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Dive Review of Ed Robinson; Prodiver Maui/Condo in
Hawaii/Maui

Ed Robinson; Prodiver Maui/Condo, Dec, 2005,

by Len Sander, MI, USA . Report 2233.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii (Big Island, Kauai), Caribbean (many places), Australia, Red Sea
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas surge
Water Temp 71 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions As with most Hawaii diving, required to stay with the dive guide.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Both operations accomodated photographers pretty well. In the water, the pace of the dive guides was not always good.

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 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I dived with Ed Robinson twice before (1999, 2003) and was very satisfied. To my dismay, this trip it seemed that the operation has slipped in quality. To be fair, I dived during a very crowded Christmas week, and I may have been seeing the second team. The boats themselves are still efficient and competently run. What I didn't like was the dive guides; their attitude and level of experience leave much to be desired. An example: our guide explained that if you need to work your way up a current by hanging onto the bottom (this had just happened to our group), it is perfectly acceptable to break coral since 'mother nature breaks coral all the time'! (This was in the Molokini natural reserve -- and there was plenty of dead coral and lava rocks to hang onto).

I dived once with Prodiver Maui and liked them much better. This is a classy six-pack operation with experienced and careful staff. When I come back to Maui they will be my first choice.
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