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Dive Review of Ed Robinson in

Ed Robinson, Nov, 2013,

by Keith Flood, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 7232.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The good for divers during the off season on Maui is the boats are generally less crowded, bad for the operators though. Visibility was down due to micro critters in the water, however October was the most comfortable diving weather I have ever had on Maui. Very little wind, warmest temps above and below the water. Know that the guides will give you more leeway as far as your diving goes as they get to know you. They also worked very well with you when you have a specific site request. They accommodated one of my site requests even though it conflicted with another divers request by splitting a 1 tank dive into two half tanks dives which made for a longer work day for the crew. This only worked out since both sites were relatively small and somewhat shallow. I would not expect them to have done this on deeper dives. I'm not sure how many other operators would do this. We paid for a two tank trip but did three dives on our two tanks. Ed and his staff are a great group of people. I saw them working with newer divers as well as accommodating the more seasoned divers so all their needs were met.
Websites Ed Robinson   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Guadalupe Isle, California, Farallons
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-50 Ft/ 6-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive your computer and no decompression.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments They have a large freshwater tub for cameras to be stored in-between dives and when you get on the boat. They make a point to tell non-photographers that the tub is for cameras only which was nice. Crew was very good with handling my set up which is a very large SLR housing and dual strobes. Both helpful getting in and out of the water. When loading the boat they made sure to ask if my housing was "water ready" before placing it in the tub. The guides were able to consistently point out more subjects than I could shoot per dive.
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