Captain Steve Juarez founded Hawaiian Rafting Adventures & Dive Maui and has been sharing his enthusiasm for scuba diving on Maui with our guests for over 15 years. He has also personally trained all our dive guides on the Maui and Lanai sites. Captain Steve shoots digital photos on every dive and has trained our other instructors to shoot photos of their group as well. We offer a slide show on our flat screen monitor in the shop immediately after the dive. A photo CD of our guests' dives plus some great stock shots are available for purchase. Digital Underwater Cameras are available for rent and Captain Steve always has some good advice on shooting techniques. When it comes to scuba diving Maui and Lanai, there is no greater authority than Captain Steve.
Captain Steve has also been working with Manta Pacific to identify the Maui Mantas by the markings on the under side of the Mantas. Steve has been collecting data and sending photos to Tim Clark at Manta Pacific Research Foundation to compare and identify the Mantas on the site. Tim Clark produced a book about the Kona Mantas and identified over 100 on Kona, Hawaii. Between Tim and Steve's photos, over 60 have been identified on the Maui site and Tim is working on developing a Manta ID book for Maui. It is apparent from the photos that the Maui Mantas are different Mantas from the Kona Mantas. They are not crossing over between islands. Manta Ray Pacific has worked with State Legislators to produce a bill to protect Mantas in Hawaii. We need the public to support this important legislation by going to the web site and filling out the petition asking all the State Legislators to support this bill.
$4.00 of the proceeds from each diver is donated to Manta Pacific Research Foundation www.mantapacific.org.
We’re proud of our new, quiet, eco friendly 250 HP four stroke Mercury Verado Outboards mounted on Peles RAIV our custom 30’ dive boat. Our boats launch from Mala Wharf in Lahaina, Maui. Our Lahaina Dive Shop is located in West Maui which is an easy drive from Ka'anapali, Kapalua, and Napali.
Come experience the joys of one of the oldest and most trusted names in scuba diving on Maui!