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Dive Review of Sea Paradise/N/A in
Hawaii/Big Island, Kona

December, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by K W, CA, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 4599
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Grand Cayman, Bonaire
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, cloudy, dry  
Seas
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
77   to 77    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  N/A
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
No rinse bucket on boat for cameras, they will rinse it off with the hose
onboard.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
N/A  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
The Sea Paradise boat was smaller than other 6 packs we've gone out with,
but it was not too small for the 6 divers we had on board so that was ok.
Giant stride and back roll are both options. The engine was smoking badly
while we were motoring. First dive site was clear and had lots of fish, but
second site had really bad visibilty for Hawaii (30 feet maybe) and too
much of a surge with few fish (this site was actually passed up on the way
out as being too rough, not sure why they went back to it).  Dive guide
went too fast underwater. No safety briefing on board even though half of
the divers had not been out with them before. They are pretty much the only
option if you want to do boat dives in the south Kona area so if that is a
priority you should go with them, otherwise I'd stick with one of the other
operators that dive the north Kona near the airport instead.
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