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Dive Review of B & B Scuba/Ritz Carlton Maui in

January, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Steve and Beth Welch, IL, USA
Report Number 937
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
75   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
We dove Molokini Crater and depth limits were 80 feet but were allowed to
dive our profile. Asked to come up with 300 - 500 psi. B & B was great
to dive with.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
My wife and I took IANTD rebreather training from Brad Varney at B & B.
Can't say enough good things about them. They were professional, fun, and
flexible. Small boats, no cattle operation here. On every dive had 3
divemasters in water on for 8 people. Kept beginners and experienced divers
separate and spread the groups out so we weren't running into eachother.
Got out to Molokini very early to avoid the crowds which is definitely the
way to go. Rebreather training was outstanding. We did two days of open
water training as part of the course, then rented the gear for a third day
to experience diving with it. The diving was excellent. However, recent
swells have decimated some of the coral, as it looks like someone took a
rake over the sea floor. Didn't matter to us as we loved the dives. Saw
tons of tropical fish, and even a friendly manta at Molokini.  On second
dive near Kihei saw frogfish, octopus, flounder, etc. Blesi Varney, Brad's
wife, is a wonderful divemaster and clearly loves to be in the water. Heard
whales singing on every dive and saw whales on the way to and from the
crater every day, including a breach on one occasion and a baby doing tail
waves on another! Delicious food between dives; Blesi's turkey sandwiches
on Hawaiian bread are special! Full fills. Would dive with them anytime.
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