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Dive Review of Alex's Aquatic Adventures in
Hawaii/Oahu

April, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Hal Berson, ny, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 4760
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Zanzibar, Fla Keys, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Belize, Roatan and Utila
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
72   to 74    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
70   to 90    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Typical safety  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
3 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Alex was recommended by another Undercurrent subscriber through the msg
board and I'm happy I listened.  As another report stated, Oahu is not a
diver's destination.  I was pretty much able to see what I needed to in 2
days, but they were definitely a quality 2 days of diving.  They have some
very cool wrecks if you are not wreck certified, but want to penetrate one
to have a look.  We swam into a large cargo hold and found a small white
tip reef shark and a large turtle hanging out.  Alex is a master at finding
interesting creatures that may not be easy to see.  He found probably a
dozen frog fish, an octopus, scorpion fish, sponge crab, plus the shark. 
We were only 3 the first day and it was just myself with Alex the second
day so we were able to dive good profiles without having to worry about new
divers which made things relaxed and easy.  He had hot coffee and hot
towels for us....and with the water temp that cold, they were well
received.  I would recommenend a thicker wet suit for this time of year as
I was pretty cold by the end of the last dive.  Alex, btw, was wearing only
a bathing suit and a rash guard.  As he likes to point out, he's been at
this for a while.  I would give him a call if you are heading to Oahu.
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