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Dive Review of Octopus Reef in

October, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Vince Cichoski, CA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 5301
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Channel Islands, Palau, Komodo, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Thailand  
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
120   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 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):
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
My beautiful bride and I met Rene (Octopus Reef Dive Goddess) on a
liveaboard trip in Indonesia in 2007.  We were immediately impressed with
her skill, kindness, sense of humor, and compassion for all our fishy
friends. We spent 12 days together diving, laughing, and sharing stories
about our mutual fascination with the sea. Two years later, I contacted
Rene via email to reintroduce myself and let her know that a small group of
friends and I would be in her neighborhood (Maui) for a week of diving. We
picked up right where we left off with fond memories and positive energy.
She asked about the experience level of my group (all instructor-level) and
what we were interested in doing (small boats - advanced diving). Rene gave
us some great options with a range of cost. Octopus Reef services included
arranging the right boat charter for our needs, choosing the best dive
sites, and providing a unique, personalized approach to guiding and
educating our experienced group. Rene has an ultra-expressive underwater
communication style that really helped when pointing out rare, endemic
species. Her briefings were outstanding. Rene's knowledge, enthusiasm,
professionalism, and strong environmental ethic are the reasons why I will
return to Maui and dive with Octopus Reef again and again!!!!       
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