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I've been diving Maui for twenty years with at least 5 different operators and B and B is the best. From introducing new divers to the sport to keeping it interesting for the people with hundreds of dives on Molokini, they are the best. They provide just the right level of supervision - not much for the experienced divers, enough for newbies to feel confident.
As a former working divemaster, I watch the crew. I watch them lead, I watch them watch and assess their divers. I know by watching this crew they are always on their game. Whether you're just wanting to try a discover scuba dive or want to dive with somebody who can find the critters, this is the place for you. And the food and drinks are great too!
In all my dive boat experiences I've never had coffee waiting for me when I boarded the boat at 5:45 am. The homemade chocolate chip cookies after the first dive were followed up by turkey sandwiches after the 2nd dive and both were great! The staff members were professional and the gear in excellent condition. They gav me just enough freedom to thoroughly enjoy my dives. Thank you for 3 days of great dives
my husband and I booked our wedding/honeymoon in Maui. We had all of our excursions planned and paid for. We were so excited. Unfortunately, bad weather in Detroit held us back a day. Our flights were rebooked 4 times before we actually reached our destination. As soon as we were sure that we would not be in Maui for our booked scuba excursion on Dec 6 (still experiencing flight delays), we called B&B scuba to try and rebook. We called approximately 36 hours before our excursion. We did not receive any response from the voicemail that we left. Several hours later, we emailed them and explained again that we were stranded in the mainland and would be at least one day late getting to Maui due to flight delays and would really like to rebook with them. The owner (Brad) emailed us back and said that because we gave less than 48 hours notice, he was charging us the full amount for the excursion and refused to rebook with us. I emailed him again and attempted to rebook this excursion and explained that it was extenuating circumstances..they would not even respond to the email and charged us the full amount.
Gary, Devon and I had a great time last week, can't wait to come back. Very professional,safety conscious, and helpful crew. Enjoyed our dives and the boat snacks! Was great to see the turtles too. Will dive with next time we come to Maui.
steve and mary lou love
Many thanks to the B & B crew for making our Molokini Dive Trip the absolute highlight of our Maui stay. We were here over 20 years ago and were so pleased to see that this famous divesite is still amazing.
Our trip was 9-4-2014 and we left the dock at about 6AM and were one of the first groups to get in the water. Awesome dive. Very professional crew and were friendly and helpful, without being pushy.
The equipment was top notch and the boat perfect for our group of 12.
And yes, we would do it again in a heartbeat and B & B would be our choice. Oh and by the way, those fresh turkey sandwiches on that sweet Hawaiian Bread and fresh pineapple was sure a treat!
Best wishes to all the crew and we hope to see you again...but hopefully we won't have to wait another 20 years!
the best dive I have done. Dave was our dive guide and was outstanding in finding interesting things to see. the whole crew was outstanding. I would recommend this dive shop to everyone.
I've been scuba diving with B&B Scuba since 2007. When I go to Maui, which I do almost every year, I only reserve dive trips with B&B Scuba in advance. My reasons for doing this are simple: First and foremost is that B&B Scuba has the most attentive Dive Masters, Captains & Crew I have ever experienced....Hands Down! Brad and Blesi (owners) are involved daily with the inner workings of the business. Extreme attention to detail is obvious whether in the water, on the boat or at the shop.
I am a small business owner/commercial truck driver and know the importance of safety and maintenance when running equipment. B&B has a custom made, top of the line dive boat that is a pleasure to simply cruise on while watching whales surface and the sunrise over Haleakala.
I must also mention that if you are interested in seeing the most spectacular under water sites, critters and creatures, there is not a better, more knowledgeable outfit on the island. Over the years I have dove with many scuba outfits throughout the Hawaiian islands, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. I have never dove with a more professional fun loving group of people!
I live and dive in Northern California, but I always look forward to diving Maui with B&B Scuba.
Diver Down....Zac Stempson
Julie & Bob Chapko
It's simple. They are the BEST in Maui and the only shop we dive with because they care about their divers -- making sure we have an outstanding time with them and because we (literally) trust them with our lives. The Captains (Dan & Billy) are excellent and we absolutely adore their dive leaders/masters -- Brad, Stan and Eric (hoping Dave returns soon!) We also appreciate the "education" on the sites and what we'll see and what we saw -- we learn something new almost every dive from these experts!
