Banyan Tree Maui was started in 2013 by PADI instructors Kevin and Caitlin Maratea. They focus on shore diving in West Maui. During your stay on Maui you will explore a variety of dive sites like Airport Beach and Mala Pier.
Banyan Tree Divers Scuba got its name from the inspiration of Lahaina’s banyan tree. In 1873, the banyan tree only stood 8 ft tall when it was imported from India and planted in the Courthouse Square in Lahaina. It now Shades 2/3 of an acre, supported by 16 trunks! The banyan tree now stands over 60 feet high. It’s a place where weekly festivals take place and local artists sell their handcrafted works of art. At Banyan Tree Divers Scuba our guests enjoy the stunning beauty of Hawaii alongside an exciting scuba environment.
Banyan Tree Divers Scuba has three main company goals. First, we strive to help each guest have a safe and unforgettable trip to Maui. Second, we want to protect the coral reef and the fish that live there. Third, we hope everyone who comes to Banyan Tree Divers Scuba feels like they are diving with family.
Things to see
Maui scuba diving provides you a wide variety of corals and creatures. Moray eels are a common sight. The yellow margin moray eel is an abundant resident that can grow as long as 4 foot. You might also see the slightly smaller spotted moray eels hiding in crevices between the corals. This is one reason why all scuba divers remember to never place a hand or finger near the corals. If we got lucky, it’s always great to see the colorful dragon moray eel.
Most divers come to Maui to see the big Green Hawaiian Turtles that live near the shoreline. Airport Beach is a massive dive site, so Turtle sightings can be hit and miss. Airport Beach does have a few resident Hawksbill Turtles, who show up most often during the summer and fall months. 25% of the sea life that is found here can be found nowhere else in the world. One of these is the Hawaiian damselfish, and another is the massive Hawaiian Monk seal.
Banyan Tree Divers Scuba visits dive sites like Mala pier, where you are almost guaranteed to see turtles as well as White Tip Reef Sharks. You will have to look hard but can most likely see the well-camouflaged frogfish, crabs and scorpion fish. When visiting this area, you must remember we are in their world. So divers must maintain perfect buoyancy control. Take all the photos and videos you would like, but please never touch the marine life. At Mala Pier watch where you are finning, kicking the coral may kill it. Make sure to communicate with your instructors so that you enter and exit the dive site legally and safely. Some other places that visit include: Black Rock, Shark Pit, Lahaina, Kapalua Bay, Kaanapali Reef, West Maui Turtle Town and Rainbow Drift.
Banyan Tree Divers Scuba wants to make sure your trip to Maui is as unforgettable as Maui’s marine life. To make your reservation visit Banyan Tree Divers Scuba online and choose your favorite shore dive or PADI course. Come and let us show you all the beauty of Maui.
Banyan Tree Maui
Banyan Tree Divers Scuba
333 Komo Mai St, Lahaina, HI 96761