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

June, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Leigh Vinzant, CO, US
Reviewer   (6 reports)
"Fun Time in Kona"
Report Number 8262
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Micronesia, Bonaire, Roatan, Bahamas, Caymans, Mexico
Closest Airport
Kona International
Getting There
Daily flights on United; some
non-stop from major cities

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy, no currents  
Water Temp
77   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
The dives were with a guide, so we needed to stay within site of him or
her. We dove computers and watched our limits. We headed back when our
individual air got low and did not have to return as a group.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
The boat had a dedicated table for cameras which included a GoPro charging
station; dedicated rinse buckets ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
We dove with Jacks Diving Locker for three days while vacationing in Kona.
They were a very professionally run operation. The friendly staff at the
downtown store was helpful and answered all our questions and the boat crew
was extremely competent and safety minded. Our first dive, the Pelagic
Magic dive was very well orchestrated. A maximum of six divers can
participate in this specialty dive and we had six on our night. After the
sun set, the boat motored out three miles to depths over 5000 feet.
Weighted downlines were dropped over t ...
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