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Christine Phelan on 2012-01-03 00:14:03
Lahaina Divers are organized, professional and generally awsome!!! I would love to dive with them again! I was once a fairly expierenced diver, however, it had been over 8 years since I last dove when I walked into their dive shop on a whim. They were very accomadating. I did not have so much as a mask but I was very comfortable with all of my rented equipment, the majority of which I did not have to haul to the boat! Chris is a wonderful Divemaster! He gave a fantastic briefing on the boat that allowed me to enjoy the dive more than I would have otherwise.
Vicki Downer on 2011-12-15 21:46:32
Kudos to Captain Jared for a wonderful day on the water and a special thanks to Dive Master John. Mark and I are certified open water divers. John's great patience in teaching me to do that darn fin piviot.....
Vicki (and Mark) Downer
Colleen Erickson on 2011-11-24 15:09:31
We LOVED our dive trip. It was my daughter's first time and she was hooked. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Couldn't have asked for more!
Lori Karen Donna Sherrill on 2011-11-19 13:12:22
As return divers each year we dove the drift dive off of Lanai for the first time with our DM Chris. Had a super time and Chris was very attentive and fun to dive with. As always we appreciate you!
Douglas Sourbeer on 2011-11-18 18:34:44
I've dived with Lahaina Divers several times over the past 4 years and they have always been top notch. Thanks to Capt. Jarett and Chris and divemaster Misty for giving us a good dive on the backside of Lanai. By the way the octopus was way too friendly with Misty, I think it was love at first sight.

Thanks Guys
Doug
Patrick Davila on 2011-11-18 16:00:22
I have been diving with Lahaina divers for over 10 years, I just completed my 100 dive with them. Best crew out there!

Patrick
Michael Palmer on 2011-11-11 15:30:20
I write to extend my compliments to the captain and crew that took me (and a few others) diving on the morning of Wednesday November 9. Your staff were courteous, helpful, and entertaining. I would like to extend a special 'thank you' to the Group 1 guide and divemaster, Misty. She did an amazing job getting us ready for our dives and then showing us the Cathedral, Black Coral Tree, and even finding us a shark! I really enjoyed myself and when I return to Maui I will definitely come back for another diving adventure with your professional crew at Lahaina Divers. Thanks for a great couple of dives!

Michael G. Palmer
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Derek S. on 2011-11-09 12:04:00
I just wanted to thank you all for a great dive at Cathedrals and Fish rock Halloween day. We had a great time and the staff was top notch. Special thanks to Misty for taking such good care of our group.

Here's a slide show from the day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4XIYjZXSyc

Mahalo!
Debra DeCordova on 2011-11-05 15:50:01
My husband and I dove with you because I won a free dive package in a drawing at the Long Beach scuba show. (THANK YOU) I'm so glad we found you and I will definitely recommend you and use your services again. You are well organized, professional, and fun on top of that. I appreciated your safety consciousness and in-depth knowledge of the dive sites. You spoiled us with your handling of our gear. It's a nice walk from your shop to the boat. Thanks again, you do a great job.
Jane/Andy Hoover on 2011-11-02 08:28:06
Thank you! Diving with Lahania Divers was the best. You have a well run organization. Dive masters and boat crew are "top notch". Safety conscious too! You guys really know your dive sites and all the marine life. Thanks also to shop staff and tank air guy. You folks are courteous and fun too!
Matt Herdon on 2011-10-29 00:18:35
Almost missed this one! (thx Ray!)

More pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattherdon/sets/72157627949503668/

Thanks for a spectacular five days of diving! We were so well taken care of ...fresh baked cookies n' all! ;) And the dolphin show on the last day...wow! Can't wait until the next time!

