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

April, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Diana Dickinson, WA, USA
Report Number 1016
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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