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Dive Review of Mike Sevrens/Haleakala Shores Condos in
Hawaii/Maui

Mike Sevrens/Haleakala Shores Condos, Sep, 2005,

by Sherrie Barker, OR, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 2116.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Big Island (Hawaii), Lanai, Fiji, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Notify divemaster at 1500 psi both dives; second dive stay close to divemaster on drift dive
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments No fresh water soak. Could use fresh water shower to rinse camera.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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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