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Dive Review of Kaimana Divers/none in
Hawaii/Oahu

Kaimana Divers/none, Feb, 2014,

by Tom Carlson, WA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports). Report 7516.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was a return trip for me, not just back to Oahu, but a return trip to dive with Gabe Scotti and his crew at Kaimana Divers. I've got friends to stay with on the island so didn't need a hotel. This was probably the fifth trip over there that I've done my dives with Kaimana. I'm also a scuba instructor and I travel a lot for diving so I'm not easy to please. The fact that I've repeated with this dive op should say something to other readers. Gabe is an awesome scuba instructor, I've seen him work with his classes before and he is one of the reasons I really was inspired to start teaching scuba. Since my first trip over and diving with him he has expanded his dive op to include a boat and shop facilities. He also has several instructors that work with him now and show up on the boat to serve as dive masters for the dives. Special shout outs to Kevin, Denise and Drew. I splashed with all of them and watch them interact with other divers on the boat and I can't say enough good things about all of them. They can cater to all levels of divers and take good care of everyone on the boat and are especially safety concious in the water. Weather was rough sometimes, which is not a big deal for me and the boat crew made sure we hit the good spots. Every morning started with a wreck dive on the Sea Tiger, the YO/san Pedro, LCM, etc., and then typically a shallow reef for the second dive. Saw lots of sharks and turtles and eels as usual and the crew Kevin and Denise were really good at finding some new cool little guys to get pictures of. All in all it was another awesome dive trip because of Gabe and his staff and of course I'll go back when I have time and dive with them again. I have set up dives with other operators on Oahu and tested out many of them and can say that Kaimana Divers are who you want to dive with.
Websites Kaimana Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Puget Sound, Mexico, Caribbean, Florida, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 70-75°F / 21-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-120 Ft/ 15-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Freshwater rinse bucket for camera gear on the boat ever day.
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