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“solid dive operator - safety focused”
Review of Lahaina Divers

Lahaina Divers
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Owner description: You'll experience Hawaiian diving at its best at pristine Molokini Crater, dramatic Lanai, the awe inspiring Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, the sunken schooner Carthaginian, drift diving at Molokini Backwall and West Lanai, weekly twilight/night dives and daily Turtle Reef, all with the convenience of a West Maui departure. Our dive shop is located in the heart of the historical village of Lahaina Towne, 4 miles from the Ka'anapali Resort area and a short walk to Lahaina Harbor. We dive more of Maui County, more often than any other dive operator on the island! Nitrox is available. Lahaina Divers is one of the oldest PADI shops in existence and offers a full range of scuba training as well. Beginners complete the Introductory PADI Discover Scuba program(no certification needed), daily Open Water referral dives and Advanced Open Water dives on the Turtle Reef charter. We offer training all the way to scuba instructor! Come, join us as we celebrate our 37th year of diving in Maui!
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I just finished four days of diving with Lahaina Divers. A little background, I have been a Divemaster for 24 years and done dives all over the world with varying experiences. I would place Lahaina Divers near the top of dive operators.

First off, they are what they are - they have a great shop, friendly staff, and great location. everything was very organized from a set up perspective. Online reservations worked very well.

They have two identical boats - these are definitely what you would call 'cattle' boats. They are set up for maximum divers. Again, they are what they are.

The boat captains are professional and safe - the pre-dive briefs were very thorough and clearly laid out the plan(s) for the dives of that day. The dive leaders are all certified instructors and they were very attentive and focused on pointing out the unique life found around Maui.

Once they got to know our group - we were given some leeway around remaining with the group - they felt comfortable with our dive abilities and therefore allowed us to add some time to our dives as long as it was safe to do so. This makes sense as when you have a group of 5-7 divers under your care, generally you will be taking them all up at once. No diver was allowed to walk on the deck in gear without a crew member assisting and there was a clear process for getting out of the water during rough water dives to ensure safety.

Overall it was a great experience and I am quite pleased with the operation.

For the record:
- Hammerhead dive (twice)
- Adventure 3-tank dive
- All-day four tank dive (included the Carthaginian wreck and Lanai'i Cathedral 1)

Over the four days I was able to do:
- Challenging drift dives (hammerhead)
- easy shallow dives (Wash rock, Pier, various 'new' sites off Lanai'i)
- A nice, easy, overhead environment with lots of ways out (Cathedral)
- A very simple wreck dive (Carthaginian)

The supply aluminum 80s with valves that can be adjusted to Yoke or DIN and have 100s for rent if needed. Nitrox is also available.

I did make a point to check the final bill at the end as I knew we may have been charged for items we did not use (extra Nitrox, etc) and getting those charges reversed was easy.

I definitely recommend Lahaina Divers for just about any experience level.

1  Thank jridg
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We just did 6 trips (13 dives) with Lahaina Divers. We dove with them last year too. The entire crew on each trip was wonderful. The dives were a great variety. I cannot say enough for this company.

1  Thank lambertson99
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We did 6 dives this week and you can really see that the staff loves what they are doing. They are really buttoned up on details of the dives and make sure you are prepared. They take the time to go over all over their procedures and explain the sea life to expect. Really enjoyed diving with Brian, Ryan, Elizabeth and Levi. Made the dives enjoyable. Also kudos to Cody and Jess in storefront for all of their help.

1  Thank Ron C
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Had an amazing three days with Lahaina Divers. Erica, Levi, Ryan and Joe were all rock star dive masters and just plain fun to be around Ask Joe to tell you some jokes :-) They put us all on some incredible and rare sea life and were perfect hosts. Do the three tank Lanai drift and try to get Levi as the boat captain...you'll have the dive and time of your life!! Also impressive was their veterans apprentice program giving back and helping support those who have served...kudos!! Can't say enough about this shop and their people. I won't dive with anyone else in Maui!!

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Did a Maui Sampler 3 boat dive package, good price and great dives. Captain Erica and Mitch made the adventures truly memorable. The dolphins came out to play. The Cathedrals were great, as was Molokini. And don't forget the turtles. Already looking forward to next time.

1  Thank LarryELee
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