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Dive Review of Lahaina Divers/Kapalua in

July, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Ed Gross, TX, US
Report Number 1194
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Cozumel, Saba, Bonaire
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth, max time to be back on the boat.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Good selection of macro life and pelagics.  Lacks soft coral color, but
immense, healthy hard coral as far as the eye can see.  Good selection of
very unique creatures.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
Some of the biggest and healthiest hard coral we've seen. On Maui, Molokini
Crater, and Lanai.  Lots of sharks, saw black tips, white tips, grays, and
galapagos sharks on one dive on the back wall of the crater.   Mantas seen
frequently.  A number of orange frogfish, and a painted yellow frogfish. 
First time to see a helmet gunard, in 30 feet of water off of Cliff House
reef.  Plenty of good macro life, also.  Nudibranchs,  bloe dragons, and
either a pygmy wrasse or a yellowtail coris.

Stayed at the northwest end of Maui in Kapalua, which is farther away from
the Crater, but closer to Lanai and some good shore/shallow dives on the
north end.   AA Vacations had an all you can golf special at Kapalua, so we
got in a lot of golf, also.  Hard a large villa with an extra large porch
with a garden hose, great for rinsing equipment.

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