Share your diving experiences with Lahaina Divers
|Donna Sieverson on |
Thank you for the FABULOUS time again. this was our 3rd time diving with you and your service of us divers has set the standard for the islands. we always feel like we are diving with old friends, very relaxed and fun. we will definitely be back again. we did every dive with Lahaina Divers. didn't want to go with any 2nd rate companies, we go with the best and that is Lahaina Divers
|Renee Freitag on |
Thanks for the awesome diving experience and amazing pictures at Molokini. We are using one of the pictures as our Christmas card this year. Your boat is fabulous. Even though it was a full boat there was still plenty of room to move and get geared up. There was plenty of space for all our wet and dry gear. Your divemasters were friendly and knowledgable. They were patient with everyone and didnt make anyone feel stupid even if they little to no experience.
Your store is also amazing. The staff was helpful and friendly and your prices are fantastic.
Hope to be back to Maui or Lanai to dive with you again sometime. Will definitely recommend you to our Northwest diving friends headed your way.
|mike raskin on |
Two fantastic dives off of Lanai, you guys were great, helfpufl, safe, fun. Fantastic day, even stopped to see whales on the way back
|Luther McPherson on |
Hi Again Everyone,
After the 1st dive we had sandwiches, chips, and cut up fresh fruit, while the crew out changed out the gear to new tanks. The boat driver took us on a slow leisurely cruise around the crater island and while on the backside of the island crater we were greeted with a grand sight, a Humpback whale surfaced about 25 to 30 yards from us to get a breath of air. Everyone went and got there cameras but of course it never re-surfaced, so we cruised back around to the next dive site at Molokini Crater island, (Aquarium site) and we were again given out dive brief.
We saw lots of fish and they allowed us to pretty much get up close and personal with them. Then we got a real treat a huge field of gardens eels and I got a video that was already sent out and lots of pictures and these were the best ones, then near end I found a real nice nudibranch that you see in the last 2 pictures.
Again after get back on board they had cookies waiting for us to munch on (mmmm good). Then we had a nice ride back to the harbor.
Again the Lahaina Divers are a great outfit and I highly recommend them to anyone who ever comes out here to dive.
The water temps were to me a very comfortable 75 degrees at the deepest point of my dive and I won't say how deep but most can guess pretty good, the temps in the 50 foot depth area is only 76. Again no wet suit for me as everyone knows I have plenty of insulation and I hate wet suits.
|spencer tuck on |
did a Sunday charter to Lanai with Lahaina Divers. I was severely disappointed. The AL72's were a surprise, but not a big deal. the crossing was pretty bad, I'm used to rough waters in SD and our local charters would have canceled the trip if they had similar conditions. Both dives were 35 minutes with a Max depth of 60fsw. with a 45 min surface interval. This was mandatory and severely disappointing. i was back on the boat both times with LOTS of air left, and my computer barely registered the dives since we were only at 60' for a short time, most of the dive was well above 60' - which was good since they rushed us back into the water after 45min. Following the DM was also mandatory since they "choreograph" the dives with several groups (for the record i was in the "advanced" group) led by multiple DM's. The DM's rushed us at every turn, even at the surface trying to get us to descend faster. Because of the "choreography" there was very little time to stop and smell the roses. After the first dive, I asked the DM if we could stop chasing her around the reef and she said yes, but the second dive turned out to be cathedrals 2, so in order to see the formations we HAD to follow.
There was a lunch served, but being vegetarian there was nothing except chips to eat. When we asked if there was anything else we were rudely told by the DM that vegetarian food must be requested in advance.
