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Dive Review of Reeftrekkers/Marriott in
Hawaii/Oahu

Reeftrekkers/Marriott, Jun, 2005,

by JoAn Ferguson, VA, USA . Report 1863.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Caribbean and Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 0 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Followed the divemaster
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments 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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