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Dive Review of Ed Robinson in

Ed Robinson: "Still the Best in Maui", Aug, 2018,

by Craig Gibson, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10565.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Ed Robinson's Diving (ERD) is a full service operation. They setup your gear and put it on you, but you have to fall into the water on your own. The briefings are good and the crew is excellent. Most have been with ERD for more than 10 years. The boat holds 10 to 12 divers and each group of 4 to 6 have a dive master to guide and point out sealife. They always find some of the neatest critters and have stories about each one. Molokini has excellent coral, fish and sharks. Other sites follow the shoreline where anything can turn up (huge turtles, octopus, rays, flying gurnards, nudibranchs, conch, starfish, frog fish, scorpion fish, etc.). The ERD crew will assess the weather before selecting each dive site and will ask for requests. They also try to cater to the level of the divers onboard and will group those that need more help separate from those that want to get going. The weather generally starts out calm and gets windy after lunch. We arrived on Maui the day before Hurricane Lane hit and went diving three days after. The area is so well protected that you could see no difference in the conditions. We have seen mantas and whales before, but not on this trip.
Websites Ed Robinson   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bonaire, Dominica, Fiji, Galapagos, Hawaii, Honduras, Malaysia, Maui, Mexico-Caribean, Mexico-Baja, Palau, Philippines, St Croix, TX, FL, NC, NM
Closest Airport Kahului, Maui Getting There Direct from LA, Phoenix, etc.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions They ask that you go up at 500 psi. We needed to keep the dive master in sight as the dives ended in a different location than drop off. However, sometimes the boat will stay moored.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Like most day-boats, ERD has a large tub of fresh water designated for cameras, but there is no table or other facilities. I used to take my large camera/strobe equipment and got some great pictures here, but now I am happy with my tiny GoPro.
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