Share your diving experiences with Lahaina Divers
|Ray Millard on |
Anxious to return to dive with Lahaina Divers crews as I have since 1990. I'll be onboard in less than three weeks! Aloha
|Tim V. on |
We wanted to thank you all for a great series of dives with you all (on the boat and shore both). We had a great experience and look forward to diving with you again next year. Chris, Erika, Sid and Nate were great to work with. Thanks again.
|Robert McClintock on |
Diving again with Lahaina Divers, the best dive crew in Maui. Dove the Hammerhead & Carthaginian Dive sites on 11/4 & 11/5.
Thank you for a wonderful time, I'll be back.
|Ron Aplin on |
Thanks for a great week of diving.
|Glenn Struck on |
This was my first experience with Lahaina Divers. What a great time. We went to the Cathedral and Wash Rock. Vis was wonderful and the crew was exceptional. Great job from the pre dive to the dive itself.
If I ever have the good luck to return to Hawaii, I'll also return to Lahaina Divers.
|Linda Varnum on |
Been diving with Lahaina Divers for over 20 years. Many trips to Maui and always with you guys. So here is what I love! Love the boats, big and not over crowed! Love the crew! In years past the dive groups were not as good as they are now. Seems like now they are more geared towards skill level. We had a great dive leader on this trip Elliott gave us lots of info. and kept the group moving at a nice pace. My only thought and or suggestion.... Is it possible to put those divers with cameras in there own group? Then put everyone else by skill. Well it's a very small suggestions. Love all you do Lahaina Divers and I will be back again... and again! Cheers!
|Ramona & Socrates Gonis on |
As usual, our time in Maui a few weeks back was fantastic, we do not sight see, we strictly dive everyday - Lahaina Divers has one of the best operations running in Maui for diving - the crew, the store staff, and the management have a successful business operation that keeps us coming back for more.
Please extend our gratitude to your staff, crew and captains at Lahaina Divers and we will see you next year.
Our best - Soc and Mo
|Rick Wright on |
Thanks to all the staff at Lahaina Divers. We had a great diving experience and our dive master, Mike, was very knowledgeable, friendly/fun, and a great dive leader. We certainly plan to return to Maui and Lahaina Divers to experience new dive sites
|Randall Spangler on |
Really enjoyed the 10 dives I did with Lahaina Divers last week. The staff were very knowledgeable and safety conscious. All the divemasters were great at finding and pointing out cool sea life, from giant frogfish down to tiny nudibranchs. I'll definitely be back on my next trip to Maui.
|David and Susan Hughes on |
Thank you so much for making our 40th anniversary such a wonderful trip. We had 16 dives in 12 days and every dive was wonderful. We were able to experience great adventures at Molokini, Lanai, and Molokai. Captains Sean, Elliot, and Makeni were very accommodating in making sure that we had new sites to see since we were taking multiple trips to the same sites. Dan, Levi, Franklin, Josie, David, Joe, and Josh were wonderful guides. Our drift dive at Lanai was awesome! Our anniversary day was spent at Second Cathedrals. WOW! Ron was helpful adjusting our reg with great skill in about 10 minutes. Thank you so much Akiyo and Greg. We will be coming back soon.
Susan and David Hughes July 3 - 17, 2013
|D.G. Drake on |
I'm sure the diving would have been fantastic with this dive operation but unfortunately my wife experienced a land based accident prior to our first dive. The staff at Lahaina Divers were very understanding and charged us nothing for the scheduled dives we'd signed up for. The staff is awesome in the way they approached our predicament. We highly recommend that divers wishing to visit Maui schedule their dives with Lahaina Divers. They are fantastic.
|JANA VANDELAAR on |
Amazing experience for my family. We will never forget this dive with Lahaina Divers and I can't imagine any future dive could EVER top this experience.
|Stephen&Chanelle Beech on |
Sean, Chris, Dave, Josh, Megan and ALL the rest of the Lahaina dive team...Thank you sincerely! That was the second time you made our dive trip to Maui a great adventure and an awesome time spent with you! I have and will recommend you to all my military and dive buddies from all over. Can't say enough although... change the fish rain advertising.. "might be sharks" mo betta :-) Yet and still, great diving and great folks. Like the updated T's and hats, I think we bought one of every color! Be safe and we will see you again soon!
