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Dive Review of Octopus Reef in
Hawaii/Maui

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

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
120   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  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
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
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
N/A  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
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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