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Dive Review of Octopus Reef - Rene/stayed in private home in

February, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Mary Stiles, CA, USA
Report Number 402
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
Water Temp
74   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
You don't have to travel far (from the West Coast) to dive with mantas!  My
husband and I returned to Maui to dive with Rene of Octopus Reef.
Rene as always was the ultimate dive guide, accomodating to our schedule,
providing equipment in good working order, helping with minor
problems with our equipment, even carrying my BC and tank up and down from
the beach since I wasn't supposed to be stressing a foot
problem!  We dove with juvenile manta rays on three dives at Uloa Beach,
both day and night dives.  Saw three at one time, feeding, looping,
just awe inspiring to watch!  The turtles were feeling neglected and seemed
to be trying to get our attention.  Lots of other creatures to see 
with Rene's guidance, huge anemome crab, octopus, frog fish and large
numbers of eels and fish.  Rene also guided us on a cave tour at Makena
Landing where 
we found a sleeping white-tip reef shark, surfaced inside a cave, and
explored a beautiful sponge-encrusted lava tube.  Beautiful whale
songs to be heard underwater as well.
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