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

REEF TREKKERS/N/A, Jun, 2003,

by KATHY ENGLISH, ID, USA . Report 1522.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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