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Fathom Five Divers and Ocean Quest/ Marriott's Kauai Beach Club N   Kauai   "Another year of great diving w/FF"
Another year of great diving w/FFI've been diving w/FF for two weeks every year since 2009. Nice crew; each boat takes a maximum of 6 divers, grouped by experienc... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2015   Ms Lynda Durfee
500+ Dives
 
Lahaina Divers/ Marriott Ocean club N   Maui   "Another year with LD; still outstanding"
Another year with LD; still outstandingThis is my 8th or 9th trip to Maui, diving with LD every time. Regularly scheduled trips to various Maui County sites. 5* packag... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2015   Ms Lynda Durfee
500+ Dives
 
Jack's Diving Locker/ Royal Kona Resort N   Kona   "Fun Time in Kona"
Fun Time in KonaWe dove with Jack’s Diving Locker for three days while vacationing in Kona. They were a very professionally run operation. The fri... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2015   Leigh Vinzant
1000+ Dives
 
Seasport Divers N   [N/A]   "Octopus harassment"
Octopus harassmentMy teen boy and I dove Seasport one day only in Kauai late March, 2015. They're located in Kapaa (equipt and reservations only) a... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2015   Don Gensler
250+ Dives
 
Blue Wilderness/ Pvt home N   Hawaii (Big Island)   "Great Small Co"
Great Small CoAll good. This was a short trip to Hawaii planned last minute and all the big companies in Kona (farther south) were booked. Lucki... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
1/2015   Suzanne Berger DDS
1000+ Dives
 
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Banzai Divers Hawaii/ Private home N   North Shore of Oahu   "A great little operation on the North Shore of Oahu"
A great little operation on the North Shore of OahuSince this was early spring there is not much diving available on the northern end of Oahu. So Devin booked us seats on a larger b... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2015   Mr Todd Standeford
100+ Dives
 
Big Island Divers N   Kona   "Kona Night Diving "
Kona Night Diving For our short trip in late Feb/early March 2015, I wanted to revisit the Black Water dive and insisted my husband go with me. We h... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2015   Lee Little Haponski
1000+ Dives
 
B&B Scuba Maui N   Kihei, Maui   "B&B SCUBA Maui -- Good to Go"
B&B SCUBA Maui -- Good to GoAlmost all of my diving is in and around Hawai'i, and in particular off O'ahu where I live, so take my ratings of coral and fish e... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2015   Eric S Mueller
250+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor Y   Big Island   "Exceeded our expectations!"
Exceeded our expectations!My husband and I spent a week in a Kona condo, then boarded the Kona Aggressor for a week of diving, mostly at sites the day boats... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2014   Jeanne Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Jack's Diving Locker/ Royal Kona N   [N/A]   "Manta diving"
Manta divingThis trip was planned with Manta dives in mind. Unfortunately, we got to the island the day before hurricane Ana hit. Lucky for ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   Joe Hamernick
250+ Dives
 
Bubbles Below, N   Kauai and Niihau   "Kauai and Niihau Diving"
Kauai and Niihau DivingHave dove on and off with this dive operation for ~20 years. Only have great things to say about Bubbles Below (BB). Linda Marsh... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2014   Zygmunt F. Dembek
1000+ Dives
 
Maui Dreams Dive Co. N   [N/A]   "Don't believe them when they guarantee mantas!"
Don't believe them when they guarantee mantas!This outfit did not have great reviews, but they claimed to have very consistent and extensive sightings of mantas so we chose the... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
12/2013   MDieri
100+ Dives
 
Ed Robinson N   Maui Molokini Crater   "Nasty Attitude"
Nasty AttitudePicked Ed Robinson's over another operator we'd had good experience with since reports were so good. Perhaps they do a better job ... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
12/2013   M Dieri
100+ Dives
 
Fathom Five Divers and Ocean Quest N   Kauai   good[None]... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2014   Lynn Austin
250+ Dives
 
Ed Robinson/ N/A N   Maui   "Ed Robinson's Adventure Dives"
Ed Robinson's Adventure DivesEd Robinson’s “Famous” Maui Scuba Diving Adventures (Week of May 10 thru 17, 2014) Last year I was lucky enough to win a two t... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2014   Mr. Jonathan Blake
1000+ Dives
 
Jack's Diving Locker/ RAVC Keahou Kona N   Kona   "A good trip to Kona"
A good trip to Kona • Dove three days with Jack's. The main retail shop is in the Coconut Grove shopping center. You can enter from Alii Dr, but it's... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2014   Joel Horie
<100 Dives
 
