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Dive Review of Jack's Diving Locker/n/a in
Hawaii/Big Island

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Robin E. Green, TN, USA
Report Number 2702
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Cozumel, Caymans, Bahamas, Roatan, Aruba
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
77   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
65   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
My husband and I each signed up for 8 advanced dives in an 18 dive week.
Those with computers were allowed to dive our computer profiles on all
dives. Advanced divers were cautioned to watch our computer's no dec times
on square profile deep dives.      
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Boats had dedicated fresh water rinse tanks. The staff found really
interesting marine life to photograph. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
Although Jack's is a large operation, they never crowded their boats.
Diving is valet style, which I have never been fond of, but Jack's makes it
work very well and I actually enjoyed it. We were never rushed. On shallow
sites I had well over an hour bottom time. We also did several deep dives
(over 100 feet) and were allowed to dive our computer profiles. We had
south swells during our stay making it necessary to travel to more remote
locations for the best diving conditions. Those who felt comfortable were
allowed to penetrate lava tubes for some really sweet marine life
encounters and photo opportunities. The manta ray night dive was one of the
highlights of the trip. Unforgetable. Water temp really cooled by the end
of the week.  Wish I had brought my 5mm semi-dry. 
The crew was great. I felt like they were having as much fun as I was. And
we greatly appreciated the post-dive fellowship at the kava bar. Mahalo
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