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About Us

About Us

SINCE 1978,

SINCE 1978,

WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDING MAUI SCUBA DIVING EXCELLENCE.


We offer diving at some of Hawaii’s best dive sites like the pristine Molokini Crater and Backwall and Lanai Cathedrals. You could also experience diving off Molokai with hammerheads and an abundance of turtles and other amazing marine life along the Maui coastline. Our boats, Dominion and Dauntless, are spacious and disabled accessible.

Our dive center in Maui, classroom and retail store is located in the heart of the historical town of Lahaina on the west side of Maui. We are only three miles from the Kaanapali resort area. We are a PADI 5 Star IDC Center and offer:

  • Top scuba diving to the most sites around Maui and surrounding islands
  • Open Water Scuba Diver training
  • Open Water referral completions
  • Professional training certifications – Go Pro!
  • Instructor Development Courses
  • Handicap diving including adaptive support certified dive buddies

Our Dive Vessels

Lahaina Divers operates Maui’s largest, most comfortable and most reliable boats: Dominion and Dauntless. These custom built vessels are extremely seaworthy, and offer a comfortable surrounding for passengers to and from the dive sites. All Lahaina Divers vessels have the following safety features on board:

  • EPIRB (Emergency Positioning Beacon)
  • Life jackets, life raft, fire extinguishers
  • Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED)
  • USCG approved medical kit
  • DAN oxygen unit
  • Cellular and VHF radio communications devices for immediate ship to shore contact.

Dominion and Dauntless are 46 feet in length and were built in Slidell, Louisiana. Each vessel has twin Cummins 430 horsepower diesel engines and is USCG certified. Each has two fresh water showers, a fly bridge with viewing / seating for 10 guests, disabled accessible boarding and bathroom, sturdy dual ladders for easy exiting from the water to the vessel, and a β€œkiller” stereo system.

For underwater photographers, both vessels feature a stable interior table for setting up photo equipment, and fresh water buckets for camera rinse.

Disabled Diver Support and Training

With the arrival of Dominion and Dauntless, a new era in Maui diving began for differently-abled scuba divers.

The Lahaina Divers staff became certified as Adaptive Techniques Instructors and Adaptive Support Buddies. Each β€œDive Buddy” had to simulate multiple handicap situations as the diver, and as the buddy. All came to have great appreciation for the effort involved and the satisfaction gained by those with disabilities choosing to become certified scuba divers. Providing assistance and minimal barriers on Dominion and Dauntless opens up the underwater world to more divers.

We continue to work with individuals who have a variety of physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more, utilizing PADI Adaptive Techniques.

Please also check out important environmental efforts on our conservation page.