Jack's Diving Locker/ Hapuna Prince N   Kona   "Pelagic Magic and Mantas with Jack's Diving Locker"
Pelagic Magic and Mantas with Jack's Diving LockerWow! Cool stuff floating past you at night time while hanging from a 50' rope in the dark. Hard to describe the ctenophores unles... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2014   Mark Etter
500+ Dives
 
Blue Wilderness/ Mauna Lani N   Big Island   "Good Dive Op on Kohala Coast"
Good Dive Op on Kohala CoastWe have been diving in Hawaii (Maui, Kauai and the Big Island) several times. We are "dive every day you can" divers. We prefer th... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2014   Cindy Edgerton
250+ Dives
 
Kohala Divers/ Mauna Lani N   Big Island   "Disappointing Big Island Diving"
Disappointing Big Island DivingWe have been diving in Hawaii (Maui, Kauai and the Big Island) several times. We are "dive every day you can" divers. We prefer th... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2014   Cindy Edgerton
250+ Dives
 
Sandwich Isle/ Kona Coast Resort N   Kona Coast   Sandwich Isles have been diving Kona since 1982 and know the waters extremely well. Sandwich Isles closed their shop a couple of y... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2014   Ms. Joann Mead
500+ Dives
 
Big Island Divers/ Country Club Villas N   Kona   We recently returned from our first trip to the Big Island and were very impressed with the outstanding service provided by Big Is... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2014   Joyce Leftly
250+ Dives
 
Waikiki Dive Center N   oahu   Price was a bit much for a crowded boat. the tank holders was for the customers only. It was bring your own snacks and the trash... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
9/2014   Nicholas kleiner
<100 Dives
 
Fathom Five Divers and Ocean Quest/ Marriott's Kauai Beach Club N   Kauai   This is my 7th consecutive year diving with F5. Owner Jeannette is now very hands on, and it shows, with improvements/maintenance ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2014   Ms Lynda Durfee
500+ Dives
 
Lahaina Divers/ Marriott's Maui Beach Club N   Maui, Lanai   This was my fifth time diving with LD in 5 years. They are the only operator that makes regular trips to Lanai, Molokai and the Mo... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2014   Ms Lynda Durfee
500+ Dives
 
Jack's Diving Locker/ Kona Coast N   Kona, Big Island   the bad: not great diving but ok for beginners; they do NOT go deep; the coral was bleached or dead, still there were tropical f... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
8/2014   Eldon Okazaki
1000+ Dives
 
Seasport Divers N   Kauai/Niihau   Totally professionally run dive operation. Great briefs, very cordial crew and shop personnel, great dive sites around Niihau and ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2014   Robert DeFeo
1000+ Dives
 
Kona Diving Company/ Hale Maluhia B&B N   Big Island   In 30 years of diving, this is the best run operation I've ever experienced. Boat is clean and stable catamaran with room for up ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2014   Laurie Gneiding
250+ Dives
 
Kaimana Divers N   Oahu   I found Kaimana customer-service oriented. From the beginning making reservations, owner Gabe was very accommodating, from makin... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2014   Michael Kay
100+ Dives
 
Dive Oahu N   [N/A]   Company and crew were amazing. The company is easy to get to and the boat is right off of the main road on the marina. The brief... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2014   Nicholas kleiner
250+ Dives
 
Dive Maui - Hawaiian Rafting Adventures N   Maui   They advertise in most of the periodicals along with Jack’s Diving Locker on the Big Island- and yet they are really a “shack... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2014   Pat Wikstrom
500+ Dives
 
Kona Ocean Adventures N   Kailua Kona   We did two trips in February with these fine folks. The first was their morning 4 hr. dolphin snorkel trip at $169pp + tax, all ge... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2014   Pat Wikstrom
500+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II/ Marriott Courtyard King Kamehameha Y   Kona   Living in Hawaii (Oahu) we had often thought of the Aggressor but opted for shore diving and day trips. We are now convinced that ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2014   Wayne and Stephanie Batzer
1000+ Dives
 
Extended Horizons/ Honua Kai N   Maui   Even though Extended Horizons is a very small company, every aspect of the operation is first class. From my initial contact by ph... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2014   Steve Abbott
250+ Dives
 
Kona divers/ Kona Reef condo N   Kona   [None]Hawaii is expensive and not worth the cost. Manta ray night dive was excellent. Dive guides were good. Nice shop.... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
1/2014   Ben Glick
1000+ Dives
 
