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Dive Review of B & B Scuba/Ritz Carlton Maui in
Hawaii/Maui

B & B Scuba/Ritz Carlton Maui, Jan, 2004,

by Steve and Beth Welch, IL, USA . Report 937.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 75 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We dove Molokini Crater and depth limits were 80 feet but were allowed to dive our profile. Asked to come up with 300 - 500 psi. B & B was great to dive with.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My wife and I took IANTD rebreather training from Brad Varney at B & B. Can't say enough good things about them. They were professional, fun, and flexible. Small boats, no cattle operation here. On every dive had 3 divemasters in water on for 8 people. Kept beginners and experienced divers separate and spread the groups out so we weren't running into eachother. Got out to Molokini very early to avoid the crowds which is definitely the way to go. Rebreather training was outstanding. We did two days of open water training as part of the course, then rented the gear for a third day to experience diving with it. The diving was excellent. However, recent swells have decimated some of the coral, as it looks like someone took a rake over the sea floor. Didn't matter to us as we loved the dives. Saw tons of tropical fish, and even a friendly manta at Molokini. On second dive near Kihei saw frogfish, octopus, flounder, etc. Blesi Varney, Brad's wife, is a wonderful divemaster and clearly loves to be in the water. Heard whales singing on every dive and saw whales on the way to and from the crater every day, including a breach on one occasion and a baby doing tail waves on another! Delicious food between dives; Blesi's turkey sandwiches on Hawaiian bread are special! Full fills. Would dive with them anytime.
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