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Dive Review of Wanna Dive Kona in
Hawaii/Big Island

Wanna Dive Kona, May, 2012,

by Mr Terry Bartley, ON, CA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 6564.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cuba, Colombia, Grenada, Mexico, Ontario, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 75 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive computer/air
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Steve runs a nice dive op.
A small 6 pack is the reason we chose him. Very laid back, and long bottom times are all good reasons to pick his dive op.
He does the longest dive briefs that we have ever had. Out comes the fish book to show you what you might see. At the site, he will go over the reef site, which way we are going, what the bottom looks like--just great.
He takes his time underwater too. It's nice to stop and watch cleaning stations, or some fish behavior, looking into all the nooks and crannies, not making it a race.
During the SIT time sandwiches are passed around, and off to the next site.
Expect though most of the day for diving. You leave the habor anywhere from 9:30-10 and don't come back til 1:30-2.
The boat does not have a head, might be a consideration for some.
We were very pleased with Steve and his operation and would not hesitate to recommend him.
(we dove in May and with a 3mm. Had to rent a 3mm shortie to go overtop of our wetsuits, found it cold.)
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