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Dive Review of Reeftrekkers/Marriott in

June, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by JoAn Ferguson, VA, USA
Report Number 1863
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean and Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Followed the divemaster  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
2 stars    
Reeftrekkers picked up people at different hotels along Waikiki, and then
headed for the harbor. We were all surprised when we got to the dive boat
and learned that many different dive groups (led by different Dive Ops)
were on the same boat. 

Before the trip we received an email indicating their requirements related
to medical conditions. Apparently not everyone in the group received this
email, so there was a lot of frustration when one person checked yes to
medication but didn't have a full medical release with him. The prior week
he was on a liveaboard in Palau - but there were no exception to this rule!
IMHO, this attitude in dive operators doesn't encourage truthful completion
of a medical form. Oh... then they didn't bother to check for C-Cards!

Once on the boat, we were told to stay in one area of the boat. Getting our
equipment on was quite a challenge due to the cramped conditions.
Reeftrekkers did their best to help us out. 

We dove the Sea Tiger Wreck (lots of nooks and crannies, including an
opportunity to swim into the bridge). This would have been a better dive if
there hadnt been SO many divers on it from our boat. Our second dive was
Kewalo Pipe (also spelled Koala Pipe). This steel pipeline isnt used
anymore, but lots of corals and critters have turned it into an artificial
reef. They broke us into smaller groups (our family of three was one group)
to each dive with a divemaster. 
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