We had a good dive with B&B. I had done a lot of preliminary research (mostly on TripAdvisor) about the right dive company to use around Wailea, and B&B was the obvious choice. We were attending a corporate event at the Four Seasons, and several friends were able to hook onto the same dive with us. We were able to get an early morning van from the hotel to the boat ramp, and made it clear to everyone that B&B leaves early in the morning, with or without us if we don't get there on time. True to their word, we pulled out right on time, and made it out to Molokini well before most other dive boats, which made for a much better dive. The captain, dive masters, and whole crew were good about making sure everyone was well prepared for the diving, equipment was top notch. Second dive we saw some great undersea life (turtles, etc.). We were back before lunch, with lots of time to hang at the beach!
Since moving to Maui my wife and I typically do shore diving because of the added expense on boat dives. We finally broke down and went with a couple friends on a boat dive with B & B to Molokini and a drift dive at Red Hill. The staff was great, rates were reasonable, and the dives were excellent. I was able to photograph some of the critters I was unable to obtain photos of from our normal shore dives. My wife has since made me promise to take her on at least one boat dive a month - with the B & B crew.
Badass trip. Awesome crew, sweet ship, wicked captains like DAN, went out twice and saw different wildlife each time. All the guys on board are funny and knowledgable. They know how to show a good time and the price is way better then anyone else I checked out on the entire island. Awesome sandwiches and I will definitely be back. I'd say it was the staff that brought us back, just instantly my kinda people, very awesome. Mahalo
We have done all of our certifications with B&B and would not go to anyone else. We have done many dives with them and each one is amazing and unique! The boat captains Dan and Billy are very knowledgeable and friendly. Billy always makes sure you are having a blast. The dive guides stan dave and especially eric always ensure you see something extraordinary. Eric was our guide and the shore dive we did was the best dive I have ever been part of. We found Godzilla Billy!! Thank you so much brad and everyone at B&B, we are lifelong customers and friends!!!
Carolyn & Dave Ellingwood & Bateman
We got open water certified 8 years ago at B&B and have dived with other companies on different islands as well as in Fiji over the years. There's no comparison, B&B is the gold standard!! They are the best dive company on the islands!! Brad and Blessie are a class act . Their staff is the best of the best for safety, experience and fun. Boat captains Bill and Dan (he's really a merman, ask him) are real pros who will teach you more about safety and diving than you knew possible.And yes, they are both master divers! That's important!! Stan is a great instructor who loves diving. Dave is not only an outstanding instructor , he is a good friend and funnier than you can imagine!!! The newer instructors Eric and Josie have proven themselves to be cut from the same mold as the others. We have dived with all four instructors and feel confident and safe with any of them. They make sure safety comes first with lots of fun,laughs and plenty of amazing sites to see!
We can't say enough good things about the people and equipment at B&B. BTW their boat IS the fastest ,safest and best diving boat anywhere in Hawaii. We only dive with B&B. I (Dave) am 67 years old and trust B&B without hesitation!! I'll be diving with B&B for years to come!!! They truly care about you as a person and will do everything humanly possible to make sure you go home with a smile on your face and the WOW factor in your heart!!
Another great dive week with your great staff. Thank you for the trip to the Carthegenian. It was a great dive and the weather was phenomenal. I have never had a no wind day on Maui on February. Saw an amazing amount of neat critters throughout the week
Just completed three (3) days of diving with B&B, including the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Two (2) youth in our family also completed their PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification. Finally, another less experienced diver in our group dove for the first time in three (3) years. For ALL of the above dive trips and training, the folks at B&B went out of their way to serve us and treat us as members of their extended family. Safety is the #1 goal and from what I experienced, B&B is a VERY safe diving operation. I HIGHLY recommend B&B to anyone visiting Maui interested in dive training, getting reacquainted with diving or just looking for some great/fun recreational diving experiences. Thanks to Brad and his crew for a great three days of diving!
