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Dive Review of Ed Robinson; Prodiver Maui/Condo in

December, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Len Sander, MI, USA
Report Number 2233
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii (Big Island, Kauai), Caribbean (many places), Australia, Red Sea
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
71   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
As with most Hawaii diving, required to stay with the dive guide.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Both operations accomodated photographers pretty well. In the water, the
pace of the dive guides was not always good.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
I dived with Ed Robinson twice before (1999, 2003) and was very satisfied. 
To my dismay, this trip it seemed that the operation has slipped in
quality. To be fair, I dived during a very crowded Christmas week, and I
may have been seeing the second team. The boats themselves are still
efficient and competently run. What I didn't like was the dive guides;
their attitude and level of experience leave much to be desired. An
example: our guide explained that if you need to work your way up a current
by hanging onto the bottom (this had just happened to our group), it is
perfectly acceptable to break coral since 'mother nature breaks coral all
the time'! (This was in the Molokini natural reserve -- and there was
plenty of dead coral and lava rocks to hang onto).

I dived once with Prodiver Maui and liked them much better. This is a
classy six-pack operation with experienced and careful staff. When I come
back to Maui they will be my first choice. 
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