The do have AL100's, but if you want one, you will pay $15 extra per tank on top of your trip cost.
was also surprised by "GET + Fees". added nearly $30 (9%) to the cost of the trip (for 2 divers).
|Luther McPherso on |
Had a great 2 tank evening/night boat dive yesterday (Thursday) through
Lahaina Divers, fantastic here at Maui. The first was a late afternoon
dive and we went and saw Manta's and more Manta's at there cleaning
stations, visibility wasn't that great due to recent swell action they had
a couple of days ago. Must have found 6 to 8 of them. We were using 72's
didn't get real deep, 51ft was out deepest, still had 56 minutes bottom
time and still 1100psi left. Not use to the tanks they had and didn't have
enough weight and was having a hard time staying down, especially during
safety stop. My dive buddy had pretty much the same amount of air.
Then they fed us plenty of great sandwiches, lots of fresh cut fruit, a
huge vegatable snack tray with dip, chips.
Then we went back towards the harbor to and area where there was an old
sunken pier, we found two huge turtles one was sleeping and the other one
I guess woke up and I got real up close and personnal with him, lot's red
crabs, a crab, we dubbed it the sponge crab as he had 2 sponges attached
to his back, several eels I had never seen before and of course a lot of
fish. We were only at 30 feet for 63 minutes and still had 1300 left.
Water temperature was a nice 76 degrees, I was the only one wearing usual
swim trunks and t-shirt
Then they had more cut fresh fruit for us and cookies while we did a slow
ride back to the harbor.
There was a total of 10 divers, 1 guide on each dive, and all had 60 dives
or fewer & 2 had just been certified a couple of days before.
Everyone had a great time, and we were cutting up and joking just like we
do with Skip and Jim. Diving with outfit was like diving with MDA and I
highly recommend them as I will be doing an afternoon boat dive with them
on Saturday to turtle reef.
|Tim Ernest on |
As an inexperienced diver, Lahaina Divers were great. Staff was very knowledgeable of dive sites, local species, and went out of there way to make sure I had a great experience. I will definately be diving with them as soon as I make it back to Maui.
|Juan Lara on |
My brother-in-law and I recently dove Lanai with Lahaina Divers and were completely satisfied. This is the second year diving with this oufit and there is a reason we returned; great people, good dive sites, and reasonable prices! Our guide, Gwen, was very professional and knowledgable of the areas we dove and the sea life we saw. We definately plan on diving with Lahaina Divers next year and would recommend them highly.
|Chuck Bokamper on |
Great time, great people. On my first day they made me feel very welcome, on my second day, they made me feel like an old and dear friend. Anyone going to Maui and wanting to go diving, needs to go with Lahaina Divers. Thanks Jarrett, I HAD A BLAST.
|Brian Walter on |
My wife and I had a great time in the water and on the boat. Thanks for the humor and history lesson. The turtles were awesome and we were both so glad to see reef sharks. Super cool stuff. Rock on.
|George Zhang on |
I dove 4 times on 11/30. With little sleep the night before and rough sea, I was a little seasick to/from Lanai. The captain was very considerate and anchored the boat in a calm little bay in Lanai, which greatly helped me to recover. I was quite impressed by the clear water at Lanai. My favorite dive was the wreck dive at Carthaginian. Although not seeing many sealives, seeing many divers floating around a big ship was something surreal. Gwen was quite helpful. She fixed a leaky button for me and also reminded me to go up when I almost used up my air by following an eagle ray around. I will certanly come back to Lahaina Divers when I come to Maui next time.
|Rodger Dent on |
Lahaina Divers remains one of the best run operations on the island! I contiue to enjoy the trips. Excellent time at Moloki this trip, saw several hammer heads! Keep up the good work!
|Lynda Durfee on |
I had a great week diving Nov 1-6: 3 trips to Lanai, Molokai, Molokini backwall, Carthaginian wreck, Mala pier. I really appreciated being able to dive my computer and not be limited to a fixed time; I was the last one up on most every dive! The crew was helpful and friendly, the ride comfortable, food great. Being able to rinse my gear back at the shop and store my dive bag was a real plus! I'm looking forward to my next trip to Maui in Dec. 2010. Hope to see whales!