I had visited four Islands during my trip to Hawaii but thanks to the great instructors I had chance to dive with I've loved Maui the most from all the other Islands :)
I had so much fun during and after diving and definitely I will be back there soon :)
I want to thank all the guys on the boat and specially Billy and Erik !!:)
Just got back from a couple of weeks on Maui & my introduction to B&B Scuba & re-introduction to diving after a long time away. Definitely the best dive business I've ever been associated with & you renewed my interest & passion for diving. Great shop, awesome boat, wonderful dive sites, but like most things in life, the people make the difference. Brad, Dan, Billy, Stan, Dave, & brother Eric, you guys are all great people & you made this vacation one of my best ever! I will definitely be back & wish you all the best.
Mahalo from Nevada!
The experience my son and I had with B&B was outstanding. My 12 year old son experienced his first open water dive. I can not thank Stan enough for making this as memorable as it is. This was my third trip to Molokini, but the first with B&B. It was without a doubt the best dive experince I have ever had. The whole crew was great. Being the first boat to arrive at Molokini was well worth the early effort. I'm not sure the crew will remember us, but we will never forget you all at B&B. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! (I bet Stan will always remember seeing the 2 dolphins)
Philip and I had a fantastic time we had diving with B&B scuba. Captain Dan and DM's Jose, David and crew are extremely professional,organized, hospitable and dedicated to scuba diving and everyone's s a f e t y. After an 18 month absence from diving, it was great to get back in the water. Loved that we were the first boat at the dive sites and back by 10:30am! Saw a lot of neat things for the first time; snowflake eel, leafy scorpion fish are among my favorites. We'd love to return to dive the Helldiver Dive Bomber site, which was featured in recent article of Scuba Diving magazine. Many thanks again, Dagmar and Philip
Thanks to the B&B Scuba team for a great dive trip to Molokini. The early start is worth it to be the first boat on site- it's so much better to hear the whale song than the whirr of overheard motors! The whale song for me was the most spectacular aspect of this dive, but we saw a massive turtle too, as requested! It's great to see the emphasis the B& B's team put on respecting the marine life and discouraging divers from distressing the turtles especially.
It was my first dive in nearly two years but the whole experience was very relaxed and the guides inspire confidence. The gear was all set up and there was no scrambling for gear and the inevitable toe bashing that goes on when there's less organisation on board. The gear was in great condition, and I don't think I ever had a tank as full as mine- resulting in over an hours dive which is rare for me (at same depths). Back on board the craic was good (relax I'm Irish) and there were plenty of snacks and drinks and good humour on the way back. Thanks guys and keep up the good work :)
Dear Brad, Dan, Billy David, David, Stan and Jose. We just returned home from our family vacation to your beautiful island and our very first family dive. What an incredible experience. When we arrived in Maui we did not have our plans organized but soon found your 5 STAR shop. Not only did kind and patient Jose help me achieve my open water dive certification(THANK YOU), Stan help my husband and 2 daughter with discovery scuba. Dave took Ben and I down to the shark Condo and amazed us with beautiful deep sea adventure. Thank you everyone. You made a dream come true for us and have inspired us to continue diving as a family of five. See you soon....we hope. Warm Regards from Canada.
I would rate the boat and crew as one of the top two I have experienced after 25 years of active diving. The Guides were Dave, Stan and Jose. The boat is new and well designed. They launch early to get the best spots befor the cattle boats pull in. Molokini gets busy once the day starts. You are back at the dock by 10:00am for other Maui fun. The guides are friendly, knowlegable and they handle the boat well. Dave was my guide and I got to see a lot of stuff. If I get back here I will do this particular charter again and I definitely recomend it.
Erin and I want to thank the B&B staff for taking such great care of us on our dives. You have certainly made our diving while in Maui one of the most memorable experiences we have ever had. While on the boat Capt. Dave went the extra mile to help explain to a young lady who was unable to equalize on the first dive things to try on the second dive and she was able to successfully dive the second dive. He is a wonderful addition to the B&B team.
Dive master Dave took such great care of us both on top as well as below the water. He has an absolutely fantastic personality and cares so much about what he does. He pointed out so much marine life that we would have otherwise missed (Not to mention the turtle that followed us for probably about 1/4 of a mile while at Red Hill Hero Dive).
We are so happy that we decided to go with B&B for our dives and got a chance to experience the new dive boat (Nicknamed Buck Rogers). It has such a nice ride and is extremely fast. There is plenty of room on the boat to boot so you do not feel like you are cattle. We will certainly dive with B&B the next time we are in the area.
