Share your diving experiences with Lahaina Divers
|keith davies on |
Thank you all connected with Lahaina Divers. 4 great dives on 26th January with Sharks, Turtles, Frog Fish and of course the Hump Backed Whales 200 ft off the boat. Dive Masters were great, pleasure to exchange experiences, great boat, one of the better boats I have been on in 17 years of diving. Hopefully when I return to Maui I know where to go, and I will do a night dive with you guys.
|Diana Galejs on |
I dove alone and they matched me up with a delightful woman from australia. The dive masters were great. not only did we have two great dives but we saw 30+ humpback whales-many of whom breeched. totally cool. one of the best dive outfits i've ever been with (and that's saying something).
|Clint HOPPE on |
Great dive operation. A fellow diver on the boat took my keys. I spent half the day at the dive shop, around the boat, held up the boat looking for the keys. Lahaina Divers were very helpful and patient. Concerning the dive they allow each diver to dive their own profile and according to their own air consumption so a diver is not limited to the first guy who runs out of air. Professional dive operator. Will definitely dive with again.
|James & DeAnn Elliott on |
Did 6 dives with LD this week (Turtle Reef, Lanai, Carthaginian and Mala Wharf at night). We are very new to divng (5 dives total when we arrived). Had an AMAZING experience; always felt like we were under the eye of the dive staff but never felt "babied" at all. Staff went out of their way to make EVERY dive a memorable experience. Took their time with us-never felt rushed or pushed at all; capt even took a little side-trip to check out whales. Will be back ASAP.
|Roy Stevens on |
On the way back to Lahaina Harbor, aboard the Dominion, from my 20th charter with LD, a fellow diver asked me if I had ever tried any of the other dive companys on Maui. When I replied that I had not, he asked why. My response was that LD had everything I could ever ask in a dive charter operation and I didn't have reason to look elsewhere. Their boats are clean and well maintained, the shop staff and boat crews are courteous and knowledgeable, they allow those with more dive experience and computers more bottom time, and most of all, they are just a fun group to dive with. They are the best on Maui. Captain Sean has the best taste in music too.
|Brian L on |
I thoroughly enjoyed the hammerhead dive. The dive master was quick to analyze diver experience and performance. The dive group hugged the floor @ 70ft. I chose to tail the group @ 50ft giving me a superior vantage point. Spotted a 10ft hammer headed my way. Was able to signal my group @ 70ft, sharing my find.
Winter dive season in PA is very slow, hard to find dedicated dry suit divers December-March, water temps 36-45 degrees. It's the 28 degree air temp's that discourage 98% of the PA scuba population
|Thomas Mercker on |
I made 12 dives in six days and this is one CLASS operation... From the boat we got a close up look at whales and dolphins that played in our wake... From below H2O, I saw sharks, rays, turtles, lobster, starfish, many colorful fish and beautiful coral (I'm spoiled)...
The dive masters we're very helpful and provided positive feedback to help me improve my skills, while maintaining a SAFE environment for all levels of experience...
Hope to see y'all next year!!!
|Andrew Miller on |
They charge extra taxes & fees....10.16%, and these are NOT disclosed on their webpage.
Other than the hidden fees, they are good.
|Brian Laibach on |
Lahaina Divers has the largest operation, with a dive schedule to accommodate all experience levels. The team is well trained and group divers of similar experience. This is appreciated. I would have confidence referring others to their operation.
|FRED BLUMENFELD on |
ALWAYS A PLEASURE DIVING WITH YOU THE ORGANIAZION OF THE DIVE IS EXCELLANT AS WELL AS THE STAFF.
|Michelle Jungbluth on |
Great shop, and they run a tight ship! My husband and I did the Lanai dive (First Cathedral was AMAZING) and we had a great time. Thanks!
|David McCormick on |
Big thanks to Elliott for spotting such a great example of marine life behavior. Figured he might enjoy this picture and link to a video of the hunting party he spotted at Molokini Crater on Thanksgiving morning. Thanks again to Elliott, Captain Chris, Josie and the rest of the Lahaina Divers staff for such an excellent day of diving.
|Tara Stanisci on |
If you are thinking of diving in Maui call Lahaina divers. They will give you a great scuba experience, they work with your level they are fun and safety minded. Definitely one of the best dive shops in Hawaii.
