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Professional Dive Boat - EPIC FAIL

Discussion in 'Hawai'i' started by stanky1, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. stanky1

    stanky1 Registered

    Okay, we've all read stories here about advanced scuba boat trips that were ruined because the crew allowed a newbie on board and then catered to the weakest link.

    Well, the outfit we dove with last Thursday took this behavior to a whole new level. They market themselves as catering to a small number of certified divers. And guess who got priority treatment????

    You won't believe this ...

    Wait for it....

    The only SNORKELER on board!!!!!!!!
    Yes, we spent our big dive at a famous snorkeling site. Needless to say, this was the first time in 36 years of diving that we left NO TIP.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2012
  2. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Was she 18 yrs old and wearing a pink thong?
  3. stanky1

    stanky1 Registered

    Unfortunately, no.
    I might cut the crew some slack for that.

    This is a well known boat that tries to attract advanced scuba divers. Buyer beware....
  4. ScubaSteve1962

    ScubaSteve1962 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ellenwood, Georgia, United States
    name some names so others won't make the same mistake
    Rhone Man, grandizer52 and Shaka Doug like this.
  5. mala

    mala Contributor

    # of Dives:
    Location: old hampshire
    did you ask where the boat was going before you agreed the charter?

    if so you should at least get a refund.
    GROBIOG likes this.
  6. chrpai

    chrpai Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cedar Park, TX
    It's hard to get too worked up not knowing more details. I've never dove in HI so I don't know what the dive sites are like. I know in the Bahamas it's possible to have a really good dive in waters that are also good for snorkeling.
  7. flots am

    flots am Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Wherever you go in life, that's where you are.
    What's the problem? The fish were still visible while underwater.

    It sounds like it could have been a cool dive.

  8. Al Mialkovsky

    Al Mialkovsky Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Butte Falls Oregon
    The divemasters would be lining up to show her around I suspect
  9. superspeed

    superspeed Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: San Diego, CA
    I would be curious to know more details, what island, what dive site, what charter? Most dive sites in Hawaii that are know for great snorkeling are also great dive sites if you get over the whole shallow thing. And really the best reef is close to the surface most of the time.
  10. supergaijin

    supergaijin Contributor

    You did only one dive?

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