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Dive Review of 5 Star Scuba/Marriott's Maui Ocean Club in

5 Star Scuba/Marriott's Maui Ocean Club, Dec, 2011,

by Ms Lynda Durfee, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 49 reports with 21 Helpful votes). Report 6392.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Dove Black Rock (Sheraton) at night. I did this last year, and this one was awesome! Saw turtles, lobster, crabs, lots of big eels swimming and feeding, nudis, small fish. Easy entry from the dive shop at the Sheraton. Other diver had just been OW certified, and this was a great experience for both of us, with widely different experience levels. Guide Rob knew where the critters were and pointed them out, after giving us a heads up in the briefing as what to expect. Price of dive ($99 plus tax) includes all gear and wetsuit; no discount for your own gear, but it was worth it to have someone else washing it out and not getting sand in your gear and lugging it back to your resort. I only used my own mask. At the full moon, so maybe that's why it was even better than last year's dive. 5-Star has operations at the major resorts in Kaanapali, so you could do a shore dive at any of their locations. I did a morning dive off the Marriott last year, and it was OK, but nothing special. Next time I'll try the Hyatt reef.
Websites 5 Star Scuba   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, all over Hawaii, Palau, Lake Tahoe
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 77-78°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions This was a shore dive, max depth about 40 feet. Limited by diver who runs low first!
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars 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
UW Photo Comments [None]
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