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Dive Review of Kaimana Divers in
Hawaii/Oahu

Kaimana Divers: "Good diving on Oahu", Jun, 2020,

by Mark Magers, CA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 28 Helpful votes). Report 11479.

Photos Submitted with this Report


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Commerson's frogfish Descending on the Sea Tiger Green turtle
Spanish Dancer eggcase Whitespotted surgeonfish Stocky hawkfish Blue dragon nudibranch (Pteraeolidia semperi or ianthina)

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We spent 3 months in Honolulu and went diving with Gabe several times during our stay. We had done our Nitrox training with him 10 years before. We dove 3 wrecks from a boat off of Diamond Head, and did some shore dives on the North Shore, Sharks Cove and Three Tables, when the surf cooperated. Gabe's briefings are very thorough, and he is very careful and observant underwater. We saw a lot of good things, Gabe is outgoing and friendly, and has a good nose for sniffing things out. He is also quite good with fish ID. If you can, study Hawaiian fish and creatures at [marinelifephotography.com link]. Interesting nudibranchs and small fish, neon-colored wrasses, one white tip reef shark, a lot of turtles, 2 pairs of mating octopi, a LARGE frogfish on the Sea Tiger wreck, plenty of eels. Given the relative lack of coral in Hawaii, there was still a lot to see. 100'+ viz on the Sea Tiger. Wow!
Websites Kaimana Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving GBR, Thailand, Indonesia, Saba, Montserrat, Dominica, Barbados, Cuba, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, US
Closest Airport HNL Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 77-79°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Exit with 500 psi, follow DM, if Gabe knows your skills, more latitude
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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