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Dive Review of Aaron's Dive Shop/Stayed in a B&B in
Hawaii/Oahu North Shore

Aaron's Dive Shop/Stayed in a B&B, Aug, 2005,

by Melody Spencer, OH, USA . Report 1964.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Curacao, Florida, Ohio, Belize, Keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas surge
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Followed the divemaster's profile
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We were not asked to see our C-cards. They had us set up the equipment on the shore and then they loaded it on the boat for us. The weather was extremely warm and I was quite hot trying to get ready as the boat had no shade and they were telling us to hurry up and get ready. I had not done a backward roll from a boat before and they were not willing to help me do this. (I felt like they were drill sargents saying, hurry up!) The dive was not very well explained in advance other than to follow the divemaster. They "forgot" the water and didn't have any snacks. (Thank goodness we always carry water just in case) The boat was made so that everything in the bag got wet as there were not any places on the boat for dry storage. There was only a 15 minute surface interval between dives.
The highlight was getting to see a green sea turtle cleaning station. However, overall there were too many problems with the dive operators. They were very helpful on the phone and e-mail. It just didn't carry over to in person.
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