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Looking for dive buddies (9/15-9/25) or great sites on Oahu and Maui
jbear - 9/06/2008 5:13 PM
Category: Buddy Wanted
Replies: 5

Hi there! I’m headed to Hawai’i on the 15th with 5 girl friends from college. We will spend some of our vacation on Oahu and some of it on Maui. We are all divers and want to spend as much down time as possible. If anyone has any suggestions on dive sites on either island or would like to dive with us, or can even recomend a dive shop that would be great!

AEROSE - 9/06/2008 5:19 PM
Hey jbear, I spent 10 days on Oahu a few years back and was in the water for 8 of them. We went through Island Divers Hawaii and booked two tank dives each morning. We got a package so I think it was a pretty good deal. We saw most of the major sites off the south shore: YO257, Sea Tiger, Corsair, Turtle Canyons and a few other smaller reefs. They booked the individual charters and just told us where to go each morning. Take a look, I’ve got some of the photos up. I havent done Maui, but hear its even better diving. Have fun, and don’t forget to breathe!
Rich-D-Fish - 9/07/2008 12:28 AM

Lucky you. I just returned from 8 days in Maui a couple months ago. Not sure where you are staying on the Island. The biggest dive shops that I could find were Scuba Shack in Kihei, and Lahaina Divers in Lahaina. Since I was staying in Kaanapali, Lahaina is only a 5 minute drive in the morning. I was in Maui with the family, so I only scheduled two days of diving. I did a shore dive to keep the cost down at Black Rock (at the Sheraton in Kaanapali), which was okay but not great. I read on-line that there are better shore dive spots but didn’t try them. I made a mistake when asking for local advice for my boat dive. I used Lahaina Divers and can’t say enough good things about them. We did two dives at Molokini Crater. The conditions were amazing. No current at all and 100’ + vis. Unfortunately, we were all saying "where’s all the fish?" Several people on that dive said that they did the better dive the day before to the island of Lanai and a second dive at Turtle Town. They said there was 10 times the amount of sea life. Plus at Lanai you have the Cathedrals (caverns) to dive into that look amazing (watch the video at Scuba Shack’s website). My dive buddy said he dove with at least 50 turtles at turtle town. That’s the dive trip I will choose next time. Hope this helps. Wish I could go ;-)

divemaiden - 9/07/2008 3:59 PM
I dove with Lahaina Divers in Lahaina on Maui. I got to meet and became friends with the Cesere brothers who all work for LD. They are a great buch of guys and a lot of fun. Ask to dive with them if you choose to dive with LD and tell them Jean D. from CT says "Hi". They are not only Instructors, but professional underwater photographers and videographers. They’ll take pictures and video of the excursions and offer it for sale. It’s a great souvenir. I love the job they did with mine. Check out their website at
divemaiden - 9/07/2008 4:02 PM
ps: the guy on the right in my picture is John Cesere, the woman he’s leaning on is his wife.
DalelynnSims - 9/07/2008 5:32 PM

Oahu, Electric Beach and Sharks Cove. Both shore entries but Sharks Cove can have some tricky places to get in and out and you have to have good weather.