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Dive Review of Kona Honu in
Hawaii/Big Island

July, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Craig Grube, VA, Us
Contributor   (18 reports)
Report Number 1810
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Tahiti, Keys, Turks, Maui, Nassau
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
remain in site of DM  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Large rinse tank and help in and out with gear
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
Kona Honu has a 46' boat. They carry your tank to the edge of boat and suit
you up.  The night manta dives were great. Accomodate the snorkelers of
your family as well as divers.  It was so great the first time, a 35 minute
show by one 14' manta, that we signed up to do it 2 nites later.  The
second time we were treated to 2 mantas for about 30 minutes.  Mantas come
within a foot of you.

The pre-Manta dive is a nice reef with lots of corals and sand patch with
garden eels.  Lots of fish and moray eels, nudibranchs.  Saw mantas on the
pre-night dive as well.  

They took us to sites where we reqeusted to see frogfish and eagle ray and
we saw both.  Good food and drinks.  The crew is very freindly and very
knowledgeable.  Both manta dives had about 12 divers and 6 snorkelers on a
very large boat...plenty of room.  They rinse all gear and wetsuits as

Great operation...will definately use again.
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