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Dive Review of Octopus Reef in
Hawaii/Maui

Octopus Reef, Oct, 2009,

by Vince Cichoski, CA, USA ( 1 report). Report 5301.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Channel Islands, Palau, Komodo, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Thailand
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 120 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 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]

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My beautiful bride and I met Rene (Octopus Reef Dive Goddess) on a liveaboard trip in Indonesia in 2007. We were immediately impressed with her skill, kindness, sense of humor, and compassion for all our fishy friends. We spent 12 days together diving, laughing, and sharing stories about our mutual fascination with the sea. Two years later, I contacted Rene via email to reintroduce myself and let her know that a small group of friends and I would be in her neighborhood (Maui) for a week of diving. We picked up right where we left off with fond memories and positive energy. She asked about the experience level of my group (all instructor-level) and what we were interested in doing (small boats - advanced diving). Rene gave us some great options with a range of cost. Octopus Reef services included arranging the right boat charter for our needs, choosing the best dive sites, and providing a unique, personalized approach to guiding and educating our experienced group. Rene has an ultra-expressive underwater communication style that really helped when pointing out rare, endemic species. Her briefings were outstanding. Rene's knowledge, enthusiasm, professionalism, and strong environmental ethic are the reasons why I will return to Maui and dive with Octopus Reef again and again!!!!
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