Jen is amazing-I am looking for the chilula/chipotle. Go diving with her.
|Lynsey Adams on |
We planned our trip to Maui for over a year so needless to say I did a ton of research on dive companies. My boyfriend and I are divemasters so we've been on some dives. From the crew, to the boat, to the AMAZING guides this operation is truly a cut above the rest. I wish that I had booked them for more dives because we enjoyed it so much!! I can't remember everyone's names but they were ALL awesome!!! Can't wait to come back :)
|Jim Hanke on |
We went on the Molokai/Hammerhead dive this trip. It has been on our bucket list for some time now. Saw about a half dozen or so hammerheads. We were at about 65' and the sharks were at about 110'.
A fish rain was spotted on this dive too. It was amazing to see fish racing in to join the column of fish.
Great trip. Relatively smooth water. Beautiful day. Staff was excellent, as always. I have gone out with a number of dive shops in the past. Now I am a loyal Lahaina Divers customer. You guys are great from the staff at the desk, Ron in the service department, to the boats and dive crew; I could not ask for a better bunch of people.
|Chuck Bokamper on |
If you are reading this trying to decide if you will be using Lahaina divers for your next trip to Maui, do yourself a favor and sign up now. They are GREAT. They are very very good at What they do, and they make you feel like an old friend and still always have your safety at the top of the list. You will have a great time.
|Ericka Bryant on |
Lahaina Divers is without a doubt the most amazing dive company I have ever been diving with, and I've been diving for 27 years. The crews/dive masters were the perfect combination of professional and personable. Great dive briefs, great dives, great people. Rental equipment was excellent and well-maintained.
Thank you so much for everything.
|Kris Lewis on |
My husband and I went to Molikini Crater on 9/25 and Lahaina on 9/26 (2012) and had a wonderful experience with Lahaina Divers!! The entire staff was very professional and helpful. We especially appreciate all of John's help with weighting, buoyancy concerns, etc...plus he took some amazing pictures. The next time we are in Maui, we will definitely dive with Lahaina Divers again. Thank you for an amazing time!!!
|Dave McCormick on |
Traveled out to Maui with the intent of doing a lot of diving. Went with Lahaina Divers and couldn't have been more pleased. Chose the Maui sampler package for its great value and diversity in dive sites. Also picke dup a used BCD and reg set up. Thanks to Nate for pointing out the deal and making sure I got gear that fit.
All of the staff were great, from the people checking you in at the counter in the morning to the guides, to the captains. Can't wait to get back to Maui and do more diving.... with Lahaina Divers! :)
|Terry Giannini on |
Diving off Lana'i was INCREDIBLE!! We dove Cathedral 2 and Knob Hill. So clear and beautiful. Can't wait to go back,
Terry G and Kat
|William Fukuda on |
My daughter and I had a wonderful time diving with Lahaina Divers and will definitely be diving with them the next time we are on Maui.
Check in was simple and easy. Once we checked in signing our paper work it was valid for the rest of our trips. We dropped off our scuba gear and LD brought the bags and laid them out neatly on the deck.
Our first dive was to Molokini and John was our DM. Both dives are great and John pointed out lots of interesting things. My daughter had always complained about not knowing how much weight to use as a beginner and they did formal weight check with her before the first dive to help her out.
The second dive was the night dive. My daughter couldn't do the first dive due to the depth of the Carthegenian at 90+ feet since she is a junior diver and limited to 65 ft. Captain Makani was very nice and took care of her while she sat out the first dive. I was originally told that they could pick a different site since she was a beginner they didn't. When I asked out the dive afterwards and pointed out that she only had one tank for the night dive Lahaina Divers was really nice and gave me a discount and refunded some of the cost. Very nice and very appreciated.
Tarra was our DM for the night dive. It was my daughter's first night dive and she (and her dad) absolutely loved it. We dropped down and immediately saw a parrot fish in his cocoon. Lots of irredescent shrimp in the coral. Eels, octopi, and even a sleeping turtle. Her log entry for that night was "BEST DIVE EVER WITH DADDY." Pretty cool for me. Thank you Lahaina Divers for two wonderful days of diving.
|Michael Meagher on |
Lisa and I spent a couple of weeks diving Maui and went diving with Lahaina divers and had a great time. Here's a link to a video short taken during our trip.
|Bryan Cantrell on |
Did the Maui sampler and had a great time. Even bought a couple of their used BCD's which we able to try out on the dives. Special thanks to Captain Elliot, Chris, Levi and the rest of the crew. even though I think Captain pushed me...
