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

Jack's Diving Locker, Nov, 2010,

by Hollie Lindauer, OR, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5755.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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