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Dive Review of Mike Severns Diving/Kihei Kai Nani in

Mike Severns Diving/Kihei Kai Nani: "Mike Severns Diving", Mar, 2016,

by Wayne Joseph, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 8878 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My wife & I were visiting Maui again. Planned 3 dive days with Pauline & crew, but had to cancel the 3rd dive as the winds were bad. We tried to reschedule the 3rd dive, but had no other time prior to leaving the island.
We have been diving with these people for almost 30yrs. Never been disappointed. They are marine biologists & know what's happening at every site and what critters are residing there. The boat leaves around 6am in order to beat the other boats to the dive site & return early enough before the afternoon winds get blowing. They have a wonderful boat large enough to accommodate 12 divers who are split up into 2 dive groups, each with a dive guide. On board there is coffee, soft drinks, cookies, fruit, & sticky buns for us to eat. There are 3 crew members and a boat captain. They are more than helpful; great dive briefings, assist with your gear, funny stories from Andy. They don't plan the destination until they are on the water so they can see the conditions of the ocean before deciding where to go.
The first dive is usually at Molokini crater; sometimes the backside, sometimes inside the rim. The second dive is closer to the Maui coast.
On this trip we saw white tip reef sharks, manta ray, octopus guarding her nest of eggs, lion fish, snowflake eel, turtles, whales as we motored out to the dive site, and interesting interactions with sergeant major fish who were guarding their nest of eggs. Whenever we go to Maui, we always prefer to dive with Mike Severns dive crew. FYI, Mike Severns hasn't been associated with this dive operation for many years. The stories of him were sung in an old sea shanty which the words are now forgotten.
If you want to do some shore diving in Maui, you can't rent any tanks from Pauline because they have no shop. So we usually rent tanks & weights from Maui Dreams Dive Shop. They are very helpful, professional, and can assist with any repairs you may need with your equipment.
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 Kahalui Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 75-77°F / 24-25°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Inform dive guide when 1500lbs of air remains in tank. Start ascent at 700lbs and do 5min safety stop at 20ft.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 3 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 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments they have a spot reserved on deck for cameras only and are very careful people don't step on the equipment They are very considerate of your camera gear, esp. when handling it.
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