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Dive Review of Jacks Diving Locker/Kona Nalu Condos in
Hawaii/Big Island

September, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Steven C Williams, CO, United States
Report Number 1373
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Notify divemaster at 1500 and 1000 psi.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Comments
Separate rinse buckets for cameras
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
The Big Island of Hawaii has great shore diving, so much so that I spent
most of my UW time there shore diving instead of boat diving. I wanted to
do a night dive for the chance to see manta's. I chose Jacks Diving Locker
because it is a well-known dive operation.  They've earned a good
reputation. They have a new dive shop that is absolutely fantastic.  Their
boats are good and the staff is professional though somewhat haughty.  The
divemasters are wonderful at finding stuff, but then often hog them taking
UW photos themselves which they then sell back at the dive shop.  We never
did see any manta's.  Since the Kona Surf Resort closed and the lights went
off, manta sightings are hit and miss around Hawaii now.
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