Owner, Boat Captain
Captain Steve Juarez founded Hawaiian Rafting Adventures Inc. in 1990 and has been a dive Instructor since 1976. Steve loves to dive and his passion is underwater photography and traveling around the world to pursue his passion with his wife Robin Juarez . Steve and Robin were married out on the boat, said their vows on the boat and then did their ring exchanges under water inside 1st Cathedrals they both love to dive and travel. Captain Steve is a Grandpa and very proud of the five grandchildren he loves to spoil and spend time with.
Dive Master, Underwater Photographer
Brian is originally from fort Worth ,TX. and loves to dive and take underwater photography. Brian loves to travel and was on the 2015 Fiji trip with Hawaiian Rafting Adventures, and also did some dives in the Caribbean last summer with a Shark Dive in Roatan, Honduras. Brians love for sharks and photography will take him to Tiger Beach for some great interactions next spring with Jim Abernathy's Scuba Adventures in the Bahamas.
Dive Master, Shop Staff, USCG Captain
Janet's love for the ocean started as a child in the cold waters of Maine and Massachusetts. Eventually, she made it to a warmer climate and became a diver in 1996, in sunny Florida, where she fell in love with the manatees and other critters in the ocean. On April fools day in 2000 she moved to Maui, Hawaii where she met Steve and the crew at Hawaiian Rafting, instantly becoming a dive groupie and earning the nick name barnacle. In 2006 she became the manager for HRA/Dive Maui and continued her education becoming a dive master and captain. In 2010 she had the opportunity to run her own business but when that sold, in true barnacle fashion, she returned to HRA to enjoy her passion for diving. Whales, dolphins, octopus, and the endangered monk seals are among her favorites but she is still on the lookout for the elusive seahorse and whale shark to check off her bucket list. Janet takes pride in pampering our guests and looks forward to possibly indoctrinating you to her barnacle club.
Born Laramie Wyoming moved to Oregon then northern California and finally Hawaii in 2008. Pat has been a certified diver for 40 years, a commercial diver, lifetime boater and fisherman. Recipient of the Coast Guard Gold Lifesaving Medal and Carnegie Medal for Heroism. Pat is most happy when on or in the water.
Captain Steve been a resident of Maui for 6 years working exclusively on boats since his arrival on the island. He and his fiance Johanna met while working together aboard charter boat. In February of 2015 the happy couple were blessed with their 1st child a healthy happy son they named Luke. Captain Steve enjoys his free time Camping spearfishing and freediving.