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Dive Review of Ed Robinson's in
Hawaii/Maui

Ed Robinson's, Aug, 2003,

by Joe Spears, NC, United States . Report 606.

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

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 110 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Yes, 130 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 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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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