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Joy & Tim Baker on 2011-01-06 13:13:05
My husband & I are novice divers. We fully enjoyed our 3/2 tank boat dives with your company! Jenna~~Is outstanding!! She was our dive master/guide on 2 of the 3 dives. Her dive briefings were so interesting and informative. She really cares how you are, where you are in the dive, as well as how much air you are consuming. The dive master on our 3 and final day, really didn't seem to care, never checked on us. I fealt I was low on air, not knowing myself how far along in the dive we were, tried like crazy to catch up to him waving my arms and showing him my psi. He was hard to get ahold of...I was very frustrated. When I had seen the 4 previous dives with Jenna, I fealt spoiled by her constant concern and attention. She is awesome and an asset to your dive company. We will be back on Maui many years to come and will continue to dive with your company!!
Sincerely,
Joy & Tim Baker KC,MO
Sydney Shier on 2010-12-29 00:46:57
Unlike many other divers that have commented my family and I were quite disappointed with Lahaina Divers when we did the trip out to Molokai.

We are all very experienced divers with over 200 dives each (although the dive master never asked for our experience level) and we've never heard a more negative dive briefing. We were told that the dive was a one shot deal and that if you didn't have a enough weight no one on the boat would hand you anymore so you'd have to sit out the dive, and no one on the boat would hand your camera if you had one. To enter the water with it our dive master suggested holding the camera above your head with both hands when you jump in, my question is whose going to chase after the mask when it comes off.

After being told that it was a ''big boy dive'' our dive master continued on about how we had to watch out NDL's and how much it would cost to go to a recompression chamber and that if you didn't watch your NDL you would be blacklisted by Lahaina Divers.

The dive itself was good however our dive master didn't show us a single thing, she simply led the way and we followed. On the second dive she didn't follow the dive briefing that we were given on the boat and we were only able to enjoy the fish and fish rain for a very brief amount of time on the dive.

After our disappointment with the service from Lahaina Divers one of my family members emailed the owners of the dive shop and no reply was ever received.
Lahaina Divers Reply on 2010-12-31 15:14:57
Aloha Sydney,Thank you so much for diving with Lahaina Divers.Your feedback is important and co-owner Greg whocontacted you is following up on the matter soplease give us a little more time. Thank you again for choosing Lahaina Divers. Sincerely,Akiyo MurataLahaina Divers
john mccune on 2010-12-28 08:20:57
Overall dive experience was very bad. The two dives were both within swimming distance of the harbor - the first was 25' and the second was 15'. On the first dive, I was diving and my wife was snorkeling - I was out of air and went to boat. No one on the boat had any idea where my wife was. Said she swam away. Absolutely not concerned. "Divemaster" (who was aboard the boat) also had no idea where any of the other divers were either. Terrible crew, terrible trip. One of the few things I did during my trip to Maui where I felt completely ripped off. Would not recommend this company.
Lahaina Divers Reply on 2010-12-29 19:58:43
Dear Mr. John McCune, My name is Akiyo Murata, one of theowners of Lahaina Divers. First ofall, thank you for choosing LahainaDivers from among the dive operatorsavailable on Maui. Secondly, thankyou for taking the time to send usyour comments. I will be followingup with the boat crew on that tripbut in the meantime please acceptthe attached gift certificate as atoken of my sincere apology for yourexperience. I hope that you give usanother chance to serve you betteron your next trip to Maui. Pleasecontact me so that I can make surethat both you and Rene have a goodtime. Thank you once again for diving withLahaina Divers. Sincerely, Akiyo MurataLahaina Divers
Bill Green on 2010-12-27 16:32:54
My 14 year old Son Daniel and I had the best four days of dives with you! The shop is clean, organized and efficicent (Thanks Therese!) and the dive boats and guides were all very, very good. This is a first class outfit and we feel fortunate to have found you. Aloha Jared, Dave, Elliot, Jonathan, Steve, Ron and Crews!
Judy O on 2010-12-17 14:52:48
Many, MANY thanks for a great 3 days of diving (12/9-12/11/10) this past week. Just wanted you to know, how wonderful it was using your dive operation again after 15 years. Your service was every bit as good last week as it was back in 1995.
Hope to dive with you again soon.
Greg Sherman on 2010-11-23 12:49:23
I had a great time diving with Lahaina Divers. I am a dive professional and was impressed by the boat staff's balance between operating a safe boat and providing a fun experience. I plan to dive with Lahaina divers the next time I am on Maui.
Carl Baessler on 2010-11-23 11:52:16
I had a great dive. Cathedrals was exceptionally beautiful. You dive boat crew was very friendly and helpful. Overall, a great experience. I will recommend you to everyone I know and will definitely use you again, should I return to Maui. Thanks for everything!
Steve Miller on 2010-11-22 22:00:18
Our first dive to Reef's End with Dan on 11/16 was a decompression dive (70' for 40 minutes) but neither Jerrod (spelling?), Dan nor Nicole told us that. Our S.I. was only 45 minutes before we went to 60' for minutes at Enenui! Fortunately, I did a lengthy safety stop. But, shouldn't divers be aware of depth and time? We don't all have computers. I went back in my dive log and noticed that the same thing happened in my last dive with L.D. at Sgt. Major/1st Cath.!
Rodger Dent on 2010-11-22 14:36:34
Thank you guys & gals for wonderful experience. I look forward to diving with you all again.
David Brownlee on 2010-11-22 13:29:59
What a great trip! My sister and I dove to days with you guys and we were very impressed. Your crew was very knowledgable, professional and have great personalities. We all had a lot of fun together. The boat was clean and the food was good. I definitely recommend Lahaina Divers to anyone diving on Maui. Good times and memories that will last a lifetime!

