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Dive Review of Aloha Dive Company/King Kamehameha Kona Beach Resort in
Hawaii/Kona

Aloha Dive Company/King Kamehameha Kona Beach Resort, Apr, 2004,

by Diana Dickinson, WA, USA . Report 1016.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Palau, Maui
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 75 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Keep guide in sight.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments As always, diving with Mike and Earl was a joy. They go out of their way to query their customers and find out what they want to see--and then do their best to find those things. We saw turtles and dolphins, sharks and at least one manta... And we saw Tinker's butterflies, dragon morays, psychedelic wrasses, frogfish and bicolor anthias--it's not all big stuff with Aloha Dive Co. I did 12 dives over 6 days, and the guests on the boat ranged from 5 to 2; Mike never takes more than 6. The Kona coast has limited hard corals, and only a few soft corals, but we saw the best of it, including rare black coral. Most of the divers who go out with Aloha are regulars who come back year after year. Mike and Earl certified my son 5 years ago and we've been diving with Aloha DC ever since--they just keep improving.
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