|Darla Brunner on |
Having been certified by Greg 20+ years ago, we were happy to hear Greg is now the owner and when we could not locate our diving certificate, Ron at Lahaina Divers was more than helpful on the phone before we left L.A., pulling up our certificate on line from PADI and providing other up-to-date info since we have not dived in many years. This early service cinched the deal that we would take our first dives though that shop. But, after the 1st dive trip, we found Mike, Dan, and the others in the crew so entertaining - and helpful - that we decided there would be no need to try another dive shop. YOU GUYS ARE A GAS! THANKS FOR A TRULY MEMORABLE VACATION, EVEN BETTER FOR YOUR REFERRAL TO MAUI DIGITAL IMAGING FOR THE PRINTS! Can't wait for Mokini next time....XO,d
|Bryan Curtis on |
My fiance and I went to Molokini crater with Lahaina divers and had the most amazing dive experience you could ever ask for. The staff and the boats were second to none, not to mention the amazing diving.
Thanks for making the trip so enjoyable. We will be back in April and will dive with you again. We will also be telling all of our Northwest friends that Lahaina divers is the only place to go for all of their diving needs while in maui.
|Jamie Watts on |
2 weeks ago I returned to Lahaina, this time- for my 33rd Birthday. I dove with Lahaina divers a month prior (September '09) and the elated feeling echoed though my bones for an entire month until I returned. Lahaina Divers is a Superior dive team that leaves you feeling like you floated through your whole experience. We opted to buy the photos- the one in this profile was actually taken by a dive team member. Now my family can see what and why I enjoy returning to Lahaina. Molokini Crater has astonishing visibility - arguably better than parts of Belize and Thailand. Thank you for a great birthday dive and yummy vegetarian sandwich and endless chocolate chip cookies!
|Dawn Herlache on |
Thank you for an awesome week of diving. Everyone from the dive shop was so great. A BIG thank you to Dan, Mike and Rebecca for making our week fabulous. It was a great first experience for my niece, Hailey. Thank you! See you next time. By the way, I loved the shot gun! :-)
|Lori, Karen and Donna Sherrill on |
Thanks for the great dives. We saw it all and with Rebecca and 3Cs Mike we finally saw our Mantas in the wild! You always take great care of us and that is why we come back and dive with you each year.
|katina salas on |
Thanks for the incredible experience!!!!!
|Robin Smith on |
What a great day of Diving!! Next time I'll be sure to spend more days with you guys. Here is a nice photo of one of the coolest encounters I have had.
|Rory Starks on |
Thanks to everyone at Lahaina Divers! I especially enjoyed the diving at Molokini Crater. Saw two black tip reef sharks at Shark Condos and plenty of fish at Aquarium. Special thanks to Gwen and Chris for helping me when my stomach wasn't cooperating with my intentions to dive! This is the second time diving with Lahaina Divers and will dive with you and your crew again. Thanks to all of you!!!
|Lin Dysinger on |
All of you really ROCK!! Happy Fishes to all!!
|Robert Cardiff on |
My son in law and I booked the Carthaginian and could not have been happier with the dive.
The bonus was the second dive at Mala pier.
You guy have a handle on how to run a dive operation! We both will recommend your company at every opportunity.
|Mark Whitaker on |
Many thanks for the great time we had diving and snorkeling. We've done dive trips with 'ya in the past, and have always had a fun time with your staff. You're the best! Special thanks to Ron for helping my brother Tim (pictured, at Molokini Crater) with his open water certification. See what you've done . . . Tim is totally hooked on diving now, and is hounding us to go on another dive trip! Also, special thanks to Tim M. for showing your entire operation during Mark's Nitrox certification. Hope to see 'ya guys again soon!!
|Roger Hornbeck on |
Thank you so much for a delightful experience. Your staff was well informed, helpful and fun. You took care of every detail. I will dive with you when i am in Maui the next time.
|Jonathan Avila on |
I dove the back wall with you folks and had a great time, however, my appreciation came two days later when I discovered that I had left my flashlight on the boat. When I called the store they informed me that they had it waiting to be picked up. That really made me appreciate your operation and the people that work for Lahaina Divers. Integrity and Honesty. It does not get any better than that! Lahaina Divers is MY dive company of choice forever! Thank You so much. Needless to say I will be back January 2010.
