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Dive Review of North Shore Explorers in
Hawaii/Maui

North Shore Explorers, Nov, 2007,

by Peter Heseltine, CA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 3725.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving PNG, Australia, Florida, Caribbean, California, Mediterranean, Red Sea, S Africa
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Cooler for cameras. No fresh water rinse.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments NSE (Todd Winn and Chris Quarre, both with many years as professional divemasters) offer unusual diving on the North Shore of Maui and excursions to Molokai. They opened for business in Sept 2007. Their boat is an ex-USN 30' Rigid Inflatable powered by twin 300hp Jet drives. This part of Maui has brisk winds, choppy waves and is largely unexplored by tourist divers. The dive locations are pinnacles and lava strewn, rocky bays. Hammerheads are not uncommonly seen. We saw 15-20 lobsters in a single cave, nudibranchs, schools of fish, turtles and were followed by a curious 6' Green Jobfish over the course of a 100 min relaxed, rebreather dive (Todd dives an Innerspace Porpoise Pack). They also support open circuit nitrox, as well as mixed gas technical diving. Good dive for a change. Choppy seas, windy boat ride and great scenery add zest for advanced divers. Helpful crew made climbing back on the boat using a purpose built ladder, tolerable for this geriatric diver. Contact NSE, 786 Alua St. Bay 5 Wailuku, HI. 96793 Email: info@NorthShoreExplorers.com
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