THE #1 CHOICE TO

SCUBA DIVE MAUI & LANA‘I

COME DIVE WITH US ALONG THE COAST OF MAUI AND LANA’I

Extended Horizons operates Maui’s friendliest, most experienced, and caring Maui scuba diving shop. Our group sizes are small (up to 6 divers). Our Nationally credentialed and highly rated naturalist/diving guides know more, see more, and will show you more. We are consistently ranked the top scuba dive charter, conveniently located in Lahaina on Maui’s west side.

THE BASICS

YEARS IN OPERATION:
35 Years Diving Maui!

GUIDED DIVES
Small groups up to 6 divers

FOCUS
Safety, Fun, Education, Conservation

STAFF
Guides are Instructors & Certified Naturalists.
Boat captains are divers too.

ECO-FRIENDLY
100% Bio-diesel boat,
Dive Shop Run on Solar Power
Maui Mooring Sponsorships & Installations
Reef Clean-ups & Recycling

ECO DIVING ETHOS

Extended Horizons was the first, and remains the only boat in Lahaina to run on 100% Biodiesel, sourced and made locally from recycled cooking oils. We’ve been running without fossil fuels since 2006! We are one of only five businesses in the State to receive Platinum recognition and be awarded the coveted Hawaii Clean Fleets award for our green initiatives. Our use of Biodiesel reduces our carbon footprint by 83% compared to Petro diesel.

DEEPER VALUE

LARGE TANKS (80S) AND DIVE COMPUTERS ARE INCLUDED STANDARD IN OUR MAUI SHORE DIVES AND SCUBA GEAR PACKAGES.

• Small Group Sizes
• Longer Bottom Times
• AL80 Tanks Standard
• Computer Profiles

THE BASICS

YEARS IN OPERATION:
35 Years Diving Maui!
GUIDED DIVES
Small groups up to 6 divers
FOCUS
Safety, Fun, Education, Conservation
STAFF
Guides are Instructors & Certified Naturalists.
Boat captains are divers too.
ECO-FRIENDLY
100% Bio-diesel boat,
Dive Shop Run on Solar Power
Maui Mooring Sponsorships & Installations
Reef Clean-ups & Recycling

ECO DIVING ETHOS

Extended Horizons was the first, and remains the only boat in Lahaina to run on 100% Biodiesel, sourced and made locally from recycled cooking oils. We’ve been running without fossil fuels since 2006! We are one of only five businesses in the State to receive Platinum recognition and be awarded the coveted Hawaii Clean Fleets award for our green initiatives. Our use of Biodiesel reduces our carbon footprint by 83% compared to Petro diesel.

DEEPER VALUE

LARGE TANKS (80S) AND DIVE COMPUTERS ARE INCLUDED STANDARD IN OUR MAUI SHORE DIVES AND SCUBA DIVING PACKAGES.

• Small Group Sizes
• Longer Bottom Times
• AL80 Tanks Standard
• Computer Profiles

Meet The Crew

ERIK

ERIK

CAPTAIN/INSTRUCTOR

Erik is the owner operator of Extended Horizons, which he started in 1983 with two sets of dive gear and a lot of youthful energy! He is a US Coast Guard 100 ton Captain, PADI Instructor, SDI Instructor, regulator repair tech, Visual Cylinder Inspector, Certified Interpretive Guide, as well as our trailer repair tech, sometimes head mechanic and all-around maintenance and fix-it guy! If you’re lucky enough to dive with Erik, hold on to your hat! He is probably the most passionate, animated dive guide on our staff!

VICTORIA

VICTORIA

CAPTAIN/INSTRUCTOR

Victoria began her diving in 1986 in Nashville, TN, and has been with Extended Horizons since 1998, when she came out on a Lana‘i charter as an Open Water Diver and decided not to go home! She is Director of Operations, our lead Captain with a US Coast Guard 100 ton license, PADI Instructor, SDI Instructor, a Certified Interpretive Guide, as well as a Published Professional Underwater Photographer. Victoria is also a certified professional for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (in her former life she was a horse trainer, but now she trains people instead!). Victoria developed the training program for our guides and captains; she does a lot of the organization projects around the shop, usually is our Costco runner, and she’s handy with a toolbox for our various projects around the shop! Of all of those skills, her passion as a dive guide is probably her greatest strength!

