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Dive Review of Ed Robinson/Private Condo in

June, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Craig Gibson, TX, USA
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Report Number 5209
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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

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
72   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay close to divemaster when diving with a live boat.  No restrictions
when anchored.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
Fresh water rinse tank, and helpful staff to help locate critters.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
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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