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Ed Robinson Full report   Maui Molokini Crater   "Nasty Attitude"
Picked Ed Robinson's over another operator we'd had good experience with since reports were so good. Perhaps they do a better job ... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
12/2013   M Dieri
100+ Dives
 
Sun and Sea Hawaii, Hilo/ Hilo Seaside Hotel Full report   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
 
Sandwich Isle Divers/ Hilo Seaside Hotel Full report   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
 
Nautilus Dive Center Full report   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
 
Ed Robinson/ Wailea Grand Resort Full report   Maui   I found the Ed Robinson dive staff to be a very friendly and professional bunch. Ed himself came out each day to greet the guests ... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
8/2012   David McDougall
250+ Dives
 
Big Island Divers/ N/A Full report   Kona   Very accommodating and cheerful crew, service attitude outstanding. Took all of our gear, cleaned and rinsed each day as well as ... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
7/2011   Larry Sandusky
250+ Dives
 
Extended Horizons Full report   Maui & Lanai   Extended Horizons was recommended by several dive shops in South Maui for diving Lanai, as none of the boats from South Maui go th... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
9/2010   Jacob Rosenstein
250+ Dives
 
Mauna Lani Sea Adventures/ Mauna Lani Point Full report       My wife and I were surprised at the quality of the diving on Kona. We have been all over the world and heard not so great things a... Full report  
2 stars
2 stars  
6/2010   David A Brom
250+ Dives
 
Hawaiian Scuba Shack/ Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort Full report   Big Island   This is NOT Charley Neal's Scuba Shack, which is on Maui. The owner of this one, Jay Smith, wanted to be perfectly clear about tha... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
12/2009   Carol Thompson
500+ Dives
 
Dive Makai Full report   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
 
Seasport Divers Full report   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
 
Alex's Aquatic Adventure (AAA) Full report   Oahu   Alex Mason has moved and is now running his own dive business under the name Alex’s Aquatic Adventures (AAA). For those of you th... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
4/2009   Ev Rockwell
500+ Dives
 
Dive Makai/ Kona Coast Resort, Phase II Full report   Kona   Dive Makai is a high quality operation. Their website information is accurate. Boat takes maximum of 12; 10 on adventure (3- tank) ... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
6/2007   Lee Fenner
100+ Dives
 
Kona Honu Divers Full report   Kona   Kona Honu Divers was a first class dive operation with a very nice boat. We dove 6 dives over a week long period. My 14 year old... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
4/2007   Michael Emerson
250+ Dives
 
Prodiver/ N/A Full report   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
 
Waikiki Diving Full report   Oahu   Oahu diving is mostly geared to the "intro to scuba" people, based on my 6 dive trips there. They are not used to experienced peo... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
1/2007   Lyn Greenhill
100+ Dives
 
Mike Severns Diving/ Maui Sunseeker Full report   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
 
Kona Agressor Full report LiveAboard     We signed up for the trip and they took our deposit; we made our air reservations and THEN they told us that the trip may not go i... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
5/2006   Laura Mosqueda
250+ Dives
 
Aarons/ Royal Hawaiian Full report   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
 
Reeftrekkers/ Marriott Full report   Oahu   Reeftrekkers picked up people at different hotels along Waikiki, and then headed for the harbor. We were all surprised when we got... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
6/2005   JoAn Ferguson
<100 Dives
 
AquaZone/ Marriott Full report   Oahu   AquaZone was the Dive Op in our large Marriott on Waikiki. Although we didn’t have reservations with them, we were able to dive wi... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
6/2005   JoAn Ferguson
<100 Dives
 
Prodiver Maui/ N/A Full report   Maui   Though they seem to have some good reviews, I had a VERY bad experience w/ these folks. Not just a "cookies are stale" issue but a... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
5/2005   Chris Behan
<100 Dives
 
Splash Dive Scuba Full report   Oahu   Trip was booked on- line, scheduled as a 2- tank advanced dive, with instructor. Various possible locations were listed, including ... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
6/2004   James P. Smith
<100 Dives
 
Jack's Diving Locker/ Kona Islander Inn Full report   Kona (West Coast)   Recently got certified (Open Water) with Jack's Diving Locker in Kona, Hawaii. My instructor, Doug Farr, was excellent. He was pa... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
5/2004   Richard Swan
<100 Dives
 
Bubbles Below/ Embassy Suites, Poi Point Full report   Kauai   Bubbles Below came very highly rated from several sources. Did not find them to be as good as advertised. Boat was very small with... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
5/2004   Donald A
<100 Dives
 
Jacks Dive Locker/ Keahou Full report   Big Island   It was a chance that there might be Mantas, we knew this going into the dive. There were no sightings. The coral was not in great... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
7/2003   Jerry
500+ Dives
 
Lahina Divers Full report   Maui   The first day the boat from Lahina divers was nice, thereafter, the boat was nothing to brag about. The captain was the same and t... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
7/2003   Jerry Hamberg
500+ Dives
 
Pro Divers/ Napili Point   Maui   "Shore Dive so didnt expect much nor did I get much"
The dive operation was not very well run. Communication was subpar. Combination of emailing and texting, but not always the same... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
9/2022   craig grube
100+ Dives
 
Molokai Fish and Dive Co./ Kepuhi Beach Resort   Molokai   "Good trip, not so good diving"
The one sentence short version: I cannot recommend Molokai Fish and Dive (also known as Scuba Dive Molokai). Here’s why: My wif... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
3/2022   Ron Jyring
100+ Dives
 
