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Dive Review of Octopus Reef/No Resort in
Hawaii/Maui

Octopus Reef/No Resort, Aug, 2003,

by Steve Hess, CA, USA . Report 839.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Cozumel, Channel Islands, Monterey, Honduras, Bonaire, Dominica, Florida.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions These were shallow shore dives, so they were over an hour long at a max depth of 50 feet.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 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
UW Photo 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 3 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Instead of getting bounced around on a boat trip to the dive sites, we contacted Octopus Reef and Renee met us at two shore divesites (one day and one night). She picked the sites based on the conditions and knew the undersea inhabitants very well.
My wife and I knew many of the fish we were seeing, but Renee was able to identify some new ones for us topside in her photo book before we dove as well as some others using a slate once we were under. We saw many rare wrasses and eels and a leaf scorpionfish.
I tend to go slow and find the small critters while my wife looks at the big picture more. Renee's style was able to make it work for both of us. I recommend her to both advanced divers and beginners.



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