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Dive Review of Mike Sevrens/Haleakala Shores Condos in

September, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Sherrie Barker, OR, USA
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Report Number 2116
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Big Island (Hawaii), Lanai, Fiji, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Notify divemaster at 1500 psi both dives; second dive stay close to
divemaster on drift dive  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
No fresh water soak. Could use fresh water shower to rinse camera.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
The majority of the 10 divers on this trip were fairly new. Most wanted to
see turtles, big critters, and the Back Wall at Molokini was requested. The
crew - Jeff, Andy, John and Sharon - headed for the Back Wall and did a
careful evalution. Water conditions were not good - we were between
Hurricane Jova and another storm - so we went to the other side and dove
the end of the crater nearest Maui's shore. Vis was great even with the
surface chop. We'd never done Molokini, and were impressed with the number
of fish and critters we encountered - 4 sharks, a manta, ulua, Flame
Wrasse, eels, octopus, conger eel. The list goes on.

From Molokini we headed toward shore and the fabled Turtle Town area off 5
Graves/5 Caves. The surface chop had increased, so we did this one as a
drift. The highlight of this one was the turtle count - 11 in one visual
sweep plus the stragglers. Again, the fish were numerous and varied. At the
conclusion of the dive, Andy waited at the surface with us while the boat
came to pick us up. 

The crew was terrific. All were very knowledgable and obviously enjoyed
what they do. They're so safety conscious that they put an extra computer
on one of our regs!

We would have gone out another day had the water cooperated. But from our
vantage point on the beach, we could see boats rocking in the surf and
opted to watch this time. The conditions in Kauai were very similar, so we
passed on anticipated diving there.

Haleakala Shores is a great location in Kihei, just a couple of blocks from
the Kihei boat ramp. Rented via the internet, we had the top corner condo
overlooking Kamaole III and the ocean. The only drawback is the noise from
the street below. 
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