Kaimana Divers/ none N   Oahu   This was a return trip for me, not just back to Oahu, but a return trip to dive with Gabe Scotti and his crew at Kaimana Divers. I... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2014   Tom Carlson
1000+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II Y   Kona Coast, Hawaii   This was my 7th trip on the KA II. Why? Excellent Pacific diving with "guaranteed" Mantas and a week crammed full of "blackwater... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2014   Randall S Preissig
1000+ Dives
 
Lahaina Divers/ Grand Princess N   Lahaina   We did 2 aft. dives from our cruise ship. Made our own arrangements for Lahaina Divers. Responded to emails and had our rental gea... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2014   Brian/Melanie Daneluk
<100 Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II Y   Kona Coast   80’ long, 28’ beam catamaran, built sometime around 1990. Probably the smallest liveaboard we’ve been on to date, this one only t... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2013   Mark Kimmey
250+ Dives
 
Mike Severns Diving N   Maui   Mike Severn’s “Pilikai” is a 38’ aluminum monohull that is fast and surprisingly smooth. She launches at Kihei Boat Ramp, and is ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2013   Mark Kimmey
250+ Dives
 
Maui Dreams Dive Co. N   Maui   "Maui Diamond II" is the shop boat, works out of Maalaea Harbor northwest of Kihei, easy to get there. A nice, comfortable day bo... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2013   Mark Kimmey
250+ Dives
 
Makena Coast Dive Charters/ Kihei Kai N   southwestern Maui   Great dive operation! We went for 5 consecutive days and had a wonderful time. Most days the DM was Benha, a very experienced, kno... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
11/2013   Robert and Laura Mosqueda
500+ Dives
 
Lahaina Divers/ Aston Kaanapali N   Maui   Everyone was very friendly. Easy to park at shop. Boats were ready to go. Crew was knowledgeable. Let us dive our dives. Only o... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2013   Marcia Pedersen
500+ Dives
 
Seasport Divers/ Ko'a Kea N   Kauai   Professional organization in the shop and dive planning and dive phases. Well managed dive with excellent dive briefings and very... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Kenneth Hylander
<100 Dives
 
Fathom Five Divers and Ocean Quest N   Kauai   My daughter and I dove with Fathom Five at Tunnels beach (north shore Kauai) on July 2 and July 8, 2013 during a family vacation t... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
7/2013   Christopher Watt
250+ Dives
 
Fathom Five Divers and Ocean Quest N   South Coast Kauai   Superb guides both on shore diving day (2 dives) and from the boat. Patient, friendly, excellent orientation as to what we'd see.... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Barry A Bershow
<100 Dives
 
Kona Diving Company/ home exchange N   Kona, Big Island   Love the folks at Kona Diving Company (KDC). VIP service, nice boat, friendly staff, dive your own profile, great with both begin... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Allison Randall
250+ Dives
 
Lahaina Divers/ Mauian N   Maui   I've been diving with Lahaina divers for almost 10 yeas & have almost 200 dives with them. The dive locations they service are an... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2013   Mr Wayne Hainsworth
<100 Dives
 
Ed Robinson N   Maui   The good for divers during the off season on Maui is the boats are generally less crowded, bad for the operators though. Visibilit... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2013   Keith Flood
500+ Dives
 
Big Island Divers N   Big Island   Crew very knowledgable. Ave. 6-8 divers. I did not feel like I was on a cattle boat. Boat roomy and easy to get on and off of. ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2013   Janice Gwin
250+ Dives
 
Big Island Divers/ Wyndham Hawaiian Resort N   Kona, Big Island   My research indicated that the best operation on the island was Kona Diving Company. When I wrote to them a few weeks before our t... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2013   Carol A Thompson
1000+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II Y   [N/A]Kona   [None]after 4 dives/day ( 5/day offered , this incl. a night dive)I wish at each dive's end I had used a 5 mil. suit instead of a ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2013   Larry Schnabel
500+ Dives
 
KDC (Kona Diving Company) N   Kailua-Kona Big Island   [None]  10/3/2013   Aloha,My wife Julie and I are avid  scuba divers. We are formally from Flushing, New York but now reside in Ka... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Chuck
1000+ Dives
 
Seasport Divers/ Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club N   Kauai   Seasport Divers has a wonderful boat. Ladders that are relatively long so it is easy to climb on to the boat. There is plenty of... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2013   Don Jennings
1000+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor Y   Kona Coast   We dove on the Kona Aggressor along the west side of the Big Island of Hawai'i along the Kona Coast. We have been doing Aggressor... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2013   Peggy Goldberg
1000+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor Y   Kona   Overall I enjoyed the diving & the boat.The lava tubes & open caves were interesting & housed a few critters.There were enough tur... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2013   Gail M King
1000+ Dives
 
