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Dive Review of Captain Bruce's Diving in

February, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Erin Teskey, TX, United States (2 reports)
Report Number 3964
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii (Big Island, Kauai, Niihau, Maui), Bahamas, Lake Erie, North
Carolina, Ginnie Springs, Gilboa Ohio, Pennsylvania, California, Texas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
73   to 76    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Recreation depth limits, No Deco diving  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Dedicated camera tank - no table/dry area. Staff will hand down gear -
Guides are excellent at finding photogenic subjects on every dive. Pace of
dives allows for excellent photo ops
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
This was our 5th trip diving with Capt Bruce. Dove with Randy and his crew
for 6 days - 2 tank day dives out of Wainaie on the West side of O'ahu.
Shuttle will pick up anyone in the Waikiki area - 45min drive is always
entertaining when Alan is driving. Winter diving on O'ahu = choppy, strong
currents, and shore breaks that limit sites. We were only able to dive
Makaha caverns (lots of lava tubes/turtles/white tips/macro life) once due
to 6-8ft surf. Mostly deep wrecks (Mahi, LC, deep LC, 29 "all
around", airplane canyon) - current was ripping but calmed down at the
end of the week. Saw dolphins & humpback whales everyday - one day we
had a baby, mom, & male humpback 20yds off the stern for almost an
hour. School of over 20 spotted eagle rays were seen on 3 days. White tips
a few times. 20in puffer fish schooling on the Mahi wreck. Leaf scorpions,
titan scorpions, frog fish, shrimp, sponge crab, dragon wrasse, huge sea
turtles, barracuda, Jacks, Eels of every variety, octos - tons of life -
big and tiny

Randy & crew have an excellent reputation - most of the divers are
repeat customers. They run a Jet boat with a hot shower, yummy snacks.
Christy, Alan, & Cam are excellent guides who can find anything you ask
to see. They do take newbies, but separate divers based on experience. We
were able to dive our own profiles but sticking with the guides gets you
the best photo ops. The crew will set up/break down/rinse/store your gear
for the week. Highly recommended. 
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