Matt & Lena
Julie & Bob Chapko on 2011-10-27 20:27:19
Lahaina Divers -- we love you. Plain and simple. You've the best Captains, dive and store staff. We recently enjoyed "Turtle Reed", Mala Wharf (our favorite easy dive); Molikini Crater, and Lanai. We always have a great time look forward to our annual Maui trip -- especially scuba diving with you!
William Koster on 2011-10-27 12:33:20
First trip to Maui and Lahaini, great diving at 2nd cathedral and wash rock. Calm waters to and from dive site. Very nice fruit snacks, staff and boat. Fantastic swim throughs and aquatic life. Lava rocks make great "hiding spaces". Easy dive no current great vis, relaxed pace, as well as informative dive masters. Will Dive with them again.
Frederic Drake on 2011-10-24 12:09:18
Molokai Shark dive was awesome. Second time diving with you guys and Chris was our Divemaster both times. He is passionate about his job, very safety conscious and leads a fun dive. Come see us if you are ever in Alaska!
Joe Jordan on 2011-10-24 09:24:47
I had a great experience diving with your company. The rental equipment I had was up to date and in good condition. The staff was friendly and knowlegeable. Thanks for a fantastic time under water.
Rob & Eunice Marsh on 2011-10-24 02:32:57
This was our 6th year diving with you and were glad to be able to try something new. Thanks to all the staff for making the Lahaina drift dive happen! And the amazing manta rays and golden ray we saw on the way were unbelievable! Both of our days with you were great--captains and crews were so helpful, knowledgeable & friendly! See you next year.
Paul Anderson on 2011-10-22 22:02:32
This was our first warm water dive after being newly OWD certified back in Michigan a few weeks prior. The staff and crew at the shop and on the boat were excellent. We were a bit nervous considering our lack of experience. The staff made sure we were equipped with the right gear for the conditions. By the way, your rental gear was in top notch condition. The 2nd Cathedral dive at Lanai was incredible.
We will dive again with Lahaina Divers anytime!
Thanks
Martin Jongerius on 2011-10-20 13:11:39
On Wednesday Oct 19 a group of 31 from our church went on a trip with Lahaina Divers. We had mostly people that did the intro to scuba dive. Two tanks at Mala Pier. Everybody enjoyed the great staff and instructors from Lahaina Divers. Afterwards I heard several comment from people about now wanting to get certified. We all saw sharks and turtles and many interesting and colorfull fish.
Andrew Derflinger on 2011-10-18 17:44:43
We go to Hawaii every year and this was the first and last time we will dive with Lahina Divers. Have been diving since 1964 and dove with many dive companys and this was the first one that we were very disappointed with. The girls that worked on the boat were very "SMUG" and when you did something they didn't say you could do, "essentially move" they would tell everyone you can't do that, we will be sewed. It seems they were very concerned about being sewed, I guess they had a bad experience in court? One man got up and was ready to enter the water and the girl hollered at him and said, she did not tell him to get up nor did she tell him to turn his tank on ( his dive partner did as your partner should do) and she proceeded to tell him he could be sewed. My wife and I were asked if we were certified and when I told them yes, they said you can set up your own gear. The Captain of the boat was a very nice and friendly man however but we will never return to Lahina Divers co. again nor recomend them to anyone else. Paid too much money to be treated that way.
Lahaina Divers Reply on 2011-10-20 19:38:55
Aloha Andrew, Thank you so much for taking your time to write your comment. The management team is following up and will address this issue at our next staff meeting.We truly appreciate that you chose Lahaina Divers, and we will get back to you soon.
Eliot and Jolene Schauland on 2011-10-17 14:00:38
About a month ago my husband and I visited Maui for our honeymoon. We were just recently certified as divers but had only logged 9 dives each. This would be our first time diving in the ocean and we were really excited and a little anxious. We found Lahaina Divers online and scheduled a full day with 4 dives. The staff was very professional and helpful over the phone. We also had a really great captain and leader on the boat. They brought us to some really great places that we never could have found had we been diving on our own. They pointed out rare sea creatures and even told us where to look to see octopus and shark. We ended up seeing both throughout the day. We plan to dive with them again the next time we visit Maui and would highly recommend them to others as well.
Rob & Claire H on 2011-10-12 12:26:45
We had some awesome dives with you guys last Summer, great staff and crews, beautiful sites, then we rented your gear and did some stops around the island on our own for a couple of days, what an island for diving, you?ve got a top flight operation, we?ll be back, Thanks.
Soc and Mo Gonis on 2011-10-11 12:50:06
Another year in Maui and it just keeps on getting better. We wish to thank everyone at Lahaina divers for a great time diving, the dive staff was excellent, thanks Eric, Jenna, Scott, Nick the captains, Jarrett, Elliot and Dan always a great experience with you and the dive sites, thanks Akiyo it's always like being with family , keep up the good work, see you next year.
Patric Nichols on 2011-10-05 16:40:38
Dived with you guys the last week of September and wanted to say thanks to Jarret for making such a fine CD of pics for us. Eric, Jenna, Chris and Scott all went out of their way to show us a great time. Eric did his best to find those hammerheads but the Manta's were the very best! Elliot was a blast to dive with and Dan was still Dan, you gotta love him. See you guys again real soon.

