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Dive Review of Mike Severns/Napili Point in

July, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Craig Grube, VA, USA
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Report Number 2594
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Turks & Caicos, Nassau, Jamaica, Florida Keys, Tahiti
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
77   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 110    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Try to stay with the small group.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
No rinse tanks, but a dedicated area at front of boat.  They have fresh
water hose to rinse off.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Mike Severns runs a nice operation with modest size groups (we had about 12
on the boat.  The took us to the inside of Molokini Crater and gave a very
thorough briefing of the fish action we could witness.  The dive guides are
very attentive, almost obsessive, with finding and showing macro critters. 
We were blessed with about a 7' Manta from the moment we entered the water
and it cruised around our area for a good amount of the dive offering good
photo op in the clear, well lit water. While the manta was buzzing around a
small white tip shark came up the sand from the depths.  Nice coral and
sand bottom rolling topography.  Lots of large garden eels in the sand

On the second stop of our two tank trip we dove an area in south Maui off
"Little Beach" and it must have been turtle day as we saw 15-20
green sea turtles, many at cleaning stations.  We also saw several large
white mouth moray eels amongst the coral.  The current was a bit swift so
that added some fun to the dive.  Mike Severns has great dive guides that
are very thorough and do all your gear.  The have good coffee, fruit, juice
and cookies as well.
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