Thanks again for making the highlight our trip.
Thanks to the wonderful B & B crew who made our dives so special. My wife and I are newly certified divers, so we were excited, but apprehensive, about our first open ocean boat dive. From Captain Billy, to Dave, to Stan and especially Jose, our dive buddy and guide...everyone made us feel welcome and secure. We will only dive with B & B whenever in Maui. Thanks Brad & Blesi !
After a 5 year gap in our trips to Maui, my wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary on the island. Included were dive trips with B&B. A special thanks to the B&B team for making this one of the best trips to Hawaii ever. Rae, Stan, Dave, Bill, Doug and the rest of the crew were outstanding. The variety of sites, the friendly service, meeting the other divers on the boat all led to a great experience. The team works very hard to make sure everyone has a good time...but they make it look effortless. It was nice to visit with Brad and Blesi and catching up on things. Really felt like family; really felt at home.
Thank you...see you next year!
Jon and Glenda
Hi, I just wanted to thank Doug, Ray and the rest of the B&B crew. I was referred by San Francisco Scuba School. I had wanted to become certified for years and am so glad that I finally did it. Everyone with B&B was experienced and professional, while at the same time friendly and enthusiastic. Doug was my instructor. He was great and very patient (I was a little timid about taking my mask all the way off! Let's just say it took a few tries. I've attached the photo that Doug took of me on my last/successful attempt..whew! finally!) I'm definitely recommending B&B to anyone who is planning a trip to Maui. And the next time I'm there, I'll be diving with you guys again. Thanks for an awesome trip! Wendy
The staff of B&B were great. My dive on March 31 was my first dive after 8 months of not diving. I was more nervous than I thought I would be. Rae, Doug, Dave and Chris were great with me. All were very patient and encouraging. Chris became my own dive partner. He was so patient and nice. He made sure to point out all types of sea life and was constantly checking on me to make sure I was okay. The whole gang was friendly and easy going with all the divers on the boat. Everyone had a great time. If I make it back to Maui, B&B will be the only ones I dive with. I would recommend them to anyone.
After a fantastic day last year - April, 2010 I am headed back to Maui and B & B Scuba (absolutely the best in Maui). Cannot wait to see Brad, Blesi, Stan, Dave, Christina and Captain Rae again. What a fantastic and caring crew you are. Even though the day had rough water and clouds I saw many types of fish and a 400 lb turtle in Molokini Crater! Hopefully the weather will be a bit better but the crew, snacks and sandwiches couldn't get any better! See you in April, 2011
I want to thank B&B and your excellent staff. Your crew made my first and long saved for vacation to Maui. Thanks to Stan for the great and patient training for my open water certs. Stan has to be one of the nicest people I've met on all my travels.
I also want to thank, Dave! All the years of experience and he makes diving into the best thing anyone could do. He loves the ocean and its many sites and creatures. His knowledge of these sites has to be unbeatable.
Rae, Billy, and Doug, along with the rest of your staff really understand, your business. They know how much people save to come to Maui and their friendly and loose style is exactly what I expected. Our safety was still put first.
The early start is key, to get to the dive sites before all the other dive compnaies what an experience.
Dave, "We saw the purple worm with the yellow stripe..... Never Mind the 3 Turles who joined our party!"
The drift dive at Red hill and Molokini were my highlights of the dives. I could have spent my whole vacation diving with your crew.
Thanks for the experience and training, I could not have expected a better time or care. Especially thanks to Stan and Dave. What great people you two are.
Brad, don't change a thing. I know I'll be back next January. I've already started to save.
Research addict here, combed scubaboard.com and numerous forums; and for my money, B&B's the best. Good gear, good advice, good prices. Love the family run business. We were disappointed that their boat dives were sold out (book early)so went with another, but won't miss the boat next time! Rented gear and received good tips for our party of six for numereous shore dives and loved every minute of it.
Dirty little secret, B&B Scuba is the real #1 dive shop of Maui. All the other dive shops cookies don't muster up. The complete staff are total Pros. Dave is the King of critters. This Mom & Pop shop, is my only Maui dive stop. Mahalo, and go deep, or don't bother going.
Ann and I put our confidence in you for some serious diving last month, and again, you guys totally delivered. We enjoyed the Pinnacles, the Reef's end/Backside drift, and everything else you brought us to on the Kilikina.
