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Kohala Divers Full report N   Kohala   I loved diving with Kohala divers. The staff was professional, courteous , friendly and educational . They are known for their env... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2009   Sally Byrd
<100 Dives
 
Dive Makai/ Kona Hawaiian Village Full report N   [N/A]   I really wish I had scheduled ALL of my dives before leaving home, since there were a few I would have enjoyed, but they were fill... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2003   Sandra J. Walzer
<100 Dives
 
Seasport Divers Full report N   Kauai   I ended up with Seasport, because Bubbles Below did not answer my e- mails and forwarded my request for info to Seasport. I am clo... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
8/2009   Sandra Walzer
<100 Dives
 
Kohala Divers Full report N   Kohala   This was my first experience diving on the more northwestern coast of the Big Island. Kohala Divers is a first class operation. ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2009   Sandra Walzer
<100 Dives
 
Dive Makai Full report N   Kona   I have been diving with Dive Makai for 5 years, and unfortunately this is not the operation it used to be. The boat and rental eq... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
8/2009   Sandra Walzer
<100 Dives
 
Bubbles Below/ Woodard House, Poipu Kai Resort Full report N   Kauai   Be prepared for chilly water temps. The first few days, the water was no warmer than 73. Kauai diving is fascinating, but don't g... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2004   Sandy Falen
500+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor Full report Y   [N/A]   GOOD: LAYOUT OF BOAT: Excellent quarters including queen- sized lower bunks in cabins, private showers and heads en suite. Dive d... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2004   Sarah Shoaf, Alan Miller
250+ Dives
 
Kona Coast Divers/ Paniolo Greens Full report N   The Big Island   Resort was clean and large enough, though falls short on amennities. It is on a golf course and apx. 30 min. drive to dive s... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2004   Scott
100+ Dives
 
Seasport Divers N   Niihau   "Wall dives on a volcano"
... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
8/2018   Scott Chatelain
100+ Dives
 
Bubbles Below/ Private Condo Full report N   Kauai   Kauai (and Hawaii, in general) is not the best destination for a dedicated dive vacation, but is excellent for other activiti... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2008   Scott George
100+ Dives
 
Prodiver/ N/A Full report N   Maui   I had one day of diving I could do on this trip to Maui. Based upon feedback I saw in Undercurrent I went with Prodiver out ... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
2/2007   Scott George
<100 Dives
 
Kona Honu Divers Full report N   [N/A]   Kona- Hawaii 8- 8 thru 8- 13 This is the sixth time I have dove the Kona area. I have dove with Jacks a couple of times and Big Is... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2007   scott johnson
250+ Dives
 
Fathom 5 Divers/ Poipu Marriott Full report N   Kauaii   A great group to dive with. The only downside is going to their facility in town and having to meet and do paperwork in a shack in... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2004   Scott PAge-Pagter
500+ Dives
 
Seasport Divers Full report N   Kauaii   Although the diving was pretty good, this operator was less than good to dive with. They had too many people and made us all dive ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
1/2004   Scott Page-Pagter
500+ Dives
 
Mike Severns Diving/ None Full report N   Maui   Wow, what a class act. Since this isn't part of a dive resort, many divers just dive one day to check out what Maui has to offe... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2004   Shawn Nelson
<100 Dives
 
Extended Horizons/ Kahana Falls N   Maui   "Many great aspects, a couple frustrations"
First the good parts. The dive masters are excellent. Friendly, relaxed, with keen eyes for small critters and rare finds. Very... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2016   Sheleigh A Harding
250+ Dives
 
Mike Severns Diving/ Luana Kai Full report N   Maui   Boat holds max twelve divers broken into two groups of six based on experience. The boat has a marine head and plenty of room alt... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2006   Sherri Howard
100+ Dives
 
Dive Makai/ Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff Full report N   Kona   The new owners of Dive Maikai are carrying on the great tradition of thorough dive breifings and eco friendly diving. New owner M... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2006   Sherri Howard
100+ Dives
 
Mike Sevrens/ Haleakala Shores Condos Full report N   Maui   The majority of the 10 divers on this trip were fairly new. Most wanted to see turtles, big critters, and the Back Wall at Molokin... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2005   Sherrie Barker
<100 Dives
 
Nautilus Dive Center Full report N   Hilo   Owner/ dive guide weighted himself heavily, wore gloves, and crawled along the bottom, pawing the live coral mercilessly. I was le... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
9/2012   Skip Lynch
500+ Dives
 
