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Dive Review of Dive Makai, Kona Honu in
Hawaii/Big Island, Kona

September, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by John Orange, CA, USA
Report Number 1331
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No decompression. Dive with computer  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
small bucket of water for small cameras with both operators
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
We did one boat dive with Dive Makai (great snacks) and one with Kona Honu
Divers (mostly fresh fruit). Both professional, helpful, fun. But the best
diving in Kona is the easy shore dives. Favorite place is Puoko. Lots of
turtles, healthy coral gardens, garden eels in the deeper sandy areas. We
did 4 days of diving in Puoko, trying out different entries from
picturesque coves and small beaches. Early Sept. seems to be very calm
there. Place of Refuge (two-step) is a very popular shore dive spot but not
much fish and low vis in comparison. Hawaii (kona) is good value and a
decent dive and vacation destination if you can get a free mileage flight
and stay in a condo (eat in).
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