Patric and Janet
Stuart Tweedlie on 2011-09-30 12:28:20
Did the 2 tank Lanai trip in Sept. 1st cathedrals and no name. Viz was great, topography very cool, we were treated to dolphins underwater near the end of the 1st dive, Awesome. DM Dan, not impressed, kicked pretty much the whole dives, didn't point out anything, asked him to slow it down for the second dive. Didn't happen, ended up doing the second dive solo with my buddy Scott which was fine for us but probably not ok for a newer diver. Our other friend did the second dive totally solo, again ok for us. DM's should listen to the requests of the customers.
Lahaina Divers Reply on 2011-09-30 13:59:00
Aloha Stuart, Thank you so much for choosing Lahaina Divers, and most importantly, thank you for taking your precious time to post the comment. We are going to address this issue with Dan and all of our employees, to ensure that we serve better. Lahaina Divers management Team
michael weinblatt on 2011-09-28 18:46:33
I have been diving here in Florida for over ten years and have HATED everything about diving except the actual diving part. Schlepping tanks, washing gear, stale animal cracker snacks...PLEASE!! That is why my experience with you guys was so exceptional. From the moment I walked into the store until I got off the boat the only thing I had to do was enjoy my dive. You are all consummate professionals and while safety was taken very seriously, the amenities and fun attitudes of everyone I met made this a fabulous experience. Someday I'll get to return to your beautiful island and will definitely plan more than the two dives I shared with you. Thanks once again!!
Jane and Georges Outmezguine on 2011-09-28 13:38:43
we were so excited about scuba in Maui and the dive did not dissapoint along with a great choice with Lahaina Divers. Jenna was a wonderful dive master, pointing out unique undersea life and giving us plenty of freedom to explore for ourselves all the coarls, walls and cathedrals. Eric was a great captain and made some really BIG cookies for the ride home :) It was a relaxing and fun dive and when we come back we will dive with this team again.
Georges and Jane from FL
Gayle Bennett on 2011-09-26 18:03:13
We went diving with Lahaina Diver between Sept 12-16, 2011. We managed to do 12 dives (6 two tanks) and we had an absolutely great time. We found everyone from the front desk staff, to the Dive Masters to the Captains to be professional, polite, humorous and we felt very comfortable and well cared for. The organization is well run and very efficient and getting equipment on and off of the boats. We wanted to thank you and we hope that next year we will be back for the whales. P.S. Tell Captain Dan that I thought he was quite warm and fuzzy
Ed & Tamara C on 2011-09-25 15:17:00
Thanks to ya all at Lahaina Divers. Great dives with your efficient crews. Center staff efficient and courteous. Chris excelled as dive guide. All Snacks were excellent and the "Captains Special Cookies" were a "Class Act" I have seen no-where.
Adrian Blue on 2011-09-19 21:53:05
Thank you, Lahaina Divers, for a fantastic dive experience. Eric (last name unknown) was a great dive guide; very nice. Enjoyed Captains Jarrett, Dan, and Elliott, too; funny guys. Please thank them for us.

Adrian (& Andy)
Debra Trout on 2011-09-19 19:11:57
I first went out with Lihaina Divers in December of 2010. Had an absolutely great time, the staff was fun, professional and AWAKE.

This last trip on July 3 was not so fun. From the time our group (5 people) arrived at the shop the staff was noticable short, not awake,unfriendly to everyone that was there to dive and have a great experience, not just our group.