Sandwich Isle Divers/ Hilo Seaside Hotel N   Kailua - Kona   Sandwich Isle Divers is a very good and really professional operation. They only take 6 divers on their boat, which makes the div... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
2/2013   Stanislaw Zuk
1000+ Dives
 
Sun and Sea Hawaii, Hilo/ Hilo Seaside Hotel N   Hilo, Island of Hawaii   Diving in Hilo is basically restricted to shore diving which can be a bit challenging, considering volcanic rocks predominant aro... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
2/2013   Stanislaw Zuk
1000+ Dives
 
Mike Severns Diving/ Maui Sunseeker Full report N   Maui   Before going to Maui, I was checking out all Undercurrent's review about Maui dive operators and picked Mike Severns diving before... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
8/2006   Stanley Zuk
1000+ Dives
 
Extended Horizons/ Honua Kai N   Maui   Even though Extended Horizons is a very small company, every aspect of the operation is first class. From my initial contact by ph... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2014   Steve Abbott
250+ Dives
 
B & B Scuba/ Ritz Carlton Maui Full report N   Maui   My wife and I took IANTD rebreather training from Brad Varney at B & B. Can't say enough good things about them. They were profess... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2004   Steve and Beth Welch
250+ Dives
 
Octopus Reef/ No Resort Full report N   Maui   Instead of getting bounced around on a boat trip to the dive sites, we contacted Octopus Reef and Renee met us at two shore dive... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2003   Steve Hess
500+ Dives
 
AAA Diving/ Hilton Hawaiian Village Full report N   Oahu   AAA Diving / Oahu HI / (808) 221- 8346 / (877) 617- 2822 - [. . . ] / Bottom line: This is a service- oriented ou... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2006   Steve Iwanowicz
<100 Dives
 
Dive Makai Full report N   Kona   Well run operation with very detailed and informative pre dive briefings. The boat holds 12 divers and you go out in two groups de... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2005   Steve Machoian
250+ Dives
 
Pacific Rim Divers/ House rental] Full report N   Island of Hawaii   Patrice runs a very efficient operation. You meet at the marina at 7: 45 AM. A newly overhauled boat, plenty of shade, with twin Ya... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2005   Steve Machoian
250+ Dives
 
Wanna Dive/ Aston Kona By The Sea Full report N   Kailua Kona, Big Island   The Aston Kona By The Sea is a very nice condo about 15 minutes from Honakohau Harbor where all the dive boats for the Kailua Kona... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2009   Steve Nestlerode
250+ Dives
 
Jacks Diving Locker/ Kona Nalu Condos Full report N   Big Island   The Big Island of Hawaii has great shore diving, so much so that I spent most of my UW time there shore diving instead of boat div... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2004   Steven C Williams
<100 Dives
 
FathomFive/OceanQuest Divers/ Kuhio Shores Condos Full report N   Kauai   FathomFive/ OceanQuest is a great dive operation. They provide boat and shore dives and have a good shop. The staff is great; help... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2004   Steven C Williams
<100 Dives
 
SeaSport Divers/ Kuhio Shores Condos Full report N   Kauai   SeaSport Divers is a first class operation. The dive vessel Anela Kai is far and away the best on the island. They also have a g... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2004   Steven C Williams
<100 Dives
 
Bubbles Below/ Kuhio Shores Condos Full report N   Niihau   Niihau is truly a magnificent place to dive. Few soft corals, but the hard corals, vast numbers of endemic species and critters, ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2004   Steven C Williams
<100 Dives
 
Lahaina Divers/ Lahania Shores N   Maui   The Diving I chose Lahania Divers because of the reports in Undercurrent and because they operate the largest boats out of Lahani... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2013   Steven M Dunn
250+ Dives
 
Extended Horizons Full report N   Maui   This was our third trip with Extended Horizons. Each trip has been well run and organized. The boat carries 12 divers and has a ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2008   Steven Rosenfeld
500+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II Y   Kona Coast   "Kona Aggressor II - good boat, mediocre dive sites"
This was our first time visiting the Big Island of Hawaii, where we have long wanted to go and see the volcanoes. And to dive. We ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2017   Sue J Estey
500+ Dives
 
Extended Horizons Full report N   Maui/Lanai   We picked Extended Horizons because they dove in Lanai almost every day and were not as rigid in their dive calendar as some Maui ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2006   Susan & Bill Arbios
100+ Dives
 
Deep Ecology/ Hilton Hawaiian Village Full report N   Oahu   I have now learned a lesson - when checking out a dive operation, in addition to normal questions about length of dive and amount ... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
8/2005   Susan Fuhs
500+ Dives
 