Bryan, Daian, Derek & Melissa.
|Karen Zimmerman on |
Aloha Lahaina Divers,
Ed and I would like to thank you once again for two great days of diving! We dove with you for three days, years ago (1998) and it was good diving with you once again. Since it had been quite away since we have dove, we went on an reintroduction dive and our dive master, Josie, was great...very helpful and professional. Josie was our divemaster both days and she pointed out some very interesting sea creatures and we had a great dive at Cathedral I and Sargeant Major. We enjoyed the great dive boat, all the professional staff, food and superb treatment. We hope that next time we have an opportunity to dive with you...it won't be another fourteen years! Thank you for helping make our stay on Maui memorable and exciting! Mahalo, Ed and Karen Zimmerman
|Pascal Kainic on |
Never been to Hawaii, but when I read this, I just want to pack my gears...
|David Irons on |
June 29, 2012 went out with Lahaina Divers off the south end of Lanai. Two dives with First Cathedral then Sergeant Major. Both excellent locations with Chris and Levi. Levi was my divemaster and we had a blast. Saw two white tip reef sharks at Sergeant Major. Shot some great video with my Go Pro camera. Everyone was friendly and made the dives very easy. Research paid off and will dive with these guys again! Mahalo!!
|Ken and Sana Keller on |
Great experience for two separate 2 tank dives, Turtle Arches/Sunken Pier and Lanai First Cathedral/No Name Reef. Led by Chris and David. Levi also so helpful. Very professional, very helpful. We felt completely safe the entire time. We both have more than 100 dives. Highest recommendations without reservation. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
|Darrin S on |
Went on 3 dives with this team when in Maui for a week. They are extremely meticulous about the dives and desire to ensure your experience is superb. Drift dives to see the hammerheads and outside of the molokini wall are awesome! Hope to get back soon, and there's really no other dive company on the island by comparison.
|Kevin Mathias on |
The week of July 1 I had 6 dives with this group and it was a wonderful experience the captain and all the dive leaders were fun relaxed and very professional. This group really took care of all the divers from the great food provided to the excellent service. I dove with John and Chris both were very good at telling us what we were going to experience on each dive as well as pointing out some really cool sights while were diving. My son also went on a discovery dive with Chris and had a great time he was completely relaxed and enjoyed the experience.
|Gary M on |
It was March 2012 on a dive inside Molokini Crater in the early morning run. We experienced a medical emergency during the first dive. One of the guests in Nicks grouping had problems while underwater. This caused us all to immediately return to the boat so the person in need of attention could be taken back to shore. Since I had never experienced such a potentially dangerous event I could only witness the professionalism of the crew as they took charge of the situation. They were a fine team working together to aid the diver in need and also took care of all the other twenty some divers including myself. The captain of the dive, Makani was very calm and responsible while his crew performed their necessary tasks to care for us all. My compliments to the crew of Josie, Nick, Tara and Makani as their continous safety practice drills certainly paid off on this day. Being there to witness this makes me feel very comfortable diving with such a great diving company. I have boasted to many of my dive buddies and will continue to recommend Lahaina Divers as the best dive charters on Maui.
|David D on |
Thank you for a wonderful dive. My wife and I were in Maui about a week ago and dove with your company. My wife has been wanting to see a sea turtle in the wild for the longest time. The trip we were on hit all the right notes, Dolphins off the bow , sea turtles that wanted to check us out and a Monk sea which I have never seen before. I wish I could remmeber the name of our guide, he was tall and had a beard blond hair. OUTSTANDING JOB, I am just bad with names. When we get back to Maui we will be diving with you guys again. I will recommend this company to anyone going to Maui. Outstanding keep up the good work!
|Jelle Vink on |
Thanks to the whole crew for 6 amazing dives. Very impressed by the professionalism in general: well equipped boats (including fresh water showers), top notch material and very friendly dive masters. Everything was prepared for us, we didn't even have to setup our own gear, drag bottles from the truck on the boat etc ... I really enjoyed my trip and would definitely recommend Lahaina Divers.
Thanks again to DM Levi for his very amusing and informative briefing (and finding us some nice white tip reef sharks :-), DM Chris who was very helpful, pointing out a lot of critters (and spotting harlequin shrimp !), and DM David for his wonderful dive @ Molokini crater and very detailed briefing before we went down.
