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Dive Review of REEF TREKKERS/N/A in
Hawaii/OAHU

June, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by KATHY ENGLISH, ID, USA
Report Number 1522
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
MEXICO, TRUK, HONDURAS
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
77   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
80   to 0    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 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
[None]
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
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
1 stars    
Comments  
I WAS ON A DIVE TRIP WITH 14 OTHER PEOPLE FROM IDAHO TO TRUK LAGOON ABOARD
THE ODYSSEY.  ON THE WAY BACK WE HAD SCHEDULED 3 DAYS IN HAWAII TO
RECUPERATE.  WE DECIDED TO TRY DIVING OAHU AND SET IT UP WITH REEF TREKKERS
AHEAD OF TIME.  WE WENT WITH THEM BECAUSE THEY TOLD US WE COULD ALL GO ON
OUR OWN BOAT AND CHOOSE THE SITES.  WE DIDN'T WANT ANY WRECKS BECAUSE OF
TRUK AND WERE INTERESTED IN LAVA TUBES, AND CORAL REEF.  I TOLD EVERYONE TO
EXPECT TURTLES IF IT WAS LIKE KAUAI.  THAT PART WAS CORRECT.  3 OF US
TALKED TO THEM PRIOR TO THE TRIP AND WERE ALL TOLD THE SAME THING.  NO
PROBLEM TO GO WHERE WE WANTED.  THEY CAME TO PICK US UP IN A 10 PERSON VAN.
 (15 OF US AND ALL OUR GEAR)  THAT SHOULD HAVE CLUED US IN TO THE TYPE OF
OPERATION WE WERE DEALING WITH.  THEY RAN ALL OF OUR CREDIT CARDS BEFORE WE
LEFT FOR THE BOAT -RIGHT IN THE VAN. (NOW I KNOW WHY)  WHEN WE ARRIVED AT
THE BOAT, IT WAS A RENTED BOAT WITH ANOTHER DIVE SHOPS DIVERS ALREADY ON
BOARD.  WE ASKED ABOUT OUR PREVIOUS ARRANGEMENTS AND WERE TOLD THEY WOULD
NOT HAVE SAID ANY OF THAT.  ALL OF US WERE LIARS, I GUESS.  WE WERE
INFORMED THE FIRST DIVE WAS TO BE A WRECK.  THE Y0257.  I ALMOST LEFT THEN
AND CALLED MY CREDIT CARD COMPANY BUT DECIDED TO GO AND REPORT IT IN
UNDERCURRENT INSTEAD.  BEFORE WE LEFT, YET ANOTHER DIVE SHOPS DIVERS GOT
ONBOARD.  30 DIVERS IN ALL.  (MOOOOOO!!)  THE FIRST DIVE WAS PRETTY
FORGETTABLE EXCEPT FOR A COUPLE OF TURTLES.  THERE WAS A STRONG CURRENT AND
STOPPING TO LOOK AT ANYTHING WAS DIFFICULT.  THE SECOND DIVE WAS MORE FUN. 
IT WAS TO TURTLE CANYONS AND LIVED UP TO ITS NAME.  THERE WERE SEVERAL VERY
FRIENDLY TURTLES THERE.  THE REEF, HOWEVER, WAS NEARLY DEAD.  I WAS SHOCKED
TO SEE THE SHAPE IT WAS IN COMPARED TO KAUAI.  I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE
DISAPPOINTED WITH A DIVE OPERATION.  MY ADVICE TO ANYONE HEADED TO HAWAII
TO DIVE IS GO SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN OAHU AND DEFINITELY USE ANY OTHER DIVE
OPERATION EXCEPT REEF TREKKERS.
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