|Richard McIlveen on |
I had a great couple of dives with these at Molokai... The ride over there alone is worth the price of admission, that is if you enjoy riding the waves! And hammerheads galore!
|lisa latoni on |
It was our first time diving in Maui and we loved it! The dive crew were great. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The divemasters helped us see some great stuff that we might have missed on our own. The swim throughs and caves at the Catherals were well explained on the boat to help add to our enjoyment under the water. We will definitely dive with you again on our next trip to Maui. Thanks for a great time.
Lisa and Andy
|Glen Davis on |
Great operation. Before we left, I called the shop and inquired. In minutes, Ron called back and we had lots of info. We were initially apprehensive because 8:1 seemed like a big ration, but the dives were great. We had a wonderful time and happily recommend Lahaina Divers to everyone. You will not be disappointed!
|Bob & Julie Chapko on |
As always, Bob & I had an exceptional time diving with Lahaina Diver's. We love you guys & refer everyone we know that scuba dives to your shop. It is OUTSTANDING!
|Wayne Hainsworth on |
This is my typical dive site in the PNW. Gotta' love Hawaii :-)
Missed Lahaina this Spring. Buddy talked me into trying Kona -- & it was good -- but NOT what I'm used to in Maui (dive sites & operator).
See you guys in February '10. Looking to dive with the whales & finally getting to Molokai.
Best Regards to the best dive outfit anywhere in the Islands (I've tried 4 of them).
|Aleisha Scott on |
Hey my Lahaina friends....it's been WAYYYY too long since we've seen your smiling faces, so the gals are coming back out! Aleeetzia, Patreeeezia and Meleeeeezia will be back first week in March - let's go play with the Willy's! John, Dan and Mike....no vacations that week - let's go diving!
|Courtney Morrow on |
We had an absolute blast. Mala wharf was a very cool dive and the Lanai Cathedrals was amazing! Definately hit Lanai again. Staff is great and they take amazing underwater photos so make sure you ask them to snap some of you. Molokini was a pleasant surprise and the vis was well over 100 feet. We could see clouds passing by at 60 feet deep! Thanks again for the great vacation. :)
|Aileen Cochran on |
We had a great time diving with you guys. We returned as customers because of the great service the last time. My son in law was with us and this was his first dive after certification - he had a great time. The crew was great as well as Terese at the shop. She called us when you put in an extra dive trip because she knew it would fit our schedule better. Thanks, Terese and the rest of the team.
|Brian Dugan on |
I would just like to take a minute to say thanks to everyone,Everybody from beginning to end were fabulous!! So if you are trying to find a dive shop in Maui look no further. I did the Lani and the Molokai (hammerhead dive)and it was HAMMER-TIME we saw about 60 hammer heads and even if we would not have seen any it would have been a great dive. See you next year and again thank you!!!
|Lyne LeBlanc on |
We had a wonderful time on all our dives with the amazing crew; Gwen, John, Dan and Rebbecca. Great service at the dive shop as well. Hope to go diving with you again soon.
|Steven Clark on |
Thanks guys, I had a great time. Particularly on the night dive, great fun and really chilled, shame the mantas didn't come out to play. See you next time I'm in Maui.
|Socrates and Ramona Gonis on |
We would like to thank you and your staff for a great time diving this past week, every year we come to Maui to dive, and it's with your store, we have never been disappointed on any of the dives we charter with you. Special thanks to John, Mike, Dan, Gwen, Shannon and both captains, Elliot and Dan for the professionalism and courtesy. Akiyo, Tim, and Ron, thanks for treating us great, your operation is one of the best, and I recommend it to divers as well as student referrals because of the talent and fun, see you next year, Mahalo Soc and Mo.
