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Dive Review of Kona Coast Divers/Paniolo Greens in
Hawaii/The Big Island

October, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Scott, MA, usa
Report Number 2125
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, Bimini, Cozumel, Columbia, Nassau, Meditranean sea, Bonaire
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]Minimal restrictions, laid back operation  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
[None]Resort was clean and large enough, though falls short on amennities.
It is on a golf course and apx. 30 min. drive to dive shop. Our friends
stayed at Kona Hilton which is the place to be. The 2 highlights of this
trip were the night dive with feeding manta rays (not to be missed!) and
dolphins galore! During our surface interval we soptted a large pod and
headed them off. We donned our snorkel gear and 3 pods with 100's of
dolphins passed right through us, though they did not interract, it was a
stunning experience. Other than that, some interesting points were lava
tubes and lava canyons, Several species of moorays such as white mouth,
zebra and margins, colorfull nudibranches, moorish idols, triggers and
surgeonfish were aboundant. Currents were strong at times, I suggest
weighting heavier than normal.
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