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

Sea Paradise/N/A, Dec, 2008,

by K W, CA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 4599.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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