Banyan Tree Divers Maui was founded in 2013 by Kevin and Caitlin Maratea to share the best Maui scuba diving experiences. Our Maui dive shop has the perfect way to shore dive by offering you maximum convenience during your vacation. We meet you at the beach in Lahaina, gear up, and walk into the ocean. Maui diving trips with us are best for both experienced divers and beginners learning to scuba dive.
TripAdvisor ranks us Top 10 best Maui activities and Top 5 best Maui dive shops. So whether you are ready to book now or prefer to contact us first, you can trust the team at Banyan Tree Divers to create your perfect Maui diving vacation.
Why not choose a name like Scuba Diving Maui Dive Shop?
Yes, we have forsaken the SEO gods. Instead of being called Maui Dive Shop, an actual tree inspired the name Banyan Tree Divers. It is one of the most towering banyan trees in the world and located in downtown Lahaina. Scuba diving is possible along the entire coast of West Maui, so it only seemed fitting to have this impressive local tree as our icon.
In 1873, standing at just eight feet tall, this future famous banyan tree was imported from India and planted at the Lahaina courthouse square. Nowadays, this spectacular tree shades more than two-thirds of an acre, supported by 16 trunks, and stands over 60 feet high.
The banyan tree is the shade-filled heart of Lahaina, where local festivals take place, artists sell their goods, and people come to rest during the day. The banyan tree in Lahaina is a reminder for all of us to enjoy Maui’s stunning terrestrial beauty.
3 Dive Shop Goals:
1. Safe and exciting Maui scuba diving at great prices
Scuba divers know that breathing underwater is a unique experience because every exciting dive has to be a safe dive. Our professional dive team will make sure you have the best Maui diving experience, so you can better focus on the passing sea turtles!
Banyan Tree Divers provides exceptional attention to detail to provide the best scuba diving experience for our guests. You get the best Maui scuba diving because we are a mobile Maui dive shop. We are continuously able to vary our dive site choices based on the most up to date information on Maui diving conditions.
Book with us for a worry-free Maui activity. You will enjoy our small dive groups and flexible schedule.
2. Coral reef and fish conservation awareness
Maui scuba divers experience first-hand the beautiful coral reefs and marine life beneath the surface. We consider ourselves very privileged to explore this delicate part of Maui and the Earth. So to help protect the fragile corals, Banyan Tree Divers incorporates conservation awareness into every dive briefing. We emphasize safe buoyancy control during every scuba dive to best protect Maui coral reefs.
Unfortunately, the ocean is not as healthy as it used to be. Pollution, overfishing, and shark finning are just some of the issues threatening the stability of the sea. Maui continues to face coral reef degradation, enormous losses of habitat, and the extinction of some shark species.
3. Grow a Banyan Tree Divers 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 care to help you feel welcome and safe. Banyan Tree Divers wants to grow its scuba family by providing guests the reliability of always having a go-to Maui dive shop.
ban-yan | ‘banyən | (also banian)
noun (also banyan tree)
an Indian fig tree whose branches produce aerial roots that later become accessory trunks. A mature tree may cover several acres in this manner.
ORIGIN late 16th century: from Portuguese, from Gujarati vāṇiyo ‘man of the trading caste,’ from Sanskrit. Originally denoting a Hindu trader or merchant, the term was applied by Europeans in the mid-17th century to a particular tree under which such traders had built a pagoda.