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Dive Review of Ed Robinson's Diving/Four Seasons in
Hawaii/Maui

Ed Robinson's Diving/Four Seasons, May, 2004,

by Michael Drumstas, Ma, USA . Report 1035.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving New England, Florida Keys, USVI, BVI, Cayman, Cancun
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 150 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions time and depth
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Camera rinse on board the dive boat..crew careful handling equiptment

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We dove with Ed Robinson's Diving Adventures based on Undercurrent reviews and were happy that we took the advice.The boat leaves from the Kehei boat ramp after being towed to the ramp area.(all operations in that area do the same). Shop was set up on the back of the boat by John,one of the Captains. Dive equiptment was brought on board by one of the crew after introductions and paperwork and also set up for you.After the boat was put in the water we boarded via a concrete dock. The Captain (John) would discuss the current weather conditions and then poll the divers as to what everyone wanted or hoped to see. A good briefing was given by the Captain and the a site briefing by one or both Divemasters which entailed the site and critters to be expected to be seen.Hand signals for critters were discussed along with such signals as to remember so that the D/M 's could better explain something back on board.We did two days of two tank diving and then the three tank adveture dive. We saw sharks(white tip) on all but one dive and viewed everthing from turtles to some small invertabrates. Also spotted were some of the largest 12+ frogfish that I have seen to a few babies which were about 2 inches in length.
Once the dive was completed the D/M's,Amy,Dave and Ricardo were more than happy to discuss what was seen and to look up in their books as to the exact species.Dives were planned out as to a max depth but air hogs were sent back to the boat and on all my dives I got back on board with 500 psi. The three tank first dive was to 130 fsw for five min. where we viewed a group of 16-20 gray reef sharks along with some newborns in the three foot range. Safety stops were required and extra time where the individual wanted to do some hang time was OK. This operation was and is one of the best that we have dove with.A little pricey but all of Hawaii is so that to be expected. I would highly recommend these to anyone.
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