Meet Our Boat

Our boat, the “Makena Mele” (Song of Makena) is a custom-built Force Marine dive boat made on the Big Island. It is a 35′ vessel, has a cabin for shade.

The Makena Mele is comfortable and fast, getting to and from Molokini Crater and Makena dive sites within 15-20 minutes from the Kihei Boat Ramp.

We have dry storage space for your extra gear and recommend you bring a towel, your camera, a sweatshirt, sunscreen and purse, etc. It is not wise to leave valuables in your rental car.

We can carry up to 12 divers or 19 snorkelers or a ratio of the two based on  a complicated U.S. Coast Guard ratio, the chart is posted below for your reference showing the ratio of divers to snorkelers we are allowed to take.

Diver to Snorkeler Passenger Allowance Chart

12 divers         0 snorkelers

11 divers         1 snorkelers

10 divers         3 snorkelers

9 divers           4 snorkelers

8 divers           6 snorkelers

7 divers            9 snorkelers

6 divers            10 snorkelers

5 divers            11 snorkelers

4 divers            13 snorkelers

3 divers            14 snorkelers

2 divers            16 snorkelers

1 diver              17 snorkelers

0 divers            19 snorkelers

The boat is fully equipped with all the dive gear and Coast Guard required safety equipment.

We do not have a “head” on board so we highly recommend that you utilize the public bathrooms at the Kihei Boat Ramp.

We enter the water for our dives from the side doors using a giant stride entry and return to the boat on the ladder and swim step at the back.

We operate out of the Kihei Boat Ramp located directly across the street from 2777 South Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753. On the morning charter, you will meet the boat in the parking lot with the truck and trailer. The boat says Makena Coast Dive Charters down the side of the cabin, and Makena Mele on the stern and the bow. The Crew of the Makena Mele make all the difference in your Maui Diving Experience. They are fun, friendly and knowledgeable.

 

 

Call 808-874-1273 for more information and reservations for Scuba Diving Maui!

Please keep the time difference in mind! We are 2-3 hours earlier than the west coast and 5-6 hours earlier than the east.

Departure Address: Kihei Boat Ramp across the street from 2777 South Kihei Road, Kihei, HI 96753

(Mailing address: 220 Oe Street, Kihei, HI 96753)