CHRIS

CHRIS

CAPTAIN/INSTRUCTOR

Chris was serious about diving, and he had to be because he learned to dive (Open Water through Instructor) in the frigid waters on Lake 16 in Michigan! He decided diving full time was better in warm water, so he made the jump to Maui, where he began dive guiding at Molokini in 2016. He is also a kite surfing instructor – much better in warm water too! He started at Extended Horizons in early 2018 after gaining his US Coast Guard 100 ton captain’s license, and has since become a Certified Interpretive Guide, as well as completed captain training at EH! Chris’ kind, Michigan boy-next-door demeanor puts everyone at ease and his enthusiasm for sharing the marine life makes each dive, as one diver said, ‘an underwater detective’ event!

AARIKA

AARIKA

CAPTAIN

Captain Aarika grew up sailing in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts and has been working on the waters of Maui since 2008. She earned her 100 ton Masters license with a sailing endorsement in 2011, following in the footsteps of her Great Great Grandmother, Mary, who was the first female Captain in the merchant marine. Aarika is an avid diver and loves learning about new marine life! She’s in her element out on the water and enjoys sharing her passion with others!

MELANIE

MELANIE

RECEPTIONIST

Melanie was born and raised right here on Maui, and has been answering the phones for Extended Horizons since 2007! She commutes each day from Makawao, that’s how much she believes in and loves Extended Horizons! She manages a lot of our social media posts, and enjoys expanding her knowledge of the marine animals vicariously through our photographers! She’s also our go-to gal for renting gear, as well as filling tanks! Plus she’s a whiz at making complex, multi-day dive reservations!

JOHNNY

JOHNNY

INSTRUCTOR

Johnny is from the Bronx, but decided living somewhere tropical was the way to go! He’s a PADI Instructor, Technical Diver, Regulator Repair Tech, Side Mount Instructor, and before moving to Maui, he dove all along the Meso-American Reef, from Cozumel to Honduras. He started with Extended Horizons the summer of 2018, and is diving his passion: TEACHING SCUBA! He is a newly credentialed Certified Interpretive Guide, and his professionalism and passion for teaching students shines bright on every dive.

JASON

JASON

INSTRUCTOR

Don’t let his soft-spoke, laid-back demeanor fool you – there’s some depth to this fella! (pun intended) Jason is former Army Infantry Officer who decided to chase his dream of diving after his service. His passions include TEACHING, photography and sharing the underwater world! He has been diving all over the Pacific and fell in love with Hawaii as soon as he arrived on Maui. He is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, a Certified Interpretive Guide, SDI Closed Circuit Rebreather diver, and is currently working towards becoming a Technical Diving Instructor.

JENNIFER

JENNIFER

INSTRUCTOR

Jennifer is a toxicologist/molecular based scientist who shifted focus to marine conservation and policy after seeing the changes in the coral reefs over the last 20 years. After returning to school for a Masters degree in Marine Conservation and Policy she decided to become a SCUBA instructor so she could share the love, excitement, and wonder of the ocean. For the last year, she has been living and working in the conservation and professional diving field. The first half of the year she was on small island called Roatan, Honduras and then returned home to the Big Apple (NYC) where she worked creating conservation (and SCUBA) programs for the Girl Scouts of Greater NY and teaching SCUBA. She also has hands-on experience with coral reef restoration, surveying techniques, and aims to inspire a new generation of ocean stewards. She has an affinity for coral, sponges, and eels. Quote: If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. — Loren Eiseley

DOERR

DOERR

INSTRUCTOR

Chris Doerr started his diving journey in 2015 on the small Caribbean island of Utila in Honduras, and in these few short years he has over a thousand dives under his belt! Diving has ignited his passion for the ocean and allowed him to travel and explore. His dives have been in the Caribbean, Taiwan, and now here in Hawaii! His favorite part of being an Instructor is seeing the absolute joy and excitement on new diversʻ faces, and helping them overcome any misconceptions they might have about diving. Chris uses his friendly, easy-going, calming skill-set to teach students not only to dive, but more importantly he tries to foster a new insight and appreciation for the ocean and all its creatures. He loves how rewarding scuba diving can be: “you create new divers, but more importantly you create new underwater ambassadors.”

