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“Terrible Experience/Don't waste your time or money” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Shaka Divers

Shaka Divers
24 Hakoi Place, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 250-1234
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Ranked #44 of 99 Activities in Kihei
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Westminster, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Terrible Experience/Don't waste your time or money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Find another dive company. The ocean is a beautiful place to explore when you are with a professional dive instructor. Doug was rude and very unprofessional.

Visited June 2012
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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Had a great time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

It was our first time diving ever and it was an excellent experience with Doug. He gave us an introductory course on the equipment and safety rules and then we dived. I was with my wife who was very anxious initially and he was by her side during the whole dive reminding her to decompress and clear her mask and reassuring her and after 5 mins she was feeling much better and was able to relax and enjoy the dive. So if your are a newbie or having second thoughts about this Doug is the man to dive with. We saw eels, turtles, octopuses and several tropical fish. He was taking pics and video of our dive which cost extra but was definitely worth it. As a person he was professional (although I would recommend calling him since he may be slow to respond to emails), very laid back and lots of fun! He honestly cares about the shores where he dives and on the way he would pick up any trash or anything that made the shore ugly or unsafe. His equipment is in very good condition and clean. His prices were among the most competitive ones. From a beginner's point of view I would wholeheartedly recommend diving with Doug.

Visited March 2012
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Portland, OR
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great personalized service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

We did a shore dive with Doug and it was great. We are certified, but hadn't had any recent diving experience, so it was great that Doug gave us a crash course and hooked up all the equipment for us. He is in no rush, will chat with you and will make a great video of your dive, which is extra $ but you should definitely order, since it was pretty good quility and nice. I'd recommend Doug if you are new to diving or have never dove before and want to try it out in a very personal setting.

Visited March 2012
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Alaska
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Double Shaka for Doug's Diving Tours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

I did several days of shore diving with Shaka Divers; Ulua Beach had ok visibility and lots of stuff to see, 5 Caves/Turtle Town had low visibility but we still saw a lot of life. We saw lots of eels, nudis, turtles, rays, sharks in a cave and many tropicals, as well as several octopi. Doug has a Dive Bus which he has stocked with well-cared for equipment and some snacks, he drives it to the shore dive sites and to meet with his divers. Shaka Doug also takes great photos and will burn a DVD for you of your dive. He also does a very comprehensive dive site and dive procedure review and plan. I was happy with the dives and really enjoyed all the little things Shaka Doug was able to find as well as the big things - sharks in the cave and Mantas! I’m already trying to figure out when I can go back.

Visited September 2011
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Calgary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best Shore Diving in Maui!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Shaka Doug was great! He's the perfect guide for any shore diving in Maui. We did a private dive with him and he took us to the 5 graves site, it was amazing! We saw a sleeping reef shark in a cave next to a turtle and many other turtles as well as different kinds of fish throughout the dive. He dives almost every day in Maui it seems, so he really knows the sites and where the best life is at those sites. He was pleasant, funny and knowledgeable, I wouldn't go with anyone else for shore diving on Maui. We'll definitely be going out with him again the next time we're there,

Thanks Doug!

Visited December 2011
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