Your whole staff are pros (even Dave) and we look forward to diving with you agian in January. Mahalo!
Brad and Blesie:
Thank you again for such a great dive vacation. Your reputation is greatly deserved. I dove with you every day for 10 days and never had anything worse than a â€śWOW, what a great diveâ€ť. Lots of variety in sites, more species per dive than any place else I've been diving, and an awesome crew.
My thanks to Dave, Rae, Bill, Brad, Stan, and the rest of the crew who make these great dives happen.
Also, a special thanks to Dave for being the world's best critter spotter. If you're into photography, diving with Dave is awesome. He goes slow and can spot the best camouflaged fish or the tiniest nudibranch. I came away with a far greater variety of photos than I expected.
You guys rock !!!
My best picture from today while I was diving at Molokini with Doug: 109 feet
It makes almost 10 years that we ( my husband and I) come and dive to Maui. Living in Geneva Switzerland it takes us 24 for hours to fly from Geneva to Frankfurt, then to San Francisco and finally Maui. But after this long trip we are so warmly welcomed by Brad, Blesi, Stan, David and Doug and of course captain Rae. Almost nothing keeps us from getting up at 5 o'clock to be at the harbour at 5.45. It is hard when the alarm clock rings, but the diving is so amazing. It is also so professional. We get to see a lot of animals and on the boat we talk about what we saw. Rae has a whole collection of books where we go through to find more informations. Myself and Daniel( my husband) my daughter Evelyne and her husband, my son Cyril and his girl friend have been all trained at B&B Scuba and got their advanced or open water Padi. My son liked it so much that he continued and got his divemaster. The language is not a problem, the instructors are so skilled that even with little English you can get certified and enjoy your divings. Congratulations to this fun and professional crew. Christine from Geneva
John & Sidnie Olson
Just got back from another great dive trip. Mahalo B&B! And, just booked the next one.
Another great week of diving with B and B. Thanks so much, Brad, for fixing my reg on the boat and saving my dives the next day. Dave, Stan, Captain Rae (did I spell that right?), you guys (and gal) are awesome to dive with! Sorry I didn't get to dive with Blesi again, maybe next year!
Hi Brad and Blesi,
Once again, you guys made our vacation a memorable one. The weather didn't cooperate most days but we got to the crater acouple of times and the shores dives were great. Dave was a fantastic divemaster, and his Jedi-Mind trick with the turtles was a crack up. Won't forget him wearing a turtle like a hat... Thanks again and look forward to diving again with you in the future...
Tim & Karin McDonough
Brad, Blesi, Dave, Stan, Evan, and Bill,
It has been a while since our last visit, but we wanted to write and say what great folks you are and what a wonderful time we had diving with you! We hope to do it again soon, but may need to wait until 2011. Our use of one of your underwater cameras inspired us to purchase a camera and housing for ourselves so we can always have a visual record of the beautiful things we see under the seas. For those that are curious, they can check out a quick album of photos from our September 2009 trip via
Thanks again for a wonderful time!
Tim & Karin
You guys rock! I have been diving on Maui since 1984, with just about every operator that runs from Kihei or Lahaina....and you guys are the best! My partner Ann was recently certified and you took her out on her first open water boat dives....ok, so she got cold, but thoroughly enjoyed herself. Yes, Bill, you warned us to put her in a 5mm suit....Brad, Bill, Stan, Dave and Blesi, you are all pros, personable, knowledgable, and downright fun to hang with. Ann and I will be back to dive with you in September! Hang loose! (didn't take any pics while diving, so here's a couple of me during my OTHER pastime...)
B&B Scuba Maui has become our preferred dive shop of choice whenever we visit Maui for its spectacular diving...and we come at least twice per year for an extended stay all the way from Canada. Not only they have the best gear rental prices, year after year, and offer amazing excursions, customer service is what always brings us back. Blesi is probably the sweetest lady ever and always greets you with a huge smile. Even our little son remembers her as the lady with the big smile...and a friendly pooch at her side. Thank you both, Blesi and Brad and see you again in April 2010!
