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“What an amazing dive, great dive masters”

Hawaiian Rafting Adventures
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Owner description: Hawaiian Rafting Adventures is a full service dive shop and boat dive operator working out of Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii.We offer a range of scuba classes from PADI discover scuba to TDI technical rebreather diving. Our boat does daily trips to the island of Lanai and along the Maui coast. Come enjoy scuba diving with Hawaiian Rafting Adventures!
Portland, Oregon
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73 reviews
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“What an amazing dive, great dive masters”
Reviewed 15 November 2012

The dive experience was amazing. We went to the cathedral 1 and Shark fin rock. These dives are truly must do dives. I was awe struck.

Dive master was amazing, I think the shop owner, and may be more fish than man. He stayed underwater on one tank forever!

Best boat board dive briefing I've ever had.

Equipment was good on the boat (rental dive equipment for non boat use was not great).

Everyone was encouraged to stay down as long as their air permitted. You were not limited by the diver who was the biggest "hoover" which is usually me. In fact, my wife got an extra ten minutes bottom time for a change.


My only gripe with the place was the shop was a bit disorganized. The kid at the desk was focused more on the internet then the people (minor complaint, he was a nice kid).

All and all I would completely recommend this outfit for diving. You should feel safe as a novice and comfortable as an experienced diver.

Great dive Hawaiian Rafting Adventures! Thanks!!

Visited November 2012
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Thornton, Colorado
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“High Five for Hawaiian Rafting Adventures”
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We had not been diving for several years and were referred to this company by another diver. The shop is compact with all the newest gear and Captain Steve is absolutely no nonsense, well organized, skilled and quite the photographer! He made a video of the 2 tank dive and it was within financial reason to buy. Captain Steve has been diving the area for many years and picks sights not crowded or busy with the abounding tourists.....Captain Steve's crew of dive masters are enthusiastic, professional, personable and well regimented to make your dive, one you will not ever forget. We fell in love with diving all over again and will be back to dive with them again.

Visited October 2012
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Stayton
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“Knowledgable, personable, and professional”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Tried to book dives at a shop down the street and found them arrogant and mercenary so we (4) walked out and looked around. We chanced upon a "hole in the wall" shop - Hawaiian Rafting Adventures - and they bent over backwards to inform us about our shore dive, even though the tank and weights cost just over ten bucks. They were more interested in making sure we had a great dive than in making a buck. With all the help they gave (including lending us a tool to repair a stuck BCD inflator valve), I went back and bought $100 of gear. I'd recommend them to anyone! Just look for a small shop next to Snorkel Bob's in Maui.

Visited October 2012
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Salem, Oregon
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“The best dive company!”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Just got back from our second dive trip with Hawaiian Rafting Adventures and we were not disappointed. We discovered this company last year while in Maui and were very impressed with their attention to our daughter with an introductory dive as well as with the certified divers. We wanted to do another dive trip this year, so went back to HRA. Captain Steve always begins the dive with a map of the dive site and information about what might be encountered. Knowing ahead of time what you might see improves the dive experience immensely! One of the sites we visited this time around was the First Cathedral - a must dive site to be sure! We will be sure to take our next dive trip in Maui with Hawaiian Rafting Adventures!

Visited September 2012
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“Great crew, great locations in Lanai”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Captain Steve was no nonsense and extremely professional. Heath was kind and generous with the newbies.

Saw two octopuses. Jumped in between dives with 150-200 spinner dolphins. Two sharks. 6 whales on boat ride back. Pretty much perfect.

Thank you HEA!

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