Last but not least captain Elliot, thanks for the very entertaining briefing and the delicious cookies afterwards (though that one guy who puked all over the bottles did not share my opinion :-)). After Lanai cathedrals he treated us with a free whale watching tour on our way back.
Thumbs up, 5 star PADI center more than worthy !!! Hope to see you guys again.
|Dagmar Chan on |
Philip and I had a fantastic time diving with Lahaina Divers. Captain Elliott, DM's Levis and Chris and entire crew extremely professional, organized, hospitable and dedicated to scuba diving. Many first's for us; Maui, all day diving, crown of thorns starfish, triton's trumpet among the long list. Lunch and snacks were great! Many thanks again, we look forward to diving with your company again. Dagmar and Philip
|Sharon Phelps on |
What a great time we had again this year! This year, April 7th, my granddaughter got to dive with me. She had just completed her certification and we booked a dive with Lahaina Divers. Michael was the greatest. Megan was having a difficult time getting down so after Michael had taken a group of divers he came back and helped Megan. He really worked with her and got her down to the bottom so she could bring up some sand to show her mom and me. She had 2 great dives because of Michael. Wow...Michael you are the greatest. We can't wait to come back to Maui and dive with you. Next time we will have several days to dive with you and Megan.
|Timothy Phillips on |
Another very successful two weeks of diving on Maui! The sharks formed large schools, the humpbacks were playful and Dan proved without doubt that he can dance like the little gopher on Caddyshack... :) Always a pleasure to be diving with everyone at Lahaina Divers. Until next year my friends.
Timothy and Jane
Lahaina Divers Reply on
Aloha Tim and Jane, Thank you again for always coming back and dive with us! I was not able to talk to you so much this time, but I am glad that you enjoyed the dives. See you next time! Akiyo
|Jyl Rogers on |
Headed to Maui for the first time ever come June 1st. I'm an advanced diver but my husband doesn't dive. Hopeful I will meet someone to dive with while I am there. If you could suggest just one dive to go on what would it be? Since he doesn't dive I will probably one do one dive.
Lahaina Divers Reply on
Aloha Jyl, You can join us on any charter as we have many single divers. You and your husband also can sign up for the Turtle Reef Dive; he can enjoy snorkeling or Discover Intro dive while you are diving on the same boat.
|John Kuelbs on |
My wife and I were on our honeymoon and doing our first open water dive after being PADI certified so we were somewhat nervous, however Lahaina Divers, the crew and the boat made us feel comfortable. Molokini is a great dive for beginners! Thanks for making the adventure great!
|Brad Funston on |
Just finished 10 dives with Lahaina Divers. Went to the Backwall of Molokini, Lanai 2nd Cathederal and Noname in Paradise, Molokai, Turtle Reef (Mala and JODO Mission) and Molokini Crater. Even though I'd dove these sites before, there's always something new to see. Lahaina Divers have nice, well equipped boats that are comfortable and roomy for your gear. There's always a good safety briefing and questions are encouraged. I'd recommend Lahaina Divers to my daughters and wouldn't worry about them because I'd know they were in good hands. Thanks to all for a great trip!
|Dan Toews on |
I recently did four dives with Lahina divers. The two back wall drift dives were great fun, and i thought the boat was first class. The other two dives were inside the crater and i was real disappointed. We hung around the boat with many snorkelers until my partner was down to 2000 psi. Then we went a very short distance and turned around and came back and hung around the boat. We got back to the boat and i still had half a tank left. Our guide got on the boat and left us to mill around the boat with all the snorkelers. The next dive was a little better, but once again the guide got on the boat when i still had half a tank and left us to mill around the boat. I've never seen that before and thought it was quite unprofessional. Two lame dives to say the least.
Lahaina Divers Reply on
Aloha Mr. Dan Toews, Thank you so much for choosing Lahaina Divers, also thank you for your comment. We sincerely apologize that we did not meet your expectation on one of our charters. We will follow up with the boat crew immediately. Thank you once again for diving with us. Lahaina Divers Management Team
|Donna Ruegge on |
We very recently completed 10 dives with Lahaina Divers. We were pleased with the dive masters (Tarra & Josie)and the captains of the boats. They were knowledable, took great pride in making sure we were all safe, explained the dive plan before we entered the water and recapped once we returned. We enjoyed our trip with Lahaina Divers and would highly recommend them to anyone...thank you for an amazing time that we will cherish for years to come!
|Amy Pitner on |
My husband and I did a total of 9 dives on our trip to Maui two were shore dives. The others two dives on 4 different boats / dive companies. We went from south to north.