Olivia, David and little Kai Chubey
To All At B & B,
We were out for the week of Christmas for a family vacation. Just wanted to thank you for a great diving experience. We dove three times and saw something different on each dive. I really enjoyed the the crew and their hospitality. Special thanks to Bill, Stan, and David for making the dive experience one to remember. We'll see you for Thanksgiving 2010 !!
Great dives, never boring, always a pleasure. Thank you, guys! And my special mahalo to David.
We just got back from spending a week on Maui and a week on the Big Island. On Maui we dove with B&B Scuba. Brad and Blessy, owners of the shop, were both gracious and informative.
I have been out with a fair number of shops over the years and I can honestly say that I have never had a better experience in regards to personal care and attention. Brad was always looking out for everyone on his boat, at all times and making sure everyone was attended to and their every need met. He really went out of his way for everyone on the boat.
He led our group on the Molokini Crater Dive which is certainly a "must do" if you are ever in Maui. We saw many firsts for us on this our first Hawaii dive. We saw White Tip Reef Sharks, Undulated Eels, Gray sharks and coral that you just don't see in the Atlantic. We also experienced some of the things we have seen before like garden eels and all the little tropical fish, though they were different colors and different species.
Between dives we were followed by wild dolphins, another first for us. Though the snorkelers ran the dolphins off before we could get in the water with them.
The second dive we went to a wreck called the St Anthony and got some good shots of Green Sea Turtles. I will get some pictures posted when I get a chance.
Brad also set us up with tanks and weights for shore diving and made everything really easy by setting us up with a "tab" so that we didn't have to worry about paying till we left.
A south swell kept us from doing a lot of shore diving though we did dive two sites. Makena Landing and Ulua Beach
The Maui reefs were nice but they do not encircle the island like you are used to if you have been to Bonaire or even the Big Island. The reefs are small and scattered usually near to and hugging the shoreline near outcrops of lava rock. Get a guide to show you around, it will be well worth your time and money.
My family completed our Open Water Certification with B&B Scuba. Wow they were awesome. Stan, Dave and all the rest really made it a wonderfull and enjoyable experience. I will dive with them anytime. they made us feel very comfortable and at the sametime kept us having fun and being safe!! Brad and Blessi should be proud!
Thanks to all for another highly enjoyable set of dives. My daughter, Alison, was totally comfortable with Brad on her introductory dives. I think we have yet another diver in the family!
I have attached a picture of the giant Manta Ray as it passed through Molokini crater.
Brad & Blesi,
Thanks so much for the incredible hospitality that you showed to our family. We had 2 great dives at Molokini and South Maui on Memorial Day. Our 3 kids will never forget these first dives after being certified and your individual attention to our family. We are grateful that you voluntarily took the time to take our 14 year old boy on an orientation dive, an incredible experience for him. Also, thanks for the photo DVD that you created to store our memories. We look forward to diving with you again and will highly recommend you to other divers that visit Maui. Mahalo.
Thanks Bread, Blesi, and staff for making my vacation a great one. Every year you folks manage to make my dive vacations a great experience. Mahalo and see you next year!
To Brad and Blessi at B&B Scuba,
Thank you so much for an awesome two weeks of diving!! We had some fantastic dives and saw lots and lots of critters. My favorite was the octopus that hitched a ride on Nancy's tank! No wait, it must have been the White Tipped Reef Sharks at Molokini! No wait, maybe it was the Giant Manta Ray... too many great memories to choose!
You did a great job making our family's vacation our best ever, and Brad and Stan did a fantastic job as instructors for Blake, our 12 year old. He's pretty excited about becoming a new Open Water Diver!! Loved Diver Dave's sense of humor and highly attentive service too!
It's kind of sad to be home, but we'll be back next year! Until then, much aloha,
John, Nancy, Wes, Colby and Blake Lawton
San Diego, CA
What a great experience for first timers! My boys (2 sons & husband) had a blast. I even had a good time, even though I couldn't quite get myself to go under. The guys on the boat couldn't have been any nicer. The boat was great, the equipment was nice and the ccokies were fantastic. Thanks to Brad, Stan, Bill & David. The dive was one of the high points of our trip.
Brian & Marie Lemaster
Absolutely wonderful people. You made us feel so comfortable, thank you for your hospitality and kindness. We love you guys!!!
Man, I miss you guys. Not a day goes by I don't think about diving in Maui.
