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Dive Review of Aloha Divers/Fairmont Orchid in
Hawaii/Kona -Big Island

Aloha Divers/Fairmont Orchid, May, 2006,

by Dave Eckenberger, va, USA . Report 2861.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii. Eluthera, Turks & Cacios, Honduras, Nassau, Cay Sal, Walkers Key , Fla. Keys, Martinque, BVI's, San Salvador, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman Etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 77 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 70 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Typical adavanced open water <130 ft (allowed to dive computer - Nitrox 32)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars 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 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Mike And Earl run a great operation and cater to your skill level and can arrange amazing up close and personal large animal encounters. They know this area so well that they can find most things on the reef upon reguest. I saw nearly all endemic Butterfly Fish over 6 dives and they could find octopi on nearly every dive. There were lots of turtles and eels as well as eagle rays. Both men have a deep love and appreciation for the ocean and everything in it and their enthusiasm was contagious. Highly recommended to anyone on Kona looking for a great diving experience.
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