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Dive Review of Mike Severns/Private House Rental in
Hawaii/Maui

Mike Severns/Private House Rental, Dec, 2004,

by Rich Orman, CO, USA . Report 1541.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving British Virgin Islands, Belize, South Carolina, Azores, New Mexico, Colorado
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 76 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions depth limits, told to stay with dive master, surface at 750 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Used Mike Severns for three two tank dives in Jan 2005. They are a first class Maui dive operation, with excellent customer service, a good boat, and very good dives. There were no negatives about the trips. The boat holds 12 divers, which were divided up into equal groups with one dive master each. One of the dives each day was inside Molikini "crater," with the other dives either being on the back side of Molokini, or at sites within a mile of the Maui coastline. I saw sea turtles and white tipped reef sharks on almost every dive, along with great spongues and some coral. There are a great many fish on the dive sites. We saw a great many humpback whales on the surface, and heard them in the water (which was a unique scuba experience for me). A group with another dive master saw False killer whales, which is apparently pretty rare for Maui divers. Check in for the boat is 6:15 a.m. at the Kihei boat ramp, to take advantage of the calm conditions early in the morning. You can plan on getting back anywhere from 11:30 to 12:30. The divemasters were very accomadating, asking every diver what they wanted to see, and where they wanted to go, before making a decision. They were great at finding hard to see sealife, and helping you with the equipment. They also had great food onboard, including huge cookies, muffins, crackers, fruit, bottled water, soft drinks, coffee, and hot chocolate. You don't need to wake up extra early to get coffee and breakfast, as they provide it for you. All in all, a first rate operation that I would highly recommend.
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