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Dive Review of Kohala Divers in
Hawaii/Kohala

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Sandra Walzer, AZ, USA
Reviewer   (6 reports)
Report Number 5064
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Bernuda, Bahamas, ABC Islands, Fiji, Cabo, St. Martin.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
It was a small group, but we did not have to come up until we were at 500
psi.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
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
N/A
Service and Attitude
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
N/A  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
This was my first experience diving on the more northwestern coast of the
Big Island.  Kohala Divers is a first class operation.  Nice boat with a
working "head," good rental equipment, pleasant, knowledgeable,
enviornmentally and safety conscientious staff.  They even provided
individually packaged snacks and beverages.  

Although Hawaii has a real problem with over-fishing and fish-collectors,
that it needs to address legislatively, it was in better condition at
Paniau and Puako than in Kona.  If staying in Kona again, as I usually do,
I would make the 35 miles drive to dive with Kohala Divers again.
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