Mike Severns Diving/ Renaissance Wailea Full report N   Lanai   I got a chance to dive once more with Mike Severns Diving, which is always a pleasure. I was on their Friday three- dive day, out ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2005   Susan Fuhs
500+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II Y   Kona   "Worst trip ever on Kona Aggressor"
My 3 buddies and I from FLorida all have 1500+ dives over decades of diving and multiples trips on liveaboards. Two of the crew me... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2017   Susan Molchan
1000+ Dives
 
Kona Honu Divers/ Royal Sea Cliff Full report N   Kona   We dove five days (11 dives) with Kona Honu Divers. We were very impressed with them. They were conscientious of divers' experie... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2011   Tami Hunter
<100 Dives
 
Bruces Dive Center Full report N   [N/A]   I was group leader on this trip coming back from Palau and I guess that I would have enjoyed it more if I had went to Hawaii befor... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2006   Terry R. Garland
250+ Dives
 
Maui Dreams Dive Co./ Maui Hills N   Maui   "Shore dive on Maui"
Public parking right there, but come early. Entry from sandy beach, head north follow the rocky ledge shore. Lots of small fish en... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2018   Thomas huggins
1000+ Dives
 
Maui Dive/ Maui Hill N   Maui[   "Malla wharf shore dive Maui"
Parking is free a easy but limited. Entry from shore is rocky and shallow for about thirty yards, watch out for the surge and sea ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2018   Thomas huggins
1000+ Dives
 
Jack's Diving Locker/ Air bnb[same] N   Kona[N/A]   "Kona manta dive"
Sure a great dive and operator we had six mantas swim with us for an hour the crew did everything for us, , loaded our gear on the b... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2018   Thomas huggins
1000+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II Y   Kona   "Kona Aggressor"
Coral bleaching from a few years ago has taken its toll, but can still have interesting interactions with unique critters. Leaf sc... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2017   Thomas Read
1000+ Dives
 
Kona Honu Divers/ White Sands Village Full report N   Kona   It had been 12 years since our last trip to Hawaii so we were long overdue to return. It was time to show our son James all t... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2007   Tim Kolakowski
250+ Dives
 
Mike Severns Diving/ Kihei Surfside Full report N   Maui   Mike Severns Diving is by far the most professional and organized dive operation we have pleasure of diving with. The briefings we... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2002   Tim Mann
<100 Dives
 
Prodiver Maui/ Mana-Kai Maui Full report N   Maui   Prodiver Maui is an excellent 6- pack operation. Their 34' boat leaves from Kihei boat ramp shortly after 5: 45 am 6 days/ week wi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2005   Tim Nugent
500+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II Y   [N/A]   "Great Staff aboard Kona Aggressor"
Great food, great staff. Very professional and helpful. Cabins were comfortable and spotless. The whole staff had an excellent at... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2017   timothy g warner
500+ Dives
 
B&B Scuba Full report N   Maui   My wife and I have used most of the dive operations on Maui. They have all been good. B & B is a little different, and we thin... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2008   Tom and Judy Chambers
500+ Dives
 
Kaimana Divers/ Queen Kapioloni Hotel Full report N   Oahu-South Shore   Kaimana Divers, Queen Kapioloni, January 2007. kaimanadivers. com. Tom Carlson (tcarlson06@gmail. com), Tacoma, Washington. Experien... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2007   Tom Carlson
<100 Dives
 
Kona Honu Divers/ Hapuna Prince Beach Resort Full report N   Big Island   My wife and I work hard, so when we go on vacation, we like to pick tour operators that cater to us 100%, requiring us only to sui... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2005   Tom Dudnyk
100+ Dives
 
kona honu divers Full report N   kona, big island   I had looked forward for some time to doing a night dive on the Kona coast to see manta rays. There are a number of dive operatio... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
7/2006   tom nemetz
250+ Dives
 
Dive Oahu Full report N   Oahu   Worst dive of my life! These people are unorganized and inefficient. Saw nothing on the dive and then they had me take off my BC... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
4/2010   Tommie Turner
<100 Dives
 
Kona Aggresor Full report N   Kona   I have only been diving for one year and this was my second liveaboard. My first was on the Truk Odyssey in Aug. 2004. I live on... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2005   Toni Imwold
<100 Dives
 
