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

July, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Joel Horie, UT, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
"A good trip to Kona"
Report Number 7861
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Belize, Grand Cayman, Socal
Closest Airport
Kona
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
80   to 90    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay with the divemaster, but ascend in pairs when ready. Divemaster stayed
down with the longest lasting divers.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Food
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
	 Dove three days with Jack's. The main retail shop is in the Coconut
Grove shopping center. You can enter from Alii Dr, but it's easier from
Kuakini Hwy. Ride their van from the shop or meet at their little shop at
Honokohau Harbor. If you dive multiple days, they'll store your personal or
rental gear at the harbor. Shop has a pool for training and a large gear
selection.  We were there July30 to Aug1. Water temps right at 80, 80 to
90' vis and air temps upper 70s. All the Captain's and DMs were friendly,
professional and seemed like they enjoyed being out.
	 2 tank day dive at Hoover and Eel Cove. Diver II boat, Capt Jeff and DMs
Sarah and John. Sarah is really up on her sealife and especially the small
stuff.  At Hoover saw all the usual, plus a single Manta flyby, Conger eel,
Thorn of Crowns, Pipefish and Morays ...
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