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Dive Review of Pacific Rim Divers/House rental] in
Hawaii/Island of Hawaii

Pacific Rim Divers/House rental], Feb, 2005,

by Steve Machoian, MD, USA . Report 1603.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Curacao, Aruba, All Cayman Islands, US and British Virgin Islands.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge, currents
Water Temp 75 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No decompression diving. Start safty stop with 500 PSI. Must have 2 divers in water at all times.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Patrice runs a very efficient operation. You meet at the marina at 7:45 AM. A newly overhauled boat, plenty of shade, with twin Yamaha 150 4 strokes for power mean no smelly fumes and no sunburn. The boat holds 6 divers and we were never cramped. All entries are backward rolls. Patrice takes the group down (you can go on your own) finds and writes on her slate what the marine life is she is pointing out. This was great for me, as I had never dove the Pacific. After about1 hour Patrice will come up but, divers can stay down (computer divers) provided you do not go into decompression, there are a minimum of two divers in the water and you start your safty stop with 500 PSI left in your Aluminum 80. Some of the sites we dove included the Black Hole, Suck Um Up (Toilet Bowl), Turtle heaven, Lion Fish Arch, Golden Arches and Eel Cove, where we did see a beautiful Dragon Moray. During our surface interval one day we must have seen 500 Spinner Dolphins breaking water and playing, along with two whales. Oh yes, Patrice provides good munchies, fruit and her famous brownies during the trip. Bring your own milk!

We rented a house in Kohala Ranch which was very quiet and secluded but a 40 minute drive to Kona..
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