Banyan Tree Divers Scuba is your premier Maui scuba company. This dive shop was established in 2013 by PADI instructors Kevin and Caitlin Maratea. Banyan Tree Divers focuses on the best Maui dive sites in Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua. During your vacation explore dive sites like Airport Beach and Mala Wharf. Whether you are ready to book now or prefer to contact us first, trust Banyan Tree Divers Scuba to create your dive plan.
Where did our name come from?
The name Banyan Tree Divers Scuba was inspired by one of the largest banyan trees in the world located in downtown Lahaina. In 1873, standing at just eight feet tall, Maui’s future banyan tree was imported from India and planted at the courthouse square in Lahaina. This spectacular tree now shades more than two-thirds of an acre, supported by 16 trunks and standing over 60 ft. high.
The banyan tree is Lahaina’s shaded heart, where local festivals take place, artists sell their goods, and many different faces come to rest. The banyan tree is a reminder for guests to enjoy the stunning terrestrial beauty of Maui. We are in the land of Aloha after all.
1. Provide guests with safe and unforgettable Maui scuba dives
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. Spread daily coral reef and fish conservation awareness
Scuba diving with Banyan Tree Divers gives sightseeing on Maui a new meaning. Divers are provided the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the coral reefs and marine life beneath the ocean surface. We are so lucky to explore this delicate part of the Earth, which covers 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. To help protect our incredibly finite ocean resources, Banyan Tree Divers incorporates coral reef conservation awareness with an emphasis on safe buoyancy control.
3. 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 its scuba ohana by providing guests the reliability of always having a go-to dive center on Maui.
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.