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Dive Review of Big Island Divers/Wyndham Hawaiian Resort in
Hawaii/Kona, Big Island

October, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Carol A Thompson, FL, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 7219
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Curacao, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. John, USVI,
Bahamas, Florida Keys, Central Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,
Cozumel, Puerto Aventuras, Costa Rica
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
  to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 35    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
depth limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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My research indicated that the best operation on the island was Kona Diving
Company. When I wrote to them a few weeks before our trip and asked for the
dates we wanted, I was told those dates were open. When I called them with
my credit card 2 days later, all three dates were gone. OK. What now?

KDC recommended Big Island Divers. I was bummed, being all out of ideas for
an operator. I knew from previous experience the operations to avoid.
Checked out the suggestion on Trip Advisor and the review for Big Island
Divers were positive, so I went ahead and booked with them. Because this
was not my well-researched plan, expectations were low, but I reasoned that
if we didn't like them, we'd switch to another operator.

We did three 2-tank morning dives with Big Island Divers, and in 22 years
of diving, this ranks up at the very top of our list of best operations. We
have dived the Big Island on 3 other occasions over the last 14 years, and
this was hands-down the best for macro-critters and even the big ones. We
had already decided not to do the manta night dive as we've done it twice
before. But that didn't  ...
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