|Shari Price on |
Thanks so much to everyone at Lahaina Divers for (once again) making our diving experience unforgettable. Special thanks to John, Mike and Dan for everything and especially the photograph. I love it; Captain Elliot 'the Rocker', Captain Steve and Captain Dan; and to Shannon who is always graciously there to help us on and off the dive boats! It's like being with family when we're fortunate enough to dive in Maui. Who knew the dive crew were so talented! We had a blast listening to the band! The hammerhead sharks were amazing as one never expects to actually chase after a hammerhead! And, we loved Molokini's Aquarium and Back Wall. We're still patiently waiting to see a Whale Shark so we'll back ? or that's the excuse anyway! Aloha and Maholo everyone! ~ Shari and William Price
|Robert Brehm on |
Anyone remotely thinking of diving Hawaii has got to book a trip with the crew at Lahaiana Diver's. All time!! Thank you to all. I'll be back!
|Sherman Sim on |
Thanks for the Great experience, Ron, John, Gwen, Rebecca, and the Captain.
Molokai was great! saw 5 Hammerhead sharks and an Eagle Ray today. The Carthaginian and turtle reef was spectacular as well.
also had the chance to dive with a previous dive buddy (Kirk)
|Jeff Bulger on |
Thanks to the entire dive staff. Everyone was great. We did the 3 dive package. Everyone was wonderful, the dives were great and very well organized. Special thanks to John for his great photography and always friendly attitude and to Gwen who was so kind in helping my fiancee to make that final night dive.
|Jamie Watts on |
A HUUUUGE THANK YOU to all of you at Lahaiana Divers! It was my first time diving the pacific and won't be the last. The dive team was nothing short of professional, organized, passionate, and zealous about diving. Sinking to 120 feet to see white tips at Molokini was jaw dropping and the unexpected encounter with the manta rays will never leave my mind! I has such a great time that I am coming back in November to get my Advanced with Lahaiana Divers! The best diving experience I have had in several years!
Thank you all so much!
|Asako Tsunashima on |
Incredible dives at Molokai and Molokini backwall! I saw a lot of hammerhead sharks and a large manta ray. I really enjoyed the experience thanks to John and Gwen!
I really appreciate all you have done for me. I look forward to dive with you next summer.
|Simon Jordan on |
I have just finished a 7 day package and I must say I thought the service was excellent. I have dived all over the world and it is nice to find a shop so safe and professional with dive guides and captains who are really interested in the fish. So to Rebecca 12 turtles, Sharkey John, Frogfish Mike, Dan the coolest captain ever, Austrailian Elliot, Gwen, Shannon and all the rest thank you very much. I look forward to comming back.
|Rob & Marian Griffiths on |
We had two great dives in Molokini Crater. Saw reef sharks, and one *large* manta ray right at the beginning of the dive. Captain Dan did a great job getting us there and back (and played some great rock-n-roll!), and our dive master (Gwen) knew just where to look for all the interesting wildlife.
|rob ryan on |
Thanks for making our cert process and first dives unforgettable. Cheers!
|Timothy & Summer McCoy on |
We had a great time with you guys. Thanks for all your help and the awesome dives!
|Roy Stevens on |
I completed by check out dives for my open water certification last week at Lahaina Divers. The experience was fantastic. All of the instructors were wonderful and very knowledgable. The boats were fast and well equiped. Upon completion, I also took the Lanai trip to dive 1st Cathedral and Fish Rock and had John photograph me and the surroundings during the dive. The photographs were great and will adorn the wall in my office when I return home. I highly recommend Lahaina Divers for anyone visiting Maui. Thanks again.
|jennifer frazier on |
Wow! freakin awesome! words cannot describe diving with, then snorkeling for 30 mintues, with 15 manta rays. they came so close i could have touched them. they just kept swimming with us! definitly one of my top 5 in life. Manta Mike, you rock! miss Shannon, you too! all the best to all of you who work so hard to see that we have a great experience. we love you man! jenna, jeff and terri from south texas