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Dive Review of Ed Robinson's Diving Adventure/Maui Banyan in
Hawaii/Maui

Ed Robinson's Diving Adventure/Maui Banyan, Feb, 2011,

by William Barrett, KY, US ( 1 report). Report 5922.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cabo, Cozumel, Cancun, Caymans, Bahamas, California, Florida - Pompano, Keys, Pan handle - Great Lakes,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 74 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Buddy System and use of a computer. They would provide you with a computer if you did not possess one.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or
Dolphins 1 or Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Very strong support service with solid on board support as well

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Exceptional dive operation. Boats never felt crowded and entrance/exits were handled very smoothly. Great service onboard the boats, basically all you were responsible for was to fall into the water - with all of the equipment being taken care of for you. Food between dives along with water, juice and soda. Most trips had 2 DM's, 1 deck support and boat captain to assist 8 - 12 divers. DM's were all uniformly highly experienced and helpful. They possessed exceptional knowledge of all dive sites and could find/identify all the local wildlife. Easily the best dive operation that I have worked with - ever. I highly recommend.

They operate out of the Kihei boat ramp and dive along the Maui coastline and Molokini crater. They will load and rig all of your equipment in the parking lot - put the boat in the water and have you board immediately afterwards. Good safety brief prior to leaving dock with a lot of flexibility to observe the whales along the way to the dive sites. They make great accommodations regarding the dive site selections depending upon the water conditions. Onsite they will cover the necessary details of the site in question followed by a specific brief of wildlife of the location. The DM's are experts at finding all manner of creatures onsite - very helpful for photography. Returning to the boat is a wonderful experience as they pretty much handle the details of tank swaps and gear movement. - Rinse and repeat for follow on diving. They run 3 tank dives twice a week as well as one night dive per week. The consistency of service is remarkable and speaks to a very strong operating culture. Essentially, they are the bar that I measure all other dive operators by.
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