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Dive Review of Kona Ocean Adventures in
Hawaii/Kailua Kona

February, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Pat Wikstrom, NC, US
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Report Number 7553
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas; Belize; Bikini Atoll; Bonaire; California; Cancun; Cayman Brac;
Little Cayman; Cocos Isl; Costa Rica; Cozumel; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican
Republic; Florida- (springs,  keys); Galapagos; Indonesia; Maldives;
Massachusetts; N.C;  Palau; Puerto Rico; Red Sea; Roatan; Saba; Socorro;
South Africa
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
77   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
1
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 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
small boat for small groups so no camera table. most clients had housed
point & shoots ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
N/A
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
4 stars  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
We did two trips in February with these fine folks. The first was their
morning 4 hr. dolphin snorkel trip at $169pp + tax, all gear and wetsuit
included.  It was worth every penny!   We took off with just a family of
four and my wife & I and motored out of the harbor. Within just a few
minutes we started spotting whales. The captain was adept at getting us as
close as allowed and anticipating the direction the whales were traveling
and aligning us up with their trajectory.  We made a slow journey up
towards the airport and along the way saw a manta ray swimming along at the
surface and several other whales spouting, tail flopping, and fin slapping.
 Just as we started turning around we intersected a group of over 100
spinner dolphins that played in our wake, performing leaps and spins
through the air as we alternated taking pictures and getting into our
snorkel gear. Once everyone was set the captain moved us out in front of
the traveling pod and we plopped into the 78 degree water and waited for
the dolphins to catch up. It was magical!   Columns of dolphins streamed
behind, alongside, and at times completely surrounded us. Our group
included th ...
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By lyndad2 at Apr 07, 2014 21:19 EST  
During the winter months, conditions can get rough.  I dove from a
liveaboard and the next week with a local shop.  We experienced the same
surge and rough surface conditions as this writer, so be aware if you're
diving Hawaii at this time of the year.
By Haponski at Oct 29, 2014 14:04 EST  
If you like night diving (my favorite) I recommend booking the Manta dive
followed by the late night deep creatures over the 4,000' drop off! 
You're hanging off a line at 50' as the critters from the deep come up to
feed at night. Plan on getting back near midnight - totally worth it!
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