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Dive Review of Extended Horizons/Shores of Maui in
Hawaii/Lahaina, Maui

Extended Horizons/Shores of Maui: "Really good dive. Dive Master, not so much.", Jul, 2017,

by Dennis Lewis, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9675.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The shop seemed nice and all contact was via email and very quick. The dive at Black Rock was easy and beautiful. The DM was less than ready for diving.
First, the good: We did a night shore dive at Black Rock, just north of Lahaina. Parking is super easy as there is free parking near the Shops and the entry point is just off of the sidewalk, by the golf course. Exit is equally easy and right next to the parking. Once you do it with a guide, just rent tanks and keep doing this dive - it was that good.
All the usual night creatures were out and hunting. What made this a lot of fun was seeing the dozens of eels, of all types, out hunting. We witnessed three successful hunts. Octopus was out hunting down a slipper lobster. They both dove into a hold in the coral so I did not get to see the end of the chase. Lots of shrimp and other creatures about. One very large turtle sleeping under a ledge.
The bad: Our young Dive Master/leader was very nervous and had a hard time staying on topic at the shop. My buddy had to ask 4 times to get his rental wetsuit. When we got to the beach to unload our gear, we found that he packed my buddies suit, but gave him the wrong size fins (by a lot) and two left boots. He brought the other diver the wrong amount of weight. OK, switch things around and we got ready. When we were ready, he discovered that he forgot his mask. So we waited for him to run back and see about a mask. Once in the water, he seemed to need to make up time and darted off. Knowing that it would be a short shore dive in 30 feet, we let him go. He had to come back and then gave in and slowed down. Again, I would do this dive over and over again, just as a buddy team and skip the DM and his two left feet ....
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Palau, Yap, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Cayman, Cozumel, Roatan, Cabo, California.
Closest Airport OGG Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 78- Ft/ 24- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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