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Dive Review of Island Divers Hawaii in

April, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by David Schwab, AE, USA
Report Number 3289
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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,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
72   to 74    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 25    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
DM kept divers together and enforced depth limits, air limits.  DM did not
allow wreck penetration.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Big bucket for cameras.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
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  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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