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Dive Review of Maui Dreams Dive Co. in

Maui Dreams Dive Co.: "Don't believe them when they guarantee mantas!", Dec, 2013,

by MDieri, MA, US ( 2 reports). Report 7983.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This outfit did not have great reviews, but they claimed to have very consistent and extensive sightings of mantas so we chose them. Took a pm two tank dive out of Kihei harbor. It is tricky finding parking for the amount of time needed diving so allow plenty of time. Equipment (we rented) was new and staff were extremely friendly. Boat goes to close offshore sites a bit north of Kihei toward Kaanapali. We were concerned about wind given location and time of day, but perhaps since we were close to shore it was not a factor. First site was not great for coral but plenty of fish life including some rare endemics. Second dive, the "manta" dive, was a long distance swim practice over barren sandy bottom doing numerous sweeps in search of mantas. "Oh, perhaps some scooters were here earlier and scared them off." Complete waste of time. Didn't stop crew from openly cadging for tips despite high prices already charged for trips (come on, dive shop owners, pay your staff!)
Websites Maui Dreams Dive Co.   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Australia, Bonaire, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Roatan
Closest Airport Kahului Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 72-75°F / 22-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
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 [None]
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