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Dive Review of Island Divers Hawaii in
Hawaii/Oahu

Island Divers Hawaii, Apr, 2007,

by David Schwab, AE, USA . Report 3289.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Thailand, Burma, Cayman Islands, Florida, Missouri, Italy, Turkey, France, Spain, Malta, England, Scotland, Norway, Croatia, Germany, Netherlands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 72 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10 to 25 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions DM kept divers together and enforced depth limits, air limits. DM did not allow wreck penetration.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Big bucket for cameras.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Dive Masters were capable & very safety conscious. Boat had divers from other dive operations, so it wasn't "our" boat. Decisions on dive sites were made by the captain (??); I ended up diving day 1 and day 2 on the same sites. On day 3 the owner of Island Divers Hawaii dived with us and we got to dive different sites!! First dives were wrecks to 30 metres; second dives were shallow after 40+ min surface interval. I rented gear . . . good equipment (BCs were new) and well maintained. Owner Matt allowed me to trade in a BC for a wing (first time for me) on my last day and then dived with me. Personal attention was appreciated; I'd dive with him in more challenging dive conditions. DMs generally took real good care of the novices and too much care of experienced divers. I suspect most of their clients are learning to dive or are occasional once-every-couple-of-years divers. But once they had observed that I was a frequent diver as well as an instructor, they relaxed. DMs take lots of photos (see the excellent website at www.oahuscubadiving.com). Every effort made by DMs to show critters and other interesting sights to all divers. Super experience for novices; average to above averge for experienced divers who just have to be patient. Great place to dive with a non-diving spouse/girl/boyfriend or child.
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