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Dive Review of Extended Horizons/Honua Kai in

Extended Horizons/Honua Kai, Feb, 2014,

by Steve Abbott, CO, US ( 1 report). Report 7535.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, PNG, Thailand, Australia, Galapagos, Indonesia, Fiji
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 75 to 76 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions As a solo diver, was "buddied" with the dive master, but at the end of the dive also allowed to hang out longer near the boat with other divers if the dive master went up early assisting other divers.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Even though Extended Horizons is a very small company, every aspect of the operation is first class. From my initial contact by phone before the trip, to making arrangements after arriving on the island, to the diving, everything was handled professionally and efficiently. Dive reservation reminders and receipts are emailed promptly. Prices are comparable to other operators on the island and are excellent value for the level of service provided. The shop is ve ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By sthomsonin , at Mar 21, 2014 23:37 EST  
Hi Steve, I agree...Extended Horizons is a pretty damn good company. I dived with them two years ago and enjoyed a spectacular night dive right off the Mala docks. Cathedrals were fun, although I was a bit of a wreck having wiped out face first on the rough ashphault at the pier at 6:00 in the morning walking from car to dive boat. Learned the hard way: don't wear flip-flops and don't dive after a wipe-out...adrenelin/shock does strange things to your system. No faujlt of Extended Horizons...they were great and would like to dive with them again. Off to Grand Turks with daughter who's getting PADI certified there in early April...happy joy joy! Stayed in a condo at K'anapali too, the Aston Kaanapali Villas. Really nice with kitchen and great view of ocean.
By report author: Steve Abbott in CO, US at Mar 23, 2014 22:32 EST  
Hi Sheri - Thanks for the info on the night dive - in my experience, night dives are either awful or fantastic, no in-between. I'll definitely schedule a night dive at Mala next time. Hope Grand Turks are wonderful, nice place to get certified.
By scubadivemain , at May 06, 2014 22:04 EST  
Hey Steve, Thanks for the great review Erik Stein - Extended Horizons
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