Molokai Fish and Dive Co./ Kepuhi Beach Resort   Molokai   "Good trip, not so good diving"
The one sentence short version: I cannot recommend Molokai Fish and Dive (also known as Scuba Dive Molokai). Here’s why: My wif... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
3/2022   Ron Jyring
100+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Ed Robinson Full report   Maui- Kihei   "Buyout with Prodiver Resulted in a Watered Down Product "
I had dove with ERDA previously, so when my wife wanted to go to Hawaii, we settled on Maui, as I felt this would be a good experi... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
1/2020   Francis Loncar
100+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Bubbles Below, Full report   Kauai   "Bubbles Below, not worth it"
The last time I dived on Kauai was about 26 years ago. The thing I remembered most about that trip was the way they treated all di... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
10/2016   Joe Hamernick
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Fathom Five Divers and Ocean Quest Full report   Kauai   "Meeting my Birthday Turtle"
... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
9/2016   Laura Tietz
250+ Dives
 
Bubbles Below, Full report   Maui   "Spend your money somewhere else"
Unfortunately there was nothing good to report about the diving in Maui. I have never seen such a lack of marine life and color. ... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
12/2014   Eric Steckel
100+ Dives
 
Wanna Dive Kona/ n/a Full report   Kona   This was the worst- run dive operation I have ever experienced. I won't go into all the details, but here are a few: We were goi... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
6/2012   Robin Luberoff
100+ Dives
 
Wanna Dive Full report   Kona   My wife commented on our encounter with Wanna Dive , June 2012, in Hawaii. I would like to elaborate. I am an Advanced Diver and h... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
6/2012   neal pruchansky
100+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard Kona   Staff was friendly and most helpful. Manta night dive was a unique experience for about a half hour one night. Other than that t... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
4/2012   Don Bellew
1000+ Dives
 
Kona Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard Kona   This was our 10th Aggressor trip so we had high expectations. The boat itself is comfortable, however, if you are wanting fresh c... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
7/2011   Kristin W Weck Farrag
500+ Dives
 
Dive Oahu Full report   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
 
Dive Makai Full report   Kona   Poor Hawaii. Having read a reader report bemoaning the loss of fish in Hawaii's reefs, I thought I was prepared. But I wasn't. ... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
6/2009   John Woolley
250+ Dives
 
Dive Makai Full report   big island   I really hate to write this review. I have dived with Dive Makai for over twenty years. Over that period of time the dive operatio... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
8/2008   Benjamin Glick
1000+ Dives
 
Pride of Maui Full report   Molokini, Maui   This was my worst dive experience ever, a limit of 60 feet was imposed on the 1st dive for no real reason and even though great co... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
7/2008   David
250+ Dives
 
Lahaina Divers/ Marriott Ocean Club Full report   Maui   We have been diving with Lahaina Divers for several years. Although we only use them for our Lanai trips, due to their large, comf... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
12/2006   Hilary
<100 Dives
 
Trilogy Excursions/ Four Seasons Manele Bay Resort Full report   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Big Island Water Sports/ cruise Full report   Kona   Due to our arrival time, on a cruise, we had no option other than to use the cruise ship dive operation, as most independent opera... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
9/2006   Ron Steedman
100+ Dives
 
Dive Maui/ Napili Point Full report   Maui   Dive Maui (not to be confused with Maui Dive Shop)is part of Hawaiian Rafting Adventures in Lahaina. I made reservations 6 months... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
7/2006   Craig Grube
<100 Dives
 
Captain Bruce's/ Hilton Hawaiian Village Full report   Oahu West Shore   Rented gear. Since Captain Bruce's picks you up at your hotel (in Waikiki) and drives hour to West Coast bay at Waianae, your gea... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
1/2006   Bob & Janie Williams
100+ Dives
 
Deep Ecology/ Hilton Hawaiian Village Full report   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
 
Kona Aggressor Full report LiveAboard Kona Coast   The Kona Aggressor crew is extremely well- organized, efficient, friendly and accommodating. Among the best crews we have experien... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
7/2005   Bob & Doris Schaffer
1000+ Dives
 
Jack's Diving Locker Full report   Kon   I dive the night Manta Ray dives off Kona airport and off of the old Kona Surf (Sheraton) Jack's is reportedly the "best" in Kona... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
6/2005   bob peterson
100+ Dives
 
Red Sail Sports/ Hilton Waikaloa Village Full report   Kona   Typical Kona diving. Lots of lava tubes and hard coral. Saw a few turtles and small critters. Only four of us on the boat which ... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Keith & Ellen Irwin
100+ Dives
 
Aloha Dive Company/ Marriott Full report   Big Island   From what I had read I had expected this operation to provide superior diving. Wrong. I dived with them for four days. Three of... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
8/2004   John Stevens
1000+ Dives
 
Bubbles Below Full report   Kauaii   This was the worst diving experience we have ever had. We would never recommend this company to any of our dive friends. We arri... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Marlin White
<100 Dives
 
REEF TREKKERS/ N/A Full report   OAHU   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 I... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
6/2003   KATHY ENGLISH
100+ Dives
 
Trilogy Divers/ Manili Bay Full report   Lanai   Well, we didn't go to Hawaii to dive. We have generally been unimpressed with the quality of the coral and quantity of fish in Haw... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
9/2002   Richard Troop
100+ Dives
 
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