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Dive Review of Dive Makai in

November, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Rick and Pamela Gordon, WA, USA
Report Number 891
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Washington State, British Columbia, California, Rhode Island, Maui, Kauai,
Cozumel, Acumal, Cabo, Zihuatenejo, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Puerto
Rico, British Virgin Islands, Bonaire, Tahiti, Honduras
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth Limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 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):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
We selected Dive Makai based on reviews in Chapbook.  They met our
expectations.  Like most boat diving in Hawaii, the attitude is pretty laid
back and friendly and the diving is easy, but on the other hand, the dive
operations are very professional and follow procedures more so than at
other dive destinations around the world, starting with removal of shoes
before boarding to the fairly extensive dive briefings and
"follow-behind-the-leader" style diving.  But the Dive Makai
divemasters (Lisa, Kendra, Kay, Alexa) all are knowledgible and are
excellent at finding the various critters which were requested pre-dive and
also those criters which are rare and unique, so there was lots to see on
every dive.  Discussions between and after dives was always informative
with good snacks provided.  We also made dives with Sandwich Isle Divers
and Kona Coast Divers and had good experiences with them also.  We booked
with the others because Dive Makai was fully booked on some of the days we
wanted to dive.  Next time, we will book well in advance.
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