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

Jacks Diving Locker/Kona Nalu Condos, Sep, 2004,

by Steven C Williams, CO, United States . Report 1373.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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