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Dive Review of Maui Dreams;/Mana Kai Condominuims in
Hawaii/Maui

Maui Dreams;/Mana Kai Condominuims, Jun, 2007,

by fiona rattray, on, canada (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports). Report 3515.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 79 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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
UW Photo Comments Rachel took some photos on these dives and turned one of them into a postcard that I received once I got back home!

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments As you can tell, I've been having quite a summer diving in fun locations. I chose Maui Dreams due to Undercurrent reviews. When I went on their website, my eyes were drawn to Scooter Diving, which was a great choice.

I met Rachel at the shop, got tanks and weights squared away, and followed her truck and the scooters to Keawapaku Beach. Parking fills up early, but we were there at 8am to catch the less windy part of the day.

After a briefing on how to use the scooter and review of safety proceedures, we geared up and waded out. In about 5 ft of water Rachel showed me how to hop on the scooter, and start and stop (this model you hold between your knees, and fly like Superman underwater). Satisfied that I'd got the hang of it, Rachel then took me on a tour of the reef and headed out to the St Anthony wreck. Normally this could be a 45 minute swim out, but on the scooter it took 8 minutes max. Very James Bondish to arrive at the wreck, put down the scooters in the sand, and swim around the divers off a dive boat who were also doing the wreck. Heh heh. Shaken, not stirred.

The second dive was a mystery location, some reeflet jutting off the sand plain, covered in fish and invertebrates. Eels, leaf scorpionfish, school of bannerfish, and so on. This was a meditative 77 minute dive, and we still had air to spare. Rachel is a great guide, knows lots about the local fish life. Yes, I'd do it again.
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