Kudos to B&B. I arranged to get my OW certification through them this past week and had an absolutely great experience. Brad is a character. He has a very quick wit and enjoys picking on everyone on the boat. However, the tone becomes extremely serious when he begins bis predive brief. We did an intro to scuba dive followed with our skills dives. The weather on Maui was horrible, with a North wind at about 40 mph. This prevented us from going to the Molokini crater, so we had OW plans for some boat dives closer to the shoreline. The other divers, wussies, cancelled due to the weather so we shore dove. When I competed my OW I had been in open water for 6 dives. I had great instructors. One great feature of this group is Brad planned this course based on my time schedule. I told him when I wanted to dive and he made it happen. Originally, there were two of us in the class, however the other student cancelled after the first dive. So my second OW dive I received instruction from both Brad and an instructor in training. Skills took no time at all since I did not have to wait for any other students. This left us ample time to concentrate on buoyancy and looking at marine life. During my OW dives, I was time limited only by my lack of gas management skills. We dove every dive to the safe limits of our air. I was fortunate enough to be able to buddy with the instructor in tgraining for several of my additional dives.
What a great experience I had! When the weather began to break, I had already signed up for a night dive. Hoping that we would go to Molokini the next morning, I asked to be added to the boat. No problem. The next morning we were the first dive boat to Molokini. Brad asked if I wanted to join his advanced class for a deep dive. The confidence and reassurance of having Brad near me made it an easy decision. Great dive to 98', however the gigantic yellow margin eel was the highlight of the dive.
Mahalo to the crew at B&B. Brad, Blesi, Dave, Stan and Fred. Thanks for the great dives.
If you are new to diving, they are wonderful. Compassionate, understanding, thorough and extremely competent. They are very low pressure regarding equipment. I had a mask failure early in the class and they fixed it once, then I broke the buckle. They had a great deal on a mask, just pay the B&B state tax of $50. and the mask is free. They loaned me a mask until I was able to get to the store to buy one.
Blesi and Brad - Thank you again for your hospitality, friendlyness, and true Aloha spirit. I enjoyed meeting you and using your services. You have a beautiful dive shop providing everything a diver could want.
B&B. Thanks for making my birthday dive on 9-28-08 a great one. A Reef's End drift dive and Haloa Point. 2 fun dives. I'll be taking my Advanced Open Water course from you guys in a few weeks. Real pro's. Thank's, Vic....
I want to thank you for your help you gave me on the purchase of my new BC (i3 pink). My husband and I walked into your store and you and your staff were very helpful. I am greatful to you for having the BC overnighted to your store so that we were able to dive while on Maui. I look forward to returning to Maui and doing some more diving maybe getting a chance to do some boat dives. Thank you again for your help it was much appreciated.
My son and I were certified in April 2007. I cannot say enough good things about Brad and Stan! We had the best diving adventure that anyone could ask for! My wife and I are going to be back on Maui in Jan. 2009 and will be seeing you all then!
Many thanks to Brad, Blesi, and the entire staff at B&B, what a fantastic experience! B&B came highly recommended on the online dive forums, and I can see why. They made everyone on the boat feel welcome and well cared for.
Safety is a number one priority at B&B, whether you're a beginner or not. This is not just a bus out to the reef and back like some I've been on. I plan on coming back, and will suggest them to others!
Thanks again for making the certification dives so easy and fun.
Brad wanted to know how it went in Australia.
We went on a Fantasea charter to Hardy Reef off the Whitsundays, from Shute Harbour, Queensland. We got in one reef drive and one drift dive. The day was overcast and somewhat dull. There were large grouper and wrasse, as well as an abundance of fantastically shaped coral.
Unfortunately, the second day was a wash out due to stormy conditions.
On the other hand, there were no "steelies" available, but, Brad, you will be pleased to know that my air held out as long as everyone else's anyway. The equipment I bought from you was also a treat to wear and superior to what was available on the boat.
See you in Maui next year.
Brad, Blesi, Stan, Dave and Bill, Thank you for the unbelievable experience. It is something that we will always remember. The personal attention and coaching was great. The whole crew was awesome; because of them I have a new hobby. I look forward to making it back, hopefully with the whales next year! I just need to find some warm water around here!
