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Dive Review of Prodiver/N/A in
Hawaii/Maui

Prodiver/N/A, Feb, 2007,

by Scott George, CA, USA . Report 3222.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Belize, Roatan, California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 73 to 76 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 130 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Surface with 800 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments I had one day of diving I could do on this trip to Maui. Based upon feedback I saw in Undercurrent I went with Prodiver out of Wailea. Prodiver was an excellent operation. They limit their boat to 6 divers maximum and they are the first boat out of the Kihei boat ramp each morning. The first dive is at the Molokini Crater and the second dive is usually a site near the South Maui shore (our group's second dive was at 5 Caves). That means getting up early since the boat leaves at 6:00 AM, but it also means you beat the dozens of snorkel boats to Molokini. You also get back to the ramp after the second dive before 11:00 AM so you have the rest of your day to do things on shore. Prodiver are very professional and very unlike many of the Maui cattlecar operations. Most people diving with them are experienced so the only limit they place on divers is to surface when you get to 800 psi.
The diving is not as spectacular as a lot of other destinations but it is worthwhile. The visibility at Molokini is fantastic (reliably over 100 ft). While Maui lacks a lot of the colorful corals seen in other dive locations, the fish here can be interesting and many are unique to Hawaii. You can expect to see a lot of turtles (although not typically at Molokini). There are some reef sharks and occasional manta rays. I saw two frogfish, at least six turtles, two octopus, and three dragon morays on the second dive.
Maui would not be my first choice for a dedicated dive vacation, but it is a great destination for families and nondiving activities. If you find yourself in Maui with a few days for diving I would highly recommend Prodiver.
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