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Dive Review of Extended Horizons/Honua Kai in

February, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Steve Abbott, CO, US (1 report)
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, PNG, Thailand, Australia, Galapagos, Indonesia, Fiji
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

choppy, no currents  
Water Temp
75   to 76    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
As a solo diver, was "buddied" with the dive master, but at the
end of the dive also allowed to hang out longer near the boat with other
divers if the dive master went up early assisting other divers.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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5 stars   
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Even though Extended Horizons is a very small company, every aspect of the
operation is first class. From my initial contact by phone before the trip,
to making arrangements after arriving on the island, to the diving,
everything was handled professionally and efficiently. Dive reservation
reminders and receipts are emailed promptly. Prices are comparable to other
operators on the island and are excellent value for the level of service
provided. The shop is ve ...
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By sthomson at Mar 21, 2014 23:37 EST  
Hi Steve,
I agree...Extended Horizons is a pretty damn good company. I dived with
them two years ago and enjoyed a spectacular night dive right off the Mala
docks. Cathedrals were fun, although I was a bit of a wreck having wiped
out face first on the rough ashphault at the pier at 6:00 in the morning
walking from car to dive boat. Learned the hard way: don't wear flip-flops
and don't dive after a wipe-out...adrenelin/shock does strange things to
your system. No faujlt of Extended Horizons...they were great and would
like to dive with them again. Off to Grand Turks with daughter who's
getting PADI certified there in early April...happy joy joy! Stayed in a
condo at K'anapali too, the Aston Kaanapali Villas. Really nice with
kitchen and great view of ocean.
By abbotts at Mar 23, 2014 22:32 EST  
Hi Sheri - Thanks for the info on the night dive - in my experience, night
dives are either awful or fantastic, no in-between. I'll definitely
schedule a night dive at Mala next time. Hope Grand Turks are wonderful,
nice place to get certified.
By scubadivema at May 06, 2014 22:04 EST  
Hey Steve,
Thanks for the great review
Erik Stein - Extended Horizons
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