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Dive Review of Lahaina Divers/Marriott Maui Ocean Club in

Lahaina Divers/Marriott Maui Ocean Club: "2nd trip with Lahaina Divers this year", Jul, 2017,

by Ms Lynda Durfee, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 49 reports with 24 Helpful votes). Report 9691 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments What more can I say that didn't in previous reports about LD? By know, I don't need to ask what seat I've been assigned: it's always red one (closest to dive ladder on port side). With LD, you get the best options for diving in Maui county: Lanai for underwater lava formations, Molokai for hammerhead sharks, Molokini for easy dives in the crater and advanced dives on the back wall. LD's two Nekton 46' boats can take up to 18 customers, but I've never felt crowded or rushed. As other recent reporters have noted, the crew works like a well-oiled machine to get you in and out of the water safely. I've done the Molokai dive a few times, and it is rough--not for newbies or anyone who gets seasick or isn't prepared to FIN hard for 20-30 minutes looking for hammerheads in the blue. The three-tank Lanai charter on Thursdays is well worth it, since they go to sites they don't usually dive on the two-tank morning dives. These are drift dives looking for the more unusual critters and fish, and you may get lucky and see mantas or turtles. I've rarely done the afternoon dives, but these are close to the Maui coast and often include divers in training and relatively new divers. Good rental equipment (I have my own).
Websites Lahaina Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, all Hawaiian islands, Fiji, Palau, Maldives.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80-19 Ft/ 24-6 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco. Computer required (your own or rental). Need safety sausage for Molokai, Molokini backwall, and Lanai 3-tank trip.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
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 I don't use a camera, but there are designated buckets for cameras only.
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