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Maui Scuba Diving Lessons and Tours in Lahaina

Let scuba diving in Maui with our dive instructors highlight your Hawaii vacation. You can choose from many scuba companies, so Banyan Tree Divers Maui encourages you to read social media reviews about each of the best Maui dive shops. However, your research led to our mobile dive shop in Lahaina because we provide the highest ocean safety standards, dedicated customer service, and private dive training. Banyan Tree Divers Maui consistently receives excellent social media reviews for Maui scuba diving on TripAdvisor, Google Reviews, and Facebook. We are proud that TripAdvisor travelers rank us in the Top 10 of all Maui activities and dive shops!

PADI Scuba Instructors in Maui

Your PADI scuba instructors at Banyan Tree Divers Maui have 25 years of professional experience with more than 10,000 logged dives. Our team in Lahaina teaches every PADI course to exceed your highest expectations. We are multilingual and passionate about your success as a scuba diver.

Meet our Maui scuba diving instructors, seen here 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 teaching 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 various courses, emphasizing safe scuba diving practices, and care for the marine environment. She emphasizes reef ecology and raises awareness of the current threats to the ocean’s delicate reefs.

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