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Dive Review of B & B Scuba in

March, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Paul and Cindy Pruitt, CA, USA
Report Number 414
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Belize, Galapagos, other Hawaiian islands, California coast
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
56   to 71    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
As the group was mixed ability levels we agreed to follow the divemaster's
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
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):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
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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