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Dive Review of Kona Honu Divers in
Hawaii/KONA

Kona Honu Divers, Jun, 2009,

by Sally Byrd , FL, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 5090.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Fl -East Coast & Keys, Maldives , Sri Lanka , Honduras -all 3 Bay Islands, Nicaragua BVI's, St Thomas, Panama
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 76 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Follow divemaster closely- about 45 min for the afternoon dive.
Night Dive: Everyone in the group is color-coded by boat/ group so you can stay together . Only 35 ft.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Several divers brought their cameras and were happy with the rinse tanks provided.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Did 2 dives , which included the infamous Manta Night dive. These guys were great and attentive. We saw a pod of dolphins motoring out to the dive site . The same site is used for both the late afternoon dive and the night dive. On the afternoon dive we observed a field of cane garden eels, a leaf scorpion fish and 2 large manta rays along with other typical Hawaiian fish like butterflies, Moorish idols and parrot fish . There are no corals here.
The Night dive is worth the money and shelling out 72.00 for the video . 10 mantas showed up and really gave us a show , along with Frank the eel .Bring your own snacks unless you like ham subs and Doritos. The large boat was uncrowded and allowed an easy entry .
Warning: For diver bringing their own equipment : my large night dive light was stolen by TSA at the Kona airport on the way home.
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