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Dive Review of Dive Makai in
Hawaii/Kona

June, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by John Woolley, WA, United States
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 4874
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Puget Sound, Roatan, Thailand
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Reasonable expectation to surface with enough air for a safety margin.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
2 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
1 stars    
Comments  
Poor Hawaii.  Having read a reader report bemoaning the loss of fish in
Hawaii's reefs, I thought I was prepared.  But I wasn't.  Reefs are the
ocean's nursery and Hawaiian's have murdered their young.  I'm told that
there are no limits on the taking of reef fish, most of which go to the
commercial aquarium trade.  Whatever the reason, Hawaiians' need to wake-up
to what they are doing.  While the Manta night dive was absolute magic, it
is a manufactured event.  The true joy of diving is experiencing the
natural underwater world.  I've now experienced Hawaii's and it ain't
pretty.  

When you go, to try to salvage the experience, try the following: 1.) Manta
night dive; 2.) The "adventure dive", which means actually taking
the boat far enough to find some fish.  While very expensive ($205 for
three tanks), you at least get some insight to what diving use to be like;
and, 3.) Take your rental car on a day trip to the Volcano National Park. 
As a hard core diver, it is hard for me to say, but I will: the land
adventure to the volcano out-shined the diving.

Poor Hawaii.  I hope the rest of the world doesn't try to catch-up.
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