Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

Dive Review of Lahaina Divers (Maui) in
Hawaii/Molokai

March, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Dennis Jacobson, CO, USA
Reviewer   (6 reports)
Report Number 4708
Subscribers: Submit Your Reader Report Here
Subscribe Now Questions?
Subscribers can send this reviewer an email directly from here.
Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
recent dives to Cozumel; Bahamas; Riviera Maya
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
73   to 76    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
80   to 125    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
This was the hammerhead shark trip to Molokai in high seas and strong
current- all divers of necessity had to stay together in groups of 6 or
less as assigned  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
Tropical Fish
N/A  
Small Critters
  N/A
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Molokai Hammerhead Shark Dive.

This is a specialty trip for advanced divers,once a week and is a bit
pricey ($199.00 per person for 2 tanks).  It is worth it though, as we saw
a large school and some isolated hammerhead sharks.  It is an open blue
water dive, and on the day we went we had 25 knot winds, 12 foot seas, and
stong current.  We were forewarned about all of these and have no
complaints.  Our one complaint is that there were divers on the trip who
should not have been allowed, certainly not under the conditions we
encountered, and those conditions were known days in advance.  Poor divers
cost us bottom time, as of necessity all divers had to descend and ascend
together (open seas, boat pick up, and really challenging conditions). 

I recommend this dive to compentent, advanced divers in good shape.  We
were led to believe there is a more thorough screening of divers then there
actually was, so if you go, ask about who you will be diving with.  The
sharks are deep, the current can be strong, and the weakest diver in each
group will set the bottom time and depth limits. 

Overall, Lahaina Divers is the best operation on Maui, and my wife and I
always use them for boat dives.  This day trip to Molokai was no exception,
but we had a weak diver on each dive, and accordingly had our time (and
depth) cut way back from what it might have been.

Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 530 dive reviews of Hawaii and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

Other dive reports on Lahaina Divers

All Hawaii Dive Reviews and Reports
Diving Guide to Hawaii
Diving Reviews for All Dive Destinations

Want to assemble your own collection of Hawaii reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.


Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!


Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.