Meet Our Instructors

Maui Scuba Diving Lessons and Tours

Our instructors want your Maui scuba diving to highlight your Hawaii vacation. To accomplish this goal, our Maui dive shop provides the highest standards of safety, customer service, and training. 

We encourage you to read reviews for all of the best Maui dive shops on social media. Banyan Tree Divers consistently receives excellent reviews about our scuba diving tours on TripAdvisor, Google, and Facebook. On TripAdvisor, we are proud to rank in the top 10 best Maui activities and the top 5 best Maui dive shops.

PADI Scuba Instructors

The PADI scuba instructors at Banyan Tree Divers have 25 years of professional experience, with more than 10,000 logged dives. You will find they are multilingual, passionate, confident, and competent in teaching all levels of PADI courses.

Maui scuba diving instructor teams smiling on the surface at Mala Wharf.

Kevin Maratea

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

  • Teaching experience diving in Maui, Koh Tao, Similan Islands, Dahab, and Roatan
  • Teaches scuba courses in English & German
  • Diving professionally since 2006
  • Has certified more than 2,000 PADI divers
  • Hometown: Holland, Michigan

As a PADI professional, Kevin Maratea has instructed and guided dives all over the world. In addition to Maui diving sites, his logbook boasts an impressive history of instructing dives in Dahab, Sharm el Sheik (Egypt), Koh Tao, Chumphon, Similan Islands (Thailand), and Roatan (Honduras). 

Kevin founded Banyan Tree Divers in 2013 to focus on high-quality Maui scuba diving tours from the shore. He thrives as an instructor teaching new divers, especially those who are not immediately confident and may feel claustrophobic or nervous. Kevin has an unparalleled record for helping all of his students overcome their fears.

Ocean conservation is a passion for Kevin. His dream is to see an end to commercial long-line fishing in Hawaii and the destruction of all shark finning companies! When you visit Maui underwater with Kevin, he shares his respect with you for the corals and fish found scuba diving in Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua. Every scuba dive focuses on your safety to ensure the best possible experience.

Banyan Tree Divers Maui official logo in black and white color.

Caitlin Maratea

PADI Staff Instructor

  • Teaching experience diving in Maui, Koh Tao, and Utila
  • Teaches scuba courses in English & Spanish
  • Diving professionally since 2010
  • Has certified more than 1,000 PADI divers
  • Hometown: Fairfax, California

Caitlin’s affinity for diving began in Belize in 2006. 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 in 2010.

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.

Caitlin has a natural ability to connect with her students, and her supportive nature combined with her organizational skills and standards oriented mindset make her one of the best instructors around.