Jack's Diving Locker/ Bay Club N   Kona   The Pelagic Magic Night Dive is unique in the world. You are taken 3 miles off the Kona Coast in an ocean area well over a mile de... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2013   Ernest Lavagetto
1000+ Dives
 
Seasport Divers/ n/a N   Kaua'i and Ni'ihau   Overall, we had an excellent time and would be happy to return again. The Ni'ihau day trip was especially stunning - on our f... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2013   Bonnie MacKenzie
100+ Dives
 
Kona Diving Company/ Kona Seaflower condo Kailua Bay Rst N   Kailua-Kona   The good: A very accommodating, professional dive operation with great customer service!!! Respectful, knowledgeable, patient, fri... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2013   Kira Bacerdo
<100 Dives
 
Kona Diving Company/ n/a N   Kona, Big Island   I just got back from a week of casual diving on the Kona Coast of Hawaii and was so impressed with Kona Diving Company that I want... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2013   Gina Sanfilippo
250+ Dives
 
Lahaina Divers/ Lahania Shores N   Maui   The Diving I chose Lahania Divers because of the reports in Undercurrent and because they operate the largest boats out of Lahani... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2013   Steven M Dunn
250+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II Y   Kona   We were able to book a last minute deal on the Kona Aggressor in April 2013. The KA is an 80 foot motor cat set up for 14 passeng... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2013   Jeff Robertson
500+ Dives
 
Kona Diving Company/ Courtyard King Kamehameha N   Kona   Chose Kona Diving Co. based on Undercurrent reviews, especially the one by Blue McRight #6153, July 2011. Everything in that revie... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2013   Jeff and Pat Maeda
250+ Dives
 
Kaimana Divers/ Marriott's Ko 'Olina Beach club N   Oahu   Gabe Scotti runs the show and provides custom-tailored dive weeks, depending on your requests. He uses boat charters, so he can g... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2013   Ms Lynda Durfee
500+ Dives
 
Lahaina Divers/ Condo N   Maui   Overall, an excellent dive operation; While Kihei tends to be a center for most dive operations on Maui, I was looking for an oper... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2013   Jeff Renner
250+ Dives
 
Kona Diving Company/ Holua N   Kona   Decided that we wanted to go with an operator that offered a smaller boat. KDC takes a maximum of 12 divers (we had 8-10 for our d... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
3/2013   Jeff Daniels
100+ Dives
 
Mike Severns Diving/ Kihei Kai Nani N   Maui   My wife & I have been to Maui at least a dozen times & have been diving with Mike Severns Diving for about 25 yrs. As reported in... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2013   Wayne Joseph
500+ Dives
 
Jack's Diving Locker N   Kona   Jacks diving locker is well organised and ran. Three boats. They have classic dives (that are more suited to beginner divers) and ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2013   Jonnie Stubbenhagen
1000+ Dives
 
Sandwich Isle Divers/ Hilo Seaside Hotel N   Kailua - Kona   Sandwich Isle Divers is a very good and really professional operation. They only take 6 divers on their boat, which makes the div... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
2/2013   Stanislaw Zuk
1000+ Dives
 
Sun and Sea Hawaii, Hilo/ Hilo Seaside Hotel N   Hilo, Island of Hawaii   Diving in Hilo is basically restricted to shore diving which can be a bit challenging, considering volcanic rocks predominant aro... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
2/2013   Stanislaw Zuk
1000+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II Y   Big Island--Kona   This was my fifth trip on the Kona Aggressor. Obviously I like it, and for good reason. The manta dive(s) alone are worth the tr... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2013   Randall S Preissig
1000+ Dives
 
Ed Robinson/ Maui sunset N   Maui   Maui has good but not great diving. Good shark action on several dives white and black tips occasional large grey shark. Several ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
1/2013   Ben Glick
1000+ Dives
 
Kona Diving Company N   Kona   Our first trip with Kona Diving Company. In previous years we have used Jack's, but they seem to have fallen into the large-shop ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2012   Joel Snyder
250+ Dives
 
Sandwich Isle Divers/ Alii Point VRBO home N   Kona   One of the best diver operators I've had. Very sensitive to diver capabilities and needs. I and my family dived with 5 mm wetsui... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2012   David Dornbusch
250+ Dives
 
Fathom Five Divers and Ocean Quest/ Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa N   Kauai   We arrived at the 7:30am check-in for our 2-tank boat charter only to learn that our captain had no-showed, which is apparently ve... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2012   Derek Tan
100+ Dives
 
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