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Dive Review of Lahaina Divers/Noelani Condos in

Lahaina Divers/Noelani Condos : "Beautiful Hawaiian diving but not for those on a budget", Jun, 2021,

by Ellen Marie Smith, MN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 11818.

Photos Submitted with this Report

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scrambled egg nudibranch Blackfin shark - Molokini back wall Blue Dragon Nudibranch
Mala Crown of Thorns @Molokini Bandit Angelfish - Lanai 3 tank Gold Lace NudibranchLanai 3 tank Whaleshark -Lanai 3 tank
Saying goodbye - Lanai 3 tank

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
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My husband and I spent 4 days diving off Maui with Lahaina Divers. We booked well in advance and were glad we did as they were only filling the boat to half capacity due to COVID protocols. Most staff were very professional though we did encounter one very snarky boat Captain and were thankful to not be on his boat for most of the dives. As I had read from other reader reports, diving is much more expensive than in other places. We wanted to check it out as we had been to Kona several times. Basically the same topography u ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Lahaina Divers   Noelani Condos

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea (North and South), Galapagos, Hawaii, Caribbean (Cozumel, Belize, Turneffe, Utila, Turks & Caicos, St. Martin, Nevis & St. Kitts, Roatan), California (Catalina), False Bay (South Africa), Cocos Island, Socorro Islands, Baia & Ustica (Italy), Yap, Palau, & Truk, Thailand (Surin Islands).
Closest Airport Kahului Airport (OGG) Getting There MSP to Salt Lake, then non-stop to Maui. Return via Honolulu then direct to MSP. Issue on Delta airlines is that a partner carrier takes you from Maui to Honolulu and doesn't accept the same weight for first class baggage. We managed to reorganize but with dive and camera gear this could be an issue.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 76-79°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with the group - follow divemaster. Extra time under the boat if air consumption ok. 50 min max bottom time.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There were coolers filled with fresh water for the cameras. No other facilities for charging or air drying. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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