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Dive Review of AAA Diving/Ohana Waikiki West in

June, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by J. Ray Behnke, UT, USA
Report Number 1816
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
all over Caribbean, Hawaii, California
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Left cameras home due to limit of diving.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
This is advertised as the least expensive diving on Oahu.  IT IS and that
says a lot regarding Hawaii diving.  My dive buddy wife and I took our 2
children and daughter's husband for a week in Hawaii.  they had never been
before and our daughter and husband were newly certified but were unable to
dive due to her being in a serious acident shortly before leaving.  So my
wife and I just planned one day diving and the rest of the week we would
spend doing other things with the kids.  AAA has a very beautiful,
emaculate, fully equiped boat.  We were the only two aboard but he took us
out anyway.  He has great electronics aboard and told us that the
underwater terrain in this one location would be inducive for pelagics.  We
got down and immediately saw a couple of shark in profile.  I thought,
"Very nice reef sharks!"  A few minutes later, I saw two more who
were turned towards me some and I wondered what the shadow was on their
heads.  "HAMMERHEADS!"  On of the things on my "to see"
list that I hadn't chalked off.  We were ion a school of about 15 twelve to
fifteen footers.  What a thrill!  Can't remember much of what else we saw
except 3 huge puffers and some typical colorful Hawaiian fish.  The owner
said he'd been on 6000+ dives and never saw a hammerhead.  He jumped into
the water and they had departed so he still hasn't seen them.  But he did
see two of the largest lobsters he'd ever seen.  He has other dive shops
trying to coax the location out of him but he won't divulge.  Hotel was
fine, nothing fancy, but in a great location a block and a half from
Waikiki Beach and in the middle of all kinds of entertainment, shopping,
restaurants, etc.  We had a great trip! 
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