I was a bit shocked when upon taking off my mask once back on board the boat out of rather rough seas to find my group dive master no only on board but changed and eating a sandwich. Our group still in the water. In fact as I looked around ALL of the dive masters for each of our three groups were all on board!
This is after having to chase my dive master down twice because my tank kept slipping out of the strap. Unmotivated ,uninformed , and very unsafe.
If you are at all a newbie I'd go with another outfit.
Store staff was helpful and knowledgable. Food.. Meh
Sorry but it was our least favorite.
Lahaina Divers Reply on
Aloha Amy, Thank you so much for taking your time to let us know what happened on the boat. We sincerely apologize for your unpleasant experience. We absolutely are going to discuss what we can do to better serve our guests among all employees. Thank you once again for diving with Lahaina Divers. Sincerely, Lahaina Divers Management Team
|Ken Lance on |
Went to lanai with my girlfriend it was great the swim throughs are great the fish and coral are just some of the best! We did a two tank dive and we bought the aqua lung travel gear dc, fins,reg,etc. We just love the gear its real light weight and quality, while everyone is wrestling there big dive bags ours are no bigger than a carry on slip I under the seat on the boat nicely and is easy to use and performs great in water! We dive lanai all the time with Lahaina Divers they are great and have great gear as well!!
|Darrell and Mary Brown on |
Wowie, another great time in Maui! We heard whales for the first time while under water. That was cool. Lots of turtles. We really enjoy diving with the dive crew. You guys are great! We will be back for more adventure. See you then.
|Jack O'Grady on |
I participated in the Discover diving program last Thursday. It was an AWESOME experience! The guides were great, as was the location and experience. Couldn't have asked for a better time.
|Judy Chies on |
My husband and I are headed to Maui next week and can't wait to dive with Lahaina Divers again. We are always comparing other shops in other locations with Lahaina Divers, and none can compare. The staff is always friendly, helpful, fun, and have a great attitude. They\'re always willing to take a side trip if they see something interesting while we are headed to our dive site. We love diving with them.
|Gary Bockman on |
Thank you to the staff at LaHaina Divers for 19 excellent dives during two weeks in early March. We saw and shot video of many amazing things above and below the surface of the water. We saw whales every day somewhere. It was a great trip. Until next time.....
|Roy Stevens on |
This makes my fourth trip diving multiple charters with Lahaina Divers. Although I have been to some of the same sites numerous times, it never gets old. The shop staff and the boat crews have been consistantly excellent each trip. Chelsea makes for an excellent dive master and instructor and is one of the best underwater photographers around. Needless to say, I am a fan of Lahaina Divers and would recommend them to anyone, novice or experienced.
|Tara Janes on |
I got certified as an open water diver with lahaina divers, yesterday! It was an awesome experience ! The guys and girls are very professional and layed back. My dm Chris was a great instructor, Gared the captain was entertaining and the rest of the staff were just at good! Thanks guys for an amazing experience ... I'll be back !
|Patrick Gustafson on |
I've dove with you before and have have come to appreciate the pros you are.On the Molaki had a Hammerhead turn his head and saw his white bottom to look at me.Once in a lifetime experience.Thank-you.
|Brian Erwin on |
I must say reading some of the negative things on the guest book, had me a bit worried. However, the dive team did a fantastic job of making me feel comfortable, I am a very experienced diver and instructor, and i have not seen a better team then those of Lahaina Divers, I purposely book 4 dives before flying out the next day just to test the knowledge and capabilities of the crew, They did the math, told me it wasn't safe, and suggested snorkeling on one of the last 2 dives. Excellent idea, hadn't done that in years. For a northern boy who has dove mostly in NORTHERN fresh water or ICE diving, it was a pleasure diving right along side these fine divers. Chelsea Hugs to you for being my dive buddy, would dive with you any-day! If anyone has any doubts about this dive crew Please email me personally my name is Brian and you can send your comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org i would be most happy to give you any advice about making your decision to dive with these fine folk!!
Cheers Dive team