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Dive Review of Prodiver Maui/N/A in
Hawaii/Maui

May, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Chris Behan, MI, USA
Report Number 1905
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Great Lakes, Midwest, Southern California
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
68   to 72    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
7
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive made within recreational dive limits  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 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  
Comments
No UW photography done...
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
2 stars    
Comments  
Though they seem to have some good reviews, I had a VERY bad experience w/
these folks. Not just a "cookies are stale" issue but a real
SAFETY issue...

They miscalculated a weight adjustment on me and accidentally sent me into
the water carrying 42 pounds (NOT a typo) of lead versus the 28-30 I needed
and thought I was wearing. Though I felt heavy on deck, the boat captain
(who seemed to be in a rush to get me into the water) had assured me that
the adjustment he made was correct and that I was "good to
go"...

Even with my BC partially inflated, this added up to a very fast, barely
controllable descent. According to my computer, I managed to go from the
surface to 25 feet in @ 3-4 seconds - not very good for inner ears. Though
I finished the dive with the group, my ears were messed up and I didn't
feel like taking the next dive with these folks. 

Upon discussing the issue w/ the boat captain (after I discovered the
mistake), he stated that 42 pounds was probably close to the right amount
of weight since I was wearing a 7mm wetsuit (!!!). As it turns out, he had
gotten his OW certification a few months prior to his job on the dive boat
(!!!). 

Least to say, I will NOT be seeing the folks from ProDiver on my next Maui
visit...
And from now on NOBODY touches my stuff but me - lesson learned the hard
way...
The cookies were fine though...

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