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Dive Review of Pride of Maui in
Hawaii/Molokini, Maui

Pride of Maui, Jul, 2008,

by David, CA, USA ( 1 report). Report 4209.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Virgin Islands, California coast, Kona Aggressor
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 100 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 feet on 1st dive, 40 feet/1 hr total time on 2nd
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments No help for camera no wash basin for camera only 1 general bucket.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments This was my worst dive experience ever, a limit of 60 feet was imposed on the 1st dive for no real reason and even though great coral and fish were located around 80 feet you were not allowed to go.You had to follow the dive master who pointed out a small white tip reef shark, but otherwise just watched the group to make sure everyone stayed together (all 4 of us)and stayed at 60 feet. The second dive was limited to 40 feet and 1 hr total time which by the time we hit the water was only about 45 min and thus I returned to the boat with 1400 PSI. The divemaster was not very knowlegeable about the dive and no real briefing was given other than don't go below 60 feet/40 feet. The whole trip was a cattle call and geared for snorklers. Food was ok and snorklers had a good time. I took a later dive with Mike Severens and this was a much better dive experience, which I would highly recommend.
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