Mahalo,

David
Elise Minda on 2010-11-14 12:40:34
Thanks so much to Captain Dan and the rest of the crew for getting us to Molokini and back safely on the windy day of October 27! I was not prepared to see such beautiful fish and underwater views. Such a memorable trip. Thanks again :)
Amy Smith on 2010-11-01 22:30:12
Really enjoyed diving with the Lahaina Divers last week. Even though weather caused us to change our dive site, Capt. Dan found us a great spot to dive and made sure we were all safe. The dive masters all provide a nice laid-back approach, while maintaining utmost professionalism throughout the dives. I have limited experience and this environment was ideal.
James Greer on 2010-11-01 14:51:32
I'm a recently certified diver, and I was looking for an understanding, supportive dive comompetent company to start me off on the right foot...fin. Lahaina Divers were that and more. No BS, comfortable boat, competent crew, relaxed divemaster. Instead of dreading my next trip, I can't wait to get wet. Thanks, folks.
Steve A on 2010-11-01 14:34:40
Thanks very much! We had an awesome time on both days we went out. We really enjoyed the fast boats, a bit of food, great people, and most important great diving! We did the Cathedrals on Lanai and the Hammerhead dive off of Molokai on October 15 and 16 respectively. We were not disappointed!

Great Job!
Larry Gilbert on 2010-10-27 15:31:02
Had fun diving Molikini....lots of fish and a couple eels. First dive would have been much better if inexperienced diver didn't panic, aborting our deep dive to look for sharks. They need to do a better job seperating experienced divers from guppies.
Dave Fox on 2010-10-24 14:49:13
Really enjoyed my dives as I finally got to see my first shark. Everyone on the boat made the diving relaxing and fun. Keep up the good work.
Odon Carbonell on 2010-10-15 10:03:58
Had the pleasure of diving with Lahina Divers on Oct. 7th. Found Dive Master Chris to be most informative and enthusiastic.
Saw the most beautiful Moorish Idols and took time to explore a new potential new dive site.
Thanks for a great time!
Marty Katz on 2010-10-14 15:30:31
I have a great 6 dives with both of the boats and all of the crew. Chris and Captain Dan were funny and informative. It didn't matter if you were a little slow, they had patients to get everyone off of the boat, have a good time and get everyone back on the boat. Thanks for making my vacation a good one.
Mike Absher on 2010-10-12 23:13:07
We had a great time on our dives to Lanai. I really appreciated Rebecca, your staff photographer. Thanks again.
Robb Bigler on 2010-10-11 09:45:03
A truely great time. The experience of the cleaner shrimp jumping into my mouth was amazing. I look forward to my next trip to the Islands. Tx Robb
Carla mckendry on 2010-09-27 16:38:42
Loved every second of my two days of diving with you. Chris was a master at making sure we had a great safe and eventful dive. After five years on the surface and nearly 64, you made my trip! And thanks for the extra fun with the dolphins on the way back from Lanai.
Carla mckendry on 2010-09-27 16:34:30
I loved every moment of the two days of diving with you. Very professional, safety concious, and friendly. After not diving for five years and at the age of nearly 64, I was a little nervous. That went out the first 2 minutes back on the air tank. Thank you Chris for all of your master skills in making this memorable for me. The dolphins leaving Lanai were such a high as they raced the boat back to Lahaina.