GU

GU

DIVEMASTER

Gu (Goo) was born and raised on a small island is South Brazil and speaks English, Spanish & Portuguese. In 2007 Gu came to USA 12 years ago following his musical career as a signer-songwriter, and began a new passion with his Open Water certification in 2014 in Florida. His dive experience ranges from the wrecks along the East Coast to places like Cozumel, Belize, Ratan, Dominica and St. Lucia thanks to a few cruise ship contracts he took as a musician. His final cruise contract in Hawaiian waters made him both an Advanced and Rescue diver. Once back in Florida he had no other thing in mind than to become a DiveMaster and move permanently to Maui to live his days diving in the morning, playing music in the afternoon and surfing on his days off. Guʻs easy-going energy translates into the perfect slow-paced dive for a guided tour or refresher for folks who want to get back into diving.

PARKER

PARKER

INSTRUCTOR

Parker has been with blowing bubbles since 2013, which lead him to pursue his B.S. in Marine Biology from Oregon State University and become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. He originally got certified in his home town Boulder Colorado and has dove all over the Caribbean, Great Barrier Reef, French Polynesia, and Galapagos. You can find Parker teaching all sorts of specialties, including: deep, nitrox, wreck, equipment, and more. As a self-professed fish nerd and with his bubbly personality, a dive with Parker means you’re sure to have a good time and learn a lot of new fun fish facts!

SHELBY

SHELBY

INSTRUCTOR

Howdy Ya’ll! Shelby is from Texas and began her dive career as Junior Open Water Diver in 2009. Driven by her curiosity into the underwater world, Shelby earned a Degree in Environmental Science, and soon after graduation moved to Honduras to pursue her Instructor Certification and begin her professional Scuba Diving career. She has participated in Coral Restoration Projects and Eco Programs, and began teaching at Extended Horizons in June, where she loves sharing and obtaining knowledge of the Worlds Oceans.

NOE

NOE

INSTRUCTOR

Noe was born and raised on the island of Kauai, where she became a PADI Instructor after gaining a degree in Biology with an ecology emphasis and minor in chemistry (nerd?). She joined the team at Extended Horizons in 2015 when she moved to Maui. In 2017 Noe dropped down to part-time guiding to pursue a new career. She is now a Registered Nurse who works in the ICU at Maui Memorial Hospital. She’s a smart cookie who can stay calm and think on her feet! On a dive, Noe is a wealth of knowledge and specializes in showing off marine life behaviors and other oddities underwater!

LAUREN

LAUREN

INSTRUCTOR

Lauren started with Extended Horizons at the beginning of 2018 as a PADI Instructor and has since gained a credential as a Certified Interpretive Guide. She’s passionate about photography (she’s a wedding photographer y’all), and equally passionate about the marine life. Like the Yin and the Yang, Grounded in the Ocean, Diving is a second home to Lauren.

MAREN

MAREN

INSTRUCTOR

Maren began her dive career in 1999 at UC Santa Cruz, where she went from Open Water Diver through to DiveMaster, while earning a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She decided Maui would be the ideal place to follow her dreams and became a PADI Instructor in 2004. She started with Extended Horizons in 2005, and hasn’t looked back… in fact that’s kind of her thing, always looking forward. She’s now dive guiding with us as a fill-in only, because she has started a new career as a Paramedic and a mom! Maren’s can-do attitude and focus on quality customer service makes each charter with her special

FRANÇOIS

FRANÇOIS

DIVEMASTER

Born and raised in Montréal (French Canadian), François (Frank) was first certified right here on Maui at Airport beach 11 years ago, where he instantly started dreaming of working in the scuba industry. His log includes: Cayman Island, Cozumel and the Bahamas. In 2017 François left his “old life” as a Police lieutenant behind and became a Padi Pro (Rescue , DiveMaster) by doing his DiveMaster course with Extended Horizons in early 2018! He is working toward his Certified Interpretive Guide credential, and loves going slow and taking the time to share the wonder of Maui’s marine life with guests. Quote: ”I am grateful to have the chance to work MY PASSION : Scuba Diving ?!”

