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Dive Review of Lahaina Divers/Shores of Maui in
Hawaii/Molokai

Lahaina Divers/Shores of Maui: "Sharks, sharks and more sharks off Molokai", Jul, 2017,

by Dennis Lewis, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9674 has 2 Helpful votes.

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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 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Cattle boat with a purpose. The ride over from Lahaina made a number of the divers a bit green - lost of swell. You will be thankful that the boat is as fast and big as it is. A smaller or slower boat would be horrible.
Entry and exit was, and it seems always is, a significant challenge. Everyone in quickly and then down. Exit is grab a tow line and pull in to a staging area where the crew times the swells to get you in. It was a challenge. Lucky that Fish Rain was well worth it.
47 Hammerhead sharks. Yes, you read that right, 47 sharks between the two dives. They did not come in close like reef sharks, but they came in close enough to know that you are swimming with them; close enough to get good photos and video. You drop down on a very nice, healthy reef with lots of reef fish.
I hate cattle boats, but I totally understand why they run this like a machine - there is no way to allow people to come up when they want.
Websites Lahaina Divers   

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 sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 74-76°F / 23-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Everyone in at once and everyone up at the same time.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Table and bucket on the boat.
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