Makena Coast Dive Charters is owned and operated by Captain Steve Hogan and his wife, Eve, and has been offering world-class SCUBA diving on Maui for over 30 years.








Eve and Steve met in Kihei in 1991 when Eve was visiting Hawaii to see the total eclipse of the sun. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Maui and they got married. Together they run Makena Coast Dive Charters and have the Sacred Garden Retreat vacation rental and Heart Path Journeys Retreats in Makawao. Steve is also a professional underwater cinematographer and Eve is an author, speaker and relationship specialist.


Our friendly, customized service starts with the very first phone call. We look forward to diving with you.   


Captain Steve Hogan

Captain Steve Hogan

Owner, USCG Captain, Dive Instructor, Photographer

Captain Steve Hogan started Makena Coast Dive Charters in 1985. In addition to being a USCG Captain and Dive Instructor he is an award winning cinematographer specializing in underwater photography.  Steve has shot underwater for NatGeo Wild, Discovery, the Travel Channel, ABC and several other productions.  Steve has lived and dived in Hawaii for over 30 years. Check out Steve’s videos on our site!
Benja Iglesis

Benja Iglesis

Dive Instructor & Photographer

Benja was born and raised in Chile and is a well-known professional photographer. He has had his photos in magazines such as Sport Diver, Alert Diver, Spare Air, Ocean Kayak, and Aloha Airlines. He has shot pictures— above and below the sea— in 48 countries. Benja is fluent in Spanish and English, and speaks Italian and some Portuguese. Go to
Jonathan Lata

Jonathan Lata

USCG Captain, Free Diver

In addition to working with Makena Coast Dive Charters, Jonathan is an avid free diver, spear fisherman, surfer and a father.

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. It is not wise to leave valuables in your rental car.

How do you decide who to dive with? Try calling us, ask some questions…then call the other guys. Be sure to ask about hidden fees, fuel charges and safety record! We’re pretty confident you’ll be calling us back.

Check out our T-shirts by Wyland!

Read…or write…our Excellent Maui Diving Reviews!

Our page of Frequently Asked Diving Questions (FAQ) will also assist you!

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)

Due to current restrictions due to COVID-19, we are operating on a PRIVATE CHARTER ONLY BASIS with a maximum of 8 passengers until restrictions are lifted. The information below is not valid at this time. Please click on our Private Charter page for specifics information on the number of passengers we are currently able to accommodate.


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