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Dive Review of Big Island Divers in
Hawaii/Kona Coast

Big Island Divers, Jul, 2010,

by Andy Kenley, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports). Report 5598.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fl, Caribbean, Fiji, PNG, GBR, Coral Sea, Micronesia, Palau, Kauai.Nihue, Kona Coast
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge, currents
Water Temp 77 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions limits of computer,130',no deco
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 professional with equipment

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We did 9 dives with Big Island.We went with several different DM's and Capts.All were very personable and professional.The boats were more than adequate.They took charge of our equipment after the first dive day and cared for it appropriately.Highlights for me,were the night manta dive and the 3 tank extended range dive to the south.I suppose some might have problems with the night manta dive(swarms of divers,snorkelers and multiple dive boats),but,I will never forget 6-8 mantas performing their acrobatics in my view at one time.It was surreal.The 3 tank dive was beautiful.BID's is an excellent ooperation.I have no complaints.
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