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I agree about having to go up with the group because of a divers' high sac rate. Many Karens will explode because of a dive op letting the low air diver ascend without a dm, but go up alone on the safety sausage. Many dive ops discuss this method of allowing better sacrifice rates to finish their gas/time. I don't like this list, sorry. I started diving before the net. Was so much fun locating a dive op back then. These list miss out on so much. This list is missing so many single operators without their own boats and many with them. It's close I suppose and for those that don't have a place to start looking this is a start, but too confusing. It's seems to be pitting the companies against each other, hard on a small island in my opinion.Thank you for undertaking this monumental task. It is interesting seeing the names of dive ops that I have never heard of before. I see there are a couple of ops whom are definitely not the cheapest but carry >12 divers. Sure they are divided into 2 different groups, but still too many people for my taste. If you are looking into more work and headaches in managing this page, I would also add a category of dive times. Do you dive your own profile or ascend in a group? I left a dive op which I had used for several years after we dived for 35 minutes on Paradise Reef and had to ascend as a group. One diver was terrible with his air. I felt ripped off having over 2000 psi, yet penalized due to another diver. Certainly not trying to nit pick, but the dive time enforcement is a deal breaker for me.
They cut a lot of corners. I've dived with them. Using an unlicensed (pirated), modified glass-bottom boat to cross the channel with customers but without harbor master permission was the last straw. I am surprised he's still in business.Facts of over a decade of diving with them will have me praising their work on the island. A great boutique shop, a great location. I won't get personal.
They cut a lot of corners. I've dived with them. Using an unlicensed (pirated), modified glass-bottom boat to cross the channel with customers but without harbor master permission was the last straw. I am surprised he's still in business.
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Sorry, but in my experience, it is not 'the Karens' complaining about ascending ahead of the group. Usually the women have better air consumption than to be the first to ascend-just sayin'I agree about having to go up with the group because of a divers' high sac rate. Many Karens will explode because of a dive op letting the low air diver ascend without a dm, but go up alone on the safety sausage.
He's easy to like. I dived with them (when Opal was there) several times and always had good experiences but I do agree they were better suited for experienced divers rather than newbies.Ouch. Everyone I know who dove with Mau seemed to love him. (I guess except you...)
And define unlicensed. He 'rented' a name and permit number from a boat sitting in a yard. He lost the boat with the permit in the breakup. That's a bit better than just not licensed at all. And certainly not the worst thing I have seen.
Always struck me as a place for hard charging divers, not the nervous nellies, you know?