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Dive Review of Sandwich Isle Divers/Alii Point VRBO home in
Hawaii/Kona

December, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by David Dornbusch, CA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 6833
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Palau, Yap, Papua New Guinea, Coral Sea, Red Sea, Sipidan, Kapalai, Fiji,
Roatan, Caymans, British Virgins, Turks & Caicos, Tonga, Belize, Hawaii
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
77   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Experienced divers left to dive their own profile, but dive masters have
great eyes and know the sites very well and what critters generally live
there.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 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  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
One of the best diver operators I've had.  Very sensitive to diver
capabilities and needs.  I and my family dived with 5 mm wetsuits on the
first day and were cold in the 77 degree water.  Without our asking, they
simply showed up for our next day of diving with 5 mm shorties that fit
over our full body wetsuits.  Charged us only a modest $5/day for the
additions that made us comfortable on all subsequent dives.  Steve, the
captain, and his dive masters are all very personable and extremely
knowledgable.  Bob produced octopi on nearly every dive.  He, Jamie and
Mary found frog fish, scorpion leaf, and a number of other pretty rare
critters.  Although we dove with some beginners, one even doing her
certification check-out dives, we never felt inhibited and were allowed to
stay down as long as our computers would allow.  Six diver maximum!
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