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.
12 divers 0 snorkelers
11 divers 1 snorkelers
10 divers 3 snorkelers
9 divers 4 snorkelers
8 divers 6 snorkelers
7 divers 9 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 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.
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)