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Dive Review of B & B Scuba in
Hawaii/Maui

B & B Scuba, Mar, 2003,

by Paul and Cindy Pruitt, CA, USA . Report 414.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Belize, Galapagos, other Hawaiian islands, California coast
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 56 to 71 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions As the group was mixed ability levels we agreed to follow the divemaster's profile.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The boat has a large storage area for cameras before diving and dip tubs with fresh water shower rinse for after. The tables were usually used for food and masks so cameras went on the shelf at the helm.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments My husband and I had a fabulous time diving with B&B Scuba of Kihei, Hawaii. We each took training with Brad Varney at different levels. My husband is an advanced diver and was seeking Rescue Diver training, while I was a total novice. Both of us received individualized attention tailored to our needs and experience. Brad is not only extremely competent, with years of experience, he is a natural teacher, instilling confidence in a nervous novice and offering constant encouragement. He made the entire experience enjoyable as well as intensely educational. My husband's expectations were different from mine and equally well met. Brad's extensive experience gave him the first hand knowledge needed to make the PADI Rescue Diving training more than facts and drills.

The rest of the team at B&B were friendly and helpful, always making us feel comfortable and at ease. Divemaster Greg's sense of humor and encouragement and Blesi's skill as a naturalist enhansed each dive. We dove with the crew for three days (6 locations) so when Brad was involved with training the remainder of the divers on the boat (5-6 people) enjoyed Blesi in the lead, pointing out the animal life, and Greg sweeping the rear. I felt most confident when Greg was around as he was quick to observe and help with any problem.

B&B caters to the "locals", not doing much advertising, but we both highly recommend them for visitors to Maui. They leave the dock in Kihei at 6 am to get the best moorings in Molokini crater. We were always there first with the best site and smooth water. Seeing "fields" of garden eels feeding was spectacular. We had a great time.
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