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Dive Review of Pacific Rim Divers/Kona in
Hawaii/Kona

Pacific Rim Divers/Kona, Aug, 2006,

by Ruth K Nelson, OK, USA ( 1 report). Report 3542.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Most of the Caribbean islands, Fiji, Pelau, various places in Indonesia, Raja Ampat, Red Sea, Burma Banks, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Galapagos, Phuket
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stayed with divemaster, but not tightly. Varying levels of divers on different days.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments None]We selected Hawaii as a vacation spot where we could rent a house and those of us who wanted to dive could dive. I would not go to Kona just for the diving, though we did have an extraordinary experience with dolphins one day. At least 40 of them stayed with us for the entire hour and ten minutes we were in the water. I have been diving for 34 years and have never been in the water with so many dolphins for so long. I am writing this because Pacific Rim Divers is a small, very personal, high service dive operation. Boat takes maximum of 6 divers. In addition they serve you home-made brownies, fresh fruit and a host of other goodies during the surface interval. When you are finished diving they wash your equipment. They have rental equipment and nitrox. My step-daughter and her fiance who have not been diving as much as I and are not spoiled loved the diving and we all had a great time.
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