Mariam and Dave Decker on 2010-09-27 15:16:38
Our first dive in the Pacific and it was well worth it! Your dive masters were truly "MASTERS" and made our 3 days of diving very safe, fun, informative and adventurous! Thanks and we will be back for the hammer heads.
Lonni Silverman on 2010-09-27 13:53:36
Thanks for a great experience! Rob did an amazing job helping my friend feel comfortable in the water after not diving for 10 years. I will definitely be back...hopefully to dive the Cathedrals.
Vera Pingel on 2010-09-27 13:27:25
Very friendly staff. We had a good diving experience w/ Lahaina Divers.
Lura Dunn on 2010-09-26 12:26:06
This was my second time diving with Lahaina Divers. They have excellent customer service, great safety protocols, good equipment and fun staff! Their boats are in good shape and even when there are many divers aboard they have enough dive masters to break down the group to smaller dive groups.

I will be back with Lahaina Divers on my next trip to Maui!
Heidi & Vince M on 2010-09-24 14:09:12
I want to personally say thank you My dive to the Cathedrals was the absolute highlight of my entire 2 1/2 week stay in Hawaii. Nicole was our guide to Molokini and Chris was our guide for the Cathedrals and the night dive. They were professional relaxed knowledgeable and just plain fun. I am planning on writing a glowing review for tripadvisor You guys rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Russ Rockwood on 2010-09-21 13:12:03
Sept 2010 - Thanks for the excellent service!

Your staff is extremely friendly and helpfull. I was very impressed with your staff's ability to deal with divers of all skill sets!

Russ
Lee Margrave on 2010-09-20 17:44:25
Your crew was not only friendly and professional, but seemed to all get along amongst themselves and all the divers as well. The dives were great, what a treat to have that kind of vis. We dive mainly north coast Calif. great sea life but colder and maybe 30' to 50' vis on better days. I would dive again with Lahina Divers
Tim & Mary Gauwitz on 2010-09-18 17:55:28
Thanks so much Lahaina Divers for making our Anniversary so Great and Mary's first Open Ocean Dive a Wonderful Lasting experience. The Crew (Capt. Dan, Chelsea, Nicole, and Chris) were AWESOME and made the 4 Dives a great experience. We will be back to see you again in the future and go do the Cathedrals and what ever else you have up your sleeve.
Again Thank you to Chelsea for all her help and guidance and to Nicole for helping us back to the Boat.
Aileen Cochran on 2010-09-14 13:52:18
Thank you to Jenna, a great dive master, and Capt. Jonathan for a wonderful dive trip. I wanted to dive Mala Pier and they made it happen. I felt very comfortable diving alone for the first time.
Joe M on 2010-09-14 12:24:10
I was on your Molokai and Molikini trips 31-Aug and 1-Sept. I enjoyed the dives very much and I thought that they were well handled and organized.
Anne Tuttle on 2010-09-06 15:24:57
Had a great time diving Molokini! Just had to see what was in that damn thing...
Kathee Janiec on 2010-09-03 09:49:35
Great time!!!!! Thanks Rebecca for your great "critter talk" and for making my 100th dive "picture perfect". Love that you guys fill those tanks with plenty of air. (Kathee Janiec) 8/10
shai cohen on 2010-09-02 13:16:17
TOTALLY AMAZING!

FRIENDLY STAFF & VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE BEST SPOTS WITH BEST VISIBILITY.

