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Looking for Dive Shop Suggestions

Discussion in 'Hawai'i' started by Laurie S., Dec 29, 2015.

  1. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Lexington, SC
    I dove with Randall last March and he and his crew were awesome. I talked to Gabe (scottitheduck on here, I believe) several times and he was awesome, too. It just worked out that I went diving with HDA instead. IIRC, that was mainly because I wanted Nitrox and HDA had no trouble providing it where I think it was an issue with Gabe. It seems like (from my tiny bit of experience) that Nitrox can be hard to come by in Hawaii. We did a couple of dives on the Sea Tiger (one as a night dive - cool!) which is a wreck just off Waikiki that is 120' to the sand. I definitely wanted Nitrox for that. FWIW, the night dive with Randall to the Sea Tiger is a 2-tank dive. 1 on the ST and then a shallower reef dive. I thought that was nice as it seems like I've seen that a lot of operations do night dives as only a 1 tank trip.

    I did a Discover Scuba Dive on Maui in 2013. No "real" dive experience there. But, when I went, I *really* wanted to go out to Molokini (a mostly submerged caldera). The weather was too rough the day we went, though, so we stayed inshore. If I ever go back to Maui, it is at the top of my list.
  2. Carl_F

    Carl_F Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seneca, SC
    Oahu - definitely recommend Kaimana Divers. Just got back from two weeks with them and enjoyed every minute!
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  3. KauaiScuba

    KauaiScuba Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Kauai
    Don't forget "Explore Kauai Scuba" on Kauai. Offering shore and boat dives all over the island.
  4. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Chicagoan living in Texas
    Sounds good thanks for the reply!
  5. Volksfolks

    Volksfolks Registered

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kohala Hawaii
    In kona jacks is your best bet, you can dive right there at kailua pier. It's an easy shore dive, decent reef, sand bottom at about 40'.
  6. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Chicagoan living in Texas
    Gabe owner at Kaimana Divers.. excellent operation. picked up at the ship.. good equipment.. very helpful dive masters.. Chris.. I believe was his name.. exceptionally good.
  7. scottitheduck

    scottitheduck Dive Charter

    Thanks Natasha!

    So pumped we were able to get the boys out for some awesome dives while you were here...... Hope you enjoyed the cruise and the rest of your trip through the islands. Mahalo!


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