Whale Watching Maui

Meet the extraordinary crew behind Whale Watching Maui!

Our passionate team is dedicated to creating the ultimate marine adventure for you.

With their expertise and love for marine life, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.

Our Diving Professionals

Welcome to Dive Maui, where our team is comprised of passionate and seasoned instructors and divers who all share a profound love for ocean exploration. With a wide array of backgrounds and certifications, our members bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each diving session. No matter if you’re a novice or an experienced diver, our team is dedicated to ensuring a secure, delightful, and unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Brooke

Brooke – Instructor

Being a competitive open water swimmer from sunny Southern California, the water has always been a second home to me. During my collegiate swimming career at the University of Minnesota (SKI-U-MAH!), I took a shot at scuba diving with the marine biology club. From that point on, I was hooked so I decided to start traveling for the sole purpose of diving in new places.

From Fiji, the Great Barrier Reef and Roatan to later ending up in Key Largo, FL to become a PADI professional. I spent the early months of the pandemic in the Florida Keys shaping my professional career as a diver and loved seeing how my dream turned into my reality.

1 and a half years later with a PADI Master Scuba Dive Trainer certification, I am now honored to be apart of the Dive Maui family! When I’m not diving, I love to be outside exploring. Hiking, biking, paddling, swimming and chasing down the best foods and drinks on the island.

Renee Street

Renee Street – Instructor

Renee is a Midwest girl, having grown up and lived in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. After a decade working in Intellectual Property law in Chicago, she realized the Midwest was too far from the ocean and she decided to combine her love of the ocean, teaching, and travel and became a dive instructor. 

Since that time, she has taught scuba in Central America, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific and spent over a year teaching on a 100m long sailing ship! Her passion for introducing people to the ocean’s wonders led her to become a scuba instructor trainer – inspiring more dive instructors to share their passion for the ocean with new divers!

When not teaching or exploring underwater, Renee spends her time spreading the message of ocean conservation to help protect our underwater treasures!

Abbi Nulty

Abbi Nulty – Instructor

Abbi was born and raised in San Diego, California.  She grew up snorkeling, wakeboarding, innertubing, riding dirt bikes and snowboarding. Abbi was originally in pre-nursing school in college, but she was longing to do something more exciting. So she moved out to Maui and decided to try diving.

She immediately fell in love with it and decided that it was the career path for her.  With the support of all of her best friends (who are all dive instructors), Abbi worked her way up to instructor. She is so happy to be a part of this incredible community, sharing my passion with other people who love the underwater world. When shes not diving, Abbi loves practicing acrobatics, cooking for all of her friends, and playing on the catamarans in Ka’anapali!

CJ Kessler

CJ Kessler – Owner

CJ learned to dive at Dive Maui as a kid and worked at the shop during summer breaks at school.  CJ is a devoted yogi and in 2016 yoga took her to Thailand where she also went diving and fell in love allover again.  She believes diving and yoga are forms of active meditation that open the mind and contribute to a collective consciousness with nature conservation at the heart.

CJ moved from Thailand to Indonesia and enrolled in PADI Divemaster and PADI Instructor courses. Here she met her husband, Nichlas, who is a dive instructor as well.  In August of 2018 CJ and Nichlas returned to Maui. When she’s not diving or on the mat CJ enjoys exploring and adventuring around the island with Nichlas and their dog, Zeppelin. 

Nichlas Holm

Nichlas Holm – Owner

This handsome Viking is Nichlas Holm. Nichlas (there’s no “o”) hails from Denmark but has lived all over the world on different tropical islands for the last few years.

He loves the Maui life above and below the water. His favorite marine animals are rays and sharks. If you stop by the shop chances are you’ll dive with Nichlas or see him using his handy engineering degree to fix anything and everything that needs fixing.

Ask him about anything to do with the water, or football (the European kind) his favorite team is Manchester United.

