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Dive Review of Pacific Rim Divers/Country Club Villas in

April, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by William Hall, WA, USA
Report Number 742
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All over Hawaii, Fiji, Cozumel, Cayman, Pacific NW.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
75   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Under the boat with 500 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
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 $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Patrice runs the best 6-pack dive operation I've ever been on. The boat is
a good size for 6 divers though it could perhaps use a little more shade.
The diving is fantastic and the surface interval snacks are wonderful.
Patrice makes brownies every day so there are always fresh homemade
brownies plus fruit, veggies, and cookies along with water and juices. She
knows the area very well and will find critters for you if you ask and they
are around. Some of the animal life is season specific so if you want to
see whales try the late winter/early spring. I've heard them many times but
never had an underwater encounter. Turtles and eels are often abundant and
sharks are around regularly. The fish life is healthy and colorful. We
didn't stay at a resort but rather at a wonderful condo at the Kona Country
Club. Very reasonable with 2 br/2 ba and a huge lanai off of the master
bedroom and living room, overlooking the 18th fairway with a nice view of
the ocean and sunsets. Kona is growing in leaps and bounds, however, which
is the only downside. Still, a great place to dive with lots of surface
things to do, also. Take a day off and go see some wonderful volcanic
activity and/or the southern most point of the United States. There are
fewer beaches on the Big Island because it is so new. The weather is
fantastic with lots of sun and nice ocean breezes. Our condo was air
conditioned but we never turned it on. I don't like heat very much so this
was pleasantly surprising! A great spot with a fantastic dive operation.
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