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Dive Review of Dive Makai/Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff in

May, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Sherri Howard, CA, USA
Report Number 2504
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Hawaii, Fiji, Cayman, California
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
75   to 77    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
The new owners of Dive Maikai are carrying on the great tradition of
thorough dive breifings and eco friendly diving.  New owner Mike dove with
us one day.  We had not been diving for a couple years and Tom, previous
owner and still involved, provided info for a great check up dive.  Tim at
South Kona Scuba (808-322-5012, Hwy 11, mile marker 113) provided gear and
great directions to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (dive site "two steps").
 Kayaks can be rented at same location from Kona Boys. It was an easy shore
dive to refamiliarize ourselves with our gear and also a good place for
non-divers.  The boat leaves from Small Boat Harbor just north of Kona. 
DM's speak with each individual and try to accomodate the critter specific
requests.  Dive breifings are detailed and specific to each site.  We were
pleasantly surprised that one site was just off Royal Sea Cliff and had
some of the healthiest corals we had seen on this trip.  The boat lost one
engine on Adventure Day and operator only charged for a regular day of
diving.  We were there the week after Mothers's Day and had the opportunity
to dive with the DM's parents.  As reported in previous years Chapbooks,
you bottom time limit is your computer and your air.
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