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Dive Review of Jack's Diving Locker in
Hawaii/Kona

November, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Hollie Lindauer, OR, US
Reviewer   (5 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5755
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
palau, caymans, fiji, tahiti, red sea, wakatobi, belize, roatan, florida
keys, cozumel.  
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
75   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
You could go on your own or stay with dive guide.  Long bottom times
allowed.  We did a 2 tank night dive with Jacks and rented gear.  Nice
boat, nice gear and very competent crew.   
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
They have such nice gear I should have left my wet suits, mask and fins at
home - especially since we just had the 2 dives.  The boat is very
comfortable, 40' with upper deck, 2 ladders, lots of room for suiting up,
hot showers, well organized.

We met at the dock since our hotel was north of town, went out with about
18 divers/snorkelers, and 3 very good, knowledgeable dive guides. 

Both dives were at Eel cove, so not great reefs or fish life but fun enough
with a school of grunts, octopus, lots of moray varieties, flat worms,
trumpet fish, puffers - not pretty reefs, but since the manta dives take
place here where people sit on the floor the reef takes a beating.

We had mantas!  5 nice sized, 4 male 1 female paraded for us for the whole
hour.  On cue, we sat down in about 35' feet of water, snorkelers above,
divers with lights below, mantas came even without plankton and it was
lovely.  Our group went on a night tour afterward and watched morays catch
prey - very exciting. 

Jacks did an excellent job - very competent.  
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