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Dive Review of Prodiver Maui/N/A in

Prodiver Maui/N/A, May, 2005,

by Chris Behan, MI, USA . Report 1905.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Though they seem to have some good reviews, I had a VERY bad experience w/ these folks. Not just a "cookies are stale" issue but a real SAFETY issue...

They miscalculated a weight adjustment on me and accidentally sent me into the water carrying 42 pounds (NOT a typo) of lead versus the 28-30 I needed and thought I was wearing. Though I felt heavy on deck, the boat captain (who seemed to be in a rush to get me into the water) had assured me that the adjustment he made was correct and that I was "good to go"...

Even with my BC partially inflated, this added up to a very fast, barely controllable descent. According to my computer, I managed to go from the surface to 25 feet in @ 3-4 seconds - not very good for inner ears. Though I finished the dive with the group, my ears were messed up and I didn't feel like taking the next dive with these folks.

Upon discussing the issue w/ the boat captain (after I discovered the mistake), he stated that 42 pounds was probably close to the right amount of weight since I was wearing a 7mm wetsuit (!!!). As it turns out, he had gotten his OW certification a few months prior to his job on the dive boat (!!!).

Least to say, I will NOT be seeing the folks from ProDiver on my next Maui visit...
And from now on NOBODY touches my stuff but me - lesson learned the hard way...
The cookies were fine though...

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Great Lakes, Midwest, Southern California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 68-72°F / 20-22°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive made within recreational dive limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments No UW photography done...
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