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Dive Review of Big Island Divers in
Hawaii/Kona

March, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Lee Little Haponski , TX, US
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"Kona Night Diving"
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Pacific, Caribbean 
Closest Airport
KON
Getting There
Rental car from hotel to
harbor

Dive Conditions

Weather
dry  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
70   to 72    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Clipped to line attached to the boat, Max depth 50' timed for max 45-50
minutes.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
Tropical Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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N/A
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Comments  
For our short trip in late Feb/early March 2015, I wanted to revisit the
Black Water dive and insisted my husband go with me. We had both done the
Manta night dive in 2012 but I went alone for the Black Water.
Big Island Divers insisted we had to do a night dive with them before the
Black Water so we scheduled the evening reef dive with florescent lights
for Thursday and BlkWtr on Fri. Lucky I stopped at the shop as soon as I
arrived on Mon., as they had switched the Thur. dive to a manta and we had
to go on Tue. for the reef.

I also planned this dive to check out how diving with braces on m
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By Haponski at Apr 17, 2015 13:28 EST  
Surprised to be quoted in the April issue about the black water dive! Only
thing, the editor added  an am marking to my times both of which were NIGHT
times (pm). Guess I'll be more specific in the next report...
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