|Johnq Simmons on |
Thanks for a great trip to Lahaina, Maui! We dove twice with Lahaina Divers - in Molokini Crater and Turtle Reef ? and stayed within walking distance of the boat at the Lahaina Inn. The dive shop staff and boat crew were friendly, efficient, well-equipped and relaxed. We found what we were looking for on the dives ? shallow, protected areas (40-60ft) with a guided dive for our family of four (Mom, Dad, and boys - ages 12 and 16). The highlights of our Molokini crater dive were sightings of a 4-foot barracuda and a giant manta ray (over two arm-spans!) A sea turtle approached the boat at turtle reef, but left when divers entered the water.
|Tim Carey, MD on |
This is a 5 star outfit. Sean the captain was professional and his confidence puts you at ease. He even watched over my wife the first day as she is not a great swimmer and just snorkeled around the boat. My guide the first day was Pete and the second day it was David. These guys are not only great divers but their knowledge of fish and the surroundings is fantastic and enthusiasm infectious.In fact Pete and David are Marine Biologists which gives you some idea of the quality of the people working there. The second dive to Molokini Crater just blew everyone on the boat away. Saw rays, sharks and played with the dolphins at 100 feet. We are already planning our next trip back to Maui in a few years and we will be back with Lahaina Divers.
|Candis & Charles Strickler on |
Lahaina Divers run a fantastic dive operation. From the minute we arrived everyone was very helpful and friendly! The morning of our dive they start you off with coffee and treats, then a quick walk through town (5 minute) to the boat where you are greeted by the boats captain. All of our gear was already set up for us so once everyone arrived on board we were off!
This is a very professional operation. The dive site and a dive plan are discussed thoroughly prior to entering the water and they conduct roll calls after each dive to ensure everyone is back on board.
There is also a great lunch served onboard (with cookies, yum!) following the first dive. A special thanks to Levi and Franklin for taking such good care of our needs!
We would highly recommend the Lanai Cathedrals divesite. We were very lucky the day we dove there and were able to do both 1st and 2nd Cathedrals!
|Kim and Rob Sivik on |
This is our second time diving with Lahaina Divers. We love, love, love them!! The whole crew treats you like family and makes sure everyone on the boat is diving safe. They are there to answer any questions you have and are very knowledgeable about the marine life at the different dive sites. We saw Dolphins on the way to the dive site on two separate occasions and even got a chance to see false killer whales!! Captain Elliott made the whole experience fun, relaxed and so enjoyable. He made it possible for us to go to south Maui and dive the St. Anthony which was a real treat! :) Thank you Elliott! The rest of the crew were just as awesome! Levi,is always bursting with energy. Josie is so sweet and fun. Josh is so kind and patient. John is very informative and friendly. Akiyo was so sweet!! I have a gluten allergy so she made a special lunch for me every day we dove. Thank you Akiyo!! :) As for the rest of the crew, they were all awesome too. Dan, Franklin, Sean, Megan, Nate, Everyone was super nice :) I can't say anything bad about this dive company. I would highly recommend them. We did the 5 star package, plus the Hammerhead dive and each time we came back to the Harbor I couldn't wait to see them all again for our next dive. Thank you Lahaina Divers for making our vacation one to remember!! Can't wait to come back!!
Kim and Rob Sivik
|Warren Benjamin on |
Returned to Lahaina Divers after 20 some odd years. Still the same friendly and professional shop. Great dive to Molokini and Molokai (sp?). Keep up the good work!
|Jim Pearson on |
Three days of great diving. 1, Molokini Crater, 2, Hammerhead shark dive, 3, Lanai and Turtle Reef. Levi, Josie, and Captain Jarret created a lifetime of memories. Thanks for the adventure.
|Steve Meleleu on |
This is my second dive trip with these folk, had a great time and would use them again...no doubt about it.
|Jim Guthrie on |
I recieved my certification from Lahaina Divers aftyer 2 days of diving and then dove another 4 times. Coming from the desert and not comfortable in the water, I was very impressed with the level of professionalism, care and concern every one on the staff showed me. I can not wait to go back with more experience and dive with the sharks at Moloakai. Thank you to all who made my vacation the best ever!!!
|Ron Lloyd on |
Always a great time with the LD team. The operation is simultaneously laid back and professional. We had a great afternoon dive at Mala Wharf - at least six reef sharks, turtles, eels, even a big frogfish. Checked off two new species for me - the frogfish and a dragon wrasse. And then there's the cookies...
