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Dive Review of Mike Severns Diving/Kihei Kai Nani in

Mike Severns Diving/Kihei Kai Nani, Mar, 2013,

by Wayne Joseph, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 6917.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My wife & I have been to Maui at least a dozen times & have been diving with Mike Severns Diving for about 25 yrs. As reported in Undercurrent, Pauline is a marine biologist & she & her crew give great dive briefings, describing what critters & marine life interactions we may see at each dive site. It had been about 5yrs since we last dived with them & it was interesting to see Pauline still have as much interest & excitement with her dive briefings as she did 25yrs ago.
Each day begins with the first dive at Molokini Crater, sometimes inside the rim, sometimes on the back wall. The second dives were closer to Maui Island, at the St. Anthony wreck & Pu'u Olai. We saw a flame wrasse, anthias, frog fish, Hawaiian lionfish, octopi, eels turtles, different nudibranchs; there was one eel that just had some octopus for breakfast & still had part of one of the tentacles around its head.
Since it was March, we encountered whales & a pod of dolphins on our way to & from Molokini.
Can't say enough about Pauline & the crew. They are very entertaining & helpful.
Websites Mike Severns Diving   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Bonaire, San Salvador, Fiji, St. Thomas, California, Sardinia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 71-73°F / 22-23°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments They keep all cameras in one spot next to the boat captain. It is protected & they handle the cameras very carefully. I usually always take a 60mm lens because it can be used for macro or to do fish photography.
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By mschlenk in , at Sep 08, 2013 16:58 EST  
Good to know, we are going in October and will be diving with them for the first time. MS
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