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Dive Review of Extended Horizons in
Hawaii/West Maui and Lana'i

Extended Horizons: "Excellent Pro and Eco oriented Outfit both in practice and attitude", May, 2021,

by michele jacquin, CA, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 11524.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 4 stars
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Comments [None]This was my first dive trip to West Maui. Company was recommended by Pauline at Mike Severns who goes out of Kihei.

Shore dives were Airport Beach and Mala Wharf. Mala was most interesting with turtle cleaning station. One eagle ray, no mantas like I saw in SW Maui. All big fish gone. Octopus, reef fish, invertebrates including nudibranch. Lots of turtles including a ra ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Huahine, FP. La Jolla, CA, Fakarava, Rangiroa, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oe, (Marquesas) FP, Kaua'i, Maui, Bonaire
Closest Airport OGG Getting There Direct SAN to OGG

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 76-77°F / 24-25°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Divemaster guided tours
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
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UW Photo Comments [None]I am not a photographer so I would not know what is needed. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Ellen Marie Smithin MN, US at May 11, 2021 12:45 EST  
I just looked up this Lanai trip and it seems they are charging $375 for a 2 tank? Is that what you paid? Some of the other operators (Lahaina) seem to charge $299 for a 3 tank. Just wondering...I know Hawaii diving is expensive.
By report author: michele jacquin in CA, US at May 11, 2021 13:51 EST  
Costs: Fuel for 45 each way trip comes from 3000 miles away. Hawaii taxes tourist trips. Not Like Mex or FL re . covid. Covid reduced legal occupancy on boats. I paid over $400 for two tank trip charged as semiprivate. On EH. 6 divers/2 DM. Paid 280 for two tank Lanai with Dive Maui the day before. Aborted. Boat engine failed. High ratios , i think 6:1 not sure how it was legal but boat was open IRB with no head. Got $ back with freebie dive led at boatramp by DM who did not check air of clients and harassed an octopus with metal probe. I would not recommend Dive Maui. Hope this helps.
By report author: michele jacquin in CA, US at May 11, 2021 14:11 EST  
I suggest shore diving west Maui for the lower cost (around 150 for two tanks/two sites). This is especially true if turtles are your "thing". Mala Wharf has gobs of turtles. Entry/ exit ok, some modest surge or small rocks.
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