Thanks LD! Can't wait to come back.
|Jim Bourquin on |
Many thanks to all the staff of LD for the professionalism, quality, and efficient manner you provide. The dives were the highlight of my vacation. Thanks to all for helping me find fun and interesting shore dives after and inbetween my boat dives. Special thanks to Joe for the extra effort on board and amazing dives. Joe you are a great dive master. Look forward to next year.
|Mike Moran on |
Had an excellent time.
The staff was very articulate to the divers needs and anxieties
5 star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
|Donna Ruegge on |
Great group to dive with. They know the area, what to look for, how to protect the environment and the divers. The crew, Sean, Josh, Joe, Josie, John, I know I missed some names were wonderful. Sad to say we are heading back to the mainland, wish we could stay and play!
|Mike Cooling on |
I made another 10 dives with Lahaina Divers from Feb 25 to Mar 1, 2013. This brought me to a total of over 30 days of diving with this organization. They have large boats that can still go out in rough water and they always provide a fun experience with beautiful locales and safe conditions. All the staff are professional, friendly, and more than willing to share their experiences or to help out in any way. And their boats are camera friendly for any level of photographer. The Molokini dives (crater or backwall) are always special, and the Lana'i drift dive (new for me this trip) was unique.
Special thanks to Tim, Ron, and Akiyo who still run a great operation. And also thanks to Levi, Erica, Sean, David, Josi, Dan, Chris, Josh, Johnie, Megan, Joe, and Franklin. It was great diving or boating with you. You each help me to look forward to my next Maui dive trip.
|GUNNER PETERSEN on |
IT IS NOT OFTEN, OR MORE ACCURATELY, NOT OFTEN ENOUGH, THAT I HAVE THE DESIRE TO OFFER A STATEMENT OF GRATITUDE TO SOMEBODY FOR SIMPLY DOING THEIR JOB; HOWEVER, I AM DISPOSED AT THIS TIME TO DO JUST THAT. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EACH MEMBER OF THE STAFF THAT I WAS INVOLVED WITH: CAPTAINS SEAN AND CHRIS, LEVI, DAN, FRANKLIN, JOSIE AND JOHN. IN EVERY WAY, EACH INDIVIDUAL MENTIONED WENT OVER AND ABOVE ANY EXPECTATION I COULD EVER HAVE ABOUT HOW AN EXPERIENCE COULD BE MADE THE MOST ENJOYABLE.THROUGH THEIR PROFESSIONALISM, PATIENCE AND DEDICATION,THEY MADE A MEMORABLE (IN THE MOST POSITIVE DEFINITION OF THE WORD) EXPERIENCE FOR MYSELF AND MY SON, AND IN MY EYES, HAVE BEEN PROMOTED TO WHAT I WILL ALWAYS REGARD AS THE GOLD STANDARD IN RECREATIONAL DIVING.I WOULD NOT CONSIDER DIVING WITH ANYONE ELSE, NOR WOULD I RECOMMEND TO ANY OF MY FRIENDS THAT THEY SHOULD LOOK ELSEWHERE.
I AM ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT TIME WE CAN JOIN YOU. IT CANNOT BE SOON ENOUGH. FROM MYSELF AND VAUGHN, A SINCERE AND HEARTFELT, MAHALO.
|Ian Cook on |
It was a 4 dive day the whales, the ocean, the staff and guests were all awesome. I was there with a good friend and had an amazing time, I should also say that I just finished my "Open water course" and these were my first dives. I recomed "LD Divers" and will dive with them again. Thank you for you hospitality and great dive sites. ;)
|Brian Laubach on |
Did a hammerhead dive in November. The ocean swells and current were a nice challange. Appreciated the DM's ability to quickly assess skill level, giving those more comfortable, increased latitude. Another successful sighting off my buck list. Humpbacks, giant manta, lemon, white tip, nurse...ect sharks, rays, eels, flying fish, turtles, wrecks, walls, cenote... The list goes on. No tiger sharks, yet. Kudos to the captain, DM's and crew.
|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.