Diverdude's Dive Log
Makena Landing on 3/19/2011
Makena Landing has good parking, lots of kayaks and snorkelers in the area. You surface swim to the right just at the first house and dive down. This is a great place to dive with lots of sea turtles to film and plenty of triggers, wrasse, puffers etc. We explored one of the caves but missed the first cave where there were 5 sleeping reef sharks. Take your time as there's so much to explore and every turn is an amazing view of coral, light and fish.
Ulua Beach on 3/19/2011
Our first Maui Dive on vacation. It was a great first dive. Parking was terrible. I ended up waiting in line with other cars for about 20 minutes while my family waited at the drop off with the gear. Lots of snorkelers around us. The reef is easy to navigate around and saw two sea turtles. The one was right where we put our flag and it was great to watch it ascend to the top -take 3 gulps of air and go back down to its sleeping space. Visibility was 40-60', easy surf to swim in and enjoyable for beginner divers. Advanced would be disappointed. Lots of scuba schools use this park.