All five of us were so disappointed by the time our trip ended. There was one person that was nice from the beginning until we were done diving and then took a book and sat in the corner and read. Non of the staff was around interacting with us after the last dive until it was time to ask for tips and see us off the boat. Again, very disappointing.

I know your staff probably changes often, but I nor any of my group will dive with Lehaina Divers again.
Lahaina Divers Reply on 2011-09-25 15:28:21
Aloha Ms. Debra Trout,My name is Akiyo Murata, one of the owners of Lahaina Divers.First of all, thank you so much for choosing Lahaina Divers.I am sorry that you did not have a good time with us.As I emailed you, I would like to talk to you for the detail.So would you please contact me at info@lahainadivers.com ? Thank you once again for diving with Lahaina Divers.
Ramon Reyes on 2011-09-19 14:55:49
The Four Seasons of Dive shops and Adventure. These guys are simply the best. Their first priority is your comfort and safety coupled with the right mix of TLC and adventure. From the boat captains (Elliot and Dan) and the crew and dive masters, (Eric, Jenna, Misty, Levi and the rest), they all truly are professionals!
Service Extraordinaire!
Robert McClintock on 2011-09-06 20:55:24
Lahaina Divers - These folks are the best!

I had a great time diving.
The Captains and Divemasters (Chelsea and Levi) took good care of me. I bought the Maui Sampler at the end of June 2011. I dove at Molokini Crater, Mala Wharf and Lani.

The only problem was, I had to leave and come back to the mainland.

When I go back to Maui I will be diving with them.

Thank you all for a wonderful time!
Robert McClintock
steven weber on 2011-08-29 16:13:08
Staff is very helpful and knowledeable. Captains know many good dive sites and dives are very relaxed.
Jim Miller on 2011-08-26 12:57:39
Thank you Elliot and Dan for being such great captains and the whole rest of the Lanaina team for making our Hawaii diving experience!
To anyone thinking about using Lihaina Divers, the boats, facilities and crew are top notch. I have been diving for 30 years and I thought these guys really did a great job. They are experienced, safe and really a fun group to hang with. Next trip to Maui, we'll be calling them first.
Carl Downs on 2011-08-16 23:52:09
Thank you Lahaina Divers for a great experience. My daughter and I had a blast on both the Molokini and Molokai dives. I am still haunted by the sight of those giant hammerheads. Whoooaaa. Mahalo and see you next time.

Carl
Kevin Malonson on 2011-08-16 10:07:47
Thank you for an outstanding dive trip during my recent visit to Maui. I dove Molokini Crater and Mala Wharf with Captain Dan and his crew on July 12, 2011. The crew is top notch and they made me feel comfortable and confident during my dives. I really appreciated the dive briefings. It was great that you all are so knowledgeable about the history, geology, and fauna of the dive sites. Great Job. Shouts out to Captain Dan and his entire crew. Aloha!
Ernie Magnotti on 2011-08-16 08:52:22
Lahaina Divers is well organized, safety conscious, and FUN! The gear they rent is new and top of the line. The boat is set up for diving efficiency. The staff is highly professional and knowledgeable, and all with a sense of humor. My son Zack and I dove with Misty ? kudos to her, we lover her! Can?t wait to get back to Maui, we?re spending more of our next vacation with Lahaina Divers ? looking forward to Molokai and back side of Molokai next time!
Scott Younce on 2011-08-16 06:06:15
I had dove Maui before. It was a beautiful day and the turtles were absolutely wonderful. Jarett Fry was an excellent dive master and his pictures were beautiful.
Bob Wiecezak on 2011-08-15 20:37:01
I had a great time with you guys. There were a lot of divers on the boat but you moved the three groups around so well we didn't even notice they were there. Very well organized. Thanks!
David Corby on 2011-08-15 13:50:16
I am an SSI Dive Con. I have been on a lot of boats and done hundreds of shore dives. I can say that Lahaina Divers is an awesome group of divers. They were extremely professional and all around fun group of people.

