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Dive Review of Ed Robinson/Wailea Grand Resort in

August, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by David McDougall, CA, US
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Report Number 6688
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Scotland, Costa Rica, Caribbean (all over), Raja Ampat, French Polynesia,
Kenya, Seychelles, Wakatobi
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
77   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 130    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None, a set of pre dive recommendations were given regarding depth, time
and profile.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
There was no rinse tank on board and so housing/rig had to wait till we
were back on shore before being able to rinse off the sea water. Crew were
great in handing off and taking back on board the camera rig during dives.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
3 stars   
2 stars    
I found the Ed Robinson dive staff to be a very friendly and professional
bunch. Ed himself came out each day to greet the guests at the boat ramp
pre dive, at the very early start time of 6:30am. The crew are very
attentive and basically do everything for you if you want. Change tanks,
rinse gear, fix malfunctioning second stage (thanks Ricardo) etc. The boat
was relatively cramped but was fine. Entry was a giant stride from the side
and reboarding from the rear via ladders.
Pre dive briefing was informative and interesting. The staff did their best
to meet requests made for dive sites and type of dive.
The diving itself was a little disappointing, not a great deal of coral and
the amount of fish life seemed low. However the visibility was good and the
dive masters did their best to point out interesting stuff. 
My only negative for experience was the cost, I'm sure the overheads for
Maui are high but not sure it justifies how much they charge.
Overall I would recommend this dive outfit. Maui as a dive destination not
so much.
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By lyndad2 at Sep 09, 2012 23:09 EST  
Best diving in Maui is actual off bigger boats that go to Lanai (such as
Lahaina Divers) or the shore dive at Black Rock at the Sheraton.
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