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Dive Review of Octopus Reef in
Hawaii/Maui

June, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Greg Dixon, TX, USA
Report Number 523
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Kauai
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
 
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
78   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
15   to 30    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 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  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
We contacted Octopus Reef by e mail before our trip and booked a 2 tank
shore (twilight/ Night) dive. This dive was the diving highlight of our
trip. We were met at the shore site by Rene and Lynn, the instructors and
owners of Octopus Reef. There were three of us diving, two beginner /
intermediate and 1 advanced diver. After a thorough briefing (probably the
best and most complete briefing I've received in over 150 dives), we
proceeded to enter the water. Both of the less experienced divers entered
the water comfortably with the assistance of the instructors and we had one
of the best dives any of us have had. Rene led the group and Lynn followed
up. Both were excellent at finding the tiniest of critters and pointing out
everything to be seen. They constantly checked on both of the less
experienced divers and both of them reported being the most comfortable
dive (and learning experience) that they have had. Unfortunately, 2 of us
were unable to do the second dive for other reasons, but the third diver is
still talking about her dive two weeks later. 
Rene and Lynn made the beginners relaxed, while not boring an experienced
diver. This is a 5+ star operation and a model for dive operators
everywhere for both safety and competence. We highly recommend Octopus Reef
to divers of any skill level for a wonderful dive experience while on Maui.
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