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

Octopus Reef - Rene/stayed in private home, Feb, 2003,

by Mary Stiles, CA, USA . Report 402.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 74 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 0 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales >2
Corals 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 N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

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