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Dive Review of Dive Makai in
Hawaii/Kona

Dive Makai, Aug, 2009,

by Sandra Walzer, AZ, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 5063.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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