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Dive Review of Dive Makai in
Hawaii/Kona

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Sandra Walzer, AZ, USA
Reviewer   (6 reports)
Report Number 5063
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Bonaire, Bermuda, Fiji, ABC islands, Bahamas
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
windy, cloudy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 40    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Just follow the dive master -- no real choice as to where to go diving  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
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
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
2 stars    
Comments  
I have been diving with Dive Makai for 5 years, and unfortunately this is
not the operation it used to be.  The boat and rental equipment are
deteriorating, but mostly the enthusiasm is gone, and the concern for
safety did not seem to be there.  The staff tried harder to please divers
than the owner.  I did 4 dives with them during the week, but nothing to
write home about.  In fact, when and if I return to Kona, I will not be
diving with Dive Makai again.
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