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Dive Review of Pacific Rim Divers/Bay Club at Waikiloa in

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by John Liston, IL, usa
Report Number 2733
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Maui, Cozumel, Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman, Bahamas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
75   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
A guided dive with usually a 75 foot max depth and an hour in length.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
One person had a camera.  There wasn't a photo table table but there was a
rinse bucket. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
   I booked Pacific Rim divers after reading other reports from
Undercurrent readers.....and they were right.  Patrice Heller and Pacific
Rim Divers are great for personal service, showing you sights and critters
while diving.
   There are only 6 divers on the boat (no head) and the twin Yamaha
outboards can get you quickly to the dive sites.  The boat is perfect for 6
divers with room at you dive station for your basic gear and forward for
the dry gear.  There are cup/bottle holders for your (provided) bottled
water and pen to mark it.  Water entry is k a back roll off of either the
port or starboard side.  Upon returning to the boat, a ladder is on the
side and either Patrice or Capt. Dave took our tanks and belts.  They did
have a small solar heated camp shower set up after the second dive. 
    Patrice is EXCELLENT as a dive guide.  She is antimated with her hands
and with her dive slate in telling you different corals, fish, and small
     On our two tank dives at two different sites we averaged over an hour
dive time and about 65 feet was the average depth.  Patrice allowed some of
our group to return to the boat when they were low on air and stayed with
the rest of us to show us the sights on the reef.
     My son (25 dives plus) and I had a great time.  Patrice e-mailed
before I left the mainland, and called me on the island to confirm our
reservation and to see how much weight and what size tank my son needed or
used.  Her web site gave good directions and told where to meet for the
     Yes, her brownies are great!!! but she also had fruit, trail mix,
bottled water, and ginger ale soda for the surface interval. 
         This is an excellent dive operation were you are number one when
you dive with Pacific Rim Divers.
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