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Dive Review of Jack's Diving Locker/Rental house in Kona in
Hawaii/Big Island

Jack's Diving Locker/Rental house in Kona : "Many Mantas and Shrimp on a Salp", May, 2016,

by Joel Horie, UT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 8939.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Belize, Grand Cayman, Socal, Bonaire
Closest Airport KOA, Kona International Getting There We flew Delta from SEA and came back through LAX

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with the group. DM got us back to the boat so the lowest person had 700 psi. Head up for 3 min safety stop at 700 psi. Rest of group could stay with DM until they got to 700. Could surface individually, if you liked.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments On the Kea Nui(Newton 46), two large rinse cans(Rubbermaid trash cans) near the aft ladders. Center table in the covered area. The table did ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Our second vacation visit with Jacks. Did three 2 tank morning dives, the 2 tank Manta night dive and the Pelagic Magic.

Had our new diver adult sons, we had our own group of 4 on the day dives. Really enjoyed our DM Carlos. Great at pointing out small things. Max depths were normally in the 60' range and Garden eel cove at 70'. Sites were from the "new" airport, down to Redhill. Lots of tropical, morays, Nudibranchs. Flame angels, yellowtail Coris, juvenile rockmover wrasse, long nose butterfly (one pair in yellow and black phase). Dolphins.

Manta night dive. Afternoon dive, had the usual, plus ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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