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Dive Review of Ed Robinson/Private Condo in
Hawaii/Maui

Ed Robinson/Private Condo, Jun, 2009,

by Craig Gibson, TX, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5209.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Sipadan, Beleze, Bonaire, Roatan, Dry Tortugas, Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Texas Flower Gardens
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 72 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay close to divemaster when diving with a live boat. No restrictions when anchored.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Fresh water rinse tank, and helpful staff to help locate critters.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We were a party of 5 (beginner to divemasters) and were treated like royalty. The first day they gave us a boat to ourselves and said "tell us where you want to go." The staff are wonderful and they just can't do enough for you. The diving was great! We saw mantas on the 1st and 3rd day (they just kept going by). The tropical fish were beautiful and plentiful. On the last dive of the last day we came across 2 very large octo having a courtship. It was amazing. We did an extended safety stop just above them. What a great end to a great trip. We have been diving with Ed Robinson several times and it just keeps getting better. We stayed at a condo (Kihei Akahi) less than a half mile from the boat and were very pleased with the location. The locals are very friendly and fun to visit with.

We also did some shore diving on our own and found it to be very good as long as you go in the morning before the waves start. It can be a little murky when the sand gets kicked up. The Big Island is very good, but Maui is one of the best kept secrets.
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