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Dive Review of Maui Dreams/N/A in

Maui Dreams/N/A, May, 2005,

by Chris Behan, MI, US . Report 1906.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Originally, we had booked w/ Rene at Octopus Reef, but she had some back trouble and couldn't dive, so she graciously made alternate arrangements for my wife and I with Rachael at Maui Dreams.

Rachael was FABULOUS! One of the best guided dive experiences we've had to date. Talking and setting up with her was almost as fun as the dives themselves. We felt she was as excited to be there as we were - it was really great to come across her kind of genuine enthusiasm. She was also very patient and thorough, and made sure that we were properly weighted and trimmed for sea water (we dive mostly fresh water).

Based on Rachael's recommendations, we dove with her off of Ulua beach in southern Maui and the facilities were excellent: close parking, showers and restrooms, and a nice grassy area to set-up and hang out between dives that was very close to the water.

My wife had wanted to see some turtles and Rachael (not to mention the Pacific Ocean) did not disappoint. Not only did we see a couple turtles, but we saw about 8 of them in varying sizes - from small juveniles to a HUGE turtle that I had to swim away from in order to get all of it framed in the photo.

Rachael was even generous and provided us with some photos that she took of us during the dive.

Our only disappointment was that we opted to dive later in our trip - so we didn't have any extra time to dive w/ Rachael again. But she'll be one of our first calls when we return to Maui.

Rachael and Maui Dreams get 2 thumbs up - WAY up...

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Great Lakes, Midwest, Southern California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 68-70°F / 20-21°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Limits for no-stop recreational diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments We dove from Ulua Beach. There was a great amount of macro subjects and turtles, but if you're looking to shoot larger fish, you may want to look elsewhere on the island...
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