Instructor Team

PADI Instructor Team

The instructor team at Banyan Tree Divers Scuba wants scuba diving to be the highlight of your visit to Maui. Therefore, we provide each guest with the highest standards of customer service, training, and safety. We encourage you to read all of the reviews for Maui dive shops on social media. TripAdvisor, Google Reviews, and Facebook all provide a fair platform for reviewers to share their Maui scuba diving experiences.

The PADI instructor team at Banyan Tree Divers Scuba is multilingual with more than 10,000 combined scuba dives. Together they have more than 20 years of experience as professional scuba instructors.


Kevin Maratea

PADI Instructor : Master Scuba Diver Trainer

* Maui, Koh Tao, Similan Islands, Dahab, and Roatan
* Teaches scuba courses in English & German
* Hometown: Holland, Michigan

A professional diver since 2006, Kevin Maratea has instructed and guided dives in the most popular diving destinations, including: Dahab and Sharm el Sheik (Egypt), the Similan Islands, Koh Tao & Chumporn (Thailand), and Roatan (Honduras). Kevin started Banyan Tree Divers Scuba in 2013 with Caitlin, focused on shore diving in West Maui. Kevin likes the challenge of teaching new divers who might feel claustrophobic or nervous about scuba diving.

Ocean conservation is one of Kevin’s passions. He hopes to see an end to commercial fishing in Hawaii and the destruction of all shark finning companies! When you visit Maui, Kevin will share with you his respect for the corals and fish found scuba diving in Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua. Kevin plans your scuba dives focused on safety to ensure each guest enjoys the best possible Maui scuba experience.

Caitlin Maratea

PADI Instructor : Staff Instructor

* Maui, Koh Tao, and Utila
* Teaches scuba courses in English & Spanish
* Hometown: Fairfax, California

Caitlin’s affinity for diving began in Belize. It only took a few breaths underwater for her to discover a new passion. Caitlin’s love of travel and the ocean made diving a natural career choice, and it wasn’t long before she completed her professional training on Koh Tao.

She is now a PADI Staff Instructor and enjoys teaching a variety of courses, emphasizing safe diving practices and care for the marine environment. She places particular emphasis on reef ecology and raising awareness of the current threats to the ocean’s delicate reefs.