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

Ed Robinson's Diving Adventure/Wailea Marriott , Mar, 2011,

by Frank Nelson, PA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5970.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Truk, Ponape, Palau, Bahamas, Red Sea, East Coast, Canada
Fla, Caribbean, Mexico, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks Caicos, Belize,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 74 to 76 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 4
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Follow divemaster and return with 500 psi unless on adventure dive(experienced divers)or with computer
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Has 2 boats. The older one had a barrel fore cameras only, while the newer one had none. Very enviromentally friendly, excellent in showing both macro critters and other sea life. Had different types of dives. The adventure excursion was on the back side of Molokini with depths to 130 unless on a computer, the other dives were not as aggressive but still had many interesting critters(large and small). What impressed me was the captains and divemasters knew your name even thou they met you at 6:15am by roll call. Diving 2 days later with another boat the captain still addressed me by first name. The St Anthony wreck had the biggest batfish I had ever seen in the wheelhouse. These are not endemic to Hawaii. Just outside were 2 giant frogfish holding on to the starboard rail. Out side the wreck was the remnants of an artificial reef of cemented tires. There were lots of critters in those tires and around them. The whale sounds were quite charming. We had just surfaced when there were numerous whales breaching and fin slapping. Since you had to meet at the dock at 6:15am they had coffee for you. After the first dive there was fruit and some kind of fruit bread, and after the second dive there was soda, juice, trail mix, chocolate chip cookies. There was a minimum of 60 minutes surface time between dives and only 20 minute travel time between sites if that. There was a hose on the boat to rinse off after dives. The owner shows up in the morning and greets everyone and then goes out on the jetty to wave goodby. He will dive on the 3 tank adventure excursion which is his baby, since it has no real schedule as to dive sites. They will ask you where you would like to dive or where you have dove. All in all a good operation. I talked to Jeffrey in the office long distance to get the feel of the operation and he was great. They have a website and tons of info.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Just wish that the airlines wouldn't be so picky about weight. If you wish to cut back on weight they(dive shops) have everything for rent including digital cameras. A lot of the beaches are not swimmer-diver friendly due to the terrific wave and surge action.
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