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT EXTENDED HORIZONS

  •   Did a mixed group shore dive (certified/uncertified) with Johnny today. Top notch knowledge on the instruction and marine life. It's obvious these guys enjoy what they do. Even if... read more

    nodough500
    6/10/2019

      All I wanted to see was a green sea turtle and our guide Shelby found them swimming, resting on the bottom and asleep under a rock ledge!!!! Awesome guide with... read more

    Tmiskell
    8/22/2019

      Before we even boarded the boat, Captain Aarica made every passenger feel welcome, excited, and safe. They keep the dive groups small to ensure diver safety and every Dive Master... read more

    mkbruckman
    6/26/2019
  •   They are very knowledgeable and do their best to make sure you see a variety of sea life. good safety reviews. Whole family had a great time

    Dana Q
    8/22/2019

      Completed 4 fantastic days of diving with Extended Horizons, where the crew went out of their way to make for a phenomenal dive experience. The briefings included not only what... read more

    Mark92102
    9/12/2019

      I have no point of reference as to how the other dive shops on Maui run their tours, but I don't know how they could possibly be any better than... read more

    Octopus_Wisperer
    9/07/2019
  •   Very nice diving with an experienced, eco-friendly and safety first crew! The team is highly skilled (V. has 10.000+ dives), takes their time when diving (no rush, see also small... read more

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    6/01/2019

      My 13yo son and I dove with Extended Horizons and had an amazing time! Captain Chris and crew made sure our every need was met above and below the... read more

    Abloes
    8/22/2019

      My wife and I have been on many day dive boats in many places and Extended Horizons is one of the best. Captain Aarika, Captain/instructor Chris and Instructor John run... read more

    rhpenning
    8/24/2019
  •   Victoria made sure I was on the right track with the correct e-learning plan and dives best suited for me after 30 years being away from diving. Best time ever!... read more

    John G
    6/13/2019

      I have no point of reference as to how the other dive shops on Maui run their tours, but I don't know how they could possibly be any better than... read more

    Octopus_Wisperer
    9/07/2019

      I've been diving with this group for over 20 years now, every time we come to Maui (starting before "we"). This is the best all around diving experience in the... read more

    William_D_Howells
    8/30/2019
  •   Shelby was a brilliant instructor. She really helped put this nervous first time diver at ease and was patient and kind. Definitely want to take my PADi Open Water cert... read more

    Terry T
    9/18/2019

      I have dove with extended horizon every time I come to Maui. I will not dive with any other company. There staff and equipment is top notch. Shelby was my... read more

    garyoY2589VJ
    8/29/2019

      I've dived in many places over the years and the crew from Extended Horizons was just exceptionall in their desire to convey information about the dive and the aquatic life... read more

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    6/04/2019
  •   The crew were so professional, fun, organized and considerate. We’ve dove a lot before but these guys are really top notch. Interpretive dive guides explained the dive and fish including... read more

    staleysp
    6/27/2019

      My husband and I go to Maui at least a few times a year. We never knew you could dive off shore without being certified yet. The fact is you... read more

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    6/08/2019

      I am a 43 year old mom of two boys age 15 and 18!! My husband and I have been married for 25 years. We were in Maui celebrating our... read more

    Voyager143691
    6/18/2019
  •   Great night dive with Chris Dörr from Extended Horizons for me as a birthday gift. Super relaxed and outstanding performance by these guys. Love the fact that Eric goes... read more

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    6/01/2019

      My husband, dad and myself had an amazing time with the team. They worked so well together and did a great job of organizing things perfectly. They explained every part... read more

    Erin Y
    6/18/2019

      Absolutely phenomenal staff and excellent equipment. The dive leaders really knew local biology and were focused on preservation and conservation. They had an encyclopedic knowledge of local aquatic life. It... read more

    Nielsen A
    7/03/2019
  •   We saw all the marine life we aimed to see — sharks, octopus, sleeping parrotfish and turtles, eels, frog fish, and one beautiful mollusk we couldn’t even identify. ... read more

    davidkennett2000
    8/07/2019

      I did the night dive with Chris at Black Rock. He was a really nice guy, thoughtful, and went out of his way to help a diver who had a... read more

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    6/09/2019

      Captain Victoria, Johnny and Jason were wonderful. They took great care of the 11 of us. I feel very safe and comfortable with them. They are a... read more

    497traciet
    9/13/2019
  •   I highly recommend this company and their twilight/night shore dive. Definitely one of my best diving experiences. Thank you Shelby.

