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Dive Review of Mike Severns/Napili Point in
Hawaii/Maui

Mike Severns/Napili Point, Jul, 2006,

by Craig Grube, VA, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports). Report 2595.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Turks & Caicos, Florida Keys, Jamaica, Tahiti, Nassau
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 77 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100'
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 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments No rinse tank, but have fresh water hose to rinse your gear. Small area at front of boat for setting gear.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 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 Mike Severns took us to the back side of Molokini crater where the visibility was excellent and there was a great deal of variety in butterfly fish. The wall has interesting cut outs and interesting crevices for critters to hide from years past when sea levels were lower and lots of coral. We also saw a variety of nudibranch such as red and blue dragon. There was also a nice lobster hiding. The wall is quite vertical so its a nice view into the abyss.

The second dive of the day took us to St. Anthonys Wreck which is in about 65' of water. The vessel seems to attract green sea turtles as there were about 5 large ones there either resting on deck or in the hole and they periodically head up for air. Its kind of like an aircraft carrier for sea turtles. The visibility here is a bit silty so it wasn't very clear for photography. We also saw a red frogfish, several large trumpetfish, lots of sargeat majors and butterfly fish. It's an interesting site with plenty of marine life to observe.

Mike Severns guides give great briefings, are patient in finding and showing critters if you are interested, and help with all your gear. They have great drinks and snacks as well.
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