Last week we finished certifying as PADI open water divers, and our instructor highly recommended Extended Horizons as a good company to dive with on our first real dive. We wanted to go somewhere "easy", but EH was going to Lanai, so we nervously signed up. OH MY GOODNESS....our experience was fantastic, all the way around.
EH crew was: Captain Aaron, Mark, and Victoria. Victoria was our dive guide. She was wonderful. When she found out this was our first boat dive, and that that we were new divers, she asked if we were open for suggestions to become better divers. We said YES!! and she helped us all along the way, keeping a special eye on us.
We dove with a different company the next day (only because they were going to a place we wanted to go) and it was interesting to see the differences in operations. I liked EH a lot better.
One thing that EH does is they let you know what you might see (including showing you pictures) and tell you of the significance of some of the rare things. Then, afterwards, we talked about it again and reviewed what we actually saw and we could ask questions. I felt like i learned about the fish, coral, nudibranchs, etc. This was not boring...in fact, it made the boat ride go by quickly. Honestly, without it, i would never have realized all the cool stuff underwater, because being a new diver, it helped get my mind off the technical aspect of diving, and onto the fun, which was the reason i wanted to learn to dive in the first place.
We visted Secret Cove and Second Cathedral. Both were so incredible. I used to think there was nothing better than snorkelling at Molokini, but Molokini looks dead compared to Lanai. We purchased the photos ($60, cash only) and they were SO WORTH IT!!! Pics of us on our first real dive...we looked like deer in the headlights!!!! haha
We will use EH on our trips to Maui in the future. Mahalo, EH!
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