Kona Honu Divers N   Kona   "Second Chance and had a great experience "
Much better service and care for gear than 15 months prior to my most recent dive trip to Hawaii. Kona is my "GO TO" place when I ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2017   Van Freidin
1000+ Dives
 
Kona Honu Divers/ Home N   [N/A]   "Impromptu Hawaii Holiday"
Coral is looking better than 2015. ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2016   Van Freidin
250+ Dives
 
Aloha Dive Company Full report N   the big island   Mike Nakachi, owner operator of Aloha Dive Company, along with First Mate Earl, is a dream come true. We met the native Hawaiia... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2002   Vicki Huffman & Al Knight
100+ Dives
 
Octopus Reef Full report N   Maui   My beautiful bride and I met Rene (Octopus Reef Dive Goddess) on a liveaboard trip in Indonesia in 2007. We were immediately impr... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2009   Vince Cichoski
1000+ Dives
 
Kohala Divers/ Hilton Waikaloa Full report N   Big Island   The boat was roomy, partially covered, and did have a bathroom. They were well equipped with emergency equipment and even had life... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2010   Wade Smith
<100 Dives
 
Trilogy Excursions/ Four Seasons Manele Bay Resort Full report N   Lanai   After arranging a trip to Lanai, I researched the dive operations on the island, and was pleased to encounter Trilogy's website. ... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
10/2006   Wayne & Stephanie Batzer
500+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II/ Marriott Courtyard King Kamehameha Y   Kona   Living in Hawaii (Oahu) we had often thought of the Aggressor but opted for shore diving and day trips. We are now convinced that ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2014   Wayne and Stephanie Batzer
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Makai, / Torpedo tours Full report N   Kona   Good: Dive Makai. Did 3 morning dives with them. Their dive briefings were detailed as to what they hoped to find & the dive profi... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2009   Wayne Joseph
500+ Dives
 
Mike Severns Diving Full report N   Maui   Have gone diving with Pauline & co. many times before. As expected, they did a terrific job with the predive info. They told us ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2009   Wayne Joseph
250+ Dives
 
Kona Diving Company (formerly Bottom Time) Full report N   Kona   Crew is excellent. They forgot nothing and were a step ahead on everything. Setup and rinse all your gear, taking care of it bet... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2011   Wellington Lee
250+ Dives
 
AAA - Alex's Aquatic Adventures Full report N   [N/A]   Alex has lower than average rates and provides better than average service. He picks up and drops off from your Waikiki hotel, pr... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2009   Wellington Lee
100+ Dives
 
Ed Robinson's Diving Adventure/ Maui Banyan Full report N   Maui   Exceptional dive operation. Boats never felt crowded and entrance/ exits were handled very smoothly. Great service onboard t... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2011   William Barrett
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Shack/ Kamole Sands (condos) Full report N   Maui   Maui was fantastic. We dove with Scuba Shack (we dove with them 5 years ago) and they are still one of the best dive operations w... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   William Boswell
250+ Dives
 
Aarons/ Royal Hawaiian Full report N   Ohau   Diving on Ohau was uneventful. Which magazine rated Ohau one of the top ten (what a joke)? The dive shop (Aarons) was the worst ... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
2/2006   William Boswell
250+ Dives
 
Wanna Dive/ Sheraton Full report N   Kona   My wife and I spent several days diving in Kona with "WANNA DIVE". We were there in February and again in May, plan on returning ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
5/2006   William Fisher
100+ Dives
 
Wanna Dive/ Sheraton Full report N   Kona   My wife and I have dove twice with "WANNA DIVE" in Kona ( going back in October). We had a great time and highly recommend this op... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
2/2006   William Fisher
100+ Dives
 
Pacific Rim Divers/ Country Club Villas Full report N   Kona   Patrice runs the best 6- pack dive operation I've ever been on. The boat is a good size for 6 divers though it could perhaps use a ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2003   William Hall
250+ Dives
 
Jack's Diving Locker N   [N/A]   "MANTA DIVE - AWESOME"
We had the privilege of diving with Keller Laros who is the founder of the Manta Pacific Research Foundation. He also works for J... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2015   William J Marlow
1000+ Dives
 
Octapus Reef Full report N   Maui   This is a small group or individual guided shore dive at any of several sites on Maui. The guide was well informed, knew the biol... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2003   William Wilson
1000+ Dives
 
Bubbles Below, N   Kauai   "November Kauai Diving with Bubble Below"
I spent 3 days diving with Bubbles Below in November 2018, and have been diving with this operation for about 20 years during many... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2018   Zygmunt Dembek
1000+ Dives
 
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