I had a blast and if I am in Maui again I will certainly be diving with Lahaina Divers.
Shawn Martinez on 2011-08-15 13:36:03
I really enjoyed my time with Lahaina Divers. I don't dive as much as I used to so appreciated a responsive crew who made the excursions simple and easy going. The crew was organized and effective from dive overview to safety, and their hardware was top-notch. I'll definitely be leveraging Lahaina Diver's services again when I go back to Maui.
Roy Stevens on 2011-08-12 19:06:23
This trip was my third in a row diving with LD. As always, the experiences were fantastic. Captains and crew were professional. I can't imagine diving with anyone else on Maui. Thanks again for everything.
Mark Schacht on 2011-08-11 20:56:08
I write as a PADI Divemaster (1994) who recently booked a Molokai drift dive in July 2011. Most respectfully, I suggest your dive boat staff need to pay greater attention to divers surfacing after the 'Fish Rain' dives near Mohuho'okiniki Rock: We were on the surface at least 10 minutes before the boat staff noticed us, and they were roughly 2 football fields away. Don't know whether they're using binoculars, but they should be. Also, safety 'sausages' aren't necessarily effective when wind is up--as it was that day for 2nd dive--I used my collapsible dive flag to signal boat. Mark Schacht PADI DM 82370
Lahaina Divers Reply on 2011-08-12 20:35:02
Aloha Mark,Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts and suggestions for improving our dives to Molokai. I am sorry you were on the surface approximately 10 minutes. Due to currents and the wind conditions it is common for the groups to separate and end up in different locations for pick ups and this is why we require a safety sausage for every diver on the charter and there are binoculars on the boats as well. The challenges of each diver towing a dive float were problematic and that is why we went to the safety sausages. We are always looking for ways to improve, so if you have any other suggestions, please call me at 1800-998-3483 or email me at greg@lahainadivers.com.Mahalo again for your time,Greg HowethPresident, Lahaina Divers Inc.
Ed Schumann on 2011-08-07 19:11:52
Great fun as always. Maui feels like a second home once a year and the crew at Lahaina Divers feels like a second family. I have to give a shout out to Capt. Dan and a couple of this year's dive leaders - Elliot and Chelsea. They not only exhibit a professional competence but their enthusiasm makes me regret that last dive and look forward to next time.
If you guys ever find yourselves escaping island fever in SoCal, look me up for a beer and some Bar-B-Q.
Bill Schimberg on 2011-08-04 05:25:04
great..... Friendly, professional, fun and safe.......
Steven Smeltzer on 2011-08-01 22:02:03
Yahoo.....shark week is here
Ryan C on 2011-07-27 21:49:41
Went on 6 amazing dives with Lahaina Divers in May. I have never seen such a professional crew and outfit- safety was their absolute priority, along with respect for the sites and for the divers. Chelsea was a great master for all 6 dives and the pictures are professional quality- I have been having a blast showing them off (they are now my screensaver). All in all, an amazing experience. They were also great to my (uncertified) brother on his first dive ever on the "Discover Intro to Diving" set of 2 dives. I appreciated how comfortable they made him feel and he loved it! I can't imagine ever diving with anyone else, as they have so many different options and vary sites all the time. Thanks for everything!
Jim Chrisman on 2011-07-25 14:52:40
I have Multiple Sclrosis and they are GREAT! They have a handicap Scuba instructor that was there to help me as needed. I have many dives, but my legs sre weaker now and so she pulled me along against the current when it got to be too much. That was day one on Turtle reef. Day two at The Crater they had me with a dive master that was always looking out for me. Even through I hung back his group he was still checking on me to make sure I was ok.

I did my open water checkout dives with them in 1999 and I love the new boats. Lots of room and they are still a first class operator like they were back then.

I hope to return to Maui in the future and will definitely dive with them. I also highly recommend them as a dive operator if your'e looking for one.

Jim
Brandon Nydell on 2011-07-22 19:42:22
Just finished 6 days straight of diving with you guys. It was a blast seeing the sharks and sea turtles and all the cool fish, eals, crabs, lobsters. Also today we got to swim with the dolphins 30-50 feet under. The whole crew was great and helped out with everything. Also Levi was a great instructor who was with me all 6 days and did my 4 certification dives. Can't wait to come back in the future.
Debbie Whittaker on 2011-06-01 13:52:12
Great experience! The staff shared their knowledge and experience. They made the dives to Jodo, the collapsed bridge and Molokini Crater enjoyable.
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