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Dive Review of Molokai Fish and Dive/Molokai Shores A215 in
Hawaii/Molokai

Molokai Fish and Dive/Molokai Shores A215: "Healthy Molokai!", Dec, 2016,

by Marcia Pedersen, WA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9440.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 1 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Dive Molokai!! We were completely blown away by our first day of diving--healthy reef, white tip shark, eagle ray, puffer, big green moray, over eight BIG turtles, and tons of reef fish. The rest of the week had lower vis, but we still saw big and little fish--including mantas! I wore a full 2mm suit and was just right.

The boat was very safe. They leave at 7 a.m. for two tanks. It was about a 45-minute ride to the sites. The crew was VERY friendly and attentive. Checked our equipment briefly before jumping in and air once or twice during the dive. There was a fresh-water hose, but no rinse tank on board or on land. Dry area on boat available; so-so area for cameras. Easy entry and exit. We would have liked to dive more (only 4 of the 8 days we were available), and we would have liked to gone to different, more advanced sites. It would have been nice to have Nitrox, and I would have liked a night dive.

The shop serves many purposes (whale watching, fishing, spear fishing, diving, and snorkeling), so they have to choose sites that fit. They did whale watching on separate days, and they took spear fishermen on a separate boat. We had snorkelers on our boat each day. There isn't much snorkeling from the beach because the reef is quite a ways out, and the best stuff is on the outside of the reef. Molokai Fish and Dive is a busy place on land too with a food truck, store, gas station, great t-shirts, and even hunting gear. The island has deer, goats, pigs, turkeys, and more!

The island is definitely old Hawaii. Everyone was very friendly. We loved the Cook House for dinner (bring cash and your own alcohol). The grocery store has everything you need, and the liquor store is across the street. We stayed at Molokai Shores A215. It was nice (clean, convenient, and fully stocked), but I think we would choose a house on the East End next time. You need a car for sure, but we drove all over for ten days on 3/4 of a tank! Be sure to do the mule ride (I only closed my eyes three times). Reading the book Molokai after the trip to Kalaupapa is pretty cool.

Can't wait to go back when the weather will allow us to go to the north side of the island! All they need is more divers to make Nitrox and more advanced dives possible.
Websites Molokai Fish and Dive   Molokai Shores A215

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, Hawaii, Thailand, Australia, Mexico, Honduras, Bonaire, Dominica, Turkey, Caymans
Closest Airport MKK Getting There Seattle to Maui, Maui to Molokai (9-seater great ride)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 77-80°F / 25-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Group stayed together, but we mostly had 50-minute dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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]
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