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

Jack's Diving Locker/n/a, Aug, 2006,

by Robin E. Green, TN, USA . Report 2702.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Cozumel, Caymans, Bahamas, Roatan, Aruba
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 77 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 65 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
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.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments Boats had dedicated fresh water rinse tanks. The staff found really interesting marine life to photograph.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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 Jack's.
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