Banyan Tree Divers is a small scuba diving company located on the stunning Hawaiian island of Maui. We introduce every guest to Maui’s most colorful, active and uncrowded dive sites. Our dedicated, multi-lingual PADI dive team has shared a love for the marine environment with thousands of divers around the world, most notably in Hawaii, Thailand, Egypt and the Caribbean. Collectively, our scuba team shares 14 years of professional teaching experience and looks forward to many more years to come. It is a little known fact that the best dives sites on Maui are shore dives. By avoiding the crowds and tourist trap dive sites, Banyan Tree Divers make every diving experience unforgettable. When shore diving with Banyan Tree Divers, our guests enjoy a fun, private and safe experience with the highest standards of customer service. We understand that your time on Maui is limited, so our company offers small group sizes and flexible scheduling to help work around your vacation itinerary. Whether you are an experienced diver or have never tried diving before, let Banyan Tree Divers be your host!
When Banyan Tree Divers was launched in 2013, we established three clear goals to improve Maui’s scuba diving community:
1. Provide our guests with a safe, unique and unforgettable diving experience
For most scuba divers, the opportunity to breathe underwater is forever life changing. Our dive team wants to share this exhilarating experience with you so that every visit to Maui includes diving with Banyan Tree Divers! In the dive community, especially a small dive community like Maui, excellence in customer service is key. By exhibiting exceptional attention to detail, Banyan Tree Divers helps to create vivid memories for our guests both above and below the water. Enjoy a worry-free experience with our small group sizes and flexible scheduling options.
2. Grow a Banyan Tree Divers scuba family
We want our guests to feel at home when diving with Banyan Tree Divers. Hawaiian culture has a deep-rooted respect for family, or ohana. Our guests will enjoy that same feeling of aloha knowing that Banyan Tree Divers is taking the time to make you feel welcome and safe. Banyan Tree Divers wants to grow our scuba ohana by providing our guests with the reliability of always having a go-to dive center on Maui.
3. Create awareness for reef and fish conservation
Banyan Tree Divers’ best opportunity to preserve Maui’s endemic marine environment is to educate our guests about reef and fish conservation. Scuba diving gives sight-seeing on Maui a new meaning since we are the natural ambassadors of the underwater world. Divers are provided the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the coral reefs and marine life beneath the ocean surface. We are lucky to be able to explore this delicate part of the Earth, covering less than 1% of the sea floor. It also means divers are confronted with the continual degradation of the fragile coral reef system, including vast losses of habitat and the near extinction of all shark species. Banyan Tree Divers wants to create awareness for reef and fish conservation, combined with fostering safe and responsible diving habits to help protect our incredibly finite ocean resources.
My first trip to Maui was exhilarating but only because of Caitlin & Kevin from Banyan Tree Divers. My daughter and I did 4 shore dives and one night dive; our favorite was Mala Pier!!! We discovered the beauty of Maui and we are in love with the green sea turtles. Caitlin & Kevin are advocates of conservation for the life of the deep blue. In all my diving I have never had any Instructor or Divemaster give such positive feedback to help me grow in this sport: basic tips helped us enjoy and get the best out of our diving experience. We were amazed at the beautiful images Kevin so effortlessly took from the entry into the water to back on land; the next day we found 100 plus photos ready to download and show our dream vacation to. Swimming with the turtles in Maui will always be the “best” but it could of only happened with Banyan Tree Divers”.
We just completed our 2nd year diving with Caitlin & Kev and the Banyan Tree Divers gang. This year we did 11 dives at a number of different beaches along the West Maui coast. Caitlin & Kev continue to provide a safe, educational environment for my daughter (14) and I to enjoy the underwater beauty Maui offers. We decided to complete our Advanced Diver certifications this year. Again, Caitlin & Kev are excellent teachers re-enforcing safe diving mechanics, appreciation for the environment, and having a great time. They were able to work around our schedule to create a very interesting and varied dive schedule during the 2 weeks we were here. We leave the island with a computer full of amazing pictures provided by Caitlin & Kev, our Advanced Diver cert, and a renewed appreciation for the sport of scuba and the beautiful environment Maui provides under water!!! I have tried a number of dive shops on Kauai and Maui, and Banyan Tree Divers provides a type of service and experience you really don’t find anywhere else. I cannot recommend anyone more positively than Banyan Tree Divers. Wish there was a 6th star above!!!”
Kevin is a pro and truly the best choice I could have possibly made for my 1st dive experience. I honestly never planned to experience scuba diving. I was tentative and unsure at a level that I’m sure exceeds most of Kevin’s rookies. He brought me along at a pace that worked for both of us. 3 dives with him later, it’s safe to say that I’m hooked and that our frequent Maui trips will always include Banyan Tree Divers. I expect to work through certification on my next trip and it goes without saying that it’ll be with Kevin all the way. His no nonsense approach to safety is evident at every step and I view that as an absolute must. I’d add that he has an energy and vibe that inspires at every step as well”
If you want an awesome dive experience, call Banyan Tree Divers! Kev & Caitlin were flexible and accommodating with our busy Maui schedule. We met at Mala Pier and right away we were greeted with professionalism and smiles. Kev’s positive demeanor and confidence put our minds right at ease. After walking us over to the dive site and explaining the whole dive from start to finish, we were more than ready to gear up and rock & roll! Kev pointed out beautiful and interesting sites of the sea and took fantastic photos to capture the moment. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Want a professional, well planned dive with an amazingly experienced guide, give Banyan Tree Divers a call. Best dive ever! Thanks Kev! See ya next year! Mahalo!”