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Dive Review of Prodiver/Octopus Reef in
Hawaii/Maui

March, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Helen Malnar, FL, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 5053
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Indonesia, Palau, Cocos, Galapagos, Socorros, Caribbean,
Florida, Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
70   to 72    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 90    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
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
Tropical Fish
N/A  
Small Critters
  N/A
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
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
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
N/A  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Rene, of Octopus Reef, booked Prodiver when we got a break in a week of
rain and clouds and the wind allowed a rare late morning dive charter.  We
headed off to Molokini hoping to get two backside dives in.  The weather
held and we dove the back side of Molokini twice with great visibility and
slow currents.  Diving the backside of Molokini offers very dramatic views
of canyons and sheer walls.  We saw some sharks below us and a manta came
to check us out for a while.  The whales were serenading us for the entire
two dives, but we failed to see any while diving that day.

Totally different story on the trip back to the dock.  We slowed the boat
when we noticed a humpback calf jumping over and over.  We kept our
distance but kept watch because that little guy was having so much fun. 
Then baby whale spotted us and headed right toward our boat.  Mama whale
followed quickly to head him off but they were on a direct path to us.  Our
captain turned off the boat motor and we just coasted there wondering where
the whales would surface.  As we watched them swim right under our boat we
realized that it was mom, baby and two males following them.  They surfaced
close by and swam away and again the little one started jumping.  We turned
the motor on and continued our journey toward Kihei boat ramp when we
noticed the whale calf heading toward us again!  What a thrill!  Under the
boat again they swam.  It took over an hour to get back to the dock that
day, but what a whale watch we had!  Many thanks to the great, unhurried
crew on Prodiver, Gary and Matt, and to Rene Umberger, of Octopus Reef.
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