Pascal Roubaud

Pascal Roubaud – Instructor

Pascal grew up in Skokie, Illinois working as a lifeguard throughout high school. He was always comfortable in the water and finally had the chance to do a Discover Scuba Dive while on vacation in Turks & Caicos in 2001. It was not until he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and moved to Phuket, Thailand, to work as an English teacher in 2006 that he became a certified Open Water diver.

After that diving turned into a regular activity on weekends and during school holidays. Being in Thailand gave him the opportunity to visit other countries in Southeast Asia and he finally decided to become an instructor in 2008 after having done hundreds of dives throughout the region.

When not in the water Pascal enjoys exploring Maui or relaxing on his lanai with a good book.

Stephen Sullivan

Stephen Sullivan – Captain

Aloha! I’m Captain Stephen!

I grew up in Pukalani and have been living on Maui for about 20 years now. I started my boating career back in late 2013 and have spent the past 8 years on the water where everyday is an adventure.

When I’m not driving the boat you can find me at the beach soaking up the sun, diving, or spending time with my 3 dogs. Hope to see you out on the water!

Mahalo!

 

Scott scharmer

Scott Scharmer – Instructor

Scott grew up in Virginia where he spent most of his life. He always liked the water but never knew how to become a scuba diver until he went to college and took his open water class.

Eventually Scott decided to become a scuba instructor and moved to Maui where he completed his divemaster and scuba instructor course. If reincarnation is real he would like to come back as a shark.

When not teaching you will find him ether under water relaxing or taking more scuba classes to be able to explore more places underwater.

What our guests says

Countless adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts have loved our whale watching tours from Lahaina.
Throughout the years, we have received valuable feedback, both positive and negative, which has helped us stay on the right track and continue to offer the ultimate whale watching experience in Lahaina.

We had the most amazing adventure with Dive Maui.

The hosts were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the whale watching tour was the highlight of a 15-day vacation.

Mike Brixius

From Facebook

We had an incredible day whale watching. Randy and CJ were amazing. The whales came up close and personal.

I would highly recommend them. The smaller boat and tour truly allowed everyone to see and experience the whales.

Laura Desmond

From Facebook

Great whale watching trip with Dive Maui!

Captain Joe and CJ were great—Very knowledgeable!!

Saw a ton of whales and their calves today out in the middle- lots of action!!

Maria Barr

From Facebook

Loved going out on this spacious, comfortable boat — lots of room with great viewing from all sides of the boat, smooth ride and not like a big noisy boat that’s over packed with people. Our captain and guide did a great job at making sure we saw whales throughout the entire tour.

Laurie Pyle

From Facebook

The best whale watching tour on Maui

$65 for adults and $45 for children 2-12

Daily from December 15th to April 31

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7am, 9:15am, 11:30am & 1:45pm

Sunset Whale Watch Mon – Sat at 4pm

Approx. 2 hours

1223 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761

Best whale watching in Maui

Guaranteed whale sightings or money back!

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Intimate whale experience

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Fun for your entire family

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Rated 5 stars by our guests

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Guaranteed whale sightings

During our whale watching tour, you get to experience the following:

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Incredible close-up sightings of whales.

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Valuable insights about Maui’s humpbacks from our knowledgeable marine naturalist captain and crew.

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Access to a hydrophone and speakers for listening to the whales’ songs.

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A souvenir Dive Maui water bottle made of recycled plastic to keep you hydrated during the excursion.

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Rain ponchos in case of unfavorable weather conditions.

Discover what sets our whale watching tour apart:

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Our crew’s genuine love for marine life and passion for Maui’s humpbacks will truly enhance your experience.

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As a family-owned and operated business, we strive to create unforgettable memories for families, friends, and small groups.

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Our fast, low-riding boat accommodates a maximum of 20 guests, ensuring a speedy arrival to the whales and a more intimate connection with nature.

Days

7 days a week / Monday – Sunday

Time

7am – 9am
9:15am – 11:30am
11:30am – 1:45pm
4pm – Sunset

Where

1223 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761

Contact

Whale Watching Maui / Hawaiian Rafting Adventures

1223 Front Street
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
Tel: (808) 661-7333
dive@gowhalewatchingmaui.com

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