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Dive Review of Mike Severns/Marriott Renaissance Wailea Beach in
Hawaii/Maui

Mike Severns/Marriott Renaissance Wailea Beach, Mar, 2007,

by Ron Wade, IL, USA . Report 3246.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Curacao, Florida Keys, Cabo San Lucas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 72 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Head toward mooring line at 1000psi, head up toward safety stop at 700psi. Follow time limits if using their computers. They let you dive the limits on your own computer if you supplied your own.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 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 Seperate rinse tank and camera storage area that was clearly marked off. Divemasters went out of their way to point out unique small criters and also did their best to let photographers get the pics first before others took a look and stirred up the sand.

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

Accommodations 5 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 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our first trip to Maui and we picked Mike Severns based on other positive reviews on Undercurrent.org. They were a great dive operation. Very thorough briefings by divemasters who had a minimum of 6 years experience diving Maui. Provided warm cinnamon rolls, cookies, trail mix, goldfish, pretzels, bagels, coffee, hot chocolate, water, soda and juice. Quite a spread. Very focused on safety - well equipped boat with EPIRB, oxygen and first aid kit. Took max of 12 divers, split into two groups of 6, each with their own divemaster. Kept buddies together, but didn't force singles to buddy up. Saw lots of great indiginous sea-life, 15+ sea turtles on one dive, could also hear the humpback whales singing during the dives. No preset dive site schedule - crew polled the divers and took requests. Molokini crater was a very interesting site - we got there early and beat the other dive and snorkel boats. Boat leaves from Kihei boat launch at 6:30am - convenient to Wailea and Kihei resorts. Top notch dive operation - would go out of our way to dive with them in the future.
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