Eric from Eagle's Dive Log
Makena Landing on 3/25/2019
Did this dive two times, once in the late morning and once early AM. Late morning dive was crazy. Tons of cars, people, snorkelers, etc. Very crowded location; lots of locals enjoy this beach, then combined with all the touristy snorkelers and kayakers it becomes a mess. When we dove there were two big cats anchored, each bringing in about 30 snorkelers, so private it was not. I think there was also a swell in south Maui so viz wasn't very good either. Saw turtles, puffer, and eels. Main value is when you are conservative with air and have enough time for the swim throughs around the tip. Recommend only doing when low/no surf because the best content is tight to the reef which is pretty shallow. Any surges can make it difficult to enjoy.
Ulua Beach on 3/25/2019
Short review: I have completed quite a few dives so this dive was pretty uneventful. One of our kids was doing his open water here, so my wife, son, and I did this. Facilities are perfect, entry is easy, but underwater life is pretty uneventful. Turtles, frog fish, lots of trumpet. Great dive for those new to diving. Tip: We rented tanks/weights from B&B Scuba (Brad) in north Kihei. A bit dry, but very nice, knowledgeable, and supportive. 10 tanks plus weight and a BC only came to $100.