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Dive Review of Pacific Rim Divers/Country Club Villas in
Hawaii/Kona

Pacific Rim Divers/Country Club Villas, Apr, 2003,

by William Hall, WA, USA . Report 742.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Under the boat with 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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 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 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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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