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Dive Review of Ed Robinson's in

August, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Joe Spears, NC, United States
Report Number 606
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Big Island, Bahamas, Caymans, Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois,
North Carolina, Jamaica, South Carolina
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 110    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Yes, 130 depth  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Very limited accomodations for photographers.  Only one of 2 boats had a
small fresh water rinse tank.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
Although they advertise that they cater to the experienced diver there is
no nitrox available.  When I asked about this they responded, "we are
not a dive shop."  I brought my own for days with several dives but
received no credit for bringing all of my own equipment.  Paid for a
premier dive with 4:1 ratio of divers to guide but did not know that Ed
Robinson office personnel do not count in the ratio thus by my count the
ratio was really 5:1. Also I was scheduled to dive Lanai on the first day
but they changed the location upon my arrival with no explanation other
than "they decided".  They said I would not be penalized with the
48 hour cancellation policy if I decided not to go. I had a new dive guide
each day of diving.  Safety and dive briefings were too long.

They set up your gear for you (not a great thing to me) and do provide nice
touches such as drinks, pineapple, sandwiches, cookies, etc. as appropriate
for the dive.

Beyond the above, the diving was good.  During the 9 dives I made with
them, I was able to see lots of great Hawaian marine life including Mantas,
Dolphin, Turtles, and many fish and invertibrates some rare.

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