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

February, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Steve Machoian, MD, USA
Report Number 1603
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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