1223 Front St
Lahaina, HI 96761
Join us for a 2 tank guided boat trip to dive the Carthaginian wreck
Just a short distance off Maui’s shore, under the stunning Pacific blue water, lies a slice of history. Join us for a 2 tank guided boat trip to dive the Carthaginian wreck and a second breathtaking dive with turtles and sharks.
Wreck Diving at the Carthaginian
Our first dive will be at the Carthaginian, a semi penetrable wreck that rests at 100ft. The Carthaginian is a haven for white tip reef sharks, frog fish, eels, and more. Eagle rays and dolphins are frequently seen swimming past the wreck in the blue. Guests are regularly treated by visits from the Atlantis Submarine and can wave and pose for photos as it circles the ship.
Shark and Turtle Dive
After a surface interval we will dive a shallower site off Maui that is home to sharks, turtles, frog fish, schools of reef fish, and healthy corals.
Due to the depth of the Carthaginian, divers must hold an advanced certification card for the dive. Nitrox is encouraged to extend bottom time.
Rental equipment is available to rent on an item by item basis.
Carthaginian wreck dive
The Carthaginian II was once a well known symbol of Lahaina’s days as a 19th century whaling port.
After its purchase in 1972 by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the Germanmade ship served as a historic floating museum at the Lahaina Harbor for more than 20 years.
The boat was purchased as a replacement for the original ship of the same name that was used in the movie “Hawaii” filmed in 1966. That ship tragically ran aground and was destroyed in 1972.
The complicated rigging work of the second incarnation of the Carthaginian was done at the dock in Lahaina and modeled after the dimensions of the 1870 brig Marie Sophie. Due to deteriorating conditions, the ship was sold to the Atlantis Submarine company in 2003 and preparations to sink the ship began.
It took Atlantis two years to ready the ship for sinking. On Tuesday, December 13th 2005 at 12:13 pm the Carthaginian went down peacefully in 27 min with a dignity befitting the beloved former landmark. Today the Carthaginian has been slowly reclaimed by the sea and is a gathering place for ocean life.
$165 /per scuba diver
Surface interval snack included.
Optional rental gear available.
Ask about discounts for multiple days of diving.
What is included in the tour
2 spectacular dives.
Fresh and healthy surface interval snack.
Stops for marine life such as dolphins and whales!
Souvenir Dive Maui water bottled made from recycled plastic to keep you hydrated on the boat.
Professional photos for purchase.
Rain ponchos for inclimate weather.
What makes this tour special
This is a special advanced charter. You will be with other experienced divers.
Experienced instructors and captains who love what they do and love sharing it with you.
Small group sizes and individualized attention so you have fun and feel safe.
Maximized bottom time, your air and your deco rule your dives. If you have enough air you can have 2 hour long dives.
Current rental equipment. Our BCD’s have integrated weights and regulators have dive computers so you are comfortable in the water.
Conservation oriented. Our crew cares about the health of the ocean ecosystem and does our best to have eco friendly practices.
“Best dive ever. Nine divers, 4 staff, two in the water, means better service than a 5 star restuarant. Courteous, competent, friendly. They know their stuff, love to pass on their knowledge, and just care while still having fun.
Oh, and a hundred dolphins frolicked through our dive group at Cathedral!”
“Great crew. Good gear. Knowledgeable. Good intelligent conversation. Kept the hour glass flowing.
Heads up play by the captain getting the attention of dive master Nick, allowing us to get us into the pod of dolphins and have quite a rememberable experience. Mahalo”
“Great customer service and safety. On time, good price, great value.
Clean well maintained boats experienced Captain and dive masters friendly and good communication skills ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”
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