HIGHLY RECOMENDED
Tom Sprague on 2010-09-01 20:15:54
Great Hammerhead Dive. Highly recommend Lahaina Divers. Great Staff. Awesome boat ride to Molokai from Lahaina Harbor. Food was great, but cookies were out of this world. If you get the chance to go on this dive do not pass it up.
makoto kageto on 2010-09-01 19:43:36
I really enjoyed divings.
Regardless the fact instructors are English native, but it was fun to communicate with them.
I missed the time there.
makoto
Mark Shusterman, M.D. on 2010-09-01 13:31:09
Did a night dive last week under challenging surge conditions. The Lahaina staff were extremely professional, and provided a safe experience. I highly recommend Lahaina Divers, and look forward to coming back.
Ashley Kiltz on 2010-08-21 22:45:35
This week I took the plunge 7 times with Lahaina Divers and they were all great! I have been on almost 15 dives with the Lahaina crew and they are always fun to be around! This week I completed my Advanced Open Water Certification and both Dan F. and Chris were awesome instructors. They were both encouraging and you could tell they really loved their jobs. I am a die hard Lahaina Divers and I hope that someday I can move to Maui and work along side the great Lahaina Crew doing what I love, DIVING!
Roy Stevens on 2010-08-20 15:15:52
This was my second set of dives with Lahaina Divers. As great as my experiences were last summer, this years experiences were even more spectactular. Went on the Lana'i, Molokini and Cart/Manta Point dives. Everyone from the check in desk to the boat crew was wonderful. Especially great were Chelsea and Rebecca with their photography. This is the only dive operation I will use on Maui. Thanks again.
Sean Miller on 2010-08-18 17:01:19
Had a great time. This was me and my brothers first dive in the ocean and it was amazing. I like that you guy use the larger 3200 psi tanks. 1st Cathedral off of Lanai was absolutely amazing. Jenna did a great job as our dive leader. The whole trip was a great experience and the view was fantastic. We will definitely dive here again when we take a trip to the islands. Thanks for the experience of a lifetime.
Cindy Papizan on 2010-08-17 17:52:18
Had a great time. Mine, and my son Ryan's, first official dives since being certified. We had a great time and enjoyed it. Molikini is beautiful!!!!
Chad Herrick on 2010-08-17 15:26:02
Thanks for a great time again this year. I only wish we could get the hammerheads closer. Maybe next year I could get rubbed down with some dead tuna?
Moradpour Family on 2010-08-16 20:57:28
We took 2 afternoon trips to Turtle Reef and a morning trip to Lanai. My boys completed their certifications with the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff I have ever encountered. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. You guys collectively exceeded every expectation we had, and then some. From capts Dan and Elliott, to instructors and awesome guides Chris and Dan, only to be outdone by the most agile and capable guide and underwater photographer we met, Rebecca... Every dive just kept getting better. On land, it was an equally fantastic customer service! Added bonus: Free comedy acts, and food. Keep it up gang.
Michael Folise on 2010-08-15 13:27:25
Molokini never gets old, always something new to see, lots of endemics. Don't forget your camera!

Thanks Rebecca.
Max F on 2010-08-06 15:33:19
On behalf of Max and Clay, thank you for the great dives last Tuesday at Molokai.

The crew was great and we enjoyed Chris as our Divemaster. (he still gets excited seeing Hammerheads)

Next time we're in Maui, we would like to go with you to dive the back wall of the crater.

Mahalo
Otis & Kathie Calhoun on 2010-08-05 21:57:17
We had such a wonderful time on our dives!! Capt. Dan and Capt. Jarrett were awesome as well as Chris and Rebecca - very informative and fun!! Thanks to John for our wonderful DVD from our Molokini dive!! We will definetly be back!!!
Lora Cross on 2010-08-01 16:49:52
I had 3 days of great diving with Lahaina Divers and they took good care of me. They were very proffesional and made it a great trip. Good cookies too!
Mike Fitzner on 2010-08-01 14:22:49
4 great dives (no name rock, Carth, Mala Pier, Cathedral I), friendly staff, good equipment, overall great experience.
I can definitely recommend Lahaina Divers!
Kevin McNamara on 2010-07-31 23:37:42
Cathedrals was as awesome and it should be, and Chris (from Ventura) was an excellent guide! Also enjoyed the tubes and tunnels, he made diving fun again! THANKS!!!
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