Brad and team -
We just wanted to thank you for an amazing scuba diving experience. I cannot express to you how appreciative we are that you made our first diving experience such a positive one. You definitely run a first-class operation. From your team's punctuality, organization, the quality of the equipment, and even the nice touch of homemade sandwhiches and cookies, it is evident that your team has a passion for scuba and your customer's experiences. Special thanks to Brad for the 1-on-1 attention, encouraging me to make it to the bottom (65 feet holding my hand!) and even making me laugh under water.
Thank you again. We will definitely be back and refer you to our friends in the Bay Area.
Hey B&B, I am headed to Maui this weekend for my annual visit. Some friends and I are looking forward to doing some diving with you guys hopefully some time next week! Mahalo
Thank you so much for 3 great days of diving with B&B Scuba! It was absolutely delightful for my family and I to complete our Advance Open Water Certification with you in Maui. Your crew was very accomodating and knowledgable. You fed us well and truely made our trip to Maui our best vacation ever! We will definately return to dive with you the next time we make it to Maui. Thank you so much again to you and all your crew.
My wife and I had a wonderful time diving with B&B. The divemasters were friendly, helpful, and truly concerned about making sure we participated in high-quality diving. Our dives were never rushed, and we were given as much time as we could handle under water. The staff did an excellent job guiding us and highlighting critters (big and small). Finally, the divemasters really seemed to care about their divers; taking the time to explain dives so that we were relaxed and ready to enjoy the experience.
We spent lots of time trying to find the best dive operation on the island. Next time we come back, picking our operator will be the easiest part of the trip. Thanks B&B for the great diving.
It's the Toristojas'. We had a great time diving with you in May and we just can't wait to get back to you.
Your whole team made our first boat dive a great time, and Blesi you r the best, I don't think I would have dove again if it hadn't been for your kind words. We all had a great time and can't wait to see you all again. Until then !
Mike & Hazel Leong
Hi Brad & Blessi!
Thanks so much for the awesome dives. We've enjoyed diving with you guys for the past few years and will continue to enjoy the next few as well.
I'm so glad I've met you guys. If I haven't, I don't think I'd be enjoying scuba diving or would't be even diving at all.
Mike and I can't wait to get to Maui to see and dive with you guys again.
We love you guys!! Thanks so much!!!
Marcie,JAson,My girlfriend Jymmy,and me L.A. HAD AN AWESOME TIME AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO MORE TRIPS WITH YOU GUYS THANKS!
Nice Web site!
See you 5th of March.
I, my wife and 11 year old son were all certified by Brad at the same time. Great experience; learned the right way; felt very safe. Been diving with them since (son is now 16). A whole world opened up to our family. These are great folks that know the ropes. See ya in March 08 for some more fun, Brad.
This was my first time diving with B&B and it was awesome! Everything was perfect from the dive locations to the crew. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I simply can't wait to dive with them again and I would recommend them to anyone!
Aloha!! I have been diving with B and B scuba for well over 7 years now since i was a junior. My family are from united kingdom and we seem to always come back to Maui Hawaii to find ourselves diving yet again with only Brad, Blessi, and the Crew. They have fantastic people skills, and seem to always find the best dive sites. I will be out there again soon to be doing more of what i love and to be surrounded by the Crew.
My wife and I have dove with B&B Scuba many times over the years and they are a dive operation that other dive ops should model themselves after. As a scuba instructor I have sent them dozens of customers over the years from brand new to other dive pros and not a single one has lodged a complaint. In fact they have all joined the B&B bandwagon. If anyone should ever wish to contact me about my fantastic experiences with B&B please feel free to email me at Lazyboy249@aol.com and I'll give you my cell number to chat if you wish. The best ever.
B&B Scuba is awesome. My husband and I went to Maui for our honeymoon in May 2006. We dove with B&B two days and enjoyed every minute of it. The staff made us feel comfortable and welcome, like one of the group. And to top it off, chocolate chip cookies and sandwiches after the dive! Fabulous. If we ever go to Maui again, we will dive with B&B again - hands down.
My wife Sheila and I have been diving with B&B since 2000 and love everything about the staff and diving experience with B&B. By far, this is the best operation on Maui. Blesi is the best critter finder on the island. See you in April 2008.
John & Sheila Alessi
One of the best dives I've ever had was today with B&B -
P.S. I love the new website look - very "classy"