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Dive Review of Oahu Scuba Divers/Ohana East Hotle in
Hawaii/Oahu

Oahu Scuba Divers/Ohana East Hotle, Aug, 2006,

by fiona rattray, on, canada (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports). Report 3513.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Able to rent camera from Oahu Scuba Divers, CD of photos burned at end of dive trip

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I chose Ohana East due to previous reports in Undercurrent, and was happy with the choice. From my ocean view room I could actually see the ocean. I was able to make my own meals, which was a great - I get tired of restaurant food. Stocked up on food at a supermaket on day one.

Oahu Scuba Divers advertises service with a difference. You choose the sites you'd like to dive, and Lisa and Roger find a charter boat to take you there (they don't have their own boat). You can rent gear from OSD if you need to, I had my own. Tanks filled to 3000PSI. I requested the Corsair wreck, and dived it on the first day. Roger pointed out octopus, a stingray, morays and a type of shell that burrows along the sand bottom.

OSD picks you up from your hotel, and takes you and your gear to whichever marina the boat is leaving from. Three of the four days of diving were with the ENZO, great boat and captain. Either Lisa or Roger will divemaster, and you get a detailed site description, wildlife guide and photographer all in one.

We also dived the Sea Tiger, Turtle canyon, Kawalo pipe, and Spitting cave, and a few more sites. The current on the YO was screaming, so that dive was redirected to the Sea Tiger again, where we saw a turtle napping inside the wheelhouse. Lots of sharks, endemic Hawaiian fish, and turtles overall.

At the end of the morning dive, Lisa and Roger had a very nice picnick lunch prepared complete with tablecloth and napkins. Two days we ate on shore, the other day on the boat between morning and afternoon boat dives. Lots of water, juice and snacks also provided by OSD. At the end of the day, you get dropped off at your hotel again.

Lisa and Roger are the nicest folks to dive and chat with. They even had Hawaiin tree and flower guidebooks, and gave helpful hints on where to find topside attractions too. I can't recommend them highly enough. I feel like I have friends on Oahu now!
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