    Pavel H
    7/17/2019

      My son and I had a blast diving with Extended Horizons for our Lanai Cathedral dive. Not only was the crew knowledgeable about all we saw, but they were... read more

    Jim A
    6/21/2019

      I really liked these guys. The crew/staff was very pleasant the entire trip, but also very very organized. Generally when I’m on vacation, I’m trying to avoid organization and structure...... read more

    Stephen T
    9/11/2019
  •   I've have dove with 50 different dive companies. Extended Horizons does it best. Knowledgeable staff. Friendly, patient and helpful. I like the "Green" philosophy of this dive operation.... read more

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    6/06/2019

      I have been diving on the east and west coast and Maui and Oahu and by far Extended Horizons is the most professional, knowledgeable about their diving habitat and customer... read more

    Jimheal
    7/16/2019

      We dove the Cathedrals in Lanai which is excellent and you should dive there. But this is about the Extended Horizons dive crew. They did a truly excellent... read more

    davetron5000
    6/18/2019

WHAT WE HAVE TO SAY FOR OURSELVES

We’ve been scuba diving Maui and operating scuba charters to Lanai since 1983. We offer the highest quality Maui scuba diving and Maui shore dives that can be found departing from the island’s west side. Our commitment is to creating an experience for divers that is safe, fun, interesting and first class. Our Lanai and Maui scuba dive guides are trained in the local ocean ecology and have years of experience as instructors.

Join our guides for Maui scuba diving tours that highlight marine behaviors. Any guide can point out the obvious like turtles, but our Maui scuba guides actually know the names of fish and can interpret marine life behavior patterns. Their years of experience diving Maui and Lanai allow them to know where animals live, when they mate, and why they are acting unusual.

Extended Horizons talks about saving the reef and leads by example. To prevent anchor damage, Extended Horizons spearheaded the actual putting in of the first 14 moorings on Lanai in the late 90’s and continues to sponsor local NGO’s, working hard to make Maui a mooring friendly place. Additionally, Extended Horizons conducts semi-annual underwater reef clean-ups, so far we’ve removed over 400 lbs of marine debris off Maui County’s reefs this year 2018! Additionally, Extended Horizons conducts semi-annual underwater reef clean-ups; check it out on our SPECIAL EVENTS page!

We are the ONLY commercial marine tour boat on West Maui running on 100% biodiesel. (Not the only dive boat- the only Commercial boat) Our commitment to run 100% is unique. While some businesses try to greenwash their image stating they run biodiesel, often this is just a small percentage blend. (Sometimes as little as 1%). Better yet, our biofuel is made locally in the State of Hawaii from recycled feedstocks by Pacific Biodiesel. It does cost slightly more than regular petrol diesel however it is much much much easier on the environment, reducing our carbon footprint (finprint?) by over 80% compared to petrol diesel.

With over 35 years in the scuba industry we rely heavily on repeat business & word of mouth.

Everyone says “We’re the best” in Maui shore dives and Maui scuba diving trips. However, if you prefer an unbiased opinion, check out what others say about us by looking at reviewer sites like Yelp or TripAdvisor.

If you would like to dive Maui or Lanai, please call us for Maui scuba reservations! We will show you Maui and Lanai scuba diving with a quality difference such as: using large tanks (80’s) for all divers, making computers a standard part of our rental gear, and showing you the unusual and rare sites that Maui and Lanai have to offer.

You can read about moorings on Maui and Lanai and help with the effort. Make a donation earmarked for Lanai moorings or Maui moorings by a click to MALAMA KAI. Donation is tax deductible and will make a difference on Maui’s and Lanai’s reefs for scuba divers and snorkelers today… and in the future.