Resort, and I'm thrilled to help you plan yours.

    I spoke with a helpful Cast Member at the front desk at Aulani, and unfortunately, she did say that the Underwater Explorers experience is currently paused, and nothing has been announced yet on when it may return. But since things at Aulani are rapidly changing and returning, I suggest calling the experience's booking line at (808) 674-6943 as your trip approaches, to see if this awesome experience has returned. I will be wishing upon every one of Moana's wayfinding stars that this experience returns before your vacation!

    Right before and during your vacation, be sure to check out the Daily 'Iwa: Aulani Resort Daily Activities Calendar and Schedule to always know the current Resort activities that are going on, which characters will be making an appearance, and when you can catch them. My Aulani expert planDisney pal, Kamini, advised me not to miss the "Make Your Own Mickey Ears" activity, and I seriously can't wait to do it all!

    Jacqualine, I hope this was helpful, and I hope you have the most magical and unforgettable vacation in paradise at this most magical Resort! I'm so happy for you! Please stop by any time with any vacation planning questions you may have. 

    Aloha, hoaloha (that means "friend!"),


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