Oahu in March/April

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Oahu in March/April

Post by Joe Blow » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:57 pm

I'm looking for any info on this charter operation.

http://reefpirates.com/


I like the idea of the limited spots on the boat, but I also don't want to get ripped off. Anybody dive with these guys before? Please post your experience minus your opinion unless it relates to your experience. ;) Thanks.

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Re: Oahu in March/April

Post by 2loud4u » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:14 pm

BUMP

I was about to do a search or put up a post on here as well... We are also going to Oahu End of march and we have also been looking at a few dive charters such as reefpirates, and also any place for shore dives??
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Re: Oahu in March/April

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:21 pm

http://divewithdave.com/info/about/

I dove with Dave Sanford on the north shore of Oahu. Great dive guide and reasonably priced. We dove sharks cove.

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Re: Oahu in March/April

Post by enchantmentdivi » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:28 am

For diving on Maui, I highly recommend http://www.mikesevernsdiving.com/
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Post by 2loud4u » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:17 pm

enchantmentdivi wrote:For diving on Maui, I highly recommend http://www.mikesevernsdiving.com/



I agree, thats who I dive with while in Maui...They are top notch, now I am looking for an outfit in Oahu that is just as good.

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Post by pensacoladiver » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:25 pm

Brendan, when in March will you be here?

I'm on the island and looking for a house. My boat "should" be here by then. Hopefully I will be settled and running by then.

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Re: Oahu in March/April

Post by 2loud4u » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:53 am

I will be there March 28- April 10th

I didn't know you were headed out there now....really cool!

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Re: Oahu in March/April

Post by Joe Blow » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:01 pm

Well I booked with reefpirates for March 24th. $85 seemed pretty reasonable and the limited boat capacity is exactly what i was looking for. I'll report back after my trip. ;)

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Post by 2loud4u » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:55 pm

Does anyone know if there is shore diving here? If so where?
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Post by pensacoladiver » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:31 pm

Joe, how was the dive? Weather was kinda crappy yesterday.

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Post by pensacoladiver » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:33 pm

2loud4u wrote:Does anyone know if there is shore diving here? If so where?


Sharks cove on the north shore is a popular spot, but this time of year, if can be a bit rough up there.

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Post by 2loud4u » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:14 am

OK, thanks. I will check it out.
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Re: Oahu in March/April

Post by fishb0y » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:32 am

There's plenty of shore diving, it just depends on the waves... This time of year the North Shore is marginal, at best. Check out 'Electric Beach', west on H1. Your best bet is to call any dive shop (I recommend NOT calling Ocean Concepts) and asking how conditions are at a couple of sites.

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Re: Oahu in March/April

Post by Joe Blow » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:44 am

pensacoladiver wrote:Joe, how was the dive? Weather was kinda crappy yesterday.



The dive was great, but yeah the weather almost my entire trip was pretty grey. It didn't start to get nice and sunny out until my planned diving was all done with. We dove the Sea Tiger and some reef right outside the harbor. The boat was bombed by divers so it wasn't that great but I did manage to catch a look at some sharks on my second dive and it made up for it, plus we had a rare opportunity to snorkel with mantas that were feeding at the surface. The captain of the boat said he had never seen anything like it before. He originally thought they were spinner dolphin by the way they acted at the waters surface.


And to give a plug to the guys who deserve it, http://www.waikikiscuba.com/. These guys are great, and they're Ducks! The owner graduated from U of O so we had lots to talk about. The Dive masters were super professional and took the extra time to ensure we were all teamed with people of comparable skill level, and they gave great pre-dive instructions. I'd get in the water with these guys again in a heartbeat! They even let me store my gear in their drying room because I was staying at Ko'olani Tower and they do not have any place to dry gear. :supz: :supz:

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Re: Oahu in March/April

Post by kasi » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:34 pm

I had complete the tour of Oahu in march such a nice and superb place and i really impressed with your guide dive and i will again make plan for Oahu and then i implement these instruction...

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