On August 8th, a fire ravaged our cherished Maui Diving- Scuba & Snorkel Center in Lahaina, leaving behind devastation and loss. Despite this setback, our spirit remains unyielding, and we're resolute in our commitment to restore what was lost. We need your help and support to rebuild our business and take care of all our employees who lost their sources of income.
We want you to know that even in the face of these challenges, we're here for you. While the flames may have taken our Lahaina location, our operations are undeterred. Maui Diving is still open for business, operating out of our Kihei location. Our team, now situated in the south, stands ready to welcome you with the same warmth, expertise, and love for the ocean that have been our hallmark for 34 years.
Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate these trying times. Together, we'll emerge stronger, holding fast to the shared passions that have defined us.
For 34 years, Maui Diving has been a beacon of underwater exploration, fostering a love for the ocean and uniting diving enthusiasts from all corners of the globe. Our dive shop has been more than just a place to rent equipment or book excursions—it's a community hub where lifelong friendships are forged, lessons in marine conservation are learned, and the wonders of the aquatic realm are shared.
Regrettably, our insurance coverage is not covering the destruction of our beloved dive shop, leaving us facing the daunting task of rebuilding with limited resources. However, the resilient heart that has beat within Maui Diving for years remains unbroken, and we are committed to rising from the ashes, stronger and more determined than ever.
Your support can be the difference between a shattered dream and a triumphant resurgence. We kindly ask for your assistance in the form of a financial contribution, no matter how big or small. Your donation will directly fund the reconstruction of Maui Diving, allowing us to replace essential equipment, restore the welcoming atmosphere that divers know and love, and continue our mission of promoting ocean conservation.
We have established a dedicated fundraising platform at spotfund where you can contribute securely and stay informed about our progress. Every dollar donated will be channeled into the reconstruction efforts, allowing us to rebuild the heart and soul of Maui Diving.
In recognition of your compassion and generosity, all donors will be prominently acknowledged on our rebuilt premises and website. For larger contributions of $1,000 or more, we have prepared special tokens of appreciation to express our gratitude for your pivotal role in resurrecting our dive shop.
We understand that times are challenging for many, and any help you can provide is deeply appreciated. Your support sends a powerful message that together, we can overcome adversity and reaffirm the significance of community, nature, and shared passions.
With heartfelt gratitude,
Jessica Pickering, OwnerMaui Diving - Scuba & Snorkel Center LLC