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Dive Review of Kona Diving Company/n/a in
Hawaii

September, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Angela Richards Dona, HI, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
"Kona Diving Company is top notch!"
Report Number 8360
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Raja Ampat, Southern Visayas, Philippines, Micronesia, Fiji, Egyptian Red
Sea, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Cozumel, etc. 
Closest Airport
Kona
Getting There
Easy to get to Big Island from
Honolulu or mainland USA

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
26   to 28    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
15   to 25    Meters  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
For our group there really were not any restrictions. We got to dive for as
long as we wanted. Guilt is what brought us to the surface.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 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
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
On the boat there is a small bucket for UW cameras and this was just
sufficien ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
5 stars  
 
 

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Beginners
5 stars   
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Comments  
It seems as though there is a culture of kind that starts with the owner
Kerry and continues with all of the diving staff. When we arrived at the
dock for the two evening dives, we were greeted by each of the staff
personally. By this I mean, each one of them came up to each of us (and all
other guests) and shook our hands and asked several questions like
"where are you coming from", or similar. This is a lot more
personal than standing in front of the diving group and asking each to go
through their names.

We've been diving with a lot of different companies and we have experienced
the entire spectrum of service from great to awful. Kona Diving Company
(KDC) is great. Interestingly, the worst experience we've ever had was with
a diving company in Kaua'i.

Most of what you see on a dive is not up to the divemasters/guides so I
will lea ...
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