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Dive Review of Lahaina Divers/Kapalua in

Lahaina Divers/Kapalua, Jul, 2004,

by Ed Gross, TX, US . Report 1194.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Some of the biggest and healthiest hard coral we've seen. On Maui, Molokini Crater, and Lanai. Lots of sharks, saw black tips, white tips, grays, and galapagos sharks on one dive on the back wall of the crater. Mantas seen frequently. A number of orange frogfish, and a painted yellow frogfish. First time to see a helmet gunard, in 30 feet of water off of Cliff House reef. Plenty of good macro life, also. Nudibranchs, bloe dragons, and either a pygmy wrasse or a yellowtail coris.

Stayed at the northwest end of Maui in Kapalua, which is farther away from the Crater, but closer to Lanai and some good shore/shallow dives on the north end. AA Vacations had an all you can golf special at Kapalua, so we got in a lot of golf, also. Hard a large villa with an extra large porch with a garden hose, great for rinsing equipment.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Cozumel, Saba, Bonaire
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-150 Ft/ 24-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth, max time to be back on the boat.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Good selection of macro life and pelagics. Lacks soft coral color, but immense, healthy hard coral as far as the eye can see. Good selection of very unique creatures.
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