A 65-year-old San Francisco man died after he was found in distress while diving at Makena landing Monday night, police said.
He was identified as James Harstad.
He had been night diving with his son before police were called at 8:30 p.m., said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
Harstad had surfaced and was seen gasping for air before being brought to shore by his son, he said.
Harstad was taken by ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m.
An autopsy is pending.