Posted by tleemay on August 29, 2005 at 14:16:37:|
In Reply to: Maui Diving posted by bt5325 on August 29, 2005 at 11:04:41:
So far, all the recomendations for Maui diving are pretty much
spot on. Another dive op I would give a try is Mike Severins,
although I think Ed's operation is slightly better (lots of ex-
SoCa-ians work for Mike, they appreciate CA divers experience).
If you were into more technical diving, ask the guys and gals
at Pacific Divers for what they have on tap for the week.
I believe that with few exceptions, the shore diving on Maui
is world class in itself. You can get a 12 tank rental card for
the price of 9 or 10 from Maui Dive Shop, they have shops all
over the island. Take your rental card and hit places like
Five Caves (aka Five Graves). It's next to a quiet road south
of Kehei. It's a 100ft walk from the car to the entry point.
The site got it's names for two reasons, 1) you have to cross an
island indian buriel plot where there are five un-marked graves
and 2) about 200ft off shore along the south edge finger reef
in about 30 ft of water there are 5 caves. Three are actually
big enough to get into and check out on the edge of the
daylifht zone, the other two are only about 15 ft deep and
about 4 feet across at the openings. Lot's of really big eels
call the smaller caves home.
Maui Dive Shop offers a free diving guide for Maui you can
order it right from their web site (see link below).
There is also another puiblication by a guy I have dove with
years ago named Chuck Thorne. His book is the greatest
titled "The Diver's Guide To Maui". His book has all the
really good shore dives marked along with the logistics
required to dive each (access, long walk, car access, usual
conditions during each time of the year, ect).