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Dive Review of B&B Scuba in
Hawaii/Maui

B&B Scuba, Apr, 2008,

by Tom and Judy Chambers, WA, USA ( 1 report). Report 4241.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Philippines, Palau, Yap, Truk, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Carribean, Red Sea, Mediterranean...
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 0 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales >2
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My wife and I have used most of the dive operations on Maui. They have all been good. B & B is a little different, and we think better. Many of the locals use this operation. It is an owner operated Business. B & B stands for Brad and Blesi, the owners, and they are usually on the boat. We have our own gear but their rental gear (which I believe is included in the cost of the dive at no extra charge) appears to be very good. They also provide computers to all divers. The boat is a 12 pack and at first can seem crowded with a full boat but the logistics of the operation is excellent. They have excellent safety equipment including a heart defibulator on board.
I have never seen them with less than 1 instructor and 2 Dive Masters. Brad does a lot of training so there are usually some Dive Masters in training on board. We have always found it reassuring that there are lots of eyes on us and they are able to break divers into small groups of similar experience.
The first dive is almost always at Molikini. It is a timed 45 minute dive. Generally, they begin by going outside the crater to look for reef sharks and other bigger animals and end the dive in the crater which is a marine sanctuary. We are wantabe photographers and love this site because the fish in Molikini are not shy. There are garden eels at about 70 feet. The second dive is a one hour drift dive along the Maui shore where we are almost guaranteed to see one meter green sea turtles, frog fish, eels, and an occasional octopus. We would never choose a dive operation because of the snacks but besides plenty of beverages and fruit, Blesis turkey sandwiches on Hawaiian sweet bread and home made chocolate chip cookies are worth mentioning.

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