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Dive Review of Waikiki Divers in

Waikiki Divers, Oct, 2006,

by Roger Cole, NV, United States . Report 3072.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I was picked up at my hotel and taken to the shop where we gathered our gear. When the group finally straggled in we vanned to the dock and offloaded our gear. Had to wait while one of the DMs "taught" a group of first timers about boat diving, gear and procedures.

The boat was way too small for the number of divers. With fins and tanks on my feet were under the fins of the diver across from me. The exhaust fumes constantly boiled back into the boat and the only way to breathe was to stand up and face into the wind.

The first site was about 35 to 40 feet for 40 minutes with several sea turtles, pipefish, coral heads and schooling fish. DM I had made us stay real close to him for some reason. I couldn't figure why because all of are well experienced. The other DM had the new divers.

Second dive was similar. We anchored off a reef teeming with sea turtles and schooling fish. Some interesting coral formations, too. Some of us held a sea turtle while the DM removed a fishhook from its mouth.

Quite a surge and current on both dives so the air went faster than normal. It contributed to less vis than one would expect.

I booked this trip through the concierge at the hotel. He recommended them because he's working on his cert with them, Not knowing any operators in the area I took his word for it. Had I known, I would have booked elsewhere. With the tight quarters on the boat, exhaust fumes and seeming lack of organization of the entire trip I was quite disappointed.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Channel Islands, CA; Catalina Island, CA; Kauai, HI; Niihau Island, HI; La Jolla, CA.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 72-75°F / 22-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with DM.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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